Sunday, January 17, 2021

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2022: The Year of Status

As of today, I don't have any plans for travel in 2021 unless the Bills go to the Super Bowl (see Bills Mafia: TPOL’s...

Instant Pho? En Casa Costco Pho Review

Instant Pho is part of The Lost & Found Year(s) Trip Report. The number one draw for my blog is my Pho reviews. Without access...

2020: What I Spent (And Received) in Annual Fees

I used to do a better job of document what I spent on annual fees (see 2017: What I Spent (And Received) in Annual...

Cancelled! Festivus 2020

I used to say Happy Festivus! Then I would detail all the ways that airlines, hotel chains, credit card companies, bloggers, and commentators have...

Hyatt Points Received, But I Will Still Complain

Last week I wrote Stressed! Am I Going to Receive my 500 Hyatt Points? Tim commented, "Are you really stressed about 500 Hyatt points?"...

Who Is Buying Points?

I've rarely bought points. To me, it's like cheating the game. Aeroplan just had a deal to sell points for 1 penny each. Marriott...

Amex Shutdown? Remedy & Going Forward

Attorney Advertising Disclaimer: The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an...

Amex Shutdown? Remedy & Going Forward

Attorney Advertising Disclaimer: The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an...

Marriott Sanya: A Perfect Compromise

Initially, I couldn't find a place to stay in Sanya. I ended up staying everywhere including:

Bottoms Up! Crowne Plaza Sanya City Center

The Crowne Plaza is right next to the nightlife, literally, it's across the street.

Sheraton Sanya Resort: Be Quiet! It’s Relaxation Time

The best thing about the hotel is the valet. They parked my car in the lobby.

Iberia MAD-SJU Business: Great to Fly Direct

I'm getting used to flying Iberia business. It's a fantastic points deal.

Bills Mafia: TPOL’s NFL Playoff Predictions

Little did I know that my life would change forever when my dad asked me to pick which team I would be rooting for...

COVID 2020: TPOL’s Most Productive Year

Travel is rewarding. A wise man once said, "International travel will teach you more about business, politics, and law than all the degrees combined."

How to End Zoom Meetings: Ocean View + Cologne

End Zoom Meetings is part of the Covid Trip Report. Covid isn't going anywhere. In fact, it seems like it is knocking on my front...

No Alcohol Sales on the Weekend, No Golf on Sunday: Another Stupid Lockdown Measure

Lockdown Part 2 is part of the Covid Trip Report. We're rounding the turn! Remember that? (See Social Distance Yourself from Misinformation). Indeed, we're rounding...

Out of an Abundance of Caution, Michigan Should Cancel the Season

"Out of an abundance of caution" is a euphemism for, "we screwed up, how can we save face". Michigan screwed up by playing college...

Instant Pho? En Casa Costco Pho Review

Instant Pho is part of The Lost & Found Year(s) Trip Report. The number one draw for my blog is my Pho reviews. Without access...

Google Timeline: An Invasive But Useful (Self) Spy Tool

I am catching up on my two final trip reports (see Punxsutawney TPOL: Leaving My Basement Trip Report). Since it has been four years and...

Traveling While Iraqi, Reading Signs, Misleading Hotels: Lessons from My #NoCollusion Trip

I created the page, TPOL’s Travel Lessons, to document all the dumb things I did in the hopes I’d learn from my mistakes. Here’s what...

Connecting in Madrid: Pack Extra Time Part II

I may have been too cautious arriving from Lisbon via TAP at 9AM when my flight wasn't until 8:25PM, but if I was cutting it close I would've found myself with major anxiety in trying to navigate the airport to make my connection.

Lost in Airports: Can’t You Read the Signs?

I like writing posts detailing my stupidity as a traveler. I especially enjoy the critiques that come after revealing my shortcomings. Here's another one...

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