Quest Around The Globe: Recap!


The Quest Around The Globe Trip Report Recap covers the following places:

Here is the Picture Preview, the Excel Spreadsheet of all the points redemptions, and my CNN International Business Traveller segment which was filmed in Vegas.

What Devaluation? Etihad Apartments Booked


Etihad Cancels My Apartment, AA Doesn’t Care

Etihad Apartments: Still On Request

Etihad Apartments Ticketed!

I hope I don't get the bait and switch to the 777

The Russian Visa: A Country’s Cover Charge

Quest Around The Globe: Picture PreviewVodka Caviar Tour in St. Petersburg

The Adventure Begins: The Quest Around the Globe


Amex LAS Loungin’


Amex LAS Centurion Lounge: The Full Day Freeloader Review

Great pancakes

Westin Las Vegas: Remodeled Review

The pool

Behind the Scenes: TPOL’s Interview with Richard Quest

Vdara: Fresh Meets Familiar

View by day

On Holiday? Don’t Check the Weather


Money Or Status? I’ll Take the Latter


Marriott Grand Cayman: 7 Miles of Beach


Holiday Inn Grand Cayman: Where’s the Beach?

Dangerous water not for swimming

Grand Cayman Golf: You Can Afford It

The best hole

Guns & Butter: Grand Cayman Travel Guide

Pina Colada

Aloft South Beach Review: Now A DoubleTree Review

Classic art deco dude

Aloft Brickell: In Miami’s Other City


JetBlue to Colombia: Taking Advantage Of A Flash Sale

Cartagena for 1080 points, I'll ride in cargo

Radisson Cartagena: Perfectly Pleasant

Pool area

Arepas Pues: The Best Arepas in Cartagena


Guns & Butter: Cartagena Travel Guide 

Unlike my Grand Cayman Travel Guide, the Cartagena Travel Guide is more difficult to write for two reasons: 1) There is so much to do in Cartagena 2) Both times I went to Colombia, Aguardiente played a pivotal role in derailing my plans.

There’s Such A Thing as Too Much Aguardiente


Mistakes in Medellin 

I write this disclaimer to warn others who may get too excited while traveling as a reminder to stay safe and to be aware.

Mystery Solved: TPOL’s Disappearance in Medellin

Amex Centurion MIA in Cachet

Fancy toast

Admirals Club MIA: Under Construction

Same damn bagels

Hyatt Place Houston Bush Airport: Waiting on SQ Flight

 The sooner I finish this review the sooner I can write about something interesting. I include reviews like this for the sake of completion.

AMEX Centurion Houston: Not My Favorite

I once asked the question, “How long is too long at the lounge?” Personally, I like to get there as early as possible and take my time drinking, eating, and mingling. Before my SQ flight to Moscow, I arrived at the Amex Centurion Lounge in Houston hours before my flight, excited for what may be the best airline in the world in terms of service.

Singapore Airlines First to Moscow: Lobster, Krug, Givenchy, Prada

This is what makes SQ #1

Cafe Pushkin Moscow: Pimsleur Lessons Payoff!

Bolshoi Moscow: That Caviar & Rabbit Lifestyle

Red Square: The Best Photo Op If You Can Handle the Drama

Moscow’s Metro: A Living Museum

TPOL’s Guide to Maximizing Free Breakfast & Late Checkout


Park Hyatt Moscow: Luxury Inside & Out

St. Regis Moscow: Setting the Standard

Take the Train to St. Petersburg!

Guns & Butter: Moscow Travel Guide

Grand Hotel Europe St. Petersburg: Vodka + Caviar + Birthplace of Beef Stroganoff

Shashlik in St. Petersburg

Ra ra Rasputin: Visiting Yusupov Palace in St. Petersburg

Radisson Sonya St. Petersburg: KGB? A Sauna In My Room? TPOL on TV?

W St. Petersburg: Vivid Veuve Memories

Radisson Royal St. Petersburg, Russia: Where’s the Sauna?

S7 Priority Pass Lounge St. Petersburg: Time’s Up

S7 Airlines: St. Petersburg to Cyprus Because No Train Is Available

Guns & Butter: St. Petersburg Travel Guide

Switching Hotels for Status: How Much Is Too Much?

Ayia Napa, Cyprus: Hotel vs. Hostel

End of the Line: Slingbox in Cyprus

Guns & Butter: Ayia Napa, Cyprus Travel Guide

Priority Pass Cyprus: The Cargo Lounge

Le Meridien Amman: Still Worth a Review

Do’s & Don’t’s for Visiting Petra

Dead Sea: A Must See Before You Die

Grand Hyatt Amman: Service, Yes!

Jabri: They Say It’s the Best Mansaf in Jordan

Guns & Butter: Amman, Jordan Travel Guide*

Breaking News: TPOL’s Headed Back Home 

The Appetizer to Apartments: Etihad Business Amman to Abu Dhabi

Etihad First Class Lounge: What’s a Lounge Without a Cigar?

Etihad Apartments: Emirate’s Wannabe Cousin

Quest Around The Globe: Too Much Cash, Not Enough Points



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