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  • Travel Quote of the Week – June 6, 2017

    Travel Quote of the Week – June 6, 2017

    “Only those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.” On this date 51 years go, Robert F. Kennedy said these words during an anti-Apartheid speech at the University of Cape Town. He had been invited there by a group…
  • Travel Quote of the Week – May 30, 2017

    Travel Quote of the Week – May 30, 2017

    With everything that’s been happening in the news lately, perhaps it’s inevitable that I’ve had fear on my mind. Not that I’ve been constantly afraid, but rather that I’ve been thinking about fear itself. In particular, I’ve been wondering where…
  • Travel Quote of the Week – May 23, 2017

    Travel Quote of the Week – May 23, 2017

    Neil Donald Walsch is an American author, writer, and speaker. He is most famous for his book series Conversations with God. This week’s quote—“Life begins as the end of your comfort zone”—speaks to the necessity of pushing yourself beyond your…
  • Travel Quote of the Week – May 16, 2017

    Travel Quote of the Week – May 16, 2017

    J.R.R. Tolkien was a British writer, poet, and professor. He is best known as the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. This week’s quote—“Not all those who wander are lost”—is part of a poem inside…
  • Travel Quote of the Week – April 25, 2017

    Travel Quote of the Week – April 25, 2017

    Eugene Fodor was a Hungarian-born American travel writer, editor, and businessman. He is best known for founding Fodor’s, the world’s largest publisher of English language travel books. Fodor was born in Léva, Hungary in 1905, in what was part of…
  • Travel Quote of the Week – April 18, 2017

    Travel Quote of the Week – April 18, 2017

    Saint Augustine [354-430] was an early Christian theologian and philosopher whose writings influenced both the development of Western Christianity and philosophy. He was bishop of Hippo, a Roman city in modern-day Algeria. His most famous works are The City of…
  • Thoughtful Thursday – April 13, 2017

    Thoughtful Thursday – April 13, 2017

    Thoughtful Thursday   Hey everyone, I wanted to let you know that I’m experimenting with a new format at Thoughtful Thursday—one where there will be fewer links but more analysis on my part. This should not only save you time…
  • Travel Quote of the Week – April 11, 2017

    Travel Quote of the Week – April 11, 2017

    Laurence Gonzales is an an American writer, journalist, and survival skills expert. He is perhaps best known for writing the best selling book Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why. Gonzales was born in St. Louis, Missouri but moved…
  • Searches, Seizures, and Technology – How to Protect Your Privacy at the U.S. Border

    Searches, Seizures, and Technology – How to Protect Your Privacy at the U.S. Border

    In the age of Donald Trump's travel bans and the fallout of Edward Snowden's leaks, many travelers are fearful that crossing the U.S. border—either on the way home or to visit—will result in a loss of personal privacy. But is this justified? Can…
  • Thoughtful Thursday – April 6, 2017

    Thoughtful Thursday – April 6, 2017

    Thoughtful Thursday   Hey friends, Every Thursday I post the latest and greatest content related to travel and self-improvement that I've found throughout the week. It could include articles, videos, podcasts, books, photographs, or any other sort of thought-inducing content I may come…
  • Travel Quote of the Week – April 4, 2017

    Travel Quote of the Week – April 4, 2017

    Fyodor Dostoyevsky was a Russian writer, journalist, and philosopher. He is best known for his novels, which include Crime and Punishment (1866), The Idiot (1869), and The Brothers Karamazov (1880). Dostoyevsky was born in Moscow in 1821. He became interested…
  • Thoughtful Thursday – March 30, 2017

    Thoughtful Thursday – March 30, 2017

    Thoughtful Thursday   Hey friends, Every Thursday I post the latest and greatest content related to travel and self-improvement that I've found throughout the week. It could include articles, videos, podcasts, books, photographs, or any other sort of thought-inducing content I may come…
  • Travel Quote of the Week – March 28, 2017

    Travel Quote of the Week – March 28, 2017

      Tweet this photo!    This week's travel quote comes from Lao-Tzu, a legendary Chinese writer and philosopher. Little is known about his life, but most scholars believe he was born in China during the sixth century BC, making him a contemporary…
  • Thoughtful Thursday – March 23, 2017

    Thoughtful Thursday – March 23, 2017

    Thoughtful Thursday   Hey friends, Every Thursday I post the latest and greatest content related to travel and self-improvement that I've found throughout the week. It could include articles, videos, podcasts, books, photographs, or any other sort of thought-inducing content I may come…
  • Travel Quote of the Week – March 21, 2017

    Travel Quote of the Week – March 21, 2017

    Tweet this photo!    This week's travel quote comes from Gardner McKay, an American writer, actor, and artist. Throughout his life, McKay did things his own way. Having gained considerable fame in Hollywood during the 1950s and '60s, McKay elected to leave…
  • Thoughtful Thursday – March 16, 2017

    Thoughtful Thursday – March 16, 2017

    Thoughtful Thursday   Hey friends, Every Thursday I post the latest and greatest content related to travel and self-improvement that I've found throughout the week. It could include articles, videos, podcasts, books, photographs, or any other sort of thought-inducing content I may come…
  • Travel Quote of the Week – March 14, 2017

    Travel Quote of the Week – March 14, 2017

    Epictetus was a Greek-speaking Stoic philosopher from the first century AD. His teachings have influenced a wide range of people including the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the military commander James Stockdale, and the modern spiritual guru Eckart Tolle.   Epictetus…
  • The Travel Whispers Blogger Challenge

    The Travel Whispers Blogger Challenge

    I was looking over Twitter the other day when something interesting caught my eye: the Travel Whispers Blogger Challenge. Designed by Stephanie Fox, the Travel Whispers Blogger Challenge is a series of questions designed to inspire real-life action, create dialogue…
  • Thoughtful Thursday – March 9, 2017

    Thoughtful Thursday – March 9, 2017

    Thoughtful Thursday   Hey friends, Every Thursday I post the latest and greatest content related to travel and self-improvement that I've found throughout the week. It could include articles, videos, podcasts, books, photographs, or any other sort of thought-inducing content I may come…
  • Travel Quote of the Week – March 7, 2017

    Travel Quote of the Week – March 7, 2017

    Max Lucado is an American writer, preacher, and speaker. He has written over 100 books on the philosophy of life—many of which have become best sellers. Lucid was born into a working class family in Texas. He seldom traveled growing…
  • Thoughtful Thursday – March 2, 2017

    Thoughtful Thursday – March 2, 2017

    Thoughtful Thursday   Hey friends, Every Thursday I post the latest and greatest content related to travel and self-improvement that I've found throughout the week. It could include articles, videos, podcasts, books, photographs, or any other sort of thought-inducing content I may come…
  • Travel Quote of the Week – February 28, 2017

    Travel Quote of the Week – February 28, 2017

    Cus D’Amato was an American boxing manager and who helped train Mike Tyson, Floyd Patterson, and José Torres—all of whom are members of the International Boxing Hall of Fame. D’Amato was born in the Bronx in 1908 to a family…
  • Thoughtful Thursday – February 23, 2017

    Thoughtful Thursday – February 23, 2017

    Thoughtful Thursday   Hey friends, Every Thursday I post the latest and greatest content related to travel and self-improvement that I've found throughout the week. It could include articles, videos, podcasts, books, photographs, or any other sort of thought-inducing content I may come…
  • Travel Quote of the Week – February 21, 2017

    Travel Quote of the Week – February 21, 2017

    Erol Ozan is a writer, scientist, and professor of information technology at East Carolina University. He has degrees in electrical engineering, applied physics, and engineering management. In his novel Talus, Ozan writes “some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting…
  • Thoughtful Thursday – February 16, 2017

    Thoughtful Thursday – February 16, 2017

    Thoughtful Thursday   Hey friends, Every Thursday I post the latest and greatest content related to travel and self-improvement that I've found throughout the week. It could include articles, videos, podcasts, books, photographs, or any other sort of thought-inducing content I may come…
  • Travel Quote of the Week – February 14, 2017

    Travel Quote of the Week – February 14, 2017

    Andrew Zimmern is an American chef, food writer, and television personality. He is perhaps best known for being the host and co-creator of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern.   This week’s travel quote—“Please be a traveler, not a tourist. Try…
  • Travel Quote of the Week – February 7, 2017

    Travel Quote of the Week – February 7, 2017

      Tim Cahill is an American adventurer and traveler writer. He is best known for being the founding editor of Outside magazine.  Cahill was born in Wisconsin in 1944. As a young man, he was a competitive swimmer, earning a…
  • Travel Quote of the Week – January 31, 2017

    Travel Quote of the Week – January 31, 2017

    Marie Curie was a Polish and naturalized-French physician and chemist. She is best known for her work on radioactive compounds, for which she won multiple Nobel Prizes. Curie was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1867. At the age of 24…
  • Travel Quote of the Week – January 24, 2017

    Travel Quote of the Week – January 24, 2017

    For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by the philosophy of the Far East. My bookshelf is filled with volumes about Buddhism, Taoism, and mindfulness. As such, it should come as little surprise that I chose to…
  • Thoughtful Thursday – January 19, 2017

    Thoughtful Thursday – January 19, 2017

    Thoughtful Thursday   Hey friends, Every Thursday I post the latest and greatest content related to travel and self-improvement that I've found throughout the week. It could include articles, videos, podcasts, books, photographs, or any other sort of thought-inducing content I may come…
  • Travel Quote of the Week – January 17, 2017

    Travel Quote of the Week – January 17, 2017

    This week’s travel quote comes from Henry Miller, an American writer, literary critic, and thinker. He is best known for developing the semi-autobiographical novel format, which blended philosophical reflection, social criticism, and character study.   Miller was born in Manhattan…
  • Thoughtful Thursday – January 12, 2017

    Thoughtful Thursday – January 12, 2017

    Thoughtful Thursday   Hey friends, Every Thursday I post the latest and greatest content related to travel and self-improvement that I've found throughout the week. It could include articles, videos, podcasts, books, photographs, or any other sort of thought-inducing content I may come…
  • Travel Quote of the Week – January 10, 2017

    Travel Quote of the Week – January 10, 2017

    This week’s travel quote comes from W. Clement Stone, a businessman, philanthropist, and self-help book author. He is often cited as a real-life example of the rags-to-riches trope, having created a massive fortune from nothing.  Born into an impoverished Chicago…
  • Thoughtful Thursday – January 5, 2017

    Thoughtful Thursday – January 5, 2017

    Thoughtful Thursday   Hey friends, Every Thursday I post the latest and greatest content related to travel and self-improvement that I've found throughout the week. It could include articles, videos, podcasts, books, photographs, or any other sort of thought-inducing content I may come…
  • Travel Quote of the Week – January 3, 2017

    Travel Quote of the Week – January 3, 2017

            This week’s travel quote comes from Clint Borgen, an American entrepreneur, humanitarian, and thought influencer. He is best known for being the founder and president of the Borgen Project, an organization that works to bring U.S.…
  • Thoughtful Thursday – December 29, 2016

    Thoughtful Thursday – December 29, 2016

    Thoughtful Thursday   Hey friends, Every Thursday I post the latest and greatest content related to travel and self-improvement that I've found throughout the week. It could include articles, videos, podcasts, books, photographs, or any other sort of thought-inducing content I may come…
  • Travel Quote of the Week – December 27, 2016

    Travel Quote of the Week – December 27, 2016

      This week’s travel quote comes from Anna Quindlen, an American author, columnist, and journalist. She is best known for her New York Times op-ed column, Public and Private.   Born in 1952 in Philadelphia, Quindlen began her career as…
  • 7 of the Best Things I Ate While Traveling in 2016 (Plus 1 That Sucked)

    7 of the Best Things I Ate While Traveling in 2016 (Plus 1 That Sucked)

    If you’re like me, trying the local food is one of your favorite things to do while traveling. Fortunately, over the past year I’ve some incredible meals. Here are the stories behind 7 of the best things I ate while…
  • Thoughtful Thursday – December 22, 2016

    Thoughtful Thursday – December 22, 2016

    Thoughtful Thursday   Hey friends, Every Thursday I post the latest and greatest content related to travel and self-improvement that I've found throughout the week. It could include articles, videos, podcasts, books, photographs, or any other sort of thought-inducing content I may come…
  • Travel Quote of the Week – December 20, 2016

    Travel Quote of the Week – December 20, 2016

    This week’s travel quote comes from H. Jackson Brown Jr., an American author and inspirational writer. He is best known for his book, Life’s Little Instruction Book, which was a New York Times bestseller.    Born in Tennessee in 1940,…