Simply the Best: October 2015

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October 2015 was TPOL’s greatest month, equaling the readership in one month from when the blog began in March 2014 through December 2014. Thank you all for reading, commenting, and telling me what you like and dislike.

This month I introduced what I believe to be the most clever part of the blog, the Let’s Eat! Libations Travel Menu and added even more cities to the Guns & Butter Travel Guide.

Here are the best posts from October:

  1. My Response to American Airlines CEO Parker’s Letter to Me

    Hi Doug, Many thanks for the email. Unlike the email from United’s CEO Munoz to whom I wish a speedy recovery, this one will remain positive though I do have a few recommendations as to how you can make American the best airline in the world.
    Hi Doug,
    Many thanks for the email. Unlike the email from United’s CEO Munoz to whom I wish a speedy recovery, this one will remain positive though I do have a few recommendations as to how you can make American the best airline in the world.
  2. Conrad Maldives Airport Lounge: Fear the Hungry Wolves

    I assumed that these people were part of high society and would conduct themselves with grace. That wasn’t the case.
    I assumed that these people were part of high society and would conduct themselves with grace. That wasn’t the case.
  3. Deep Throat Confirms the Death of REDBird 

    “According to my sources,” a phrase that I’ve always wanted to say, REDBird is dead.
    “According to my sources,” a phrase that I’ve always wanted to say, REDBird is dead.
  4. Hong Kong Layover = Lan Kwai Fong

    “There’s more to Hong Kong than LKF,” every local will advise. While this is true, there’s no better place to spend a few hours before your next flight than LKF.
    “There’s more to Hong Kong than LKF,” every local will advise. While this is true, there’s no better place to spend a few hours before your next flight than LKF.
  5. Finalized! 5 Nights at Hilton Moorea for 280k Points

    In the end it all came together. 8 nights in Tahiti for $103 + the incidentals like $1,000,000 for a burger.
    In the end it all came together. 8 nights in Tahiti for $103 + the incidentals like $1,000,000 for a burger.
  6. Welcome to St. Tropez! Thanks to Avios

    This is the debrief for the Trip Report: That Champagne Lifestyle which evolved from a mileage run to London, to frustration at not getting in on the British sale quick enough, to despair from dealing with British customer service, to…champagne.
    This is the debrief for the Trip Report: That Champagne Lifestyle which evolved from a mileage run to London, to frustration at not getting in on the British sale quick enough, to despair from dealing with British customer service, to…champagne.
  7. Guns & Butter: Cape Town Travel Guide

    Cape Town is my second favorite city in the world next to Shanghai, China. There is too much to do and see in this city making TPOL’s Travel Philosophy of staying for 3-4 days inapplicable.
    Cape Town is my second favorite city in the world next to Shanghai, China. There is too much to do and see in this city making TPOL’s Travel Philosophy of staying for 3-4 days inapplicable.
  8. Where to Party? New Year’s Eve 2016

    If you take a look at the New Year’s Roll Call Trip Report you’ll notice that the tradition of being out of the country for New Year’s Eve began in 2000 in Cancun, Mexico. From there it increasingly improved until last year’s destination which undoubtedly was the lamest place to ring in the New Year.
    If you take a look at the New Year’s Roll Call Trip Report you’ll notice that the tradition of being out of the country for New Year’s Eve began in 2000 in Cancun, Mexico. From there it increasingly improved until last year’s destination which undoubtedly was the lamest place to ring in the New Year.
  9. The Park Hyatt Saigon: Peace Be With You

    It’s perfect. There’s no other way to describe the Park Hyatt Saigon than by using that word. Everything about the hotel is 5-star.
    It’s perfect. There’s no other way to describe the Park Hyatt Saigon than by using that word. Everything about the hotel is 5-star.

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