Sunday, March 7, 2021

10 M Life Perks for Non Gamblers in Vegas

Vegas is the city of comps for the gambler but what about those of us who are too unlucky to win at anything? Are we supposed to pay for what others get for 'free'? I was...

4th of July Eating Contests at Your Favorite Lounges

Happy 4th! Today is one of my favorite holidays because it combines three things I love: USA! USA! beer, and BBQ. A 4th of July tradition is Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest which TPOL tried to...

Get Ready to Takeoff: The World’s Best Champagne

The flight attendant coming by with freshly squeezed OJ and cold bubbly triggers a Pavlovian response: fasten your seat-belt and prepare for takeoff. This wasn't always the case for TPOL when I used to ride...

Shots! 7 Adventures Requiring Liquid Courage

Some travel off the beaten path. I prefer to stumble on it, in the literal sense. Put another way, TPOL enjoys a drink. Here are 7 adventures where the local libation influenced my behavior. Whether this...

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...

Illiad & Odyssey: Quest for Best Athenian Gyros

I went to Athens last month, not to run the grueling Original Course Marathon, but to search for delicious gyros. The intense research undoubtedly resulted in a slower marathon time and the tzatziki most assuredly was a contributing factor to my dehydration cramps.

The Pho King’s Phoking Tour of Best Pho in Saigon

The list of the Top Ten Places to get pho puts Vietnam deservedly at #1. However, the pho in Vietnam varies from city to city, region to region. Indeed, the pho in the north is much different than the pho in the south.

Summertime Sadness: Hits of Verano

Whether you're going to Ibiza this summer or just driving a taxi around in the dead heat of Arizona, you can't miss the sound of summer in the form of that unmistakable hit. The...
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The Best Kebab in the World

In today's Blog Giveaway, I posted a picture of what many believed to be kebab(p) and responded to the location of the photo accordingly. This got me thinking and scanning my photo collection of...

Pho Sho, Fu Uh Sho: The Top Ten Places to Get Pho!

Phở or pho (pronounced variously as /fʌ/, /fə/, /fər/, or /foʊ/ so please stop messaging me that it's not pronounced pho! I get it, we all get it but choose to remain ignorant for the...
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