Tuesday, June 18, 2019

TPOL's Latest

Blenheim, NZ Airport Review: What Flying Private Must Be Like

Blenheim Airport Review is part of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report. The flight from Blenheim to Auckland is only an hour and a half...

Guns & Butter: Blenheim, New Zealand Travel Guide

I went to Blenheim for the sauvignon blanc. I ended up doing and consuming much more than that.

Chateau Marlborough: The Best Hotel in Blenheim

I landed in Blenheim with nowhere to stay. I tried the Google Maps 'Hotels Near Me' trick and once again it was cheaper than the other searches.

Destination Fee Scam: At Least Tell Me the ‘Benefits’

Just when I thought I was done complaining about the Maxwell NYC, I have another one. I received my folio and found a charge...

Complaints: How Long Till You Let It Go?

TPOL loves to complain (see Have You Ever Not Complained?). I have a whole category on my blog devoted to complaining. If things do not...

How to Book Trinidad’s Carnival Last Second for Free*

It was the Thursday before Fat Tuesday and I had nothing to do after an arduous round of golf in Puerto Rico. Anxious from retirement life, I hopped on IG to see what the real world was doing.

Happy Festivus! Airing of Points Grievances 2018

Happy Festivus! It’s been a great year for TPOL, but let me tell you all the ways that airlines, hotel chains, credit card companies, bloggers, and...

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...

ibis Hobart: Aloft Decor, Sheraton Prices

There's nothing special about this ibis, including the price.

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...

Confidante Miami Beach: Physically Hurting from No Status

Post Uber delays at the airport, I was ready to arrive at the hotel and maintain my streak of checking in early. I forgot to recall two points: 1. Miami is the worst place for customer service in the world. 2. Explorist status gets you Rodney Dangerfield respect.

My First Airbnb Experience: Old San Juan

Airbnb Old San Juan is part of the Despacito! TPOL Moves to Puerto Rico Trip Report. In April 2018, I visited Puerto Rico. In April...

Chase Mandatory Arbitration: Stop Complaining, Start Fighting

The following is not legal advice but you already know that.  The general public is misinformed, ill-informed, and inadequately informed when it comes to consumer...

Make Corfu Greek Again! How Tourism Ruined an Island

How Tourism Ruined an Island is part of the #NoCollusion, No Albania for TPOL where I break my 100 country count mark. See the World Map for...

TPOL Opens M-F at 10:07AM EST

Many have said they don't see my posts on Boarding Area's homepage. I'm still on there but that homepage moves quickly and I may...

Centurion Lounge’s Buzzkill Entry Policy

I used to love arriving in Vegas or LGA and go to the Centurion Lounge. I tried to do this in Dallas and was denied entry.

Dancing Diplomacy: Why You Should Go to Nightclubs Abroad

Dancing Diplomacy 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 been. It...

Pho Bowl Dallas: Rebellious Summer Rolls, Fresh Pho

Pho Bowl Dallas is part of Freddy Awards to New Orleans Binge Weekend Trip Report which covers: Dallas, Texas New Orleans, Louisiana After a mini pub...

Bollanos Hotel Albanian Riviera: Wait, Where Am I?

Random Hotel Review 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...

Mystery Solved: TPOL’s Disappearance in Medellin

Remember TPOL's Quest Around the Globe Trip Report? It was a bit sparse on what I did in Colombia when I visited Cartagena and...

Freddie Awards 2019: Winner for Best Dressed And More

TPOL received free articles of clothing from Bluffworks. This review is based on my experience wearing said clothing. Disclaimer: Bluffworks sent me jeans to try...

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...

TPOL's Travel Map

BoardingArea
Subscribe To TPOL

Subscribe To TPOL

Join my mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from The Points Of Life.

You have Successfully Subscribed!