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by Hilary Stockton on 9/2/2015

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9/2/2015
Four Seasons Preferred Partner is worth switching to from an AMEX Fine Hotels & Resorts booking; a recent client booking at Four Seasons Maui at Wailea is the perfect example. As is often the case, I was contacted by a...
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8/28/2015
  Where to travel with the strong U.S. dollar? The dollar's strength as a reserve currency is a boon to anyone earning U.S. dollars and traveling to some of the countries with currencies that have depreciated against the dollar. I...
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8/20/2015
  Several Aman Resorts are offering 4th night free with Virtuoso benefits, which is a great deal. Aman Resort stays have been some of our most memorable, not only for their understated luxury, but also the kindness and intuitive thoughtfulness...
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8/18/2015
  A new Four Seasons Card is being given to Four Seasons' most loyal guests. No, it's NOT a rewards credit card, in case you were wondering--Four Seasons and the top luxury hotels such as Aman Resorts, The Peninsula, Mandarin...
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8/9/2015
  This Portrait Firenze Hotel Review in Florence, Italy is part of a trip report featuring the Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, Florence, Rome, Singapore Suites, Air Berlin Business Class, and luxury hotel stays, dining and activities in Berlin and Italy.  For the...
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8/5/2015
  You can buy Alaska miles with a 35% bonus until August 9, but is it worth it? It could be--if you redeem for Emirates A380 First Class and value that experience. That said, if you're sitting on plenty of...
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8/1/2015
  This review of Castello Banfi Il Borgo in Tuscany, Italy is part of a trip report featuring the Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, Florence, Rome, Singapore Suites, Air Berlin Business Class, and luxury hotel stays, dining and activities in Berlin and...
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7/31/2015
  How to Fly First Class to Europe with Alaska frequent flyer miles? TravelSort reader Barbara writes: "We have built up over $2.4 million frequent flyer miles in Alaska Air Mileage Plan. Now that we are able to start using them, we...
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7/24/2015
  There are several new Virtuoso Preview hotels and resorts that have garnered quite a bit of interest from clients, ranging from the reopening of the Ritz Paris after a $200 million renovation, to the Faena Miami Beach (will it...
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7/23/2015
  This Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa Review is part of a trip report featuring the Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, Florence, Rome, Singapore Suites, Air Berlin Business Class, and luxury hotel stays, dining and activities in Berlin and Italy.  For the...
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7/22/2015
  What are Chase Ultimate Rewards Transfer Rules in terms of transferring Ultimate Rewards points to a family member? TravelSort reader Jagir writes "I don't have a Chase Sapphire Preferred but have a ton of Ultimate Rewards points and I'm...
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7/15/2015
  This Review of the Portrait Roma Hotel, part of the Lungarno Collection, is part of a trip report featuring Singapore Suites, Air Berlin Business Class, and luxury hotel stays, dining and activities in Berlin and Italy.  For the prior...
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7/3/2015
    Update: See my Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa Review and Ristorante Il Refettorio review for more details! I've seen and stayed at many luxury hotels and resorts worldwide, but sometimes there's still a property that makes my jaw...
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6/19/2015
  United Awards to Hawaii are 20% Off for Economy Class roundtrip tickets on Mondays through Thursdays, from August 8 to December 15, per Dan. United awards are usually 45,000 MileagePlus miles for economy roundtrip, so with the 20% discount...
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6/17/2015
  No visa is needed for Bali, Indonesia for U.S. citizens and other foreign nationals (see list below), effective June 10, 2015, per Ben; you can also see the tourist visa exemption for U.S. citizens update on the Embassy of...
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6/9/2015
  AAdvantage miles can still be used to reserve Etihad First Apartment Awards on the A380 and Etihad First Class, including Etihad First Class on the 787-9 between Abu Dhabi and Washington Dulles IAD. There was apparently a glitch yesterday,...
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6/6/2015
  This Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Review is part of a trip report including luxury resorts in Asia and the Maldives, such as Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and Soneva Fushi, as well as Etihad First Class and Emirates First Class.  For the...
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6/4/2015
  This Amantaka Activities and Top Things to Do in Luang Prabang post is part of a trip report including luxury resorts in Asia and the Maldives, such as Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and Soneva Fushi, as well as Etihad First Class...
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5/29/2015
  Amantaka in Luang Prabang, Laos is a favorite of many TravelSort clients, who often visit it as part of a Southeast Asia trip that includes Amansara in Siem Reap, Angkor Wat, and other temples. I'd last visited Luang Prabang back...
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5/27/2015
  This Emirates A380 First Class Review is part of a trip report including luxury resorts in the Maldives, such as Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and Soneva Fushi, as well as Etihad First Class and Japan Airlines First Class.  For the prior...
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    Update: See my Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa Review and Ristorante Il Refettorio review for more details! I've seen and stayed at many luxury hotels and resorts worldwide, but sometimes there's still a property that makes my jaw...
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7/31/2015
  How to Fly First Class to Europe with Alaska frequent flyer miles? TravelSort reader Barbara writes: "We have built up over $2.4 million frequent flyer miles in Alaska Air Mileage Plan. Now that we are able to start using them, we...
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  What are Chase Ultimate Rewards Transfer Rules in terms of transferring Ultimate Rewards points to a family member? TravelSort reader Jagir writes "I don't have a Chase Sapphire Preferred but have a ton of Ultimate Rewards points and I'm...
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  No visa is needed for Bali, Indonesia for U.S. citizens and other foreign nationals (see list below), effective June 10, 2015, per Ben; you can also see the tourist visa exemption for U.S. citizens update on the Embassy of...
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7/23/2015
  This Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa Review is part of a trip report featuring the Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, Florence, Rome, Singapore Suites, Air Berlin Business Class, and luxury hotel stays, dining and activities in Berlin and Italy.  For the...
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6/19/2015
  United Awards to Hawaii are 20% Off for Economy Class roundtrip tickets on Mondays through Thursdays, from August 8 to December 15, per Dan. United awards are usually 45,000 MileagePlus miles for economy roundtrip, so with the 20% discount...
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  This Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Review is part of a trip report including luxury resorts in Asia and the Maldives, such as Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru and Soneva Fushi, as well as Etihad First Class and Emirates First Class.  For the...
Square_buy_alaska_miles_with_35_percent_bonus-_worth_it
8/5/2015
  You can buy Alaska miles with a 35% bonus until August 9, but is it worth it? It could be--if you redeem for Emirates A380 First Class and value that experience. That said, if you're sitting on plenty of...
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7/15/2015
  This Review of the Portrait Roma Hotel, part of the Lungarno Collection, is part of a trip report featuring Singapore Suites, Air Berlin Business Class, and luxury hotel stays, dining and activities in Berlin and Italy.  For the prior...