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2013 Annual Review: Looking Forward!

Hi, everyone—the 2013 Annual Review continues! All posts will be open for comments from readers. In this post: looking forward to next year. But first! On Monday I published a roundup (not sent by email) of the first batch ... Read More

2013 Annual Review: Reader Roundup

Hi, everyone—the 2013 Annual Review continues! All posts will be open for comments from readers. In this post: links from several of our readers who are also undertaking their own reviews. Over at World Domination HQ I̵... Read More

2013 Annual Review: Looking Back

Hi, everyone—the 2013 Annual Review continues! All posts will be open for comments from readers. In this post: looking back at the highs and lows of the year. *** As explained in this year’s introduction and invitatio... Read More

2012 Annual Review: Looking Forward

I did it. I made it to Tuvalu, the penultimate country! It took a while to get here, but that’s to be expected. Someone said they spent 20 minutes reading the Tuvalu Wikipedia page the other day. I said I was surprised ... Read More

2012 Annual Review: Overview

Greetings! Every year I devote an entire week—and usually several weeks of blog posts—to an Annual Review, where I look back on the previous year and make plans for the coming year. Many of our readers now do the same thi... Read More

2011 Annual Review: Looking Forward

Merry Christmas and Happy Everything! Wherever you are and whatever you’re celebrating, I hope you’re having a great holiday week. This is the final post of the 2011 Annual Review series. Looking back over the yea... Read More

2011 Annual Review: Business Lessons

As I look back on the year during my Annual Review, I think about what went well and what didn’t in several parts of life. This post refers specifically to the business side of AONC, especially UnconventionalGuides.com and ... Read More

2011 Annual Review: Looking Back

Greetings, everyone. I’m finishing up my latest trip to Africa, and I hope you’re well wherever you are. Below is the first part of the 2011 Annual Review. Two notes on this year’s series: first, at the end ... Read More

2011 Annual Review: The Beginning

Every year since 2006, I’ve set aside an entire week in December to review the year that has almost passed and look ahead to the next one. I certainly haven’t got everything in my life figured out, but I can hones... Read More

Two Days Until Your Best Year Ever?

Greetings, everyone. I made it home from my Annual Review trip and have been enjoying the holiday week at home. Only two days remain in this entire year… which brings us to this non-commercial reminder: If 2010 was an a... Read More

2010 Annual Review: Looking Forward

After looking back on the year that’s nearly finished, I spend most of my Annual Review time thinking ahead to the forthcoming year. While I wrapped up the 2010 review and looked ahead to 2011, here are a few of the sum... Read More