Sunday, December 8, 2019

True Detective: The Case of the Stolen iPhone [Act III]

We are in the final act of Trent's iPhone saga. At our last juncture, Trent and Alvin were trying to decide if they should send a letter that would persuade the apparent thief to return...

True Detective: The Case of the Stolen iPhone: The Debrief

iPhone recovered, bounty paid, Trent and Alvin have moved on with their lives. Apart from the entertainment value provided by this installment of the True Detective series, there are serious travel lessons to be...

It Almost Happened to Me: A $1200 Wi-Fi Bill on Singapore Airlines

Southwest Airlines gives you free Dish television on your own device. Internet is only $8 all day so if you have to make a connection you don't have to pay again. Lufthansa which had the...

The Unforeseen Danger of Travel

Today I read the tragic story of a family poisoned at an upscale resort in the U.S. Virgin Islands. This was the result of illegal pesticides used to kill bugs. The father has emerged from...

Southwest Boarding in Mexico

This is part of the Trip Report: The Greatest Diamond Challenge of All Time. Check out how I planned my Hyatt Diamond Challenge and how it cost next to nothing here. In this report, I will cover: Las...

“You’re a Bad Tourist.” Words From Luxor Tour Guide

And so it finally came to be. TPOL had enough of the shenanigans of the Egyptian tour guides and let his voice be heard. But before I get into that, let's rewind to how I...

Food Poisoning in Paradise

The chills, the sweats, and the impromptu runs to the toilet is how I spent my Saturday in Sharm. I'm not going to go into detail about that situation. Instead, this is a travel...

Places NOT to Visit 2016

Every year the NYT puts out their 52 Places to Go. The last two years, TPOL has been ahead of the curve going to their top suggestions including Mexico City and Cape Town before...

Naughty Or Nice: Hyatt Knows About Your Complaints

While not as ground breaking as Snowden's revelations, my accidental discovery that Hyatt documents all complaints to Gold Passport should give pause to those that try to manipulate the system in a quest for...

Would You Travel During the Rainy Season?

The flight is available. The hotel can confirm your suite upgrade. All the stars are aligned so you book. It's only after making this arrangement that it dawns on you that perhaps you should've...
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