Posts filed under: Random Thoughts From Abroad…

“Guadalupe is part of France,” our French driver mentioned offhandedly yesterday on our Sancerre wine tour.  “Same politics, same benefits, it’s basically mainland France in the Caribbean.”  Damn, I thought,...
Next week, I’ll be looking back at my life.  I’m attending a reunion with 40 people from my Remote Year family- most of whom I haven’t seen in 2 years. ...
It’s been 3 years now and I get asked all the time how I manage to travel on my own.  Do I wish I had someone else to share my...
It’s been months since I’ve published anything I’m proud of.  Not that I haven’t tried- I have.  But sometimes it’s easier and safer to write about places and weather instead...
The Rules of Coziness It seems we need to create a practice around everything nowadays.  Simple concepts need books to define them and classes to teach them… like meditation and...
One of my first interviews out of college was on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in New York City.  After spending a frenzied hour in the QQQ (or...
“I have no special talents, I am only passionately curious.” –Albert Einstein The word ‘curiosity’ has been getting a lot of attention lately.  So much so, in fact, that it...
Buenos Aires is immediately charming.  It feels warm, accessible, clean… and incredibly familiar.  It looks like Paris, it looks like New York City, it feels like Rome and Madrid.  Yet...
  “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller 20 years after graduating from Saint Andrews (Class of ‘96), I made some...
Last week, I returned to Lima from a 4-day Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu.  It was an excursion my friend and I had been planning for over a year. ...