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Jeanne Marie Hoffman

Former bartender, still a geek. One equal part each cookies, liberty, football, music, travel, libations. Stir vigorously. +Jeanne Marie Hoffman Jeanne on Twitter

Staying in Boutique Hotels

One of the reasons I have trouble maintaining hotel status is because I stay in boutique hotels fairly often. I’ve been to San Francisco five times and stayed at chain hotels twice while there. Why the draw to boutique hotels? First of all, I do a lot of my travel …

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Getting Starwood Gold Status with One Stay

In an earlier post, I lamented my loss of Starwood Gold status.  Gary of View from the Wing posted a potential solution for me, “an offer for free Starwood Gold status after one stay in the Asia Pacific region paid for with a World Mastercard.” Keri and I were just …

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Booking a Two Star Hotel

When booking a five star hotel, it is extremely easy to see if that hotel is surpassing expectations, but how do you know if you are getting what you want out of the two-star hotel you are booking? A five star hotel, putting things simply, is supposed to have “everything”.  …

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Site Move is Complete!

I am very happy to announce that heelsfirsttravel.com has moved to a new server and platform.  We have been happy with WordPress so far on our test site, and it allows us to offer you a more flexible website. IMPORTANT!:  The feeds you previously used to access Heels First Travel …

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First Class Passenger Line at Security

David Post at The Volokh Conspiracy expresses concern over the first-class passenger line at the SFO security check-point.  “Excuse me, but what the f*** is up with that?  I have no problem with the idea that people with greater resources can purchases conveniences in the marketplace (like a First or …

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My Birthday Weekend

Since everyone knows about how Keri cold-heartedly took the First Class Upgrade on my birthday, I figured I’d mention the nice things that happened during the weekend.  😉 Keri and I landed pretty late into Oakland.  Yes, Keri was in First for our last leg, but first or no first–it …

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