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Upgrade Your Bucket List: How to Wander Well

Upgrade Your Bucket List: How to Wander Well

I’ve been traveling the globe for more than 20 years, and one thing hasn’t changed–the constant questions from friends, family and complete strangers about how I do it. So, here’s some news. I’ve been secretly saving up these questions for 20 years and I finally put them all into a book. It’s called Upgrade Unlocked:… more…

An Unconventional Invitation

An Unconventional Invitation

 Today I left a meeting that was dismissed with this unusual benediction: “Go, Make Your Life Unexplainable.”  I pulled on my coat and paused as I processed these words. Was this a challenge to go out and do something insane today? Or was this another invitation from the universe reminding me to be authentically me?… more…

Beauty and the Beholder

Beauty and the Beholder

From the time I was a child I remember hearing that ‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder’.  It’s a catchy phrase, and one that teachers and parents have used for years to instill in us tolerance and acceptance of other peoples choices. Today, however, I’ve decided to declare: This is rubbish. Yep, I’m… more…

How Travel Hacking Can Change the World

How Travel Hacking Can Change the World

  The habit of collecting points and miles started when I was a teenager. I never realized that this hobby would eventually change the way that I viewed my place in the world. I’ve been doing a lot more work in the realm of travel hacking lately. If your shaking your head and wondering what… more…

Building Tomorrow Doesn’t Work

Building Tomorrow Doesn’t Work

This morning my tea leaves spoke to me. Well, the leaves didn’t actually speak. It was more like the words on the tea bag tag jumped out at me as I sat at my desk sipping my sweet and spicy herbal blend and wondering how I’m ever going to make it through the list of things… more…

Double Happy Spring

Double Happy Spring

Happy Spring.  I love new seasons and I’ve spent the last month counting down the days for spring to arrive.  (I also co-own an amazing hammock company and most people don’t want to buy hammocks in the middle of an arctic-vortex so seasons are also good for business).  In the middle of getting all excited… more…

Treasures vs. Shit: The Value of Words

Treasures vs. Shit: The Value of Words

I’m a person of words. I’ve always been. I’ll challenge you to a game of Scrabble or Scattegories any day. I wrangle words for a living. I place them together into nice lines that make interesting stories and then people give me money for them. Words are my friends, but I don’t always use them… more…