Friday, March 24, 2017

Tacos & Tequila: An Afternoon in Tlaquepaque

A nice afternoon in Guadalajara is composed of a quiet stroll in Tlaquepaque followed by an insanely big ceviche michelada, tequila tasting, and more tacos. We arrived early in the afternoon to and took the...

World Baseball Classic Guadalajara: The Adventure Getting Tickets

On the advice of my hotel, I took an Uber to Plaza del Sol to go to Mr CD, Mexico’s version of Record Town (shout out to my Genesee Valley Mall workers in Flint)...

Authentic Mexican Food in Guadalajara

Looking for somewhere to eat in Guadalajara? Get out of the Hyatt Club Lounge and head to Fonda Dona Gabina Escolastica for authentic, traditional Mexican food. There you won't find tourists but you will...

The Club At SJC: The New Bloody Mary Queen?

Oh look, a Priority Pass lounge. Will it be yuck or will it be great? It was great. My Alaska flight was cancelled to LAX. I was rerouted to San Jose and spent twenty...

Alaska Cancelled My Flight: What Am I Owed?

'What am I owed?' How's that for incessant entitlement? And now for the facts of the situation: Montana is no place for TPOL which is why I'm expatting it out of here with the help...

College Football Sends TPOL to Jerry World!

Last season did not end so well for the mighty Michigan Wolverines. First, they didn't close the deal in Columbus, even though I was on hand to cheer them on. (see Buckeyes Wolverines: Fourth...

Sanya! Where to Party Guide

Sure, most people come to Sanya for the sea and the water sports but not TPOL. I came to drink by night and sleep on the beach by day. Unlike the rest of mainland China, there is last call in Sanya. And it comes surprisingly early. By 3AM everyone's gotta go home or head to the beach.

Burgers & Seafood: Sanya Dining Guide

If you're going to Sanya, you have many options for food. The worst thing you can do is eat at the hotel which overcharges for seafood. Instead of hanging out in the Prison of Posh, spend your money on a taxi and head to the city center.

Guadalajara: Detour to Mexico Trip Report Intro

I'm finally finishing the Year of the Monkey Trip Report meaning it will be time to resume my Tahiti Triumph and Quest Around the Globe reports. To distract myself from the writing, I booked a...

Four Points Sanya: Come for the View, Then Leave

Sanya hotels are too expensive to spend cash and too cheap to use points. (see my post Struggling to Find Where to Stay in Sanya) My first hotel in Sanya was the Four Point Sheraton. It is a decent value at $80 a night but certainly not worth 7,000 SPG points.
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