Years ago, when I learned to kayak, an instructor reminded me of the importance of constantly adjusting my actions based on the numerous factors which had an impact on my being safely on the water. Did the wind or current change? Did another boater come across my path? Was I getting tired? Adjust. It’s something […]
Usually, it takes me a couple of days to recover from a trip. Day one consists of unpacking, doing laundry, checking the mail—all general housekeeping tasks. Day two is for my brain to get in gear. I may not be firing on all cylinders by the third day, but I can usually start to engage […]
In Between Trips
For the past couple of months, and for the next one as well, I’ll be traveling so much that the longest I’ll be home is a week at a time. It may seem like a lot, but when my in-between time is spent decompressing from the previous trip and writing about it, plus getting ready […]
Least Adventurous Travelers?
My pal, Mike Barish, has a post on Gadling today about a recent survey commissioned by Intrepid Travel. In terms of “who’s the most adventurous” when traveling, folks from the United States came in behind Kiwis, Aussies, Brits and Canadians. I’m sure some of that can be blamed on the fact that the U.S. culture […]