Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Mt. Kilimanjaro Trip Planning: Delta’s Crazy Points Pricing

Imaginary trip planning is my favorite hobby. It starts innocently enough with the question, "Where should we go next?" Inquisitive, I start looking at routing options. From there, I start checking points availability. With...

Preview: RTW Ticket Booked SA & Africa!

My dear friends, I am too tired to write how I booked this absurd reservation to South America, onward to Africa, and back to the US via London for 105k United Airline points and...

Booked! 80k United to Africa on Turkish

It's been quite a week at tpol.com. The points gods are certainly smiling on me. I thought the first good deal was booking Detroit to Napoli on Air France for 18k (in coach). Then...

Best Use of Delta SkyMiles: Africa to America

Some would argue that any use of a Delta SkyMiles is the best use of Delta SkyMiles. I've had my frustrations with booking an award ticket on Delta to the point that I just want to get rid of all them. I thought I had an 80k business class award ticket booked to Mt. Kilimanjaro only to find out that it was a mixed cabin.

Mt. Kilimanjaro? Delta Points? Forget About It

When I first wrote about this imaginary trip, the issue I had was combining my Delta points into one account so I would have enough miles. Months later, Delta finally did and guess what?...

Imaginary Trip Booked! Mount Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar & More

Since Hyatt is changing its DSU program for 2017, I thought I would take a look at what I could do with the suite upgrades for 2015. My plan was to make imaginary bookings...

Machu Picchu: Don’t Go My Way

I have been called the most interesting man in the world a few times. I have been called the most cynical man in the world many times. With that, let me tell you why...

Best In The World? Pizza In Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

It's advisable to bungee on an empty stomach. But, after it was done, I was hungry. Originally, we went to Mama Africa for what was supposed to be local food. The menu was standard...

Stone Town, Zanzibar: Eat, Drink, Then Get Out

There's enough to do in Stone Town that justifies staying for one night.

Salt Flats Hotel Uyuni, Bolivia: No Way This Is A Category 5 Hotel!

There was no bellman. There was no status check-in line. There was no WiFi. There was only one outlet with extension cords to charge devices for the entire hotel. Welcome to the salt hotel...
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