Not So Different After All

When I travel, I sometimes struggle with witnessing the impact of globalization on other countries and cultures.  A part of me wants to feel like my experience is truly authentic; that the people are in their native form and insulated from the impact of tourists (like...

Loneliness and Traveling Solo

Over the past few months, several people have asked me if I ever feel lonely traveling by myself.  As many people know, my three-month trip to Chile, Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia was not the first time I traveled alone; I traveled solo in Costa Rica, Japan, Turkey,...

A Primer on The First Retirement

Exceptional leaders didn’t begin their journeys by denying the world around them as it exists.  Instead, they designed a future they wanted to live in instead, saying no to the status quo and consciously asked why and why not?  Even though people like to be given...