As an employee, my resume is not impressive. I’ve quit or been fired from every job that I’ve had and usually at a record pace. The stupidity of working for someone led me to write my first book, Everyone’s Advice is Wrong . . . Including Mine. In contrast to my work record, I have been dedicated to writing this blog. March 19, 2019 marked 5 years of the creation of my alter ego, TPOL. The highlight is my appearance on CNN Business Traveller with my buddy Richard Quest. Though I haven’t become a blog millionaire (see “Click Here!” How Blogs Make $), it hasn’t stopped me from blogging about everything and anything.
Here are the top posts from each year since 2014 when this started.
My first masterpiece was this round the world ticket. The Facebook album for this trip was called #pointslife. The rest is history.
I know some people still MS and that I may be missing out on points, but at some point cash is more important than free travel. (If your credit card got shut down for MS, we may be able to help. Visit Bachuwa Law.)
Everyone loves it when someone makes mistakes. This was the dumbest travel bungle of my travel career if you don’t count visa issues. But it also received the most clicks.
Before TPOL moved to Puerto Rico, I had the great idea of letting my readers vote where I would move to next (see Vote Where TPOL Moves Next! And I’ll Go There). Naturally, everyone picked Tirana because they thought it was the worst place on the list. They were wrong. Tirana is fantastic. Last year, I visited Albania in summer as part of my #NoCollusion, No Albania for TPOL Trip Report. Therefore, no Mueller report will be necessary because I will be making Tirana my home in the near future. #witchhunt
From the troll comments I received after being on CNN (see Welcome CNN Business Traveller Viewers!), to the jeers from my Icelandair mishap, I have accepted that there are a lot of angry people out there. While I encourage everyone to #bebest, I don’t take it personally when an anonymous person expresses negativity via the comments section. In fact, those sweet nothings are celebrated during the yearly Festivus! Airing of Points Grievances. Therefore, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that my most popular post for 2018 was when I was detained in Tel Aviv.
It’s been 5 years of great fun. Here’s to 50 more! Now get me back on CNN please. #letsgetafterit