Travel and Life

My Robot-Like Approach to Travel and Life

Derek Perspectives 74 Comments

If you dare me to do something, I’ll do it, whatever it involves. I might not like it but I’ll show zero emotion whatsoever, pretend that nothing could possibly bother me at all and I’ll face the challenge at hand. If you told me I won a two month trip to the South Pacific, to bounce around from island to …

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Wandering Earl Tours 2016 – Announcement

Derek Wandering Earl Tours 11 Comments

My journey to Morocco begins in about 12 hours, with a 4:30am flight from Delhi to Doha, followed by two more flights that will eventually take me to Marrakech. Never been to Morocco. Naturally, I’m quite excited. And while my stay probably won’t be too long, I’ll make the most of it as I have some unique activities planned, a …

The Worst Golf Shot

What The Worst Golf Shot Teaches Us About Travel

Derek Perspectives 17 Comments

Stepping up to the tee, I was mighty nervous. I was shaking, I couldn’t think straight at all. It was the first time that the coach of my high school golf team put me in the starting lineup. I was finally playing in a tournament between our school and the high school team of a neighboring town. No longer was …

Travel Products

Travel Products & Websites Worth Checking Out

Derek Travel Gear, Travel Tips & Advice 10 Comments

The year that is 2015 has brought me into contact with what seems like a higher-than-normal number of travel products, travel-related websites and travel services that I never knew about before. From all sorts of travel communities to compact hammocks to online postcards to oddly-shaped travel pillows that actually seem to make sleeping on airplanes even more uncomfortable, new things …