Things They Have No Right to Tell You

All of my relationships have failed, but here’s what you should do about yours. I’ve never written a book, but here’s a list of everything that’s wrong with yours. My business failed, but here’s ... Read More

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda and the Congo

Note: This post contains videos. If you can’t see them, you can view the collection over here. *** After flying through the day and night via Hong Kong, Johannesburg, and Nairobi (yes, I’m perpetually tired), I ma... Read More

One-Hour Travel Hacking Class Now Available

Friends and readers, Greetings from Johannesburg airport, where I’ve just arrived from a week of gorilla trekking in East Africa. Life is good. By popular request, you’re invited to join me for a one-hour online c... Read More

What Are You Looking Forward To?

It’s a fairly self-explanatory question: what’s coming up in the near or faraway future that you’re excited about? I’ll start. In the short-term, I’m looking forward to getting home from another ... Read More

Why Travel

Because when you leave behind the familiar, you can’t help but be changed by the foreign. Because comfort zones become constricting zones over time. Because the world was meant to be experienced, not imagined. Because y... Read More

Paying the Bills: Your Responses

As expected, I received a flood of responses to Monday’s question on paying the bills. In addition to hundreds of site comments (I posted at least half that came through, but it’s tough to keep up from the road), ... Read More

How to Quickly Pay the Bills

I recently posed an open question to a few social networks and received hundreds of interesting responses. I’ll republish the best of them for everyone to see at some point, but first I thought I’d ask YOU. *** **... Read More

How to Do the Right Thing

From time to time, I write about the general subject of thinking for yourself—also known as why you don’t need to take anyone’s advice about much of anything. Whenever I do, I always receive lots of concerned em... Read More

The Feeling of Landing on a Remote Airstrip

You appreciate the big cities. Tokyo, Hong Kong, London—all of these you visit often and love well. But sometimes, your adventures take you further afield. You fly to a big city, then to a smaller city, and eventually on to... Read More