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Roots and Regrets: Travel Lessons from Italy

Roots and Regrets: Travel Lessons from Italy

My first trip to Italy was in 1993. I was a young and hip backpacker, too cool for the universe—as most teenagers are—and especially too cool for my family. Or so I thought. Now that I’m much older and a little wiser I’ve come to realize that this whole time my family is awesome. My… more…

5 Lessons from a Half a Life of Travel

5 Lessons from a Half a Life of Travel

It’s official. I’ve now been traveling over half of my life. And I don’t regret it for one minute. Now that I’m twice as wise as I was when I got my first passport stamp on 01/26/93, I thought I’d share a few of the hundreds of lessons I’ve learned from 23 years on the… 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: 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…

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…

#18 Rainy Day Wave Riding in Cambodia

#18 Rainy Day Wave Riding in Cambodia

It’s wet outside where I am wandering today, and the weather has me reminiscing about rainy days in Cambodia. Since it helps to laugh when the sky is grey, here’s an embarrassing tale about mixing monsoons and motorbikes. Living in Phnom Penh, I drove a mildly beat up blue Honda “Wave” motorbike. When I first… more…

#17 Missing in Malaga: How to Lose a Landrover

#17 Missing in Malaga: How to Lose a Landrover

Remember when I lost my rental car in Barcelona? Well, there must be something about the air in Spain that makes me lose my sense of direction. I find myself in whirlwinds a lot (probably because I create them). In the midst of a whirlwind, the first thing that blows away is typically my memory…. more…