In many cultures, talking about money is often considered taboo. Personally, I hate money and wish we could live simply like the primitive people on the island of Yap where men wear little skirts and deals are made with gigantic stone discs instead of money.
But we live in … Read more
I was sitting at a café recently in my hometown of Zumbrota, Minnesota, having lunch with one of my oldest and dearest friends. We are as opposite as two people can be, but our friendship has endured for 35+ years and is stronger than ever. Our lives have taken different … Read more
“Ordinary people with extraordinary stories”
“I’m in Taipei at the moment. Wanna meet for coffee?” the message read.
Through the magic of social media, I recently connected with a travel blogging man who’s been on the road for almost 20 years, nearly half his life. I’ve met a lot of … Read more
I was busy planning my trip to Croatia, a country I had no real connection to and didn’t know that much about. I thought it sounded slightly exotic and I hadn’t been there yet. Not a good reason, but it was all I had. After all, I worked for … Read more
One of my private tutor students has been with me for almost three years. He’s a Taiwanese engineer with high level English speaking and reading skills. His conversation skills, however, are sorely lacking. He seems to have no opinion and not much personality (sad, but true). We read articles from … Read more
“Ultimate Travel Guide to Venice” “Where to Eat in Paris”
“The Mini Guide to Toronto”
“Local Guide to Tokyo” “What to do in London”
Travel blogger posts are becoming a vital tool for trip planning, getting insider’s tips that you just can’t get from a Lonely Planet or Fodor’s … Read more
“Aren’t you ever scared?” they ask me.
“Of what?” I reply. They can’t really answer that. They just have a vague sense that my lifestyle should be scary but no specific reasons why.
I recently spent a few weeks in my hometown of Zumbrota, Minnesota and was … Read more