Sunday, August 19, 2018

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Detained in Tel Aviv: A Most Unwelcome Welcome

Detained in Tel Aviv, A Most Unwelcome Welcome is part of the #NoCollusion, No Albania for TPOL where I break my 100 country count mark....

Iberia MAD-TLV Business: When Sleep Is Better Than Chicken

It's a good thing you don't rely on TPOL for a CSI investigation of every aspect of every flight. I take photos of what I consider to be interesting and try to present a flight review that isn't like every other blog.

Iberia Velázquez Premium Lounge: Good, Not Great

After bobbing and weaving for an hour en route to the lounge, I finally made it. Was it all that it was cracked up to be by other bloggers? Of course, it wasn't.

Wiki Airports: Finding Flights to the Unbeaten Path

Yesterday, I wrote Booking Advice: Before Checking Points, Check Wiki Airports! In addition to listing all the airlines that fly to a certain city, Wiki Airports also shows cities that have direct flights to that airport.

Booking Advice: Before Checking Points, Check Wiki Airports!

Have you ever gone out for drinks with Bitcoin billionaires? It's an incredible sight to see them squirm when the bill comes. Somehow their...

Lessons from Iberia Deal: Think Ahead!

Iberia honored the deal, at least for me. That means I'm going to Albania! While I'm happy I will be flying round trip in...

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...

Why Do Pending Transactions Only Disappear from Chase Ink?

I use my Chase Ink for utilities and for AdWords. 5x for the former and 3x for the latter make it the best card...

JetBlue San Juan to NYC to Seattle: A Big Price to...

Before moving to Puerto Rico, I had to check it out for a few days. After four nights there, I contemplated staying and retrieving...

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.

Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino: A Typical Conference Hotel

This is a typical Sheraton convention hotel with a huge lobby and a full-service bar for complaining about why your boss sent you to a tropical island to do work. 

Flew Allegiant: No Worries, No Problem

A few weeks ago there was uproar following the 60 Minutes report on the questionable safety record of Allegiant. In response, I wrote the...

Remember That Time TPOL Moved to Mongolia?

It was the first of September, a day that I will always remember. Because that was the day... Actually, it was the 1st of August....

Relax: When You’re in PR, You Can Call the States the US

Before moving here, I was well aware of the ongoing debate between Puerto Rico becoming the 51st state and Puerto Rico seeking to gain...

Dear Mr. President, Leave Air Force One’s Paint Job Alone

Everyday, or perhaps every hour, there is another "WTF " moment that comes as a result of what the President does, says, or Tweets....

Happy Emoji Day! = End of Civilization

I don't have many friends on Facebook because 1) I hate seeing pictures of their babies. Why do parents think it is fine to...

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,...

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.

Detained in Tel Aviv: A Most Unwelcome Welcome

Detained in Tel Aviv, A Most Unwelcome Welcome is part of the #NoCollusion, No Albania for TPOL where I break my 100 country count mark....

Connecting in Madrid? Pack Extra Time

What airport is the worst for connections? Chicago? Dallas? They say even on your way to heaven, you have to connect through ATL. I'd like to add Madrid to the list.

Moving Matters: Where to Store Your Stuff in San Juan

As part of my Tax Free Expat in Puerto Rico play by play, I'm writing all the details you need to know if you...

Don’t Date in Switzerland!

One of the stops on my #No Collusion, No Albania for TPOL trip which starts next week is Switzerland. When I had the stupid idea...

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