One Month Video Challenge

At the World Domination Summit last month in Portland, Oregon, I declared to record a one-minute video of myself every day, which I’ve done. However, I have not shared them publicly. I’m kicking up the accountability several notches now by committing to posting a video on YouTube every day this month. I will talk about…

Travel Mishaps

Air traffic control tower at tiny Manhattan, Kansas airport

What’s going on with this blog??

It has been over a month since my last post, so I wanted to give you an update on what’s happening. I am working on some posts about our Atlanta trip in April, but they will be posted on my forthcoming website that I hope to launch in the early summer. You will find new…

From the Archives: “Showdown in Shaydon” (Tajikistan)

The following was originally published on November 12, 2008 as part of “Pixillated Peregrinations,” a chronicle of my Central Asia and Turkey, which was hosted on the TravBuddy blog site that shuttered in April 2018.  Sunday morning was another cloudy day, but not rainy. I think I slept until around 9am, but Halim and I…

The Top Takeaways from the DC Travel and Adventure Show

Saint Patrick’s Day weekend featured another two-day travel show, this time right here in my neck of the woods. How could I be any luckier? The Travel & Adventure Show returned to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC for a fifteenth year. I’d heard of this one, but had never been before….

The Paradise Next Door: Discovering the Beauty of Querétaro, Mexico

“Mexico is so dangerous! Why would you go there?” That was one of the first things I’d heard from someone when I excitedly told them I was going. “But is it safe?” was another common question. Unfortunately for Americans, the media paints our neighbor to the south as a land riddled with nothing but drug…