Why Every Traveler Must Visit INDIA

Derek India 96 Comments

I’m just going to come out and say it…I LOVE INDIA! In fact, I’m so thoroughly addicted to the madness of the subcontinent that I’ve now spent over two and a half years exploring it. What am I addicted to? The GAME. Traveling in India is like playing a game, one that both challenges and changes every player. In the …

Mexico: Secrets from a Cesspool

Derek Mexico 10 Comments

Here in Mexico…it’s all dust and drugs…as well as deadly swine flu outbreaks, unrelenting violence, incessant corruption, dangerous third-world transportation, stomach-churning tacos and poisonous drinking water. It’s really just one giant cesspool of a travel destination if you ask me. That is why I urge you, every single one of you, to stay away…as far away as you possibly can. …

Why I Don’t Own a Tie

Derek Everything Else 2 Comments

I hate ties. Once upon a time I did own one. I’ll even admit it was an attractive tie – shiny maroon swirls overlapped with small black squares. I sure did receive my fair share of compliments whenever I wore it, often being labeled a ‘trendsetter’ by my colleagues (although it might have been ‘bed wetter’…I’m not exactly certain). Nonetheless, …

Life is Good in Sayulita, Mexico

Derek Mexico 55 Comments

For anyone who didn’t know, I spent the month of July traveling through Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico. It was another excellent adventure and I’ll get around to writing more about it as soon as I have a chance. But at the moment, I’m living in paradise! I’m in the small village of Sayulita, right on the west coast …