Saturday, October 21, 2017

I Don’t Want to Visit Every Country

The debate about what is and is not a country has been litigated on this blog for quite sometime. Do you go with the TCC list that includes Hawaii, or do you go with...

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,...

Guangzhou Towers: Strain Your Neck Walking Tour

The Guangzhou Towers Walking Tour is part of The Year of the Monkey Trip Report which covers the following places: New York, New York  Bangkok, Thailand Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  Jakarta, Indonesia Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia  Guangzhou, China  Hong...

The Best Airport Bloody Mary

The votes are in and TPOL has spoken. But before I reveal to you the best Bloody Mary at an airport lounge, I should inform you of my vast experience which was needed to...

The World’s Best Pizza: Chicago Deep Dish Edition

Man has struggled with many profound questions throughout history: Is there life after death? What is the point of life? And where in the world can I find the best pizza? To the second, I say...

10 M Life Perks for Non Gamblers in Vegas

Vegas is the city of comps for the gambler but what about those of us who are too unlucky to win at anything? Are we supposed to pay for what others get for 'free'? I was...

4th of July Eating Contests at Your Favorite Lounges

Happy 4th! Today is one of my favorite holidays because it combines three things I love: USA! USA! beer, and BBQ. A 4th of July tradition is Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest which TPOL tried to...

Get Ready to Takeoff: The World’s Best Champagne

The flight attendant coming by with freshly squeezed OJ and cold bubbly triggers a Pavlovian response: fasten your seat-belt and prepare for takeoff. This wasn't always the case for TPOL when I used to ride...

Shots! 7 Adventures Requiring Liquid Courage

Some travel off the beaten path. I prefer to stumble on it, in the literal sense. Put another way, TPOL enjoys a drink. Here are 7 adventures where the local libation influenced my behavior. Whether this...

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...
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