Monday, January 30, 2023

Booking Bangkok After Vietnam Failure

How are you under stress? Like a great quarterback, I feel the pressure and do my best to go through my progressions. Panicking will only lead to paralysis.

Vietnam E-Visa Not Processed: Another TPOL Duck Up?

I hate writers who say, "in full disclosure" before starting a post. Are you saying absent that you are hiding something? With that preface, I would like to say, in full disclosure, I knew I needed a visa to Vietnam when I booked the world's longest flight.

18:50 Minutes to SIN: Is Anyone Ready for This?

18:50 to SIN is part of the Reunion Tour Trip Report. There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know...

13.5 Hours in JFK: Wait, There Was Early Check-in?

Before I travel, I am required to read my Travel Lessons so I don't make the same mistakes I always make. I did so this time to my detriment. Let me explain.

Did TPOL Buy a 1 Euro Italian Villa?

1 Euro Italian Villa is part of the Punxsutawney TPOL Trip Report. Once upon a time, TPOL was stuck in his basement thanks to a mysterious virus (see The Lost & Found Year(s): COVID Trip...

Vote for Where TPOL Will Move Next And…

I won't listen. I once thought it would be a good idea to leave it to my readers to pick where I lived. I chronicled that journey: Vote Where TPOL Moves Next! And I’ll Go...

Back to Phoenix on Frontier

Before TPOL moved to Puerto Rico in 2018, I was a resident of Scottsdale (see TPOL in the Desert). I am going back to the place where I lived most of my adult life,...

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.
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