Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Scammed or Stupid? A Big Fine in Palermo

Before the annoying trolls come through with their predictable comments, realize that I am writing this to spare others from my trauma. After eating and drinking until 3AM in Palermo, I woke up late and...

Avoiding Tourist Traps: My Naples Summary

Traveling is tiring. Going from one city to the next takes its toll. It's this exhaustion that leads to bad decisions. Unfocused, I forget to ask a taxi driver for the price before hopping...

Napoli: An Interesting Arrival

As soon as I landed in Naples, I knew I was in for an adventure. Leaving the terminal, a man asked me in Italian if the ATM was working. I nodded yes. Then an...

The Lack of Lounge Day from Hell in CDG

Air France's bus route from DTW to CDG only got worse when we arrived bright and early into Paris. Our flight to Naples (also in coach) left at 8:45PM giving me plenty of time to relax, pull up a chair, and wait for Charles de Gaulle to present our Priority Pass Lounge. Only he didn't.

Trinidad & Tobago: Dangerous? Nonsense

If you read the #fakenews on the Internet, you would believe that Trinidad & Tobago are dangerous, especially Trinidad. There are articles about tourists being killed by machetes and robbed in broad daylight. There...

Don’t Let National Holidays Mess With Your Trip

Monday was a bank holiday in Barbados. Most of the businesses were closed including the rum distilleries. That was bad news for TPOL who could not go on a rum crawl as he intended. Overlooking...

Off to Newark to See Freddie

TPOL is a gambling man. I often double down on 12 when the dealer is showing a face card. Yesterday I missed my flight to JFK and was presented with a few options: 1)...

Missed My Flight to NYC: The Freddies Strikes Again

I can recall only two instances where I have missed a flight. Both of them involved having too much fun the night before. The first was when I was supposed to go from PHX-LAS...

Miracle!!! No Air India For Me! 

Amazing! North Carolina wins its at the buzzer, sparing me from flying Air India. Before I get to that celebration, let me give a quick recap: Ms. TPOL and I had a March Madness bet whereby the...

TPOL’s Worst Flight Experiences

If you haven't been reading TPOL, then you missed out on my sports bet whereby the loser, me, more than likely has to fly Air India in coach for 17 hours from SFO-DEL. Go Blue! But damn,...
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