Sunday, September 19, 2021

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Oops!… I Did It Again: Min Spending Hell

Apologies for the OMAAT headline (see Blog Roast OMAAT: Starting Posts with Ouch, Wow, Uh Oh, Wild, Major, Whoa). Britney may soon be free, but...

ATM Issues Abroad

Although I managed to escape the Medellin airport using Uber (see Uber Is Illegal in Medellin Airport, Unless Your Brother Is Picking You Up), I...

Uber Is Illegal in Medellin Airport, Unless Your Brother Is Picking You Up

Uber Is Illegal in Medellin is part of the Punxsutawney TPOL Trip Report, where TPOL leaves the basement. It’s finally happening despite inconsistent policies,...

Breakthrough Infections: Another Reason Not to Travel

I'll file this one under Punxsutawney TPOL, the directory of trips I say I'll take but do not because of COVID. The latest in...

Booked! Michigan v. Wisconsin

I refuse to change my travel style (see ThePointsOfLife Travel Philosophy) because of COVID. If that means I have to stay home, then I will...

Jamaica Carnival 2022: Marriott Still Unavailable

There's nothing better in life than carnival. My first experience was in Rio (see Guns & Butter: Rio de Janeiro Travel Guide). The second was...

Cancelled! Festivus 2020

I used to say Happy Festivus! Then I would detail all the ways that airlines, hotel chains, credit card companies, bloggers, and commentators have...

Amex Business Gold Offer Under ‘Investigation’

I applied for the Amex Business Gold (90,000 Business Gold Card Offer, Suddenly Not Available). The targeted offer in my inbox said 90k points....

The Appetizer to Apartments: Etihad Business Amman to Abu Dhabi

Today's menu will feature an appetizer, an intermission, and the main course. Here, the appetizer was the business class flight from Amman to Abu Dhabi aboard Etihad.

Grand Hyatt Amman: Service, Yes!

With only one night, left in Jordan, I used points to stay at the Grand Hyatt Amman. While the hotel was centrally located, I would have rather...

Dead Sea: A Must See Before You Die

After enduring the hike of Petra, I needed a return to relaxation. Without a plan, I hopped into the Uber and told him to take me to the Dead Sea.

Le Meridien Amman: Still Worth a Review

With two nights for the price of one, I have nothing but great memories of Le Meridien Amman. 

VeriFLY: What’s My Favorite Word? “Stupid!”

While Colombia does not require proof of vaccine or a negative Covid test, it does require that a health questionnaire be completed at least one hour before departure. 

Booked! One Way to Madrid…No Return in Sight

The international travel drought is over. TPOL is back. It has been a long time since I can put together a spreadsheet.

COVID Test for Return Travel Is Stupid

Last March, I wrote Describe Trump’s Travel Ban: It’s Stupid. Today I use the word stupid again to describe the US's requirement that travelers returning...

July 28th: TPOL’s Victory Over Life Anniversary

If you don't recall, 2020 was depressing (see The Lost & Found Year(s): COVID Trip Report). At the same time, 2019 was one of...

TPOL Chokes, Loses

Soon I will return to my regularly scheduled blogging, but for those who could not tune into the streaming golf match yesterday (The Match:...

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...

ATM Issues Abroad

Although I managed to escape the Medellin airport using Uber (see Uber Is Illegal in Medellin Airport, Unless Your Brother Is Picking You Up), I...

TPOL Forgets How to Travel

My trip to Colombia was my first in almost two years. And it showed.

VeriFLY: What’s My Favorite Word? “Stupid!”

While Colombia does not require proof of vaccine or a negative Covid test, it does require that a health questionnaire be completed at least one hour before departure. 

Don’t Route Via Panama

TPOL is off to Colombia to pursue his IQKhameleon dreams. The most convenient route used to be a direct flight from PR. With that option...

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