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Redeem Your Starpoints For Rewards

The Starwood Preferred Guest® program’s breakthrough policy of no blackout dates at the world’s most sought-after collection of hotels reinvented the hospitality loyalty program in 1999. One of the fastest ways to redeem this program’s rewards (a.k.a Starpoints) is with the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express. You’ll earn… [read more]

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Why You Should Consider Hotel Loyalty Programs

If it seems like your favorite airline is being a bit disloyal lately, you’re on to something. In the last six months, two major carriers, announced they will reward customers based on the fare paid rather than the number of miles flown, joining a handful of airlines that have long… [read more]

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The Algarve

View Of The Algarve From The Castle Of Silves

By Barbara Radcliffe Rogers

A few miles inland, and not at all what you might expect to find in the beach-obsessed Algarve, stands one of Portugal’s finest castles. Its 10 towers crown the sleepy hilltop town of Silves, linked by an unbroken line of battlemented parapets that encloses an inner area of 4.6 square… [read more]

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Travel Back In Time..

By Wendy O'Dea

Wandering northwest toward the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the entrance to The Presidio is like a portal to another time and place. Originally an outpost of Spanish colonial power, later occupied by Mexico, the U.S. Army took control of it in 1846. A national historic landmark, The Presidio… [read more]

Adobe Ruins

Discover Adobe Ruins And Fusion Cuisine

By Sharon King Hoge

For Lima visitors who don’t have time to travel up to see the Inca sites at Cusco and Machu Picchu, an alternative is a visit to the huge, seven-step pyramid pile of adobe ruins situated right in the middle of Lima’s upscale municipality of Miraflores, minutes from the business center… [read more]


Find Soothing Remedies In The Land Of Aloe

By Steve Jermanok

It should come as no surprise that aloe, the Caribbean cure for sunburn, is one of Aruba’s main exports. Founded in 1890, the Aruba Aloe Museum, Factory and Store is the oldest operating company on Aruba, using aloe in everything from face and body lotion to sunscreen to shampoo. A… [read more]


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