Friday, June 18, 2021

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Chase Sapphire Approved!

I logged into my Chase account and could not believe my eyes. At the very bottom of my account was a new account with...

Whatnameissnttaken2: Claim Your Free Trip to PR!

LuckyTyler must not read the blog anymore. He didn't claim his prize after winning the March Madness tourney (see Baylor What? Unlucky Me, Lucky Tyler...

Golf in Tahiti? Not in This Town

Golf courses in scenic places are beautiful. Tahiti is beautiful. That doesn't mean that a golf course in Tahiti would be as well.

Close to Marriott Titanium Elite: Do You Care, Do I?

Marriott has done something nice. They have extended my stay certificates which were set to expire in August of 2021 to 2022. That's good news...

Booking Miami: I’m as Frugal As Ever

For my first trip out of my basement (see Punxsutawney TPOL Trip Report), I'm going to underwhelming, over-hyped, overpriced Miami! Flush with points, I...

Office for a Day Or Love Hotel by the Hour? Hyatt’s New Offer

I'll give it to Hyatt, they are being creative in 'these uncertain times,' a phrase that is overused. Their first bold move was cutting...

Stressed! Am I Going to Receive my 500 Hyatt Points?

I logged in yesterday and listened to Hyatt tell me how everything is going to be all right. I did it because life is...

Brex 80k Posted! What About Payroll?

It wasn't as easy as everyone has written to sign up for and receive the Brex welcome bonus (see Brex: The 110K Application, The...

Priority Pass Cyprus: The Cargo Lounge

Priority Pass Cyprus is part of the Quest Around the Globe Trip Report. I had not heard of Swissport, a cargo carrier, until visiting this...

Ayia Napa, Cyprus: Hotel vs. Hostel

Hotel vs. Hostel is part of the Quest Around the Globe Trip Report. I arrived in Ayia Napa, Cyprus with nowhere to stay. Spoiled by...

S7 Airlines: St. Petersburg to Cyprus Because No Train Is Available

There is no train from Russia to Cyprus. There is a direct flight on S7 Airlines to Larnaca after a stop in Moscow.

S7 Priority Pass Lounge St. Petersburg: Time’s Up

The good days of eating and drinking in St. Petersburg had to end (see Guns & Butter: St. Petersburg Travel Guide). I went to the S7 Lounge and used my Priority Pass for a final taste of Russia.

I Know, It’s Hurricane Season

I am writing this post because today marks the start of hurricane season and need a canned response in anticipation of the messages I...

Air TPOL Retiring From Travel

I tried to leave my basement to transition from the COVID Trip Report to the Punxsutawney Trip Report. It did not go so well....

We’re All In This Together, So Long As You’re Miserable

No Need for Social Distance, But Keep Your Distance is part of the Punxsutawney TPOL Trip Report. When this all began, the mantra was "We're...

North Korea – Level 4: Do Not Travel

Do Not Travel is part of Punxsutawney TPOL Trip Report. Travel Advisory April 20, 2021 Do not travel to North Korea due to COVID-19 and the serious risk of...

11 Reasons Why I Still Don’t Want to Travel

  Greece is now welcoming tourists, France will be soon, and Thailand is to follow (see the ever-changing list here). So why, after being grounded...

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...

IC Bora Bora Thalasso: Cockroach, No A/C, Some Champagne, What The Duck!

The Intercontinental Bora Bora Thalasso Spa Hotel Review is part of the Tahiti Triumph Trip Report. It covers the following cities: NYC JFK Dubai, UAE Shanghai,...

DJI Pocket 2: The Compliment to My SkyDio Drone

Disclaimer: If you use my link, I get paid.  I always used to have a waterproof camera when I traveled. Since then, phones have become...
Wonderboom 2 review

WonderBoom 2: Best Travel (And Golf) Speaker

Disclaimer: You click and buy from my affiliate links, I get paid.  WonderBoom 2 Review is part of my Travel Widgets where I review all...

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,...

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