Saturday, May 26, 2018

Tech Fee? Getting Ripped Off At Scottsdale Bars

Getting Ripped Off at Scottdale Bars is part of my ongoing day-to-day TPOL in the Desert Trip Report. Arizona provides the best value for those that want to live the lifestyle of the rich and...

La Paz: Lively & Crazy, But What About Safety?

La Paz was never a city I wanted to visit. I never heard anything particularly good about it or particularly bad. When I chose to stay one night before going to Uyuni, home of...

Avianca Cancelled! But Trip Saved

Holy cheeseballs! I've been tracking Avianca's strike methodically every day. Yesterday night, Avianca's website said that special accommodations were being made for certain flights. It listed my flight from LAX-BOG as one of them....

Will Possible Avianca Strike Ruin My Adventure?

I'm making final preparations for my trip to South America and Africa. The first leg of the trip is Montana to Los Angeles in coach. From there, it's all business. I fought United hard...

Shots! When Travel Immunizations Are Necessary

Disclaimer: I get paid a commission if you use VisaHQ for your foreign visa needs. Otherwise, good luck getting into a foreign country! I'm going to South America and Africa next month. In order to...

Agritourism in Sicily: The Insane Asylum Accommodation

Welcome to the insane asylum. That is the only way to describe Casale Poggio del tiglio - Catania 4584, an agritourism accommodation at the base of Mt. Etna. Before I get into the horror story...

Scammed or Stupid? A Big Fine in Palermo

Before the annoying trolls come through with their predictable comments, realize that I am writing this to spare others from my trauma. After eating and drinking until 3AM in Palermo, I woke up late and...

Avoiding Tourist Traps: My Naples Summary

Traveling is tiring. Going from one city to the next takes its toll. It's this exhaustion that leads to bad decisions. Unfocused, I forget to ask a taxi driver for the price before hopping...

Napoli: An Interesting Arrival

As soon as I landed in Naples, I knew I was in for an adventure. Leaving the terminal, a man asked me in Italian if the ATM was working. I nodded yes. Then an...

The Lack of Lounge Day from Hell in CDG

Air France's bus route from DTW to CDG only got worse when we arrived bright and early into Paris. Our flight to Naples (also in coach) left at 8:45PM giving me plenty of time to relax, pull up a chair, and wait for Charles de Gaulle to present our Priority Pass Lounge. Only he didn't.
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