Limited-time American Express air & hotel offers

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Over the last few weeks, American Express has released a number of limited-time airline, hotel and car rental credit card promotions, with some offers available broadly on most Amex cards and others tied exclusively to the issuer’s personal and business Platinum cards.

The list of promotions starts with a transfer bonus. All Amex cards that are part of the US-based Membership Rewards points program are eligible for a 40% bonus when transferring points to either the Marriott Bonvoy or Hilton Honors hotel programs through October 31.

The standard transfer ratio to Marriott is 1-to-1, while Hilton points normally transfer at a ratio of 1-to-2. Now,

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The 3 Key Ingredients to a Pleasurable Small Hotel Experience in St Lucia

When most folk are looking to get away from it all, from the ‘concrete jungle’ of big cities, filled with pollution, both environmental and sound, they usually look towards the seas. To be more specific, beaches. Prospective vacationers seek the opposite of their current situation. Hence the reason why the Caribbean, especially the island of St Lucia has become a popular vacation destination.

There has been a lot of positive feedback with regards to small hotels. The St Lucia small hotel experience is a unique experience to many visitors on vacation. They just love the quaint and cozy setting. Who would not, especially on this island haven called St Lucia?

Now when visiting St Lucia, or any Caribbean island, as a matter of fact, there are three main ingredients which contribute to a unique and enjoyable small hotel experience. All three ingredients are necessary. Having one without the other would … Read More

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Nevada’s Goldfield Hotel Said to Be Portal to the Other Side

After gold was discovered on nearby Columbia Mountain in 1902, the town of Goldfield, NV ranked as one of the biggest and brightest mining towns in the west. In its boom year of 1906, the town’s mines produced $11 million in gold. A year later in 1907, the mines were generating close to $10,000.00 a day.

The earthquake-proof, four story, 154-room Goldfield Hotel was built on top of an abandoned gold mine in 1908 for $500,000.00. Being the finest lodging between Denver and San Francisco, the hotel was known as “The Gem in the Desert.”

When it opened in 1908, the hotel boasted an Otis elevator then considered the most modern lift of its kind West of the Mississippi. The Goldfield Hotel’s crystal chandeliers, elegant, mahogany-trimmed lobby with black leather upholstery, gold leaf ceilings and gilded columns rivaled the best hotels in San Francisco.

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