Guest Post at QuestForBalance.com!

Derek Uncategorized 1 Comment

Today I am fortunate enough to have a guest post published over at the beautifully refreshing site, www.QuestForBalance.com, run by the one and only Lisis. Not only has Lisis offered me valuable encouragement over the past few months, but her site and its incredible community of readers have helped me maintain my current level of motivation to succeed with many …

Cambodia: Sitting In A Puddle On A Train

Derek Cambodia, Travel Tales 25 Comments

“Hello,” the young man shyly whispered after tapping me on the shoulder several times. “Hello,” I replied somewhat groggily. “Thank you,” he then said before turning around and victoriously running back to his group of friends who showered him with endless high-fives and pats on the back. My morning nap had been interrupted but I couldn’t help but smile. I …

Your Life Should Be The Greatest Success Story Ever Told

Derek Travel Tips & Advice 16 Comments

(This post is part of a unique project organized by Jonny over at www.thelifething.com. Through his efforts, a new inspirational eBook titled “SUCCESS” has just been released that consists of 30 bloggers’ personal definitions of the term ‘success’ and how to achieve it. The eBook is completely free to anyone interested and can be downloaded here: The Success eBook. In …

Thank You to the Militant Who Stole My Car!

Derek Bangladesh, India, Travel Tales 179 Comments

Truth be told, we human beings often don’t understand the true value of a particular moment in our lives until well after that moment has passed. Yet we often forget this undeniable fact in our quest to immediately categorize every interaction and event that occurs, so that we may quickly embrace the positive and discard the negative. Lately, I’ve reached …