Sunday, December 8, 2019

“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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 [Act II]

Yesterday we learned that our victim, Trent, lost his phone in Virginia. What was not made clear is that the potential hero, Alvin, was not with Trent when this occurred. He was in his...

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

You go out, you party, you wake up to anxiety. Where is my camera, how much money did I spend, where is my phone? Still in a daze, you are happy to find that your camera...

The Kama Sutra of Airplane Sleep: Surviving a 17 Hour Flight

“Your flight time will be 16 hours,” the flight attendant nonchalantly announced after going through the safety procedures. This was the second time in four months that I would take this hellish route from Addis...
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