Friday, December 4, 2020

Travel Or Stay Inside? TPOL’s Thoughts on Coronavirus

Visit any news site and all you read about is coronavirus. Open BoardingArea and there's a stream of coronavirus posts in a variety of languages. I tried to avoid the subject altogether, but now...

The Etiquette of Things: Reclining Your Seat Is a Right

The following is an excerpt from my upcoming book, The Etiquette of Things: Things You Didn’t Know Were Things. It is based on my annoyance with society as a whole and my Angry Professor persona (catch up on all...

113 Countries & Territories: Where I’ve Been So Far

Annually, I update my Where I've Been page to reflect my travel ventures around the globe. I still haven't hit 100 UN countries, but I'm closing in on that number. I doubt I will...

TPOL for Sale? Surely You Jest

I received this email yesterday: We are a rewards points service that specializes in helping people find and book the best airline flights using their credit card points & miles.We have recently pivoted into the...

“Puerto Rico Rocked by Earthquake”: Enough Dramatic Headlines

Two nights ago, there was an earthquake in the southwest part of Puerto Rico that I felt on my side of the island in the northeast. The tremors lasted for a few seconds and...

Happy New Year from TPOL: The Year & Hindsight Is 2020

Happy New Year from TPOL. Hindsight is 20/20 and the year is 2020. Looking back at this decade, I've made three mistakes. Moving back from Shanghai to Scottsdale in 2010 after starting my law...

Kenny G China: You Don’t Have to Go Home, But…

Kenny G Shanghai is part of the TPOL in Shanghai Trip Report. In China, what does the Fake Market, the Fabric Market, and the grocery store all have in common? The answer is closing time means...

Merry Christmas! But TPOL Finished 3rd in the Cart Parade

Folks, it's Christmas. And when you live in a retirement golf community in Puerto Rico that means decking your golf cart for the annual Cart Parade. The winner received dinner for ten. We placed...

I Don’t Tip at Lounges Either

Tipping has been a hot issue since I wrote about how I refuse to tip Uber drivers. A typical night of cocktails usually results in a $100 bill. What is the proper tip for that bill?...

JetBlue, Don’t Push Credit Cards on Red-eyes!

If you are sick of bloggers pushing credit card offers in thinly veiled posts like "Top Ten Credit Cards for October" followed by Chase link after Chase link, then you'll be more put off...
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