Recap! TPOL’s Trip Down Under


This is the recap of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report.

I love doing the recap a year later. It lets me recall how great the adventure was and gets me excited about my next trip. I’ll start from the booking and work my way around the globe. The most memorable part of this trip is that I had just moved into my villa in Puerto Rico on the 29th of December and left that night for weeks on end.

Here it goes, step-by-step:

HKG! AUS! NZ! Booking a Last Minute Trip Down Under

Cutting It Close: Will I Make My JFK-HKG Connection?

AA Flagship Lounge JFK: Fine Dining at Its Finest

Cathay Pacific First Class JFK-HKG: 15.5 Hours of Bliss

Hong Kong New Year’s Eve Fireworks: What a Dud!

Lan Kwai Fong New Years Eve: Beware of Blackout

Courtyard by Marriott Hong Kong: New Year’s Cert Rescue Story

Hong Kong: Airport Express vs. Bus vs. Taxi

Cathay Pacific Pier Business Class Lounge: I Demand First!

Cathay Business HKG-SYD: No Orchids Says It All

Bondi to Bronte: How to Spend A Day in Sydney

Hyatt Regency Sydney: Not My Favorite Hyatt

Qantas Club Sydney: But for Baristas…

Qantas Business Sydney to Darwin: Off to Croc Country

Croc Jumping Darwin: Keep Your Hands Inside at All Times

Too Cheap for Points, Too Much for Cash: DoubleTree Darwin

The Road to Kakadu: Walking in Dundee’s Footsteps

Yellow River Cruise Kakadu: More Croc Hunting

Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel: Name Says It All

Crocosaurus Cove: THE CAGE OF DEATH!

Pho Darwin: Worst in the World

What to Do in Darwin Besides Croc Hunt

Frontier Hotel Darwin: My Case for Hostels

Litchfield National Park: Swimming with Crocs in the Wild

Do You Take Photos of Your Rental Car?

Guns & Butter: Darwin Travel Guide

Reminder: Download Qantas Entertainment App

Darwin to Melbourne: Burn Those Avios!

Con-X-ion: How to Get from Melbourne AirportSupernormal: Where to Eat in Melbourne

Vineyard Crawl: My Yarra Valley Wine Tour

Pho Flinders Melbourne: Fantastic Pho on FlindersTrattoria Emilia Melbourne: A 5 Course Lunch, Why Not?

Australian Open: Amateurs Welcome

Aura Hotel Melbourne: Flinders, Flinders, Flinders!Australian Airports: Safe And Swift Without TSA

Guns & Butter: Melbourne Travel GuideDSC00320 (Copy) (Copy)

Qantas Melbourne Hobart Flight Review: Alcohol Included

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

Museum of New and Old Art (MONA) Tasmania: What the £µ¢&!What to Do in the Citaaay, City of Hobart

Renting a Car in Tasmania: The Devil Is on the Island

Why You Should Go to Bruny Island Tasmaniaibis Hobart: Aloft Decor, Sheraton Prices

Guns & Butter: Tasmania Travel GuideTrademark Infringement? Hungry Jack’s vs. Burger King

Melbourne Airport Lounge Review: SQ vs. Centurion

LifeMiles Great Customer Service: Seriously, True Story

Air New Zealand Flex: Fly When You Want for the Lowest Price

SQ Business Melbourne to Wellington: Worth It?

Air New Zealand Wellington to Blenheim: Prop Plane Comfort Plus

The Best Indian Food Comes from This Small Town

Wine Station Blenheim New Zealand: Wine Tasting the Right Way

Golf Blenheim New Zealand: So I Picked the Wrong Course

Wine Tours by Bike NZ: A Must for Wine Enthusiasts

Hans Herzog Vineyard New Zealand: Yes to Wine, Pass on Food

Chateau Marlborough: The Best Hotel in Blenheim

Guns & Butter: Blenheim, New Zealand Travel Guide

Blenheim, NZ Airport Review: What Flying Private Must Be Like

Air New Zealand Lounge Auckland: Coffee On Demand

Air New Zealand Auckland San Francisco: Business Back Up OverAir New Zealand Auckland San Francisco Flight Review

Centurion Lounge SFO: So Stale I LeftPriority Pass SF Giants Clubhouse: Even If It’s Free, Stay Away

Bluffworks: 30,000 Miles Later, How I Showed Up Wrinkle Free to NYCBluffworks Wrinkle Free Suit Review

Are you not entertained!


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