Saturday, December 3, 2022

Andaz San Diego Review: The Right Way to Lounge

After the white glove service of the US Grant, it was time to return to the chic lifestyle. In San Diego, this means staying at one of two hotels: The W or the Andaz. Even though I love SPG...
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John Wayne’s United Lounge: Orange County

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Stuck in Orange County on a layover back to Phoenix I scrambled through my fanny pack looking for either United or American lounge passes. Of course I had none leftover (nor do I have a fanny pack) so I sat in shame at the Southwest Lounge.

Alaska Board Room LAX Lounge Review: Water Is $2

Do you want soft drinks? Treat yourself to as many as you want. You want house wine or craft beer? The sign says limit 3 but this rule isn't enforced. You want a bottle of water? That will be $2.

Pho Sho, Fu Uh Sho: The Top Ten Places to Get Pho!

Phở or pho (pronounced variously as /fʌ/, /fə/, /fər/, or /foʊ/ so please stop messaging me that it's not pronounced pho! I get it, we all get it but choose to remain ignorant for the...

The W Hollywood: Unwelcome Even on Your Birthday

If you feel unnoticed when you stay at the W Scottsdale then you'll certainly feel unheard at the W Hollywood. Unsurprisingly, the lousy service attributable to the W brand is on full display at...

Southwest Lounge Review: Orange County

I'm broadcasting live from the Southwest Airlines Lounge in Orange County. After being denied entry to the Admirals Club Lounge (hoping I could skate by using my Prestige card) I am enjoying SWA's massive...

The US Grant Hotel San Diego: So Nice, But Not the Price

This is part of the Trip Report: The Greatest Diamond Challenge of All Time. Check out how I planned my Hyatt Diamond Challenge and how it cost next to nothing here. In this report, I will cover: Las Vegas, Nevada San...

Recap! TPOL’s Trip Down Under

This is the recap of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report. I love doing the recap a year later. It lets me recall how great the adventure was and gets me excited about my next trip....

Aloft LAX: Be Careful Not to Miss Your Flight

Behold, the City of Angels! Well, you can't behold it too long. Chances are that you are only in town for a few hours if you are staying at the Aloft El Segundo LA Airport.

TPOL’s Travels: The Best Big Cities in the World

I've been everywhere. You've been everywhere. I'm not going anywhere. You're not going anywhere. Let's do this like SportsCenter and rank the best cities I've visited out of the 100 largest cities in the...
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