Book Review: Some Stories by Yvon Chouinard

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Some Stories by Yvon Chouinard is the kind of book that, after even a quick glance, makes you feel like you could have done more with your life.  The book consists of a series of previously published short stories and letters on adventure sports, business and environmentalism that follows the course of Yvon’s life from […]

Travel For Work: Most Annoying Business Terms

Travel For Work

Ive been working the “business world” for over 10 years now.  So I feel its only fitting that I vent a bit and compile my Official list of the Most Annoying Business Terms.  These are the phrases and sayings that I hear so often that it makes me cringe and question my life choices.  If […]

Indonesia: Independent Trekking in Papua’s Central Highlands

Papua, Indonesia

Until 1930 the central highlands of Papua were believed to be completely uninhabited.  But when two Australian gold prospectors made an expedition into the western central highlands, those assumptions were shattered forever.  What they found were numerous tribes speaking hundreds of different languages and who lived in such isolation that they had no concept of the outside […]

China: How To Get To Yubeng

Ice Lake, Yubeng, Yunnan Province, China

China tends to conjure up images of tourist hordes swarming the Great Wall or Forbidden City, but ask the locals and they’ll tell you Yunnan is the place to visit. Yunnan province borders Vietnam, Myanmar and Tibet, and is known in China for its stunning scenery, more than two dozen unique ethnic minorities, and delicious […]

Living Abroad: Having a Great Experience and Leaving a Great Impression

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If you play your cards right, living abroad can be an extraordinary life-changing experience. You will face so much more than just new language, food and culture, you’ll be surrounded by countless invisible differences which conspire together to create that unique foreign charm. At times you’ll struggle to explain or comprehend what you see around […]