Thursday, July 2, 2020

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House Hunters Puerto Rico: Old San Juan, America’s Most Beautiful City

Old San Juan is part of the Despacito! TPOL Moves to Puerto Rico Trip Report. Catch up on the past episodes. House Hunters (Semi) International:...

Hyatt Regency Kathmandu: It’s A Different World Out There

This property itself receives high marks. It is a shiny gem in a city covered by dirt and mud.

Why I Lie to Taxi Drivers About Where I’m From

Where You From? is part of the ANA, Take Me ‘Round the World Trip Report. Nepal should be on the list for Worst Places to...

Keep vs. Cancel: Chase Ink Preferred

Pre-Covid, the answer for Keep vs. Cancel? has been cancel. TPOL has become increasingly frugal. Post-Covid, the answer has been cancel! Who has $495...

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...

Travel Planning: Check Prices Or Just Go?

Check Prices Or Just Go is part of the ANA, Take Me ‘Round the World Trip Report. I hate on hotel booking website commercials for...

Complaint of the Week: Hotel Remotes

I used to write a complaint of the week post because some things really grind my gears (see all complaining posts). This week's complaint...

Retention Through Secure Message? Let’s Find Out

I have a Keep vs. Cancel situation coming up with my Hyatt card. I haven't updated to the World of Hyatt Card and still...

404 Not Found: Priority Pass Lounge Zurich

Priority Pass Lounge Zurich is part of the #NoCollusion, No Albania for TPOL where I break my 100 country count mark. See the World Map for where...

Kameha Grand Zurich: The Coolest Hotel in the World

The man at the front desk had a big grin on his face when I was checking in. What was he up to I wondered. While he sorted out my room I took photos of the lobby.

Sheraton Zurich: Points Save Me from a Hostel

This #NoCollusion, No Albania for TPOL trip took place over a matter of weeks. It would have been cost-prohibitive...

Adria Airways: Flying Star Alliance Livery

Star Alliance Livery is part of the #NoCollusion, No Albania for TPOL where I break my 100 country count mark. See the World Map for where I’ve...

Finding Happiness: TPOL’s Search for the Point of Life in Bhutan

Happiness is part of the ANA, Take Me ‘Round the World Trip Report. Catch up on Finding Happiness: Bhutan Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4,...

Guided Tours: Like Attending Class, It’s Boring But Sometimes Useful

Tour Guides is part of the ANA, Take Me ‘Round the World Trip Report. Catch up on all Bhutan posts here. I hate tours for...

Do I Stay Or Do I Go? Thoughts on the Second Covid Wave

At the end of February I canceled my flight to San Diego because of Covid. I wrote Travel Or Stay Inside? TPOL’s Thoughts on...

Puerto Rico Flight Deal? Stay Away

People keep messaging me that there are insane fares to Puerto Rico right now. I am not going to republish them because I do...

Puerto Rico’s Coronavirus Crackdown: Justified Or Unconstitutional?

There are certain countries where speaking out against the rulers is punishable by jail, fine, or even death. As a world traveler, I don't...

Pho Paradise Found: Asia on Argyle, Chicago

On the next 30 for 30, TPOL goes for 30 bowls of pho in Asia on Argyle.

House Hunters Puerto Rico: Old San Juan, America’s Most Beautiful City

Old San Juan is part of the Despacito! TPOL Moves to Puerto Rico Trip Report. Catch up on the past episodes. House Hunters (Semi) International:...

Master Bargainer: TPOL’s TIPS for Shopping Abroad

There's nothing worse than haggling to buy something you like, only to find out that you overpaid. There's nothing worse than the gut-punch feeling from finding out that I paid more than someone else.

A 45 Minute Time Difference in Kathmandu? Stupidity Knows No Bounds

45 Minute Time Difference is part of the ANA, Take Me ‘Round the World Trip Report. I wrote about how stupid daylight savings is (see...

Beware of Selfie Death!

Selfie Death is part of the ANA, Take Me ‘Round the World Trip Report. Catch up on Finding Happiness: Bhutan Day 1 and Bhutan Day 2,...

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