Traveler Instinct

Why I Always Trust My Traveler Instinct

Derek Personal Stuff, Perspectives 65 Comments

During the three days I spent in Istanbul earlier this month, something didn’t feel right. Sure, I followed the general routine that I usually follow, and have enjoyed greatly, during my earlier travels to this city. I booked a private room at the friendly Cheers Hostel, I returned to my favorite eateries scattered around the back streets and lanes of …

TSA PreCheck

The Benefits of TSA Pre✓®

Derek Travel Tips & Advice 20 Comments

When I traveled to Las Vegas ten days ago, I forgot to do one important thing when I booked my flight. And the result of this momentarily lapse was a long, forty minute wait to pass through security at Orlando International Airport. Normally, when I’m at a US airport I pass through the TSA Pre✓® lane – the speedy security …

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 …

Wandering Earl Tour to India - Taj Mahal

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 …