Sunday, April 11, 2021

Traveling While Iraqi, Reading Signs, Misleading Hotels: Lessons from My #NoCollusion Trip

I created the page, TPOL’s Travel Lessons, to document all the dumb things I did in the hopes I’d learn from my mistakes. Here’s what I learned from my #NoCollusion, No Albania for TPOL trip. ...

Connecting in Madrid: Pack Extra Time Part II

I may have been too cautious arriving from Lisbon via TAP at 9AM when my flight wasn't until 8:25PM, but if I was cutting it close I would've found myself with major anxiety in trying to navigate the airport to make my connection.

Lost in Airports: Can’t You Read the Signs?

I like writing posts detailing my stupidity as a traveler. I especially enjoy the critiques that come after revealing my shortcomings. Here's another one for your amusement. Sign, sign, everywhere a sign Blockin' out the scenery,...

TAP Portugal LIS-MAD: 2 Gripes About a Short Flight

TAP Portugal 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. I'm sure someone will bitch about this bad Flight Review because...

What’s the Worst Discount Carrier?

I miss Wow Air. I have contempt for Frontier. The rest I would fly because ultimately it's about getting from point A to point B. 

Global Entry Automatically Approved! No Interview Required

When I tried to renew my Global Entry, I received a six-month extension. I originally signed up for it in 2014 before moving to Mongolia. I waited for the email to have my interview...

Rainy Season? Visa? Lessons from Travel (ANA Edition)

I created the page, TPOL's Travel Lessons, to document all the dumb things I did in the hopes I'd learn from my mistakes. Here's what I learned from my ANA, Take Me 'Round the...

Welcome to USA: The Anticlimactic Return

Anticlimactic return is part of the ANA, Take Me ‘Round the World Trip Report. Returning to the USA after being gone for seven weeks (see ANA, Take Me ‘Round the World Trip Report and TPOL...

TPOL Knows Cologne, Just Don’t Buy It on a Plane

Cologne is part of the ANA, Take Me ‘Round the World Trip Report. Much like I have a refined palette for quality wine, I have a keen nose for cologne. Since I was a kid,...

Recap! TPOL in Shanghai

Recap! is the end of the TPOL in Shanghai Trip Report. Let's look back at the great time TPOL had in Shanghai when he lived there as an expat. TPOL Alive & Well Thanks to Astrill...
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