Monday, September 26, 2022

Lot Airlines: Terrible Transit in Warsaw

The ground logistics for LOT are awful. It was a nightmare leaving JFK and it was not simple to transit in WAW.

What to Pack: Take 1/4 of the Clothes, 1/2 the Money

"Pack 1/2 the clothes, twice the money," Lee Abbamonte once said (see What to Pack: “Take 1/2 the Clothes, Twice the Money”). After years on the road, I have revised that and am now...

JFK: Too Early to Check-In

I am paranoid when it comes to transport. En route to Warsaw, I had to connect in JFK. I flew jetBlue from San Juan to NYC at 11:50AM with a scheduled arrival at 3:45PM. Despite my 10PM flight, I was still paranoid that disaster would strike and harpoon my RTW itinerary.

“Tickets, Please, Tickets”: Train Anxiety

I have great anxiety when riding them because I never know if I purchased the right ticket. I am always worried about being fined by the ticket checker because I booked the wrong fare or worse for not having a ticket at all.

1 Euro Italian Villa: Would She Be Mine?

I was going a little crazy sitting on the beach in Puerto Rico for the last 17 months. I had read about the 1 euro houses in Italy for the past few years and thought that if there was a time to buy one, it would be now

Late Night Bite in Milan

Late Night Bite is part of Punxsutawney TPOL Trip Report. TPOL's Tip: Upon arriving to a new city, proceed with urgency to the hotel. You don't know how a few minutes wasted can affect an...

100 GBP Carry-On Bags? Scammed by Ryanair & Trips.com

I have flown Ryanair before. I am aware of the cute ways it tries to maximize revenue. Whether it is charging for food or selling lottery tickets on board, Ryan is always looking to score a buck.

Scam Covid Test #2: Leaving the UK

Scam Covid Test #2 is part of Punxsutawney TPOL Trip Report. Disclaimer: I drafted this post in October 2021. One day, and maybe that day is today, we can look back and see how stupid...

Scam Covid Test #1: Entering the UK

In order to go to the UK, I needed a magical code that said I was registered for a Covid test to be taken my second day upon arrival.

TPOL’s Tip: Pack a Spillover Bag

I pack more for short trips than I do for round-the-world excursions (see What to Pack: “Take 1/2 the Clothes, Twice the Money”). As part of my NYE trip to NYC, I did the...
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