Getting Tattooed in Thailand? 3 Sak Yant tattoos to consider, what they mean, and how to get them.

High on my to-do list for Thailand was to get a Sak Yant tattoo. I'm sure I could be accused of cultural appropriation; I'm not Buddhist, and I mainly wanted one because Anthony Bourdain got one in his classic Chiang Mai episode of "Parts Unknown." I spent much of my trip to Chiang Mai walking …

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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, Avicii had been dead for months. https://youtu.be/IcrbM1l_BoI   I had heard the song before — it had been the "Jam of the Summer" four years ago — but immersed …

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 …