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Review: AC Hotel Portland Waterfont, Maine

When looking for a hotel to stay at in Portland, Maine last week, I had one "Maine" requirement. I wanted a Category 5 or under, so I could use a credit card free night...

Review: Topping Rose House in the Hamptons Using Hyatt Points

Back in February, I got very excited about an upscale hotel in the Hamptons that became bookable using World of Hyatt points thanks to World of Hyatt's tie-up with Small Luxury Hotels (SLH). What are...

Amtrak Acela First Class in Ten Pictures with Mini-Review

I was super excited to finally try Amtrak's Acela First Class. After all, with a cost generally $100-$150 more than Acela Business Class (Acela has only those two classes of service), I would never...

QSuites: Review of the Qatar Airways A350-1000 XWB (SIN-DOH-JFK) Business Class

QSuites: Qatar Airways' Premium Business Class I've long been excited to fly Qatar Airways "QSuites" - a Business Class product that the airline dubs "First in Business." In planes fitted with QSuites, there is no...
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The Ocean Casino Resort Has an Identity Crisis (Atlantic City)

When the Ocean Casino Resort opened last summer to resurrect the old multi-billion dollar Revel casino at the end of the Atlantic City boardwalk, I was excited on a number of levels. For sure,...
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Review: Emirates A380 First Class New York (JFK) to Dubai (DXB)

The Emirates A380 in First Class Last year I had the great pleasure of reviewing Etihad's First Class Apartment, from Abu Dhabi to NYC. We wound up with two days on the plane, thanks to...
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W Maldives Review

W Maldives Review: Beach Villa and Overwater Villa Comparison Those that read this blog regularly know that I’m not the easiest to please. I call it like I see it and, whether it’s my view...

Review: The Private Suite at LAX [Guest Post]

This is a guest post by British travel enthusiast Benjamin Black. He likes to splurge in ways many of us would not, so I appreciate his willingness to review travel experiences like this that...

How One MilesTalker Has Earned More Than $80,000 in Free Travel! [Reader Success Story]

This is a guest post by MilesTalk reader and Facebook group member Carrie K. Carrie writes: "I’d always fancied myself as being pretty good at points and miles. I hedged my alliances with SPG and Delta early...

Review: Business Class – United 787-10 Dreamliner Newark to Los Angeles

Because I'm a miles geek, perhaps the most exciting part of this review is how I booked the flight, using an extreme example of Frequent Flyer Mile Arbitrage. Were you able to actually find availability...