Friday, August 19, 2022

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...

Priority Pass Registration: Remember Not to Forget

Rust is not the word to describe how unprepared and disorganized I have been on this trip. The corrosion of my travel skills from almost 2 years of travel was apparent from before I left and continued at Medellin airport.

Visa Blunder Part 5: An Unexpected Birthday in Hong Kong

Some trips are perfect. Others don't go as planned. The true traveler keeps fighting through, knowing that an unexpected twist can go from a Travel Nightmare to a dream day.

Visa Blunder Part 4: The Worst Flight in the World

Read Visa Blunder Part 1, Part 2, & Part 3. Part 4 is part of the Tahiti Triumph Trip Report. It covers the following cities: NYC JFK Dubai, UAE Shanghai, China Papeete, Tahiti Bora...

Visa Blunder Part 3: China Visa-Free Transit Disaster (again)

Read Visa Blunder Part 1 and Part 2. Part 3 is part of the Tahiti Triumph Trip Report. It covers the following cities: NYC JFK Dubai, UAE Shanghai, China Papeete, Tahiti Bora Bora, Tahiti ...

Visa Blunder Part 2: Anxiety in the Air

Read Visa Blunder Part 1 first. Visa Blunder Part 2: Anxiety in the Air is part of the Tahiti Triumph Trip Report. It covers the following cities: NYC JFK Dubai, UAE Shanghai, China Papeete,...

Visa Blunder Part 1: Signing My Release to Be Detained

TPOL has done some stupid shit in his travel life. That's why I keep a page of Travel Lessons for you to learn from, have a laugh at my expense, and for me to never forget.
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