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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.  Sometimes 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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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 […]

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Blogging is hard

I wrote my first blog post in March of 2006. That means I’ve been doing this, or not doing this as the case may be, for close to 10 years. I’m already making plans to mark that anniversary with a little celebration, but for now just wanted to write a bit about blogging. Blogging is hard, for […]

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Dream Desk Built from Black Iron Pipe and Bamboo

After years of dreaming and several weekends over several months spent sourcing, measuring, figuring, cutting, building and painting I have the desk of my dreams. It’s beautiful!  So beautiful I never want to leave it! (j/king in a couple weeks we leave for a couple months, but I’ll get to come back home to this!) […]