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This Magic Journey

I. Everything begins with a crazy idea, and this particular crazy idea comes to you in stages. You don’t decide to visit every country in the world when you haven’t been out of your own neighborhood. First you go ... Read More

Korea! Wow.

Friends and readers, I hope you’ll excuse a brief post today. I’ve been in Seoul, Korea for three jam-packed days, meeting thousands of people. Yeah, thousands… it’s been intense. So far we’ve do... Read More

Travel Hacking in Early 2013

Every year when the calendar rolls around to January 1, it’s time for me to get back out on the road. I love travel and I love doing events—I’ve been in eight cities in the past ten days—but I also have to get... Read More

2012 Annual Review: Travel Roundup

Where did you go in 2012? Feel free to share with other readers … my own notes are below. *** Every year as part of the Annual Review, I look back on where I’ve been. As usual, this year’s list is fairly long—... Read More

Getting to Guinea Bissau

The biggest challenge was the uncertainty. Stepping onto the transfer bus for Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 1, I considered the journey thus far and the upcoming adventure that the next few days would hold. I was coming o... Read More

Adventures in Yemen

Upon my arrival in Sana’a, the capital city of Yemen, it took a while to get underway. Immigration was uneventful and I had met the guy who would serve as my guide for the next three days, but we had a problem finding a... Read More

Letter from Brazzaville

Brazzaville, the capital city of the Republic of Congo, has a spiffy new airport in the style of Paris or Madrid. Coming in on the RwandAir flight from Kigali, I’m shocked to see actual jet bridges where one can walk di... Read More

On the Road Again: Next Stop, Republic of Congo

Greetings, friends and readers. For the past few months I’ve been confined to a short leash. I visited twenty cities in North America for the first leg of The $100 Startup tour, and I managed to hop over to London for t... Read More

Report from the Road

Greetings, friends and readers. I’ve been on the road for 10 days, meeting people in 7 cities and counting so far. We kicked things off in New York City with a great crowd. The next day I rode Amtrak up to Boston for a ... Read More

Getting to Ashgabat

I often think in airport codes, and I know at least a couple hundred of them by memory. Name an airport, even a fairly obscure one, and there’s a good chance I know its shorthand. But even I was stumped when it came to ... Read More

On the Road Again: Austin to Turkmenistan

Greetings from Austin, Texas. Later today I’ll be presenting the first public debut of The $100 Startup here at the SXSW Interactive Festival. If you’re around, drop by Convention Center Ballroom G at 5pm local ti... Read More

Runway Running

When I boarded the flight to Nauru, I felt like I was going into exile. The airline that flies to Nauru is called “Our Airline,” which could go down as the most comical airline name I’ve ever heard. (Runner up: R... Read More