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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

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Etihad Cancels My Apartment, AA Doesn’t Care

Etihad Apartments: Still On Request

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Etihad Apartments Ticketed!

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

The Russian Visa: A Country’s Cover Charge

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

The Adventure Begins: The Quest Around the Globe

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Amex LAS Loungin’

Lifestyle.

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

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Vdara: Fresh Meets Familiar

View by day

On Holiday? Don’t Check the Weather

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Money Or Status? I’ll Take the Latter

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Marriott Grand Cayman: 7 Miles of Beach

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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

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Aloft Brickell: In Miami’s Other City

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JetBlue to Colombia: Taking Advantage Of A Flash Sale

Cartagena for 1080 points, I'll ride in cargo

Radisson Cartagena: Perfectly Pleasant

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Arepas Pues: The Best Arepas in Cartagena

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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

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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

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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!

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Bolshoi Moscow: That Caviar & Rabbit Lifestyle

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

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Moscow’s Metro: A Living Museum

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TPOL’s Guide to Maximizing Free Breakfast & Late Checkout

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Park Hyatt Moscow: Luxury Inside & Out

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St. Regis Moscow: Setting the Standard

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Take the Train to St. Petersburg!

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Guns & Butter: Moscow Travel Guide

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

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Shashlik in St. Petersburg

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Ra ra Rasputin: Visiting Yusupov Palace in St. Petersburg

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

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W St. Petersburg: Vivid Veuve Memories

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

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

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

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Guns & Butter: St. Petersburg Travel Guide

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Switching Hotels for Status: How Much Is Too Much?

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Ayia Napa, Cyprus: Hotel vs. Hostel

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End of the Line: Slingbox in Cyprus

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Guns & Butter: Ayia Napa, Cyprus Travel Guide

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Priority Pass Cyprus: The Cargo Lounge

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Le Meridien Amman: Still Worth a Review

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Do’s & Don’t’s for Visiting Petra

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Dead Sea: A Must See Before You Die

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Grand Hyatt Amman: Service, Yes!

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

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Guns & Butter: Amman, Jordan Travel Guide*

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Breaking News: TPOL’s Headed Back Home 

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The Appetizer to Apartments: Etihad Business Amman to Abu Dhabi

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

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Etihad Apartments: Emirate’s Wannabe Cousin

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

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