Saturday, August 19, 2017

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Hacks, Collusion, TPOL Out Of Crisis

I think it's safe to come out and blog again. The site has been under fire by hackers for over a month now. If...

Medina, Marrakech: The Definitive Guide To Lamb Brain, Tongue, Eyeballs & More Food

After initially wanting to leave Morocco but then deciding to stay, I finally got into a rhythm in Marrakech. Centered around my decision to stay was...

Simply The Best: July 2017

At the end of July and through August, TPOL was the victim of malware. That was inconvenient and annoying for everyone. Regardless, here were...

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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...

Keep Vs. Cancel: Gold Delta SkyMiles Business

I applied and was approved for the Amex Mercedes Platinum and the Gold Delta SkyMiles Personal and Business card on the same day. The annual...

Chaldeans Facing Deportation: The Inhumanity of Trump’s Policy

I have tried to stay out of this new world of politics because it is no longer productive to have discussions with either Democrats or...

Beach Clubs in Barbados: A Tainted History

The social issues that island nations face is something that does not receive publicity. When I was in the Cayman Islands, locals and expats...

Harbaugh Gives Pope Francis Jordans

Honestly, how great is it to be a Michigan Wolverine? I previously wrote about how Harbaugh and the mighty Wolverines are visiting the Vatican and...

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: Amex’s ‘New’ Website

Why do companies feel the need to mess with a good thing? I liked Amex's old website which let me see a quick summary...

Keep Vs. Cancel: Citi Hilton Reserve

The Hilton Reserve is on the chopping block and it should come as no surprise that it will be chopped. Citi lost the Hilton account...

Four Points Long Island City: Best Place to Stay NYC

Long Island City baby! I've lived all over NY and surrounding areas. First, I was in Brooklyn, specifically Greenpoint. That was very boring. Then I was in Hoboken. That's in New Jersey.

Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome: Finally A TPOL Review

You ready for another review of the Park Hyatt Paris? Of course you are. This is a great hotel that will make you feel happy when you check in but leave you depressed when you check out.

Uber LaGuardia: The Dysfunctional Uber Setup

I finally arrived in New York after a helter-skelter day (and night) of travel (see United Club Denver, Frontier=Allegiant). Before heading to my hotel,...

Frontier: Rivaling Allegiant For Worst Airline

Did I mention that this was horrible trip from Montana to New York. Sucked in by a cheap price, I tricked myself into believing...

United Club Denver: Getting My Passes’ Worth

Flying Frontier is a bad idea. The seats are tiny, there's no IFE, and everything is a fee. With a layover in Denver, I...

Train Vs Plane? Transport Decisions in Europe

I took a flight on Vueling airlines from Milan to Paris Orly. The plane cost $38.50. That is cheap until you factor in the...

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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...

What’s Your Time Worth? A $600 Delta Voucher?

Flying from Montana to NYC is an arduous journey. The day begins at 3AM with a two hour drive to the airport. From there,...

Forbe’s Quit Your Job And Live Abroad List: Where’s Albania?

First, USA Today puts out an uninspired Bucket List Destinations for 2017. Now, Forbes has followed up with Quit Your Job And Live Abroad: 8...

No More Bribes in Vegas? What Happened to This Place?

I was looking for something to do on a Monday in Vegas. It used to be that there were many options. Now there are only...

Getting to Centurion LAS: The Long, Long Journey

Are you a poor peasant who flew Allegiant to LAS? Do you want to hit the Centurion Lounge before a night and early morning...

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