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by Hilary Stockton on 3/28/2015

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3/28/2015
Ever stayed in a hotel where the design was form over function? My husband and I were laughing at just how poorly designed the room we stayed in last night was--and no, this wasn't a W Hotel going for two...
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3/26/2015
  Aer Lingus Business Class to Europe is available for 25,000 Avios each way, from Boston to Dublin, including for summer travel, per Dan.  This is a great way to spend your Avios ahead of the new British Airways Avios...
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3/24/2015
  Which travel credit card should you get for a great signup bonus and spend bonuses? TravelSort Reader William writes: "My wife and I have two Capital One credit cards that give us 1.2 miles per dollar purchase. Next week...
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3/21/2015
  Hotels with the Best Views? Everyone has their own idea of what makes the perfect view. But having had a pretty brutal winter (by New York standards), my family has been looking forward to this trip for, oh, the...
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3/13/2015
  What are the best luxury hotel house cars? While some may try to snag an Uber ride in a Rolls-Royce this weekend in NYC or LA (good luck with that) some luxury hotels offer complimentary house car service in...
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3/6/2015
  You can buy Alaska Mileage Plan Miles with a 40% bonus--is this offer worth it, especially now that you can't book Emirates First Class awards online from April 2015? Alaska regularly offers 35% and 40% bonuses for buying Mileage...
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3/4/2015
  Update: Etihad is releasing limited A380 First Apartment award space, up to 1 seat per flight. Etihad's A380 NYC to Abu Dhabi service starts December 1, 2015, joining Etihad's existing A380 routes between Abu Dhabi and London and Abu...
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2/26/2015
Mandarin Oriental has some great 3rd night free and 4th night free offers available at several hotels in Bangkok, Bodrum (Turkey), Taipei, Prague, NYC, Paris, and Barcelona now through early spring. Along with Aman Resorts, Four Seasons and Peninsula Hotels,...
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2/25/2015
  "How to book Lufthansa First Class awards with miles and points?" is a question I continue to get from clients and readers, especially those based on the West Coast, who would like those highly coveted San Francisco to Frankfurt...
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2/23/2015
  Seeking the best luxury cruise offers in 2015? Oceania, AmaWaterways, Silversea and Regent Seven Seas all have some attractive deals for sailings ranging from Europe to Southeast Asia, Burma, China, and Tahiti. Some are outright discounts on the usual...
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2/19/2015
  Rocco Forte Hotels include iconic properties such as Hotel de Russie in Rome, Villa Kennedy in Frankfurt, Hotel de Rome in Berlin and others in Europe. Rocco Forte offers Sir Rocco's Knights as its preferred partner program, which all...
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2/18/2015
  This Amansara Tonle Sap Boat Cruise post covers our Tonle Sap cruise organized by Amansara in Siem Reap, Cambodia. A future post will cover other Amansara private tours of Angkor temples. The posts are part of a trip report including Asiana First...
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2/16/2015
  An Emirates A380 will fly its U.S. to Europe route between New York JFK and Milan MXP starting June 1, 2014 per Ben. This is not a new route, since Emirates has flown this Fifth Freedom route since October 2013,...
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2/12/2015
  The best NYC luxury hotels rarely offer great deals, but if there's one time of the year to get them, that time is now: winter to early spring, when temperatures are chilly and the generally high hotel occupancy rates...
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2/10/2015
  This Angkor Wat Photo Tour and Breakfast at Amansara's Khmer Village House is part of a trip report on Siem Reap, Cambodia, including Asiana First Class and luxury resorts and dining in northern Thailand. For the previous posts in...
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2/5/2015
  This Amansara Siem Reap Review is part of a trip report on Siem Reap, Cambodia, including Asiana First Class and luxury resorts and dining in northern Thailand. For the previous posts in this trip report please see: SWISS Lounge JFK Terminal...
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1/29/2015
  This Park Hyatt Siem Reap Review is part of a trip report including Asiana First Class and luxury resorts and dining in northern Thailand and Cambodia. For the previous posts, please see: SWISS Lounge JFK Terminal 4 Review Review: Asiana...
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1/26/2015
  What are the best Miami Beach luxury hotels? I receive this question regularly from clients and readers, and I attribute it in part to the fact that there are so few true luxury hotel options in South Beach. Here...
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1/24/2015
  Several great Four Seasons 3rd Night Free and 4th Night Free offers are available now. I've cherry picked what I consider to be the best offers, based on the properties and the offers. In each case, they're combinable with Four...
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1/20/2015
Heidelberg is a beautiful university city, set on the Neckar River with a lovely old town (Altstadt) and pedestrianized area for walking. Here's what to see and do in this picturesque German city: 1. Meander in the Old Town (Altstadt)...
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