Tag Archives: Asia

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…

Out with the Dragons and in with the Snakes.

Out with the Dragons and in with the Snakes.

Today happens to be Chinese New Year on the side of the world that I just left. One thing I loved about living in Asia was that I always got to celebrate new years three times each year. Once for “normal” New Years on Jan 1, once with the Chinese a few weeks later, and… more…

halfway to awesome ::

halfway to awesome ::

Big thanks to all of you who joined this week’s virtual birthday fun to raise our first $1260 to help girls and women in Cambodia by multiplying awesome. We’ve made half way to our total goal. Since every single dollar you gave (or will give) will magically turn into two dollars through a matching grant,… more…

#10 farking in vietnam

#10 farking in vietnam

I took a run early this morning through the windy streets of Hanoi’s old quarter and made my way north to the city’s wide boulevards lined with government buildings. As I neared the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum two men in olive green uniforms promptly spotted me and started moving my direction. While my Vietnamese isn’t… more…

#6 good morning vietnam ::

#6 good morning vietnam ::

Friends don’t let friends take drugs in a mini-van. While real drugs have never been one of my travel vices, many of my travel mis-adventures have been fueled by a little blue pill:  the should-be-harmless Tylenol PM. In 1998, I had just finished two years in Bangkok and decided to take a trip around Vietnam… more…

#3 bad day in bangladesh ::

When you travel a lot you’re often asked the same two questions: What’s your favorite country? and, What’s the worst place you’ve ever been? I always refuse to answer the first question because I don’t like favorites, but up until recently, I’ve never hesitated to answer the second with the word “Bangladesh.” I first visited… more…