Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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Keep Vs. Cancel: Barclays AAdvantage Aviator

I hate annual fees as much as I hate losing a ball on the golf course. I also haven't had much luck getting retention...

Guns & Butter: Darwin Travel Guide

Sure you've been to Sydney, maybe you went to Melbourne, but have you been to the Northern Territories? 

Do You Take Photos of Your Rental Car?

My Rental Car is part of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report. While many bloggers write Hotel Reviews, few take the time to laud their rental....

Cutting It Close: Will I Make My JFK-HKG Connection?

Cutting It Close is part of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report which covers the following places: San Juan, Puerto Rico  New York, New...

HKG! AUS! NZ! Booking a Last Minute Trip Down Under

Booking a Last Minute Trip Down Under is part of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report which covers the following places: San Juan, Puerto...

Are Marriott Cash + Points a Myth?

I recently wrote about Hyatt's terrible cash and points program change. That program has become exclusively cash only or points only because the combination of...

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...

AA Miles Expiring Tomorrow? Buy Magazines

Here were the options: Buy AA Miles: The cheapest option was around $100. Get lost.  Transfer AA Miles: 1) I'm selfish. 2) Pay money? Get gone. 

Courtyard by Marriott Hong Kong: New Year’s Cert Rescue Story

Courtyard Marriott Hong Kong Hotel Review is part of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report. Getting There: Take the airport express train service. To get back, take...

Cathay Pacific First Class JFK-HKG: 15.5 Hours of Bliss

Welcome to Cathay First flight with service to Hong Kong from JFK. You are one lucky person to be flying this fine product. Here's why:

AA Flagship Lounge JFK: Fine Dining at Its Finest

AA Flagship Lounge Review JFK is part of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report. The start of this incredible journey began at the AA lounge in...

Marriott Skopje: A Lot of Luxury for So Little

The hotel is located right in the heart of the city center, in the midst of a million monuments (see Statues Skopje: Why So Many?) and right across the bridge from the Old Bazaar. If you're in Skopje for one day as I was, it is the ideal place to stay. 

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...

Writing Trip Reports: How Old Is Too Old?

Last week I wrote a review on River Plate's stadium in Buenos Aires (see Too Dangerous? River Plate Stadium Review Buenos Aires) in light of...

Meyer Quits: Michigan Should Fire Harbaugh

I've traveled near and far to watch Michigan football. In 2016, I went to the Citrus Bowl to see Michigan beat Florida (see Jet Lagged!...

SPG Data Breach Doesn’t Equal Lawsuit

Data breach here, data breach there, data breach everywhere. Does that mean that there will be lawsuits? Probably. Does that mean they will be...

Deal Alert: Come Visit TPOL in Puerto Rico!

Have you ever wanted to meet TPOL? If not, do you want to escape the winter cold? A TPOL reader sent me the following,...

Pho Darwin: Worst in the World

Pho Darwin is part of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report. Come to Darwin for the crocs (see Crocosaurus Cove: Swimming in THE CAGE OF DEATH!)....

Not YUM! Hundreds Sickened at KFC Mongolia

Before TPOL Moved to Puerto Rico, TPOL lived in Ulaanbaatar (see Mistake of Mongolia). During the downs and further downs of my time there,...

Hong Kong: Airport Express vs. Bus vs. Taxi

Hong Kong Airport Express Bus Taxi is part of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report. What's the best way to get to and from Hong Kong airport? There...

Cutting It Close: Will I Make My JFK-HKG Connection?

Cutting It Close is part of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report which covers the following places: San Juan, Puerto Rico  New York, New...

House Hunters Puerto Rico: Easy Life, Isla Verde

Isla Verde Review is part of the TPOL Moves to PR Trip Report and a continuation of the series House Hunters (Semi) International: Where to Live in...

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