Simply The Best: TPOL Turns Two Today


Well I’ll be! TPOL turned two today. My Oscar acceptance speech won’t be brief so be prepared for mindless ranting where I thank people you’ve never heard of. First, I would like to thank Cindy in Chase retention for processing my credit card apps. Next, I would like to thank whoever works at the AA call center in Singapore for finding availability for Etihad Apartments. Last, I would like to thank my imaginary audience in 2014. I wrote posts for you believing that you were reading them even though my numbers showed that I had twenty views a day.

Two years later, I’m still here, and, for the most part, have stayed true to posting at least once a day. The next step in TPOL’s growth is to redesign my website into one that is more user-friendly and much more accessible. In regards to content, my objective, as it has always been, is to write entertaining content where points are used as the basis for adventure and exploration.

When I started the blog, I was trying to promote my book Everyone’s Advice Is Wrong…Including Mine. Two years later, I’m still trying to do that so pick up a copy. Two years later, TPOL has also moved from Scottsdale, to Mongolia, to witness protection, and now to New York. Two years from now, who knows where I will be. All I can tell you are my plans for this year.

To commemorate today, I am reproducing my first post below. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

All this can be yours if the points are right . . .

It’s all well and good when every imbecile tells you of their great travels and then never reveals exactly how they get it done.

Well, I may be many things but imbecile I am not. I am going to provide the simple tutorial over the following posts in the Points101 section that shows you how I did the following for $275, all in business class.


Look the trip still isn’t done! Of course, #EnjoyThePointsOfLife is Part 2: Step 1 of the much-anticipated, soon to be #1 NYT best-seller, Everyone’s Advice Is Wrong.



  1. Congratulations and welcome to the terrible twos. Even if nostalgia ain’t what it used to be, I sure miss the above Oneworld Explorer awards.

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