Clear Your Cookies To Save Money on Travel | TTT #82

My little cousin turned 16 last month. To celebrate, we planned her first trip to Washington, DC for a girl's weekend. Halfway through the ticket purchase, I contacted her mom for an okay on the arrival and depature times. Our chat took about fifteen minutes. The purchase page had timed out during our conversation and I was forced to refresh the...Read More
Budget Safari on Maasai Mara

My Budget Safari to Kenya’s Maasai Mara Wildlife Haven

We were up before the sun, expectant and excited about the day ahead. Tip-toeing through the Wildebeest Eco Camp, careful so our movement didn’t awake those in neighboring tents, we gathered our belongings and went to meet our safari guide. Peter arrived in a green land rover. We threw our bags on, then jumped in to start our adventure. I...Read More
Here Is Your Invitation To Live

Here Is Your Invitation To Live | TTT #73

On January 16, 2015 ten members of my travel group took a tour of the gorgeous Altos del Maria community in Panama.  For two on the bus, that beautiful mountain scenery would be their final view of the world. The accident shook and then strengthened us, reconnecting our bonds and firming our resolve to live.  And in memorializing our travel...Read More
Large View of The Dark Truth Behind The Johannesburg Lion Park

The Dark Truth Behind The Johannesburg Lion Park TTT #68

Last month I made friends with lion cubs at the Johannesburg Lion Park. In a few years, these lions will be sold to hunters and shot as trophies. The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions These lion cubs are bred in captivity and when they are too big to pet, they are sold. Some go to zoos and circuses while...Read More
Large View of Living On A Train

Five Lessons Learned As An Introvert Living On A Train

There is something to be said about a person who takes a cool idea and brings it to life. Like a rocketship to outer space or a computer network that links the world.  Or maybe a leadership training that takes place on a train as it goes across the United States. The Train Will Leave With Or Without You I...Read More
Large View of The Best Travel Snack Ever

The Best Travel Snack Ever

I’m hesitant to share this because I don’t want to visit the grocery store and find the shelves bare of my favorite travel snack.  I already compete with people whose sole mission in life is to eat and sleep. My favorite travel snack is mashed fruit and/or vegetable blends.  The rest of the world calls it baby food. And I...Read More

Johannesburg: An Entrepreneur Paradise

If you have an entrepreneurial mindset, Johannesburg is paradise. This city is all about taking a little and making a lot. Every day I interacted with people who were hustling to gain customers through a limitless variety of services and products. I was inspired to see so many people using their talents and following their passions to grind out a...Read More