Sunday, April 21, 2019

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Why I Upgraded My Chase Marriott to Bonvoy

I received an interesting offer from Chase. For $10 more a month, I could change my Marriott Premier Plus card to the stealth Marriott...

Why You Should Go to Bruny Island Tasmania

Congrats on renting a car. It's time to go to Bruny Island. The drive to the port is quick. The queue at the port is anything but.

Albanian Riviera: Beautiful, But How Do You Get There?

How to Get to the Albanian Riviera is part of the #NoCollusion, No Albania for TPOL where I break my 100 country count mark. See the World...

Citi Prestige: No Amex Platinum? No Problem

Rejection has been a constant in my life. My first Valentine, my first time taking calculus at the University of Michigan (details in the...

Keep Vs. Cancel: Amex Platinum Charles Schwab

You won't see me in a Centurion Lounge anytime soon. My $550 annual fee came due on my Amex Platinum Schwab which I opened...

Blizzard Gamble? Booking a JetBlue Full Revenue Fare

Blizzard Gamble is part of my ongoing adventures in NYC. Last Friday, I was in NYC staying at the Four Points Times Square, a great...

Why Can’t Chase Alerts Specify the Account!

Yesterday was Amex (see Amex Website Goes from Bad to Worse), today it's Chase. Here's a screenshot for my latest gripe.  While this was good...

Keep Vs. Cancel: Amex Platinum Charles Schwab

You won't see me in a Centurion Lounge anytime soon. My $550 annual fee came due on my Amex Platinum Schwab which I opened...

Frontier Hotel Darwin: My Case for Hostels

I decided to cut back on my spending and find an economical accommodation in Darwin.

Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel: Name Says It All

Growing up, my favorite hotel was the Dolphin Resort in Disney. It has giant fish statues on its roof. When I learned‎ that there was a hotel shaped like a Crocodile in Kakadu National Park, I had to see it for myself.

Too Cheap for Points, Too Much for Cash: DoubleTree Darwin

Don't you hate when a hotel is too many points to validate booking and not cheap enough to validate paying? The DoubleTree Darwin was 19k points a night or $88.

Qantas Business Sydney to Darwin: Off to Croc Country

I've said my fair share of negatives regarding 737 business class (see Ethiopian Business JNB-ADD: The Worst Flight Experience). My flight from Sydney to Darwin was on a 737 but my take on the flight is only positive.

The Etiquette of Things: Getting Off An Airplane

The following is an excerpt from my upcoming book, The Etiquette of Things: Things You Didn’t Know Were Things. It is based on my annoyance...

Skipping Airport Lounges with No Regrets

Skipping Lounges is part of the Rum Rum Caribbean Castaway Trip Report. I used to get to the lounge as early as possible (see Amex LAS...

TPOL’s 2019 Winning NCAA Bracket!

I picked Arizona to win last year (see TPOL’s 2018 Winning NCAA Bracket!). That didn't work out for my pool, but it worked out...

Is Iberia Flying Around with Empty Planes?

I'm supposed to go to Sevilla, Spain today. I'm supposed to go there again on Thursday. I was supposed to go there last week...

Hangover = Blogger Malpractice?

Hangover = Blogger Malpractice? is part of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report. ‎When I write flight or hotel reviews, I focus on the essentials: how was...

Pho Flinders Melbourne: Fantastic Pho on Flinders

If first you don't succeed...blame the terrible pho chefs in Darwin. After that horrendous pho experience, I was beginning to wonder if I knew what pho was.

Detained in Israel? Check The Back of Your Passport

I have a separate category on my blog called Travel Nightmares. It's where I recount everything that can go wrong or has gone wrong...

Albanian Riviera: Beautiful, But How Do You Get There?

How to Get to the Albanian Riviera is part of the #NoCollusion, No Albania for TPOL where I break my 100 country count mark. See the World...

Renting a Car in Tasmania: The Devil Is on the Island

Renting a Car in Tasmania is part of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report. Since I didn't know how long I was staying in Hobart nor did...

Uber Pool FLL Scam! Don’t Waste Your Time

You know what really grinds my gears? Trying to save money but wasting my time in the process.

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