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The Great Train Adventure to Machu Picchu

After finally getting the tickets sorted, I was ready for the train to and from Machu Picchu. The Train Station  Get there early and order a...

Procrastinator’s Guide to Machu Picchu

The adventure of Machu Picchu is not going to the ancient ruins, it's getting the tickets to go there. As a perennial procrastinator, I...

Priority Pass Lima, Peru: Perfect Restover

Originally, I was supposed to stay at the Tupac Hostel in Lima because my flight to Cusco was at 6:40AM and I was scheduled to arrive at 11PM. And who wouldn't want to stay at a hostel named after my favorite rapper.

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Booking Precision Air From Zanzibar: Only Aviator Works!

Putting the finishing touches on my South America and Africa trip. I survived an Avianca strike by some last minute ingenuity. One flight that was...

Avianca Cancelled! But Trip Saved

Holy cheeseballs! I've been tracking Avianca's strike methodically every day. Yesterday night, Avianca's website said that special accommodations were being made for certain flights....

TPOL’s Complaint of the Day: Southwest Needs a NYC Airport Code!

Southwest is having a sale. That's great. What's annoying is that Southwest is one of the few websites that doesn't group New York airports...

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...

Hyatt Regency Dallas: 12 Hours of Straight Sleep

When I was a young lad, my dream was to get a job as a consultant so I could fly for work. It seemed like the perfect way to travel and get paid. Now that I am on the road fighting the consumer arbitration fight (

Element NYC: Great Service, Bad Experience

I've stayed at too many SPG properties to count in New York. This was my first time staying at the Element brand. It's supposed to be a Westin off shoot much like Aloft is a W off shoot.

Uber One Madrid: My Review of Tesla

Uber was surging when I was in Madrid so I picked Uber One. There are so many variations of Uber that I don't even...

Le Meridien Marrakech: Dated Digs in Marrakech

My trip to Morocco started off rocky. After one night I made the executive decision to leave for Madrid. The hotel had no WiFi and the AC didn't work.

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Machu Picchu: The Souvenir Pricing Guide

After arriving on Perurail, you might be eager to get to the top. Because of the crowds, I decided to take some time and...

The Great Train Adventure to Machu Picchu

After finally getting the tickets sorted, I was ready for the train to and from Machu Picchu. The Train Station  Get there early and order a...

Procrastinator’s Guide to Machu Picchu

The adventure of Machu Picchu is not going to the ancient ruins, it's getting the tickets to go there. As a perennial procrastinator, I...

Priority Pass Lima, Peru: Perfect Restover

Originally, I was supposed to stay at the Tupac Hostel in Lima because my flight to Cusco was at 6:40AM and I was scheduled to arrive at 11PM. And who wouldn't want to stay at a hostel named after my favorite rapper.

United Business IAH-LIM Flight Review: Delays for Daze

When I flew Emirates Shower Class the first time, I made the mistake of going out in NYC the night before. Though I was comfortable on that flight, I spent most of it trying to recover and not enjoying the on board bar (see Emirates Shower Round 2).

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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...

Machu Picchu: The Souvenir Pricing Guide

After arriving on Perurail, you might be eager to get to the top. Because of the crowds, I decided to take some time and...

Avianca Cancelled! But Trip Saved

Holy cheeseballs! I've been tracking Avianca's strike methodically every day. Yesterday night, Avianca's website said that special accommodations were being made for certain flights....

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...

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