Two months ago, the Empire Building Kit launched out into the world. Thirty days later, we did it again, in one crazy launch with 30+ partners. Today, it's going out again -- once and for all. As of today, the EBK will be permanently available on UnconventionalGuides.com. Empire building for everyone! Yay.Read More
Greetings, friends and readers.
I made it back to America after the latest Round-the-World journey. People sometimes ask how jet lag affects me as I roam from continent to continent. Here's the general rule, Twitter-style:
Jet lag day 1 = zzzz. Day 2 = worst day! Day 3 = don't fall asleep! Day 4 = almost normal.Read More
Twice in the past two months I've tried to make it to Belarus, and twice I've failed. The first time I was volcanoed, stuck in Vancouver and unable to fly to Europe. This time, I was stuck in Zurich, shut out by a Kafkaesque visa system that denied me entry one day before I was supposed to arrive ...Read More
Greetings from Frankfurt airport... or actually the skies between Europe and Africa, as I should be southbound to Equatorial Guinea when this goes out. Let the record show I'm in the back of the Lufthansa aircraft on this trip, with a bonus “wait-on-the-plane-an-extra-two-hours” stopover in Abuja. Sometimes even travel ninjas go long-haul Economy Class, when no upgrades are available.
This is the Sunday Store Update, where I look at some brief news about the business side of AONC ...Read More
Greetings from the home base in Portland, Oregon. I've got a big French press filled to the brim with Stumptown coffee, and I'm settling in for a long day in front of the MacBook.
And ... the Empire Building Kit has now returned! (Insert your preferred trumpet blast here.)Read More
Greetings, friends, readers, and small army. I went on vacation for a few days and am now ensconced back at home in the great city of PDX.
It's always fun to go on vacation as a self-employed person, because a) you still have to work, and b) no one thinks you do any work to begin with. So then when you go on vacation, they say, oh, must be nice that you don't have a job and can do that. Meanwhile on vacation I work six hours a day instead of ten. But it's all good ...Read More
Greetings from Vancouver, British Columbia—a place I'm starting to enjoy more and more every time I pass through. I'm just here in transit again, but it's nice to be back regardless.
This is the Sunday Store Update. If you're new here, I use this time to share some brief news about the business side of AONC.Read More
A few notes on our very busy day here:
1. If you're traveling on Amtrak at some point, I recommend the blueberry pancakes for breakfast.
2. Thanks for all the birthday congratulations. You guys are great.
3. A reader told me about the Bottomless Cup coffee shop in Havre, Montana. We have 25 minutes in Havre this afternoon and I'm going to try to make a mad latte dash. If I don't make it back in time, J.D.'s in charge!
4. Oh, and the Empire Building Kit has been flying off the shelves! Holy cow.Read More
Greetings, friends and readers. After an extended stay at home in Portland, I'm now preparing to head out again. Over the next two weeks I'll be simultaneously traveling through Asia and working on my most detailed business project of the year. It's called Empire Building Kit, and the goal is to help people build a sustainable business in less than one year by doing one thing every day.Read More
Greetings from World Domination HQ in Portland, Oregon. After visiting the South Pacific recently, I’m happy to be home for several weeks before the next trip. This is the Sunday Store Update, where I share a quick update on the business side of AONC. Here’s this week’s important business lesson ...Read More
Greetings from the Caucasus, where I’m wrapping up my two weeks of travel in Azerbaijan, Georgia, and now Armenia. I’ll post more on the trip at some point, but this afternoon I’m getting ready to begin the long journey home (EVN-VIE-FRA-DEN-PDX). My first flight departs Yerevan at the lovely hour of 5:45 a.m. tomorrow, but I decided not to sleep on the floor of the airport the night before. (I know, I’m probably getting soft … but remember I took the 15-hour Russian train last week.)Read More
Greetings from the only coffee shop with WiFi I could find in Baku, Azerbaijan. Not speaking Azeri, Russian, or Turkish doesn’t help with getting directions, but I’m holding up OK. More on the trip next week as I continue to Georgia via overnight train, assuming I can figure out how to get to the train station.Read More
Friends and readers, my final business project of 2009 is now available for your consideration. It’s called Frequent Flyer Master, and the goal is to democratize free travel. I want to help thousands of people travel for free, and this guide will guarantee at least one free domestic plane ticket for everyone who picks it up ...Read More