What is The After Action Report? 

Joe Friday meets Dietrich from Barney Miller*

Most travel websites see travel as an optimistic adventure filled with romance, pink sand beaches, and 500 thread count sheets. Where the traveler magically appears in his 5-star hotel room before being whisked away to a fabulous culturally enriching experience to be followed by the best damn branzino he ever ate. If you have ever traveled you quickly realize that while it can be all that (and more) it is also smelly hotels, cramped transportation, and dubious sightseeing. I try to bring a little realism, some humor, and details to the equation. Not sure if I succeed, but at least I won't be unoriginal.  

Please feel free to contact me at michael.j.flack@gmail.com


*Have no idea who these people are? Well that's part of the brand.     

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Always a pleasant read. Anthony Bourdain meets Rick Steves. AAR is my go-to travel resource!!


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I've just come back from visiting Denver, as I have relatives there, so I initially read this trip report out of curiosity.  Wow, this was good.  It was informative and humorous.  I actually found it hilarious; laughing out loud numerous times while reading. Thanks for sharing!

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Great read as always. Find myself smiling, and yes even LOLing reading your sarcasm and wit. Your personality really does shine through, but somehow in a more likable version of you. Cheers!

                                                                                                         - Mike S. 

I have started browsing your AAR site and find it mesmerizing. 

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