Thursday, March 21, 2019

How to Book Trinidad’s Carnival Last Second for Free*

It was the Thursday before Fat Tuesday and I had nothing to do after an arduous round of golf in Puerto Rico. Anxious from retirement life, I hopped on IG to see what the real world was doing.

Careful! No 24 Hour Free JetBlue Cancellation w/in 7 Days of Departure

No Free JetBlue Cancellation w/in 7 Days is part of the Rum Rum Caribbean Castaway Trip Report. I found out the hard way that the 24 hour free cancellation rule is a US policy (see Cuidado! Iberia...

I’m in Tasmania. How Do I Get to My Hotel?

I'm in Tasmania. How Do I Get to My Hotel? is part of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report. If you end up in Hobart Airport, you may be wondering how to get to your hotel and...

Qantas Melbourne Hobart Flight Review: Alcohol Included

On the flight from Darwin to Melbourne, alcohol was not included leading me to rethink my Avios valuation (see Burn Those Avios!).

Australian Airports: Safe And Swift Without TSA

Aussie airports are awesome. Boarding is 20 minutes before departure for domestic flights, yet somehow the flights take off on time.

Guns & Butter: Melbourne Travel Guide

G'day, Mate: Here's the Travel Guide for Melbourne, Australia using The Guns & Butter methodology: A trip is composed of two factors: Labor And Lazy...

Aura Hotel Melbourne: Flinders, Flinders, Flinders!

The US dollar is too strong to justify paying in points in Australia (see Too Cheap for Points, Too Much for Cash: DoubleTree Darwin). My bank account is too weak to pay $120 a night for Holiday Inns.

Visiting Every Island in the Caribbean: TPOL’s Latest Trip Report

Courtesy of Caribbeanislands.com, here are the choices. It's an interesting list because it denotes the islands' sovereignty and it provides me a new goal besides padding my country count list (see Where I've been). 

Australian Open: Amateurs Welcome

Are you a fan of tennis? I am not. I've tried but the most fun I've had playing tennis is on Nintendo.

Trattoria Emilia Melbourne: A 5 Course Lunch, Why Not?

Perhaps you have a great bottle of wine you were supposed to bring home for a special occasion. Perhaps you have the thirsties and do not like to wait. Perhaps you are slightly hungry. If so, and it happens to be a Wednesday, go to Trattoria Emilia.
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