Thursday, January 19, 2017

There’s Such A Thing as Too Much Aguardiente

Welcome back from Colombia. Medellin and Cartagena were great but this will not be a happy tale of pina coladas and chicas bonitas. This is a sobering tale of what can happen when you...

Zika in Miami: My Mom Says Be Careful

En route to Miami, I received a text from my mother telling me that the first Zika mosquito has been found there. She then told me to be careful. ‎I couldn't help but laugh...

On Holiday? Don’t Check the Weather

Greetings from the Caymans. I woke up a bit tardy today and it's because I violated my own rule and checked the weather yesterday. Nothing is worse than arriving at a tropical paradise to encounter...

Would You Travel During the Rainy Season?

The flight is available. The hotel can confirm your suite upgrade. All the stars are aligned so you book. It's only after making this arrangement that it dawns on you that perhaps you should've...

AirlineRatings.Com: Surprising, Both Good And Bad

After completing my wild award booking to and from Asia for this December, I briefly started looking at inter-Asia flights. My favorite low-budget carrier is AirAsia but passengers need to know that all AirAsia...

Naughty Or Nice: Hyatt Knows About Your Complaints

While not as ground breaking as Snowden's revelations, my accidental discovery that Hyatt documents all complaints to Gold Passport should give pause to those that try to manipulate the system in a quest for...

Places NOT to Visit 2016

Every year the NYT puts out their 52 Places to Go. The last two years, TPOL has been ahead of the curve going to their top suggestions including Mexico City and Cape Town before...

Food Poisoning in Paradise

The chills, the sweats, and the impromptu runs to the toilet is how I spent my Saturday in Sharm. I'm not going to go into detail about that situation. Instead, this is a travel...

“You’re a Bad Tourist.” Words From Luxor Tour Guide

And so it finally came to be. TPOL had enough of the shenanigans of the Egyptian tour guides and let his voice be heard. But before I get into that, let's rewind to how I...

Southwest Boarding in Mexico

This is part of the Trip Report: The Greatest Diamond Challenge of All Time. Check out how I planned my Hyatt Diamond Challenge and how it cost next to nothing here. In this report, I will cover: Las...
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