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4 Habits for a Highly Effective February

4 Habits for a Highly Effective February

February has always been my favorite month. While the weather is not nearly aMAYzing as May (unless you live in the southern hemisphere). February has a not-so secret superpower that makes it the best month ever to start new habits. (Drumroll) It’s short. I like to call February the small month, but the length of it isn’t… more…

Capture the Things that Move You

Capture the Things that Move You

I have a love hate relationship with my smart phone and my computer. One minute I want to hurl them both off a cliff, and then two minutes later, I accidentally drop one of them or forget one in a restaurant, and my breath gets caught in my throat, and I suddenly feel like my life is… more…

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…

No 2015 Goals? No Problem.

No 2015 Goals? No Problem.

I love new starts, new years, and everything about resolutions. But I’m here to tell you a secret. If you haven’t made any life changing goals for 2015 yet, you aren’t destined to have a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year.  In fact, you may be setting yourself up for your best year ever…. more…