Kansas Podcast

Listen to my podcast on Amateur Traveler as I provide an itinerary for an epic western Kansas road trip. We will visit museums, see fossils, land formations, Wild West characters, and much more.

So Much Travel!

When I started doing blog posts again, it was part of my bigger plan for enriching my life with more travel and brining the joys of travel to you. I thought I’d be able to crank out a couple posts a week, but the reality is that writing takes a lot of time. There is…

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…

On Top of the World

Founded in 2011 by Chris Guillebeau, the World Domination Summit is an eclectic event that brings together creatives, entrepreneurs, and dreamers who want to live a life bigger than what society imagines it to be. Here is a chronicle of my first experience at WDS, in its penultimate year.

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…