Tuesday, November 30, 2021

For the Young at Heart

I don't check into my points redemption Sheraton Kuta till tomorrow leaving me in need of a hotel for a night. Nostalgia set in and I booked one night at the Bounty Hotel whose...

The Triple Play Parlay

As you all know by now, my book, Everyone's Advice Is Wrong . . . Including Mine, is set to be released in early July. Part II of the book is a step by step...

Champagne Saturdays

Ever think you are "getting too old for this shit?" Then you find yourself at Cocoon Beach Day Club in Bali with a bottle of champagne, fresh strawberries, and a glass full of no...

Ephedrine? Young Lady? Happy Ending?

Motorbike boss? No thanks.  Ephedrine? Young lady? Happy ending? The following words have been used to describe Bali: san‎ctuary, oasis, retreat. Here is another: tragic. The picturesque seaside lined with posh resorts is the sleight of hand meant to...

Where to Party? New Year’s Eve

If you take a look at the New Year's Roll Call Trip Report you'll notice that the tradition of being out of the country for New Year's Eve began in 2000 in Cancun, Mexico. From there it increasingly improved, went stale for a couple of years, until rebounding.

Recap! Year Of The Monkey Trip Report

Recap! is part of The Year of the Monkey Trip Report which covers the following places: New York, New York  Bangkok, Thailand Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  Jakarta, Indonesia Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia  Guangzhou, China  Hong Kong  Shenzhen,...

Malaysia Airlines: Business Class Review in SE Asia 

It's hard to write about flying Malaysia Airlines without thinking about the tragedy of MH 370. Following my CNN interview, my new best friend, Richard Quest, was kind enough to send my father and sister an autographed copy of his book on the subject. Even with all the experts weighing in, the mystery remains unsolved.

Grand Hyatt Jakarta: It’s Where to Stay

Have you ever been to Jakarta? Do you want to go? If so, be prepared for traffic, and lots of it. I went to Java to check it off my country count list for my quest to reach 100 'countries'.

Uber Motorbike Jakarta! What Could’ve Been A Great Story

I rationalize doing many things 'for the blog'. Caviar and vodka tour in Russia? For the blog. Impromptu trip to Abu Dhabi? For the blog. That's why while I was in Jakarta, I had to...

Tinder: It’s Not Just For Sex

If you're looking for a million dollar idea, I suggest building a Tinder app for travelers in a relationship where there is no expectation of sex. Apart from using this post to defend themselves,...
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