Saturday, March 6, 2021

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News to Me! Delta Voucher Expirations

Many of you may know this, but since this debacle began I have been out of the loop. Sensing an end in sight, I...

Amex Green Retention Revocation?

When I wrote Keep vs. Cancel: Amex Green, I decided that I wanted to cancel the card and was not going to bother asking...

Simply The Best: February 2021

I still haven't gone anywhere. That's fine because I still haven't finished my final two Trip Reports: Quest Around the Globe & Tahiti Triumph....

Keep vs. Cancel: Marriott Bonvoy Business

The days of normal are going to come soon whereby the banks will say, "There is no offer on this card. We will go...

Keep vs. Cancel: Amex Green

The card was fun while it lasted (see Amex Green Approved!). But now it is time to move on. Why? First and foremost, I am...

Becoming Hyatt Globalist Again: TPOL’s Masterpiece Strategy

It was only a matter of time until the revaluation took place. With the economy frozen and TPOL grounded (see The Covid Trip Report),...

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...

JetBlue Business Approved! Brex Approved! Citi AA Biz No, Hilton Amex No

I fought and I scrapped for these applications and have mixed results. JetBlue Business: I was finally approved for the 100k offer months after the...

Cathay Business HKG-EWR: Not First, But It’s a Solid Second

Cathay, Cathay, Cathay. I love you but I do not like your business class flights and I've complained about it.

Champagne, Cigars, Caviar? The Most Clever Lounge Perk

Instead of writing about fine dining, I would like to point out lounges that have creative offerings. I will start in reverse order. 

Cathay Dragon: Sanya to Hong Kong

Cathay Dragon Review is part of The Year of the Monkey Trip Report which covers the following places: New York, New York  Bangkok, Thailand Kuala...

Priority Pass Sanya: Like Flint’s Empress of China

Priority Pass Sanya Lounge Review is part of The Year of the Monkey Trip Report which covers the following places: New York, New York  Bangkok,...

End the Busiest Flight Path in the World

Some fun news for today. The busiest flight path in the world used to be London to Dubai. Covid shut that one down. Now...

Skydio Is on the Way! Blogging, Vlogging, You, Me & TPOL Will Never Be...

Disclaimer: This blog is about to kick some serious ass.  I asked this question last year: What’s a Travel Blog Without Travel? Without an answer,...

Spare Me Your Vaccinated Guilt

Thankfully, some of my friends and family have been vaccinated. It's one less thing I have to worry about in this endless stream of...

Are You Guilty of Traveling Under the Social Influence?

These days everyone seems to talk about how they are waiting for life to return to normal so they can travel again. I nod...

Stay at Home? Meanwhile in Shanghai

It's snowing outside. I'm locked away in my basement. I haven't traveled anywhere since January of 2020.

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...

TPOL The Polyglot: A Better Way to Learn Multiple Languages

Disclaimer: If you use my affiliate link, I get paid.  你好, مرحبا, Здравствуйте, hola, or simply hello. In 2016, I wrote about my efforts to learn Mandarin, Arabic,...

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.

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