Tweeting from the summit of Everest

Often while traveling, it seems that there’s no place immune from a wireless connection. Hotels, cafés—even buses allow you to connect with the world using your cell phone, laptop, or notebook.

It’s been many years since I’ve heard someone make a call from an airplane using those seat-back phones: “Hey, you’ll never guess where I’m calling you from.” I suppose that’s part of the allure for … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (4)  | May 19, 2011
Category: Lifestyle Design, Travel News, Travel Tech

STA announces 2011 World Traveler Interns

It’s that time of year again when STA travel picks this summers World Traveler Interns and the two lucky candidates have been announced. The 2011 interns are Brigette Muller and Dutch Simpson. You can read more about who they are and what inspired them to apply for the position here, on the STA website.

This … Read more »

Posted by | Comments Off on STA announces 2011 World Traveler Interns  | May 18, 2011
Category: Asia, Europe, Oceania, South America, Travel Video, Travel Writing

Book Review: Saving by Beauty in Iran

I’ve wanted to go to Iran for nearly as long as I’ve been traveling. There is no other country that I have heard travelers so universally praise — the people, the culture, the food; it’s rare to meet anyone with something bad to say about Iran. Unless of course you’re talking politics.

British-American author and poet Roger … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (4)  | May 18, 2011
Category: General

Your culture affects every aspect of your life

“Our culture is our routine of sleeping, bathing, dressing, eating, and getting to work. It is our household chores and the actions we perform on the job; the way we buy goods and services, write and mail a letter, take a taxi or board a bus, make a telephone call, go to a movie, or attend church. It is the way we greet friends or address a stranger, the admonitions we give our children and … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (3)  | May 16, 2011
Category: Travel Quote of the Day

Telecommuting like a pro

Looking to take your work on the road with your travels? The technology is available. There is a lack of role models, though. It would be great if we all knew digital nomads we could learn from. What would you ask a successful one if you had the chance?

Enter Chris Jankulovski. The CEO of Remote Staff gave a behind-the-scenes look at his cool lifestyle in this in-depth interview on Mixergy.  You have … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (1)  | May 13, 2011
Category: Expat Life, Lifestyle Design, Notes from the collective travel mind, Travel Tech

Talavera in Puebla

The colonial city of Puebla in Mexico lures travelers eager to taste its own culinary creations (among which are mole poblano and chiles en nogada), watch the traditional Cinco de Mayo parade, or shop for Talavera pottery. And while in many destinations, artistic creations are only available in museums and shops, a short walk down any street in downtown Puebla makes it seem as though the … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (4)  | May 12, 2011
Category: Languages and Culture, North America

Life in a Day: Update

Several weeks ago I wrote about the film Life in a Day that is slated for release in the next few months. Since then, anticipation for the film seems to have gone viral, as the trailer and articles about the film have popped up all over popular websites like facebook, twitter, and other social forums. I feel as if unable to get online without reading some mention of the film. With seemingly such … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (1)  | May 11, 2011
Category: Travel Video

Material wealth doesn’t necessarily make your life rich

“The millionaires I know seem desperate to become multimillionaires, and spend more time with their lawyers and their bankers than with their friends (whose motivations they are no longer sure of). And I remember how, in the corporate world, I always knew there was some higher position I could attain, which meant that, like Zeno’s arrow, I was guaranteed never to arrive and always to remain dissatisfied.” –Pico Iyer, “The Joy of LessNew … Read more »

Posted by | Comments (8)  | May 9, 2011
Category: Travel Quote of the Day