Sunday, September 26, 2021

“It’s Like Riding a Bike.” Those words have haunted me for years.

The mission: Visit the best wineries in Mendoza, Argentina. The reward: Endless Malbec. The obstacle: The bicycle. “It’s Like Riding a Bike.” Those words have haunted me for years because they simply are not true. The secret...

#8: Pho-nix Hotness

Welcome to Phoenix, home to 120 degrees dry heat summers. Dry heat is a great marketing scam. Here’s what Phoenix really feels like: Picture getting into your car only to be burned by the metal of...

The Park Hyatt Sydney and the Case of the Missing Koala

I visited Sydney, Australia. Like many tourists, my primary reason for going was to get a picture in front of the famous Sydney Opera House. The events that unfolded upon my arrival remain a mystery to this very day.

Arabs Fight Over Who Makes the Best Kebab

Americans compete over who makes the best bbq, Vietnamese the best pho, and us Arabs, we fight over who makes the best kebab. Kebab, kebab, kebab, that’s all I’ve heard all week since my parents...

Since I cannot personally go to SE Asia with Mikey and show him the...

Remember when you saw Coming to America the first time or tried princess chicken for the first time at Empress of China when you visited Flint, Michigan?  That and experiencing other firsts is why I continue to travel...

Welcome Back (from Costa Rica)

My apologies to everyone who had nothing to do over the long Memorial Day weekend because my blog had no new content. Friday morning I was wondering what I should write about and, devoid...

30 Minutes to Costa Rica: Easy as Step 1, 2, 3

I went here, I went there, I went everywhere and my sister was never impressed. She like most of my friends and family really didn't buy into the points idea or was suspicious...

Mongolian BBQ (for sale)

As some of you may know I am taking ThePointsOfLife on the road to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia this summer. The book release party will occur somewhere in the countryside so I hope all of you...

I’ve Been Everywhere and It Sucks!

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a guide for my best friend Mikey on traveling throughout SE Asia. The premise behind the post was that I could not personally go with him and...

Free without the ‘R’ spells FEE

Remember when checked bags were free? Remember when you got a free (terrible) meal on the plane that was undercooked and disgusting? Remember when you felt a sense of accomplishment because you convinced the...
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