One Way to Madrid is part of the Punxsutawney TPOL Trip Report, where TPOL leaves the basement. It’s finally happening despite inconsistent policies, interruptions, and human stupidity as explained in these posts:
- 11 Reasons Why I Still Don’t Want to Travel
- North Korea – Level 4: Do Not Travel
- We’re All In This Together, So Long As You’re Miserable
- Air TPOL Retiring From Travel
- Kayak Answers, “Can I Travel to…?”
- Don’t Route Via Panama
- Breakthrough Infections: Another Reason Not to Travel
- COVID Test for Return Travel Is Stupid
The international travel drought is over. TPOL is back. It has been a long time since I could put together a spreadsheet. My last big Trip Report was ANA, Take Me ‘Round The World which was inclusive of the TPOL in Shanghai, expat assignment. That was in 2019 before the world ended. Annoyed at the imposters who are pretending to be travelers just because they went to Tulum during COVID and inspired by the disingenuous well-wishers who in reality relish in me being grounded (see We’re All In This Together, So Long As You’re Miserable), I am coming out of the basement and resetting the standard for what travel and blogging is supposed to be.
The kickoff of international travel begins with a stop in Colombia to visit my sportswear factory floor (see IQKhameleon: Halfway There!). Then it’s back to Puerto Rico to put together some marketing videos for my revolutionary product (see VIDEO: Battle Ropes in Puerto Rico!). Next, I will witness Michigan lose at Wisconsin (see Booked! Michigan v. Wisconsin). From there, the fun real begins as I’m off to Madrid for wine tasting in Ribera del Duero on Iberia business for only 34k points. At some point, I will stop in Italy and follow up on my application for purchasing a 1 euro villa (see Nothing to Rent in Tuscany, But Maybe I’ll Buy a House in Italy). Along the way, I will visit the remaining countries that I have not been to in western Europe including some islands and territories to spite and increase the tally of my Country Count List. When I will return, I do not know. What I do know is that TPOL is back. Imposters, you’ve been put on notice. Good luck keeping up (sarcasm added).
*Trip and spite subject to cancellation as more of Europe says no to Americans.