Thursday, June 24, 2021
Wonderboom 2 review

WonderBoom 2: Best Travel (And Golf) Speaker

Disclaimer: You click and buy from my affiliate links, I get paid.  WonderBoom 2 Review is part of my Travel Widgets where I review all indispensable travel gadgets. With travel around the corner, it's time to...

TPOL The Polyglot: A Better Way to Learn Multiple Languages

Disclaimer: If you use my affiliate link, I get paid.  你好, مرحبا, Здравствуйте, hola, or simply hello. In 2016, I wrote about my efforts to learn Mandarin, Arabic, Russian, Spanish, and English (see TPOL The Polyglot: How To Learn...

Google Maps Timeline: An Invasive But Useful (Self) Spy Tool

I am catching up on my two final trip reports (see Punxsutawney TPOL: Leaving My Basement Trip Report). Since it has been four years and since I didn't smartly take notes or take photos of...

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...
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