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7 Lessons from 7 Continents: Asia + Worldview

7 Lessons from 7 Continents: Asia + Worldview

A single phrase, commonly heard across Southeast Asia, sums up the biggest lesson that six years on this continent taught me: “Same, same, but different.”  After my first dream trip to Europe and the consequential discovery of travel’s possibility, it didn’t take me long to figure out how to venture even further afield. Within a… more…

What Happens in Vegas can Change Your World

What Happens in Vegas can Change Your World

They say that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but that’s not always true. Sometimes what happens in Vegas changes your whole world. I don’t come to Las Vegas often. Today I’m here because an 18 hour stopover saved me 400$ on a plane ticket. Two years ago I came on a travel hacking… more…

7 Lessons from 7 Continents: Europe + Possibility

7 Lessons from 7 Continents: Europe + Possibility

I didn’t grow up traveling. In fact, I didn’t even grow up believing that international travel was an option for me.  The family of my childhood defined travel as road-tripping from Pennsylvania to Florida twice a year. Our “vacation” ritual including driving down the I-95 corridor, sitting on the beach, and stopping by Disney World… more…

Travel is our Teacher

Travel is our Teacher

Travel is a very wise teacher. She has taught me more lessons than all of the combined professors and instructors I’ve sat before in a lifetime of classrooms.  It doesn’t matter who you are, or where you travel, I can promise that if and when you choose to step out into her school to see… more…

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…

People, Portraits and Prizes

People, Portraits and Prizes

PRIZES?  Yes! Keep reading. Back when I lived in Sudan (and couldn’t run), I was working as a story writer and photographer. The land in Sudan was as barren as barren could be. There wasn’t much to work with in the way of landscape photography. The roads were dirt, the homes constructed of sticks and mud,… 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…