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Ghost Pirates

Ghost Pirates Hijack Hobie Tiger Sailboat

I was drinking beer at Drifters Beach Cafe when a sailboat parked on the beach took off on its own. Too damn funny. Here’s the rescue operation.

A Long Night in Pattaya, Thailand

A Long Night in Pattaya, Thailand

Here’s a look at my Saturday night in Pattaya, Thailand. I started out on Soi 7 at Tequila Reef Mexican Restaurant and then went to Hooters.

My New Jacket for World Travel – Carhartt Flame Resistant – Full Swing – Quick Duck

I just received the new jacket I ordered from Carhartt. It’s exactly what I was looking for. Here are my initial thoughts and a tour of this quality piece of travel gear.

Overstay Road with Mark Blackard

How to Survive a Plane Crash – 3 Steps to Take

After years of traveling the world, here’s my advice on how to survive a plane crash. There are 3 steps you need to know and take to survive.

Top Secret Barbecue Weaponry - Weber Q 2400

Top Secret Barbecue Weaponry – Weber Q 2400

A buddy just donated some new barbecue weaponry to the Overstay Road Grill. Take a look at this fine piece of grilling warfare.

A Day in Pattaya, Thailand

A Day in Pattaya, Thailand

Here’s a look at a day in Pattaya for me. I got to drinking early and roamed around all day long.

Best Chicken Doner Kebabs in Thailand

Best Chicken Doner Kebabs in Thailand

This gentleman has THE BEST chicken doner kebabs in all of Thailand. He’s located on the east side of Pattaya at Khao Talo Soi 10.

Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok - BKK - Walking Tour & Secret Restaurants

Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok – BKK – Walking Tour & Secret Restaurants

Here’s a tour of the airport in Bangkok, Thailand. I’ll show you where to hang out if you have a long time to wait before check-in. This video is from 2017 but most everything is still the same.

How to Get to Pattaya from Suvarnabhumi Airport for 120 Baht on the Bus - Thailand

Pattaya to Suvarnabhumi Airport (Bangkok) for $3.67 – BKK

If you need to get to the airport (BKK) from Pattaya, I highly recommend taking this bus. It’s only 120 Baht.

Most Beautiful Barbecue Chef - Philippines

Most Beautiful Barbecue Chef in the World

This Filipina is a Super Model Barbecue Chef! Wow. The barbecue is excellent, too.

Purple Rice Cream

Purple Rice Cream – Overstay Road Grill – Episode 11

I made a batch of Purple Rice Cream for my Filipina. It turned out to be delicious! In the Philippines, they call this Binignit.

The Best & Worst Version of Despacito - Angeles City, Philippines - 10 Beautiful Ladies Dancing

The Best & Worst Version of Despacito – Angeles City, Philippines – 10 Beautiful Ladies Dancing

After two frozen Margaritas at Tequila Reef, I stumbled into the Party One Bar across the way. We were trying to get down to Despacito, but a broken speaker wire kept ruining the dance skills.

Golden Foyer Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel - Bangkok - BKK - Best Hotel

Golden Foyer Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel – Best Place to Stay – BKK

If you’re looking for a hotel near Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, I recommend you stay at the Golden Foyer Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel.

How long will an iPhone 8 Plus Shoot 4K 60FPS Video?

How long will an iPhone 8 Plus Shoot 4K 60FPS Video?

I did a test with my iPhone. The iPhone 8 Plus recorded 4K 60FPS video for 2 hours and 35 minutes straight.

Indiana Waxed Canvas Gear Bag by Saddleback Leather - 2 Year Review

Indiana Waxed Canvas Gear Bag by Saddleback Leather – 2 Year Review

I’ve had my Indiana Gear Bag for two years now. It’s the best piece of travel gear money can buy.

Cooking Stir Fry Chicken & Steamed Vegetables - Overstay Road Grill - Episode 10

Cooking Stir Fry Chicken & Steamed Vegetables – Overstay Road Grill – Episode 10

I decided to stir fry some chicken and ended up making a great sauce from scratch. Hang out with me while I drink beer and make dinner for my old lady.

How to Make a Big Mac

How to Make a Big Mac & The Secret Sauce – Overstay Road Grill – Episode 9

Let me show you how to make the best damn Big Mac you’ve ever tasted. Making a Big Mac is easier than you think.

Who the Hell is Alex Jones? Am I Missing Something Here?

Who the Hell is Alex Jones? Am I Missing Something Here?

I’ve heard of the guy. But, I have no idea why he’s popular or why his ass got banned from social media. Someone explain it to me.

Filipina Wife Thinks I'm Too Drunk to Barbecue - Overstay Road Grill - Episode 8

Filipina Wife Thinks I’m Too Drunk to Barbecue – Overstay Road Grill – Episode 8

I bought a brand new BBQ grill at the market today. For some reason, my wife seemed to think I was too drunk to grill pork ribs. I disagreed.

Blackjack Chicken - 21 Ingredients - Overstay Road Grill - Episode 7

Blackjack Chicken 21 Ingredients – Overstay Road Grill – Episode 7

Let me show you how to make the luckiest chicken stir fry in the world. Eat some Blackjack Chicken before going to the casino for good luck.

Best Tailor in Thailand - AMA Fashion Pattaya - Suits for Men

Best Tailor in Thailand – AMA Fashion Pattaya

AMA Fashion in Pattaya is the best tailor in Thailand. If you need a new suit, this is the place to go. Just check out my photos.

Death Trap Chinese Electric BBQ Almost Killed Me - Overstay Road Grill - Episode 6

Death Trap Chinese Electric BBQ Almost Killed Me – Overstay Road Grill – Episode 6

I bought an electric BBQ grill in the Philippines for twenty bucks. The damn thing had an electrical short. I almost died trying to cook a pork chop.

Egyptian Belly Dancer is CRAZY About a Sharp-Dressed Man – The Desert Safari in Dubai

The beautiful Egyptian belly dancer could not resist the charm and sexiness of a sharp-dressed man. I had a great time on my desert safari adventure in the UAE.

Tropical Broccoli Pork in Lemon Butter Coconut Sauce

Tropical Broccoli Pork in a Lemon Butter Coconut Sauce – Overstay Road Grill – Episode 5

This new dish could possibly be the most delicious pork you’ve ever tasted. It might take the culinary world by storm. Join me while I fire up the old wok and get down to business. Get ready for absolutely delicious.

Kapow Gai

Kapow Gai Basil Chicken BEST Recipe – Overstay Road Grill – Episode 4

This could possibly be the BEST recipe for Basil Chicken ever created. Join me while I demonstrate how to cook my version of Kapow Gai.

Spicy Basil Chicken - Kapow Gai

SPICY Basil Chicken – Overstay Road Grill – Episode 3

Here’s one version of Kapow Gai. It turned out to be absolutely delicious. Just follow along in real time and you can make it in your kitchen. Too easy.

Chicken Feet Stir Fry and Shrimp Boil

CHICKEN FEET Stir Fry & BIGASS SHRIMP Boil – Overstay Road Grill – Episode 2

I cooked for my Filipina tonight. She loves fried chicken feet. The bigass shrimps were absolutely delicious, although they could actually be prawns. Cooking class is in session, my friends. Men, cook for your ladies. I’ll show you how. All you need is a wok and a rice cooker.

Rooster Barber Shop - Philippines Adventures

Is the Philippines Dangerous? Walk With Me And I’ll Answer the Question.

Go on a 5-mile trek with me while I discuss backpacking footwear, the beauty of sugar cane fields, and whether or not it’s dangerous in the Philippines.

Giant Fruit by Nong Nooch Gardens - Thailand Motorbike Adventure Travel

Giant Fruit by Nong Nooch Gardens – Thailand Motorbike Adventure Travel

On the road that leads you to Nong Nooch Gardens, there’s a great place for iPhone photography and selfies. In front of 7/11 is a bunch of giant fruit.

Overstay Road with Mark Blackard YouTube Channel

Subscriber Sunday – LIVE Stream Test

I want to thank everyone who turned in to my FIRST live stream. This was just a trial and error session because I had no idea what I was doing.

Overstay Road YouTube Channel

ZERO to $1,000,000 Per Month by Making Travel Videos on an iPhone? The Challenge Has Begun.

Is it possible to go from zero to one million U.S. dollars per month by making YouTube videos on an iPhone?

Walking Tour of Del Pilar Street in Ermita, Philippines - L.A. Cafe, Shawarmas, U.S. Embassy

Walking Tour of Del Pilar Street in Ermita, Philippines – L.A. Cafe, Shawarmas, U.S. Embassy

Here’s a slow roll through Ermita. I stopped by the Shawarma Snack Center near the L.A. Cafe and had a great meal. Good directions on how to get to the U.S. Embassy included, with political commentary.

5 Days on Burgos Street, Makati, Philippines - The Grand Tour

5 Days on Burgos Street in Makati, Philippines – The Grand Tour

Here’s a look at my stay on Burgos Street in Makati. Featured locations include The Filling Station Restaurant, The Royal Bellagio Hotel, & Ringside Bar.

A Few Days in Vientiane, Laos

A Few Days in Vientiane, Laos

Here’s a walking tour of Vientiane, Laos. I spent a lot of time at the Chokdee Cafe Belgian Beer Bar. That’s the best place to eat & drink.

Tera Hotel - Vientiane, Laos - Review & Tour

Tera Hotel – Excellent Place to Stay in Vientiane, Laos – Review & Tour

I’ve found a new place to stay in Vientiane, Laos. The Tera Hotel is excellent! New building, clean, fast WiFi, and friendly staff.

We Need a World Ban on Single-Use Plastic. Right Now.

We Need a World Ban On Single-Use Plastic. Right Now.

Single-use plastic is fucking up our oceans. Drastic times call for drastic measures. It’s time for a world ban on single-use plastic.

Village Life in the Philippines - How to Bathe & Use the Restroom - A Guide for Guys from the West

Village Life in the Philippines – How to Bathe & Use the Restroom – A Guide for Guys from the West

If you’re dating a beautiful Filipina who’s from a small village in the Philippines, here’s a video showing what to expect when you decide to spend a few days there.

Take a ride with us on the motorbike as we leave the village and venture through the beauty of the sugar cane fields.

Motorbike Tour of a Sugar Cane Field in the Philippines

Take a ride with us on the motorbike as we leave the village and venture through the beauty of the sugar cane fields.

Burnham Park - Baguio, Philippines

Walking Tour of Burnham Park – Baguio, Philippines

If you’re in Baguio, Philippines, make sure you check out Burnham Park. It’s within walking distance of the Travelite Express Hotel.

Sweet Sloppy Chicken

Sweet Sloppy Chicken – Overstay Road Grill – Episode 1

I decided to cook for my Filipina on the balcony of our hotel room. Tried to make Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry in the old rice cooker. I decided to officially name this creation… Sweet Sloppy Chicken!

The Sound of Nostalgia? It's a Coca-Cola Bottle Cap Hitting the Pile

The Sound of Nostalgia? It’s a Coca-Cola Bottle Cap Hitting the Pile

The sound of nostalgia is when you open a bottle of Coca-Cola and hear the bottle cap hit the pile below. It brings you back to the good old days in America.

Best Place to Stay & Eat in Baguio, Philippines - Travelite Express Hotel & Habibi's Restaurant

Best Place to Stay & Eat in Baguio, Philippines – Travelite Express Hotel & Habibi’s Restaurant

The Travelite Express Hotel is a perfect place to stay in Baguio, Philippines. Next door is a great restaurant called Habibi’s.

Hop Inn Makati - Manila, Philippines - Excellent Budget Hotel

Hop Inn Makati – Manila, Philippines – Excellent Budget Hotel

The Hop Inn is clean, safe, and the staff are SUPER friendly. I highly recommend it.

Blue Penguin

Pump Boat Broke Down 4 Times – Don’t take The Blue Penguin!

On the way back to Batangas Port from Sabang Beach, our damn pump boat broke down four times. The Captain fixed the diesel engine with a wood saw. The engine was running rough from the start. I can’t recommend the Blue Penguin.

Bikini Bar - Sabang Beach, Philippines

Day 3 at the Bikini Bar – Beach Volleyball Booze Cruise! – Sabang Beach to White Beach

Booze cruise over to White Beach for some beach volleyball. What a great trip. Thanks to the Bikini Bar and crew for organizing this trip and putting up with my drunk ass.

Bikini Bar - Sabang Beach, Philippines

Day 2 at the Bikini Bar – Sabang Beach, Philippines – High Dive Action

Here’s Day 2 at the floating bar featuring drunken high diving off the top deck. Stay tuned for Day 3’s episode with beach volleyball at White Beach!

Hammock Philosophy

Trade Your Cubicle for a Hammock & Get to WORK!

If you have some online skills or the ability to telecommute to your current job, trade your cubicle for a hammock.

Bamboo Beach Lodge

Bamboo House Beach Lodge & Restaurant – Talipanon Beach, Philippines – A Hidden GEM!

I certainly enjoyed my stay at the Bamboo House in Talipanon Beach, Philippines. I highly recommend this place. It is off the beaten path but 100% worth the time to get there.

Bikini Bar – Puerto Galera – Best Floating Bar in the Philippines

Day 1 at the Bikini Bar – Puerto Galera – Best Floating Bar in the Philippines

Here’s the initial discovery and first impressions of this little floating gem. Stay tuned for Day 2’s episode featuring some high-dive action off the top of the Bikini Bar.

Tamaraw Falls - Puerto Galera, Philippines

Tamaraw Falls – Puerto Galera, Philippines

Got lost on the motorbike and found Tamaraw Falls near Puerto Galera, Philippines.