Monday, May 21, 2018

Why Does Everyone Hate On The Alamo?

"Blink and you'll miss it." "There's really nothing to see." "I hate the Alamo." That was the consensus of friends and strangers who descended upon San Antonio to see Michigan lose to Villanova.

River Walk! TPOL’s San Antonio Food & Drink Guide

The River Walk San Antonio Food Drink Guide is part of the Final Four San Antonio Trip Report. Spoiler alert: Michigan didn't win it all, neither did Arizona whom TPOL foolishly picked. The day after Michigan...

Final Four San Antonio: Go Blue! Left Blue

The Final Four San Antonio is part of the Final Four San Antonio Trip Report. Spoiler alert: Michigan didn't win it all, neither did Arizona whom TPOL foolishly picked. TPOL has been MIA since flying down...

Scottsdale Spring Training Guide: Closing Day to Opening Day

I once wrote a post called If You Hate Baseball, You'll Love Spring Training. I'm still not a huge fan of baseball but I did enjoy my one and only spring training game at Scottsdale Stadium.

African Penguins in the Desert! OdySea Aquarium Scottsdale

One journey I did not make as part of my South America & Africa Points Heist is a visit to Boulders Beach, a penguin sanctuary outside of Cape Town. Instead of seeing these beloved penguins as...

Alcatraz: An American Landmark

The Alcatraz Picture Tour is part of the South America & Africa Points Heist Trip Report. While I loved the Salt Flats in Bolivia and the safaris in Kenya, I especially enjoyed visiting Alcatraz. I...

Bevvy Scottsdale: Where to Watch Michigan Win

When I was living in Mongolia in 2014, I wrote Are You Ready for Some Football? An Expat’s Survival Guide for American Deportes. A fellow Michigan grad who happened to be in Ulaanbaatar read the article and wanted to see the home opener spent the evening watching the Michigan game in my apartment.

Hash Kitchen Scottsdale: Build Your Best Blood Mary

Based on much research, I have concluded that the best airport Bloody Mary is at the Alaskan Boardroom in Seattle or the Priority Pass Lounge in SJC. On the other extreme, I caught some...

Pho King Kitchen Scottsdale: Good Pho, Bad Phoking Service

Noodles Ranch is my favorite pho place in Arizona. The pho is delicious and I've known the friendly owner for over a decade. While I felt guilty about going to a competing pho restaurant,...

Busted? Go to Fremont Street Vegas

I was feeling down after Arizona blew it in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. My bracket appeared to be busted leaving me with no desire to bet anymore. With no desire to...
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