Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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Taco Bell in Shanghai (Puxi): Time to Move!

My favorite city in the world is Shanghai. From bargaining, to dumplings, to nightlife, the city has everything an expat needs to live the...

Attending A Bullfight In Madrid: A Range of Emotions

Bullfighting is controversial. I didn't have a strong opinion about it before I went, and my thoughts on the pastime were more mixed after...

Will Possible Avianca Strike Ruin My Adventure?

I'm making final preparations for my trip to South America and Africa. The first leg of the trip is Montana to Los Angeles in...

Points News

Transfer MRs Today for Avios Bonus

I do not like transferring points out of my UR account or MR account randomly because we do not know when the program we...

Uber Won’t Stop, Can’t Stop Surging!

Disclaimer: I get Lyft credits if you sign up with Lyft. For those that have yet to sign up, why not support TPOL by...

Hi Globalist! Where Are You Redeeming Your Free Night?

I was suffering from pre booking stress disorder. After receiving my Globalist card in the mail which is now framed over the fireplace, I started...

Complaint Of The Week: ITA Matrix Default Currency

There's nothing better than searching for flights using ITA Matrix. This is especially true if you spend summers golfing in Montana and need to...

Warning: You May Have A Business Aviator Open

Here's a friendly PSA from your friend TPOL: You may have a business aviator open and not realize it. Remember years ago when you...

InterContinental Marseille: A Timeless Hotel

The IC Marseille is a beautiful hotel that sits on a perch overlooking the Vieux Port. It's like something from a movie. Indeed, it is featured in the TV series Marseille. The best part of the hotel is the view from the terrace, a view that was not available from my room.

SLS Las Vegas: Not LA Cool

When I think of the SLS brand, I think of the hip one in Los Angeles. That is not the case for the one...

United Basic Economy Review: It Sucks

This is TPOL's first Flight Review of a United flight. I've done a great job of avoiding the airline and will continue to do...

Aloft Denver Airport: The Cure For Exhaustion

The only SPG hotel that is actually at Denver Airport is the Westin. Most ‘airport hotels’ are a fifteen minute drive away. The Aloft is one of those hotels. After an interminable wait at the airport, I arrived at the Aloft dead tired.

TPOL's Opinion

AC Hotel Avenida de America Madrid: Free Mini Bar!

Besides Sanya, China and Grand Cayman, I have not stayed at many Marriott hotels. This was my first time staying at the AC brand and I have to say that it is now one of my favorites. 

Taco Bell in Shanghai (Puxi): Time to Move!

My favorite city in the world is Shanghai. From bargaining, to dumplings, to nightlife, the city has everything an expat needs to live the...

Attending A Bullfight In Madrid: A Range of Emotions

Bullfighting is controversial. I didn't have a strong opinion about it before I went, and my thoughts on the pastime were more mixed after...

Will Possible Avianca Strike Ruin My Adventure?

I'm making final preparations for my trip to South America and Africa. The first leg of the trip is Montana to Los Angeles in...

Transfer MRs Today for Avios Bonus

I do not like transferring points out of my UR account or MR account randomly because we do not know when the program we...

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Pho

Pho Jersey City! Better Than New York City

From Long Island City to Jersey City, I was all over the place on this trip. A new city means a new opportunity to...

Taco Bell in Shanghai (Puxi): Time to Move!

My favorite city in the world is Shanghai. From bargaining, to dumplings, to nightlife, the city has everything an expat needs to live the...

Will Possible Avianca Strike Ruin My Adventure?

I'm making final preparations for my trip to South America and Africa. The first leg of the trip is Montana to Los Angeles in...

Uber Pool JFK: Scam!

I am getting tired of the inconvenience of Uber at New York airports. At LaGuardia, it takes an eternity to get a ride. In...

Shots! When Travel Immunizations Are Necessary

Disclaimer: I get paid a commission if you use VisaHQ for your foreign visa needs. Otherwise, good luck getting into a foreign country! I'm going...

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