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Tranquility Videos

Since the beginning of the year I’ve been trying to take more moments to relax to be present. ┬áSometimes meditate, but not daily like the goal I set for myself. In conjunction I’ve been shooting these little 10, 30 or 60 second videos of the places I choose to do this and sharing them live […]

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My Favorite Place on Earth

One question I get asked all the time when talking about my travels is “What’s your favorite place?” I have a lot of favorites, but there is one place I hold above all others. I found it on my very first trip to Asia

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Travel Pro Tip: Ask to get moved forward when flight delayed

Frequent flyer pro tip: If your flight is delayed and you have a tight connection don’t be shy about walking up to the counter and asking for seat closer to the front of the plane. Today I’m flying to Los Angeles (LAX) from WordCamp US in Philadelphia (PHL), via Chicago (ORD). If I could have […]

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TripAdvisor has destroyed the world with hyperbole

While this opinion has long been stewing about everything from WordPress plugin reviews to Amazon and Ebay seller reviews where anything less than a 5 stars is seen as failure, this is what really triggered it. Once upon a time we would leaf through Lonely Planet where we travelers would read fairly unbiased and neutral […]

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Two reasons not to be afraid of traveling outside the English speaking world.

I’ve heard from a lot of people that are afraid, or let’s so shy, of trying to travel outside the English speaking world. Here are two reasons not to be. First English is the world’s second language I remember the first time I traveled to a country where English wasn’t the official language. It was […]