Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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Who Says Jail Food Is Bad? Try Prison Pizza in Montana

Montana is home to some good eats. There's the ranch which can be found anywhere, the 2 Pound Burger Eating Contest in Drummond, the...

Kim Jong Un Beats TPOL to Marina Bay Sands

There are few hotels that I want to visit that have eluded my travels. The one at the top of the list is the...

Hyatt House San Juan: Isolated & Lonely

Have you ever found yourself wandering the streets of Brickell on a sunny afternoon, wondering why you aren't spending it on South Beach? That feeling that you're missing out is the same way I felt when I stayed at the Hyatt House Puerto Rico.

It’s Back! The World’s Longest Flight

Prepare your favorite clicking tool to hit refresh on singaporeairlines.com. According to Bloomberg, Singapore Airlines will relaunch the world's longest flight from SIN to...

Dragon NaturallySpeaking: A Cure For My Blogging Laziness?

Disclaimer: I don't get paid to promote Dragon. I do enjoy complaining.  TPOL has been on a blogging hiatus. I can say it's because your...

Delta SkyPesos Worthless? Not to San Juan!

We love to make fun of Delta and with good reason. My last great redemption was 95k SkyTugrik from JNB-SFO via LHR on Virgin....

United Calls to Apologize for Avianca Strike: Miles Refund Included

You may recall that Avianca went on strike and almost ruined my trip to South America & Africa. Here's the strongly worded letter that I...

Positive Change: Amex SPG Offers Free Night

With all the changes coming to the SPG program, one that caught my attention was the change to the Amex SPG cards, both business...

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse JNB: Me & Pumba

Are you ready for this trip [report] to end? After the steakhouse overindulgence at Grillhouse JNB, I was. But first, I had to visit the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Johannesburg.

Bidvest Lounge Cape Town: 2 Floors of Hors

Over a month ago, I began my trip hungover at the United Club LAX. Many countries, but no Great Whites later, it was time to head home.

Westin Cape Town: Home Away from Home

Before heading to Franschhoek, I stayed at the Protea Waterfront and the Protea Seapoint. Both were better than the DoubleTree, where I stayed last time I visited Cape Town, but neither were better than the Radisson Blu Waterfront. How would the Westin stack up?

Protea Franschhoek: Beautiful Place to Stumble Upon

Stumbling back to the Protea Franschhoek after a day of perhaps too much wine and too much dine, I reflected on how great life was.

Michigan 7:1 to Win: Good Enough to Book San Antonio?

Once upon a time in 1989 Michigan went to the Final Four and won it all. Once upon a timeout, Chris Webber called one,...

TPOL’s 2018 Winning NCAA Bracket!

I picked Michigan to win last year. That didn't work out. The loser of that wager would have to fly Air India from SFO-DEL in...

So What We Smoke Weed: Cancun’s New Motto?

There's an article in Bloomberg called, "Legal Weed in Cancun Becomes New Idea for Curbing Violence," where the Ministry of Tourism is floating the idea of...

Fluent Forever: The Best Way to Learn Multiple Languages?

Disclaimer: I don't get paid for this either, just like I didn't get paid to endorse the Westin Air Diffuser. Sometimes it's fun to...

The Failing NYT Didn’t Hire TPOL: Sad!

Lil Marco, Lyin Ted, Crooked Hillary: hearing those nicknames enough times makes it difficult not to use the accompanying adjective with the proper noun....

Pholl of Regrets: Turtle Tower’s Decline in San Francisco

We all make mistakes. I haven't made one since '78 but I understand why people do. That's why I hope you forgive me for writing in July of 2014 that Turtle Tower is the 6th based place to get pho in the world.

30 Minute Connection? How Fast Should You Walk?

I was flying from Montana back to Arizona for the last time before I move to Puerto Rico. Instead of the direct flight on...

Sketch Uber Ride: Should I Have Cancelled?

Taking Uber is second nature. I avoid taxis unless it is raining in NYC, and I need to get out of a downpour. Leaving...

Despacito! TPOL Is Moving to Puerto Rico! Effective Immediately

TPOL is a liar and a leaker! In my post, Vote Where TPOL Moves Next And I'll Go There, the winner was Tirana, Albania. There was...

CEO of Allegiant’s Message to TPOL (And You)

For a split second, I thought that the CEO of Allegiant had read my blog post - Don't Fly Allegiant! - which details the questionable safety...

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