A strange thing happened last week – I received an email from a musician in Nashville, Joel Porter, asking me to listen to his latest song, “Hymn” (it’s really good!).
Another strange thing: for the past few months, Ashley, a music promoter from the US has also been … Read more
It’s that time of year again when the shopping madness begins and you lose your mind trying to find something perfect – that perfect travel gift. And then you lose your cool stuck in the dreaded Black Friday crowds – the annual tradition when Americans spend the day giving … Read more
There’s a woman living in rural India named Jayashree who wanted to buy a buffalo last year, so I helped her buy one. I contributed only $25 but my small contribution, along with microloans made by eight other total strangers, allowed her to raise the Rs 20000 necessary to buy … Read more
Beautiful Boracay Island in the Philippines was recently named by Conde Naste Travel as number one in their ranking of the best islands in the world! The island is well known for its incredible beauty and its wide range of adventure sports. When I was researching beach options for my … Read more
Watching the Travel Channel is a great way to get a glimpse of the world without leaving the comfort of your couch, but they tend to put a glamorous spin on travel. Anthony Bourdain floats through exotic countries and makes it all look so effortless. Andrew Zimmern eats bizarre food … Read more
On the small Philippine island of Boracay, a security guard stands watch over a popular tourist hotel. He’s dressed in a gray uniform and stands at attention along the sand boardwalk running in front of the hotel. His eyes dart back and forth, always alert for suspicious people and … Read more