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by Hilary Stockton on 1/17/2017
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1/17/2017
  We love New Zealand and many of my clients either have it on their wish list or want to return. So it's great to see Air New Zealand Business Class award space open for many dates in May, June,...
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1/8/2017
  Monastero Santa Rosa, a gorgeous Amalfi Coast boutique hotel, is offering a 20% off Sea View Suites deal that is perfect for a romantic honeymoon, anniversary or couple's getaway, if you go in spring or autumn. We loved our brief...
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12/31/2016
How was your 2016 in travel, including frequent flyer miles and points? For us, miles and points are very much a means to an end: flying international first class or business class to the destinations and luxury hotels and resorts...
Square_50k_citi_aadvantage_platinum_select_without_24_month_restriction
12/27/2016
  A 50K Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select offer is available without the 24 month restriction per Reddit. Citi AAdvantage bonuses have become harder to earn since Citi implemented its 24 month language on most Citi AAdvantage personal credit cards applications,...
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12/23/2016
  These are the Top 10 Four Seasons 3rd Night Free and 4th Night Free offers for Winter 2017, ordered based on the offer, offer dates, and my own and clients' feedback on recent Four Seasons stays. The great thing is...
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12/21/2016
  This Cheval Blanc Randheli Review is from our recent stay at the resort, during our third visit to the Maldives. I shared some early photos of the resort in my post, Wow! Style and Substance: Can You Guess the...
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12/19/2016
  This Cheval Blanc Randheli Lounge Review is part of our recent return trip to the Maldives. Visiting the Maldives and interested in the best possible stay? To date, we've stayed at 6 different Maldives luxury resorts--see our posts tagged Maldives. For...
Square_the_2017_luxury_travel_trends_id_like_to_see
12/18/2016
  I'm not a trendy person, but I do know a thing or two about luxury travel, both by planning luxury trips for TravelSort clients, and as a guest, because I personally have stayed at most of the luxury hotels...
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12/12/2016
  This Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa Review is from our 2016 return visit to the resort, 3 years after our original visit in 2013. This was our third visit to the Maldives, which we love returning to for its great...
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12/10/2016
  There's plenty I love about France, where I'm wrapping up work meetings in Cannes and Paris, but as I prepare to leave to return home, here are 6 things I love about France, in no particular order, and not...
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12/9/2016
  This Moonimaa Lounge, Male and transfer to Park Hyatt Maldives post is part of our recent return trip to the Maldives. Visiting the Maldives? To date, we've stayed at 6 different Maldives luxury resorts--see our posts tagged Maldives. For...
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12/3/2016
  This Emirates First Class A380 Review on a JFK to Dubai flight is part of a trip report on the Maldives. For the prior post, please see my Emirates Lounge, JFK Airport Review. Emirates A380 First Class Cabin and Seat...
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12/1/2016
  Buy Four Seasons Gift Cards with a 20% Bonus: Each $500 Four Seasons Gift Card will earn you a $100 Four Seasons Gift Card. For readers and clients wondering how to book Four Seasons hotels and resorts with all...
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11/26/2016
  What are the best places to visit in December? For anyone looking for Christmas and New Year's, I advise planning a year in advance for popular resort destinations, although city breaks can be planned with less lead time. And...
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11/16/2016
  I'll admit that if resorts market their style, I immediately start suspecting that style will trump substance. Perhaps this is from a few bad experiences with stylish boutique hotels where everything seemed designed for a photo shoot but not...
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11/11/2016
  Emirates A380 First Class, aka the Las Vegas of the Skies, is mostly a joy to fly, and I definitely had a better experience than last time. Here are the 5 things I love about it and 3 I...
Square_buy_aa_miles_with_100k_bonus-not_worth_it_for_most
11/9/2016
  Should you buy AAdvantage miles with an up to 100K bonus? Probably not, unless you find the perfect award and put it on hold before purchasing the miles. I'll get to why I think even the 100K bonus doesn't...
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11/2/2016
  The Seabourn Quest, launched in 2011, is a favorite of my cruise clients. It offers just 226 staterooms on its 8 guest decks, making it a mid-size vessel; it carries less than half the passengers of larger ships such...
Square_top_ritz-carlton_3rd_night_free_and_4th_night_free_offers_with_virtuoso_benefits
10/25/2016
  Several Ritz-Carlton 3rd Night Free and 4th Night Free offers are available and combinable with Virtuoso or AMEX Fine Hotels & Resorts (FHR) benefits. They are also combinable with Ritz-Carlton STARS, Ritz-Carlton's preferred partner program, but since these benefits aren't...
Square_amanoi_review-cliff_pool_and_loungers
10/22/2016
  This Amanoi Review is part of a trip report including luxury hotels in Vietnam and Hong Kong and Cathay Pacific First Class. Amanoi is by Vinh Hy Bay in Vietnam, and is the perfect place to relax and unwind with beautiful...
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Square_where_to_go_in_december-_best_luxury_travel_destinations_and_where_to_stay
11/26/2016
  What are the best places to visit in December? For anyone looking for Christmas and New Year's, I advise planning a year in advance for popular resort destinations, although city breaks can be planned with less lead time. And...
Square_how_we_earned_1_million_miles_and_points_in_2016_without_flying
12/31/2016
How was your 2016 in travel, including frequent flyer miles and points? For us, miles and points are very much a means to an end: flying international first class or business class to the destinations and luxury hotels and resorts...
Square_emirates_a380_first_class_suite_doors_closed
11/11/2016
  Emirates A380 First Class, aka the Las Vegas of the Skies, is mostly a joy to fly, and I definitely had a better experience than last time. Here are the 5 things I love about it and 3 I...
Square_top_ritz-carlton_3rd_night_free_and_4th_night_free_offers_with_virtuoso_benefits
10/25/2016
  Several Ritz-Carlton 3rd Night Free and 4th Night Free offers are available and combinable with Virtuoso or AMEX Fine Hotels & Resorts (FHR) benefits. They are also combinable with Ritz-Carlton STARS, Ritz-Carlton's preferred partner program, but since these benefits aren't...
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12/3/2016
  This Emirates First Class A380 Review on a JFK to Dubai flight is part of a trip report on the Maldives. For the prior post, please see my Emirates Lounge, JFK Airport Review. Emirates A380 First Class Cabin and Seat...
Square_amanoi_review-cliff_pool_and_loungers
10/22/2016
  This Amanoi Review is part of a trip report including luxury hotels in Vietnam and Hong Kong and Cathay Pacific First Class. Amanoi is by Vinh Hy Bay in Vietnam, and is the perfect place to relax and unwind with beautiful...
Square_park_hyatt_maldives_review-beach_and_park_water_villas
12/12/2016
  This Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa Review is from our 2016 return visit to the resort, 3 years after our original visit in 2013. This was our third visit to the Maldives, which we love returning to for its great...
Square_50k_citi_aadvantage_platinum_select_without_24_month_restriction
12/27/2016
  A 50K Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select offer is available without the 24 month restriction per Reddit. Citi AAdvantage bonuses have become harder to earn since Citi implemented its 24 month language on most Citi AAdvantage personal credit cards applications,...
Square_the_2017_luxury_travel_trends_id_like_to_see
12/18/2016
  I'm not a trendy person, but I do know a thing or two about luxury travel, both by planning luxury trips for TravelSort clients, and as a guest, because I personally have stayed at most of the luxury hotels...
Square_guess_the_resort-infinity_pool_and_ocean
11/16/2016
  I'll admit that if resorts market their style, I immediately start suspecting that style will trump substance. Perhaps this is from a few bad experiences with stylish boutique hotels where everything seemed designed for a photo shoot but not...
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