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Always Get Back Up: Lessons from
Muhammad Ali

Tomorrow is the beginning of Black History Month in the U.S., where we celebrate the achievements of African Americans and honor our country’s culture of diversity. Last year I wrote about Malcolm X, one of my personal heroes and a great example of non-conformity in the face of relentless pressure to back down. This time,…

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Business Goals for the Travel Hacking Cartel

I was all set to go on national TV Friday morning to discuss travel hacking, but then I got a frantic message from the producer: “Have you been to Egypt?” Why yes, I said, I have—not checking the news, since I was thinking ahead to the segment for which they were interviewing me. The next…

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Postcard #45: Farnoosh in Sydney

This week’s featured postcard comes to us from Farnoosh in Sydney, Australia. Here’s what it’s all about. See more postcards from readers here. Send your own in to this address: World Domination HQ 4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd #639 Portland, OR 97214 USA ###

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Book Tour Gratitude, 63 Cities Later

Thanks so much to everyone out there who was a part of the 63-city Unconventional Book Tour, which just wrapped up in beautiful Vancouver last weekend. We’re working on a bigger project to document the whole experience for everyone, but for now I just wanted to express my gratefulness. While I’ve been touring, I’ve been…

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Travel Hackers of the World, Unite

You can learn more or sign up here for the special preboarding phase here *** How It Works We’re welcoming an initial 1,000 members during the preboarding phase. In addition to being extra-special, these inaugural members will get access to a live webinar I’ll produce next month on “8 Ways to Travel for Free in…

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How To Get What You Really Want

Last week I hosted a fun contest to give away my Frequent Flyer Miles to one reader. I expected a few hundred comments, and I got a few thousand. Wow. I tried to publish as many as I could; the rest are backlogged in WordPress-land—we can see them from our side, but they’re not up…

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Postcard #44: Heike in South Africa

This week’s featured postcard comes to us from Heike in South Africa. Here’s what it’s all about. See more postcards from readers here. Send your own in to this address: World Domination HQ 4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd #639 Portland, OR 97214 USA ###

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Free Trip to Anywhere

Next week we’re finally going to launch the preboarding phase of my first major business project in nearly a year, the Travel Hacking Cartel. On Monday I’ll tell you more about it, and on Tuesday we’ll offer a $1, 14-day trial to the first 1,000 people who manage to sign up. (After the preboarding phase,…

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The Bravest Thing

What’s the bravest thing you’ve ever done? I asked this question last week and was flooded with hundreds of great responses. Here are many of them, with links to the people who were brave enough to share. (All of these comments were shared publicly, and there are also 80+ responses on our Facebook page.) ***…

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Postcard #43: Ken in Puyallup

This week’s featured postcard comes to us from Ken in Puyallup, Washington. Here’s what it’s all about. See more postcards from readers here. Send your own in to this address: World Domination HQ 4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd #639 Portland, OR 97214 USA ###

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How To Be Yourself

It’s a good idea to be yourself, not only because everybody else is taken, but because trying to be anything else doesn’t usually get you very far. But how do you do it? First, you have to understand what you have unlearned about yourself. This process can be disheartening, as you remember past decisions where…

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When You Travel, You Find Yourself Alone

Greetings from St. John’s, Newfoundland—the “east east” coast of North America, and the first stop of my book tour to every province in Canada. I’ll be on the road for the next two weeks. Articles will continue to be posted as always, but email and the rest of my work may be delayed as I…

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World Domination Summit Is Sold Out

It’s actually been sold out for several weeks, but I’ve been laying low and letting it ride for a while. On the advice of my great team, however, I can do so no longer. Five months in advance, we are (beyond) filled to capacity with more than 450 attendees from all over the world, in…

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Postcard #42: Diana in NYC

This week’s featured postcard comes to us from Diana in New York City. Here’s what it’s all about. See more postcards from readers here. Send your own in to this address: World Domination HQ 4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd #639 Portland, OR 97214 USA ###

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Forward Motion

I had an early-early flight, so I booked a hotel near the airport and took the train out the night before. Problem was, I’m so used to going to the airport that I forgot to get off at the hotel stop and instead rode all the way to PDX. Then I stepped off the train…

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