Global Entry Program – The Only Way to Fly

If you travel outside of the US more than once or twice a year, I highly recommend applying for the Global Entry program. [...]

Songkran in Thailand

Songkran is a holiday in Thailand that I avoided for many years. For those not familiar with it, Songkran is a festival in Thailand that the Thais call their New Year (though they also celebrate the [...]

Ron “Mad Yank” Fanelli Gets 10 Years, 3 Months

I’m not sure how I missed this in the Thai press but it appears that Ron “Mad Yank” Fanelli has received a 10 year, 3 month sentence for the murder of Wanphen Pienjai. PHUKET: Ronald Fanelli, [...]

Stingrays in Grand Cayman and Skydiving in Cali

Some more non-poker related videos. Here’s a video shot in Grand Cayman of a stingray feeding dive we did. The funny part is that for all of the danger people think is involved with diving with [...]

Shark Diving

Last night I did an interview for the Poker Affiliate Listings radio/podcast show and Jeremy mentioned my list of travels. Well, coincidentally I’ve been going through a bunch of old videos and such and ran across [...]

Calvin Ayre in Bangkok

Classic Calvin – Bangkok Delicacies Video Video by Gaming & Poker news – I thought this was entertaining. Calvin and his friend hit up Patpong and eat bugs. When people ask me why I like [...]

Phi Phi Island

Just to break things up a bit from the Full Tilt suspension news, here’s what I was doing a few hours before the news broke. [...]

The Hangover II and Reality

Okay, I’ve already started receiving emails from friends wanting to know how accurate The Hangover II is to real life in Bangkok. First off, let me say that it’s about as accurate as The Hangover was [...]

Thinking About VPN’ing Poker? Think Again

My friend Michael who lives in Japan asked me to write VPN poker because he keeps getting asked about this topic and he’s getting tired of answering the same question over and over. Michael is an [...]

Happy Songkran

If people had been wondering where I was all last week, I was up in Phetchabun for the Songkran festival. Songkran is a religious holiday but over the years it has sort of developed into a [...]

Fanelli ‘Found to be Sane’

Just a quick update on Ron “The Mad Yank” Fanelli. After five months of psychiatric review in Surat Thani Fanelli is back in Phuket prison deemed to be sane. Fanelli requested the psychiatric examination after saying [...]

The Bangkok International Motor Show

Someone told me there were cars there too. I think I missed that part. [...]

Holidays Overseas

My dad just sent me an email asking if I was doing anything special for Christmas. I was just thinking about this topic the other day and had been considering writing about spending holidays overseas so [...]

Visa Run To Laos

Tired of having to go down to immigration every 60 days, paying 2000 baht and requesting a 30 visa extension, and then having to leave the country and sit around in another country waiting for another [...]