Monday, December 18, 2017

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OBAO Noodles: Mid-Level Pho in Midtown

The more places I go for pho, the more I am convinced that I was right when I wrote that NY has terrible pho. A...

Zip Line in Dubai Anyone?

If you thought the Devil's Pool in Zambia looked fun or bungee jumping in Victoria Falls was an adventure, consider the zip line experience...

TPOL Is Moving to Albania! (Eventually)

Good afternoon from sunny Scottsdale. You may be asking why I am not in Tirana, Albania right now. Before I get to that excuse,...

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Don’t Forget Annual Travel Credits!

A handy feature on AwardWallet is the reminder when travel credits have not been redeemed. I have my Amex platinum linked to my account...

US Bank Altitude Cardholders: Don’t Forget 12 Free Gogo Inflight Passes

Gogo sure has come a long way since the days when it barely worked. Now, I'm used to connecting when I'm high in the...

Booking Made Easier: Marriott’s Websites Linked to SPG

When I was planning my trip to Italy, it was tough to find points hotels. In Naples and Palermo, I stayed at Accor hotels....

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...

Approved! JetBlue Card, Second Time Around

The key to lasting in this business if you don't MS is to take advantage of every points opportunity. See an offer for Citi with...

Sheraton Santiago: Come for the Convenience, Stay for the Donuts

The Sheraton Santiago was the perfect launching spot for my wine adventure and for seeing Santiago. Doubling as a convention center, the Sheraton was bustling with people from morning to night.

Sky Airline: A Discount Airline with a Wood Finish

Move over Southwest. There's another discount carrier in town. Well, not in your town but in Chile. For $50 per person, I flew Sky...

Priority Club Calama, Chile: No More Paying for Toilets!

Priority Pass lounges and I have a love/hate relationship. I love that they are available when I need to sleep after a flight is cancelled. (see Priority Pass: Lima, Peru). I hate when the food is repulsive.

Chile Border Crossing, San Pedro, Llama Burgers, Airport Transfer to Calama

Crossing borders over land versus air is always interesting. I have only done it a few times (USA to Mexico/Canada, Romania to Bulgaria, Bosnia...

TPOL's Opinion

Do You Tip UberEATS? I Didn’t

Maybe I should switch to Disqus before posting this instead of having the comments be a free for all to submit. But since the...

OBAO Noodles: Mid-Level Pho in Midtown

The more places I go for pho, the more I am convinced that I was right when I wrote that NY has terrible pho. A...

Zip Line in Dubai Anyone?

If you thought the Devil's Pool in Zambia looked fun or bungee jumping in Victoria Falls was an adventure, consider the zip line experience...

TPOL Is Moving to Albania! (Eventually)

Good afternoon from sunny Scottsdale. You may be asking why I am not in Tirana, Albania right now. Before I get to that excuse,...

The Best Caviar Comes From China?

Ducks fly south for the winter. TPOL is planning on flying to the Far East for either the summer or fall of 2018. I...

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OBAO Noodles: Mid-Level Pho in Midtown

The more places I go for pho, the more I am convinced that I was right when I wrote that NY has terrible pho. A...

Do You Tip UberEATS? I Didn’t

Maybe I should switch to Disqus before posting this instead of having the comments be a free for all to submit. But since the...

TPOL Is Moving to Albania! (Eventually)

Good afternoon from sunny Scottsdale. You may be asking why I am not in Tirana, Albania right now. Before I get to that excuse,...

The Best Caviar Comes From China?

Ducks fly south for the winter. TPOL is planning on flying to the Far East for either the summer or fall of 2018. I...

World’s Biggest 星巴克 (Starbucks) Coming to Shanghai!

Previously I had written that Taco Bell was coming to Shanghai. Nothing says 很好吃 like a T-Bell. Now, I have read in Bloomberg that the...

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