Friday, January 18, 2019

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TPOL’s Back!

TPOL is back in the United States. And this time the trip report for my Asia Pacific adventure has already been written. Now I...

AA Flagship Lounge JFK: Fine Dining at Its Finest

AA Flagship Lounge Review JFK is part of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report. The start of this incredible journey began at the AA lounge in...

Cutting It Close: Will I Make My JFK-HKG Connection?

Cutting It Close is part of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report which covers the following places: San Juan, Puerto Rico  New York, New...

Keep Vs. Cancel: Virgin Atlantic Card

What a quick call this was: TPOL: I would like to close my card. Agent: Why? TPOL: Because of the annual fee. Agent: Reads Disclaimer and adds, "You're account...

Long Island City: No Longer a Secret Thanks to Amazon

More often than I would like, I have to leave Puerto Rico to go to New York for work. Points flights are usually cheap...

LOT Airlines: Only Direct Option from Warsaw to Skopje

LOT Airlines WAW-SKP is part of the #NoCollusion, No Albania for TPOL where I break my 100 country count mark. See the World Map for where I’ve been. If...

Amex Website Goes from Bad to Worse

Why do banks keep changing their sites for the worse? Chase's site is donwright terrible (see New Chase for Business Website: Disaster!). Earlier, Amex went...

Barclay Business Aviator: Like JetBlue, The Process Drags On

I have to hand it to Barclays. They are thorough when it comes to processing credit card applications. It's a lot tougher than the...

Fairfield Inn New York Financial District: Just Another NY Hotel

Let's start with the basics: is this hotel worth $700 a night? No. Indeed, it isn't bold statement to say that any Fairfield anywhere in the world is worth $700 a night.

Sheraton Warsaw: Putting Myself Back Together Again

After being mentally beaten but not broken in Tel Aviv, I was happy to put myself back together again at the Sheraton Warsaw. 

Wizz Air TLV-WAW Flight Review: Great Excuse for a Lousy Review

I've never been so happy to board a discount carrier as I was when I flew Wizz Air from Tel Aviv to Warsaw.

InterContinental David Tel Aviv: Worth Burning the Cert

After two night at the Hotel Indigo, I switched to the InterContinental to burn my stay certificate. The hotel goes for $500 a night during peak season, a price that is only reasonable when quantifying the value of the redemption. 

Writing Trip Reports: How Old Is Too Old?

Last week I wrote a review on River Plate's stadium in Buenos Aires (see Too Dangerous? River Plate Stadium Review Buenos Aires) in light of...

Meyer Quits: Michigan Should Fire Harbaugh

I've traveled near and far to watch Michigan football. In 2016, I went to the Citrus Bowl to see Michigan beat Florida (see Jet Lagged!...

SPG Data Breach Doesn’t Equal Lawsuit

Data breach here, data breach there, data breach everywhere. Does that mean that there will be lawsuits? Probably. Does that mean they will be...

Deal Alert: Come Visit TPOL in Puerto Rico!

Have you ever wanted to meet TPOL? If not, do you want to escape the winter cold? A TPOL reader sent me the following,...

Happy Thanksgiving! When We Beat Ohio State

TPOL has gone to the Michigan vs. Ohio State game for the last two years (see Ohio State vs. Michigan: Advanced Ticket Scalping and see The...

Mama Pho Warsaw? More Like Mama Huhu

Mama Pho Warsaw is part of the #NoCollusion, No Albania for TPOL where I break my 100 country count mark. See the World Map for where I’ve been. If...

Cutting It Close: Will I Make My JFK-HKG Connection?

Cutting It Close is part of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report which covers the following places: San Juan, Puerto Rico  New York, New...

House Hunters Puerto Rico: Easy Life, Isla Verde

Isla Verde Review is part of the TPOL Moves to PR Trip Report and a continuation of the series House Hunters (Semi) International: Where to Live in...

House Hunters Puerto Rico: Golf in Palmas del Mar?

I hope you are enjoying binge watching this season of House Hunters (Semi) International. When we first met TPOL yeas ago, he was on a mission to find an apartment in Mongolia (see House Hunters Ulaanbaatar).

Uber Schedule A Ride: Great Feature, Beware of Surging

A great feature from Uber is the ability to schedule a ride from 15 minutes to 30 days in advance. While Uber does not...

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