I took a pill in Budapest to show Avicii I was oh wait he’s dead.

  By the time the DJ played the song "Wake Me Up" by Avicii, inspiring rapturous screams from the crowded main dance floor of Club Instant in Budapest and finally alerting me to what the fuss was all about, Avicii had been dead for months. https://youtu.be/IcrbM1l_BoI   https://youtu.be/Nad-6skTClE   I had heard the song before …

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Midnight Sun in Stockholm

In July, it never gets fully dark in Stockholm. The darkest it gets is dusk. Geographically far enough to the north, it is still fully bright at 10pm. In the winter the days are depressingly dark. Sweden has a bad suicide problem. Before Stockholm I had never been to a latitude extreme enough to see …

Why I’m considering making Iberia Airlines my AMEX Platinum preferred airline

As I mentioned before, I'm surprising myself by considering designating Iberia Airlines, out of all possible airlines, as my preferred airline for my Business Platinum Card from American Express OPEN. What does this get me?  Well, it gets me a statement credit for the first $200 I spend on incidentals for my preferred airline.  Gift cards …

I’m boxed in – I literally HAVE to travel, or I lose money.

Okay, maybe that's being dramatic.  I don't have to do anything, and I won't lose "money."  But I might lose frequent flier miles. Some of you know that I've been into the frequent flier mile hobby for two years now, and I never pay full price for airfare now, whether flying do Dallas or Deutscheland. I use AwardWallet.com for …