Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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Free Pornhub: Will That Help People Finally Stay Home?

I've written some scathing posts about people who still believe this coronavirus is a hoax and continue to go out (see Stop...

Surrendering Vacation: When to Cut a Trip Short

Surrendering Vacation is part of the Rum Rum Caribbean Castaway Trip Report. Stick to the Plan! is my best travel advice. Trips, no matter how...

Grand Anse Beach Grenada: Detox After Carnival

After Carnival in Trinidad, the only thing I had energy for was a day on the beach. If you're in Grenada, the beach to visit is Grand Anse

Thank You American Airlines: Coronavirus Waiver

Look above the title of this post. You'll see that it falls under 'Points-Complaining'. I don't have a section for Thank You's because 1)...

Scam Alert! Amazon Returns

Amazon Returns is part of the Expat in Puerto Rico series. Dear United States of America, I don't live in a foreign country. I don't live...

Prestige 4th Night Free: My Last Great Use

Prestige 4th Night Free is part of the TPOL in Shanghai Trip Report. As part of my ANA, Take Me 'Round the World Trip, I...

Happy Festivus! Airing of Points Grievances 2019

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...

Keep Vs. Cancel: AAdvantage Aviator Business

Keep Vs. Cancel should be changed to just cancel. I have taken a very hard line on these annual fees: I don't pay. The Aviator...

Grand Hyatt Chengdu: Where Pandas Sleep

Grand Hyatt Chengdu Hotel Review is part of the ANA, Take Me ‘Round the World Trip Report. Getting There: Did you download the DiDi app...

Hotel Indigo Brooklyn: Just Basic

Hotel Indigo Brooklyn Hotel Review is part of the TPOL in NYC ongoing Trip Report. Getting There: Take the AirTrain + LIRR combo. Some people swear by...

TownePlace Suites Long Island City: Spring for Four Points Instead

Apart from the convenience of the subway, this hotel is not in an ideal location. There is nothing around it except construction.

Juneyao Airlines: My Panda Express to Chengdu

Do you know that Juneyao is part of Star Alliance? Do you know they fly to Helsinki from Shanghai?

An Expat Quarantine Experience in Shanghai

I read this article on Smart Shanghai. It details a foreigner who was put in a hotel after a flight back to...

Social Distance Yourself from Misinformation

The President of the United States is a liar. Do not believe anything he says. Those who push his lies are just as awful....

From Your Grade School Principal: Regarding COVID-19

Dear Graduate,  I know it has been decades since we contacted you, but we wanted to give you an update on what we are doing...

Stop Going to the Bar Jerks!

Remember those clowns who told me that coronavirus was nothing, that TPOL was killing the economy by not traveling, that the flu kills more...

March Madness Memories

This is depressing. There will be no bracket this year. Instead of dwelling on that, let's recap all the good times that March Madness...

Pho 6 NYC: Great, But Not The Best

I got greedy. After finding the Sao Mai, the Best Pho in NYC, I didn't do what I did after finding the Best Korean BBQ in NYC. I decided to let it ride and look for something to top my previous experience. Enter The Pho 6.

Surrendering Vacation: When to Cut a Trip Short

Surrendering Vacation is part of the Rum Rum Caribbean Castaway Trip Report. Stick to the Plan! is my best travel advice. Trips, no matter how...

Ready to Party in Shanghai? Bring Your Passport, Mask, and QR Code

I put this post under Expat Life because this is the norm if you are living in China these days (see Color Code? China’s...

Color Code? China’s Way to Measure Contagion Risk

It wasn't long ago that TPOL was living in Shanghai (see TPOL in Shanghai). That seems like an eternity ago. One strategy the Chinese...

Peloton: Work-Out from Home

One way to get away from it all without leaving my house is to hop on my Peloton. At first, I was skeptical about the bike.

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