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 …

Important Travel Rule

The Most Important Travel Rule

Derek Perspectives, Travel Tips & Advice 56 Comments

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 stood there enjoying this sunrise for quite some time, watching the monkeys hop around the rooftops in front of me, …

Cant Afford to Fail

When We Can’t Afford to Fail, We Succeed

Derek Perspectives 46 Comments

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 message stating that you haven’t been notified of my payment yet and to check back later. But my payment already …

Fluent in Any Language

Why Me No Fluent In Any Language At All

Derek Personal Stuff, Perspectives 83 Comments

Thank you, travel. For it is you who has turned me into a man who is fluent, not in two languages, nor three languages, and not even four languages. Alas, as a result of constantly bouncing around the world, far and wide, for over a decade, I can proudly declare that I am now fully fluent in…zero languages. That’s right, …