Archive for Perspectives

Travel and Life

My Robot-Like Approach to Travel and Life

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. … Read more

Most Memorable Life Experiences

Why I Made a List of Memorable Life Experiences This Morning

Have you ever created a list of the first 50 or so most memorable life experiences that pop into your head when you think back over your years? I woke up this morning and felt the urge to do just … Read more

Travel Friendships

Travel Friendships – Far More Powerful Than We Think

Her name is Tamara. And because of her I shed a tear. Back in 2014, I wrote about this woman who lives in the small, simple town of Tamga, near the banks of Issyk-Kul Lake, in Eastern Kyrgyzstan. I met … Read more

travel blogging

Why I’m Concerned About Travel Blogging

I’m a travel blogger. Wait. No I’m not. As I like to say, I’m just a blogger. I happen to be traveling most of the time so I write about travel most of the time too. Maybe that makes me … Read more

The Worst Golf Shot

What The Worst Golf Shot Teaches Us About Travel

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 … Read more

The Greatest Lesson I've Learned

The Greatest Lesson I’ve Learned From Travel

I know nothing. That’s the greatest lesson I’ve learned during all these years of travel. Sure, I can tell you where to snorkel in Bali or give you a great route for a road trip around Romania or explain where … Read more

Important Travel Rule

The Most Important Travel Rule

It was simply stunning. The sun was rising over the holy Ganges River, with the gentle foothills of the Himalayas off in the distance, the town slowly awakening into a soft pink glow. The atmosphere so peaceful, so serene. I … Read more

Cant Afford to Fail

When We Can’t Afford to Fail, We Succeed

Four months ago, I received an email from a customer who had purchased one of the eBooks that I have written. The email said… “I can’t download your eBook. Every time I go to the download page, I get a … Read more

Reason to Travel

Another Extremely Important Reason To Travel

Yes, you can read about the world. You can even see the world, too. But what about feeling the world? That’s my reason to travel. To feel. I want to feel and as a result, to learn from every experience … Read more


How Five Minutes of Meditation Makes Me A Better Traveler

Ah, meditation. Legs crossed, hands placed ever so gently on the knees, back straight, baggy cotton clothes flowing perfectly and alas, the look of pure zen on the face. Well, what if I told you that I meditate sitting down … Read more