On Sunday, I was trying to summon a Tapir in the Madidi National Park, in the Bolivian Amazon. This is when I learned I cannot whistle. Read more
Hey Younger Me,
It’s me, your older self. I’ve been asked to write you a letter that foretells the myriad accomplishments and setbacks you’ll experience in life. A compendium, really, of the knowledge and wisdom I’ve gained since I was your age, and whatever other sage advice I may have to ease your journey. I guess sort of like a psychic friend crossed with a fairy godmother, with a dash of Yoda, Dear Abby, Polonius, and the Ghost of Things to Come… tossed into 750 to 1,000 words.
When it comes to travel, few things can ruin a vacation faster than money. Vacation is meant to relieve stress, not induce it.
Whether you’re trying to save money, avoid fighting over money, or avoid losing your money, these common sense tips should help:
I’ll never forget the day I checked in for my flight to Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I was at South Africa’s O.R. Tambo International Airport and had been waiting in line forever. When I finally reached the counter, the agent took one look at my ticket and asked why I was going to the DRC. When I replied, “For vacation,” he laughed.
I admit, my vacation choices aren’t always conventional.
If you’re like me, off the beaten path is the only path. But despite the obvious advantages of taking the road less traveled, taking the road less traveled doesn’t always come easy.