Saturday, July 2, 2022

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...

Like the Vaccine, Why Not Get TSA PreCheck?

"I need to do my own research." Those are the cringe-worthy words of the junior scientists who are skeptical of the vaccine. It should not come as a surprise but I have no patience for anyone who tries to justify not being vaccinated.

Room Service: I’m Here with Your Covid Test

The only way to return to the United States, the country of which I am a citizen, the country to which I have pled allegiance, is by producing a negative covid test within 72 hours of departure.

Welcome to Bogota: Almost Robbed in Broad Daylight

Almost Robbed is part of the Punxsutawney TPOL Trip Report, where TPOL leaves the basement. It’s finally happening despite inconsistent policies, interruptions, and human stupidity as explained in these posts: 11 Reasons Why I...

TPOL’s Tip: Use Skype for 800 #s Abroad

Here's a good reminder that when things go wrong, 800 numbers won't help you when you are in a foreign country (see ATM Issues Abroad & Priority Pass Registration: Remember Not to Forget). The best...
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