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The Guide to World of Hyatt Transfer Partners

The World of Hyatt loyalty program lets you earn and redeem points for hotel stays around the world while also enjoying a lot of great program benefits. The Hyatt brand puts a strong focus on well-being, with amenities like Headspace meditation apps in some rooms, its partnership with Exhale Spas and its wellness-obsessed Miraval resorts.

World of Hyatt members can also take advantage of partnerships with companies like Lindblad Expeditions and Small Luxury Hotels of the World, vastly expanding the opportunities to use and earn points.

But World of Hyatt points aren’t just good for Hyatt hotel stays. You can transfer points to other programs, giving you even more flexibility in your travel plans. If you have some World of Hyatt points but you’re looking for other ways to use them, here are the places where you can transfer those points.

Transfer points to airline frequent flyer programs

World of

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California Travel Guide | Travel + Leisure

Travel to California and walk through its towering redwood forests, lounge on one of its world-class beaches, and sample its award-winning wines. Visit its bustling cities and take in the breathtaking views, experiences and culinary delights the golden state has to offer. Truly, California travel offers something for everyone.

Things Not to Miss in California


• Wine tasting in Napa Valley

• Going on rides at Disneyland, i.e. ‘the happiest place on earth.’

• Camping in Yosemite, a breathtakingly beautiful national park located in the central eastern portion of the state

• Visiting San Francisco’s tourist attractions, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and its large and bustling Chinatown

• Taking pictures in front of Los Angles renowned Hollywood sign

• Surfing in Santa Barbara

• Skiing in Lake Tahoe

When to Go to California

Most of the state enjoys mild temperatures

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Philadelphia Hotel, Spa Awarded 5 Stars By Forbes Travel Guide

PHILADELPHIA — Philly is now home to a five-star hotel thanks to a new travel guide from Forbes.

Forbes Travel Guide recently published a “sneak peek” at its 2021 five star winners, and the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center was among the “world’s best properties.”

This marks the first time a Philadelphia hotel has earned the distinction from Forbes.

The hotel is the highest in all of North America, taking up the top 12 floors of the 1,121-foot, 60-story building (which is Philadelphia’s tallest).

Here’s what Forbes says about the hotel:

Architect Norman Foster and artistic director Jeff Leatham designed a space that is both modern and sleek while remaining warm and comfortable. They softened this urban hotel by subtly bringing the outside in with stunning florals and the strategic use of windows and mirrors that reflect back the blue sky and invite sunlight to flow naturally through

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Everything you need to start cycling: A beginner’s guide

From the best bike worth buying to the essential safety equipment you shouldn't leave home without, this is your go-to guide to cycling: iStock
From the best bike worth buying to the essential safety equipment you shouldn’t leave home without, this is your go-to guide to cycling: iStock

If you’re feeling a little restless with your exercise regimen and want to try something new, try cycling.

Not only will it keep you fit, but it’ll also help you get the most out of your time outdoors and explore your local area.

Sam Jones from Cycling UK told The Independent: “Cycling remains one of the best in terms of safely maintaining social distancing.”

Aside from a form of exercise, as lockdown restrictions ease and people start returning to work, cycling is also being encouraged by the government as a better mode of transport – along with driving. It’s a good way to avoid coming into close contact with people as people do on buses, trains and Tubes.

As part of the government’s plans to boost

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A beginner’s guide to bicycles and getting started

From the best bike worth buying to the essential safety equipment you shouldn't leave home without, this is your go-to guide to cycling: iStock
From the best bike worth buying to the essential safety equipment you shouldn’t leave home without, this is your go-to guide to cycling: iStock

If you’re feeling a little restless with your exercise regimen and want to try something new, try cycling.

Not only will it keep you fit, but it’ll also help you get the most out of your time outdoors and explore your local area.

Sam Jones from Cycling UK told The Independent: “Cycling remains one of the best in terms of safely maintaining social distancing.”

Aside from a form of exercise, as lockdown restrictions ease and people start returning to work, cycling is also being encouraged by the government as a better mode of transport – along with driving. It’s a good way to avoid coming into close contact with people as people do on buses, trains and Tubes.

As part of the government’s plans to boost

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The ultimate guide to reusable face coverings in the UK

We have all your questions about face masks answered including how to wash them, masks for children and where to buy them: iStock
We have all your questions about face masks answered including how to wash them, masks for children and where to buy them: iStock

The coronavirus pandemic has meant that face masks and coverings will become part of daily life. The UK government and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have both advised wearing face coverings in a bid to reduce the infection transmission of Covid-19.

It was recently announced that from 24 July, face coverings will be mandatory in all shops and supermarkets in England. People who don’t wear one will face a fine of up to £100, apart from people with medical conditions and children under 11.

If you’re picking up a takeaway coffee or food in England, you’ll also have to wear a mask, but this rule doesn’t apply to sit-in meals. The Northern Ireland secretary, Brandon Lewis, confirmed: “If you’re going in to buy a takeaway, and leaving

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The ultimate guide to coverings as England’s rules change on Friday

We have all your questions about face masks answered including how to wash them, masks for children and where to buy them: iStock
We have all your questions about face masks answered including how to wash them, masks for children and where to buy them: iStock

The coronavirus pandemic has meant that face masks and coverings will become part of daily life. The UK government and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have both advised wearing face coverings in a bid to reduce the infection transmission of Covid-19.

It was recently announced that from 24 July, face coverings will be mandatory in all shops and supermarkets in England. People who don’t wear one will face a fine of up to £100, apart from people with medical conditions and children under 11.

If you’re picking up a takeaway coffee or food in England, you’ll also have to wear a mask, but this rule doesn’t apply to sit-in meals. The Northern Ireland secretary, Brandon Lewis, confirmed: “If you’re going in to buy a takeaway, and leaving

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Big data may help BOJ guide economy through pandemic pain

By Leika Kihara

TOKYO (Reuters) – Big data is providing some surprising results for the Bank of Japan and helping ease concerns about pressure on the economy during the coronavirus pandemic, which could influence the way the BOJ manages the world’s most radical monetary stimulus.

By tapping data provided by Google showing people’s movement via mobile phones, the BOJ found that households’ discretionary spending rebounded faster and more vividly in Japan than in other countries after lockdown steps were lifted in May.

Other big data also showed a marked rebound in durable goods sales such as personal computers, which offset some of the weakness in spending on services including leisure, eating-out and travel.

The revelation helped convince BOJ policymakers to conclude the economy has past the worst and did not need immediate, additional monetary support.

“We expect the economy to recover gradually and steadily,” BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said after

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The ultimate guide to coverings you need to shop in England

We have all your questions about face masks answered including how to wash them, masks for children and where to buy them: iStock
We have all your questions about face masks answered including how to wash them, masks for children and where to buy them: iStock

The coronavirus pandemic has meant that face masks and coverings will become part of daily life. The UK government and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have both advised wearing face coverings in a bid to reduce the infection transmission of Covid-19.

It was announced yesterday that from 24 July, face coverings will be mandatory in all shops and supermarkets in England. People who don’t wear one will face a fine of up to £100, apart from people with medical conditions and children under 11.

On 14 July health secretary, Matt Hancock, said: “We want to give people more confidence to shop safely and enhance protections for those who work in shops,” while noting the disproportionate impact that the pandemic has had on shop workers.

“The death rate

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How to start cycling: A beginner’s guide

From the best bike worth buying to the essential safety equipment you shouldn't leave home without, this is your go-to guide to cycling: iStock
From the best bike worth buying to the essential safety equipment you shouldn’t leave home without, this is your go-to guide to cycling: iStock

As we head into the ninth week of lockdown and we’re allowed to exercise as much as we want now, you may be feeling a little restless with your daily exercise and want to try something new.

Which is where cycling comes in. Not only will it keep you fit, but it’ll also help you get the most out of your time outdoors. ​

Sam Jones from Cycling UK told The Independent: “Although government guidance from Wednesday 13 May allows for additional forms of exercise to be taken, cycling remains one of the best in terms of safely maintaining social distancing.”

Aside from a form of exercise, as lockdown restrictions ease and people start returning to work, cycling is also being encouraged by the government as

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