Next week I’ll be embarking on another intense work trip beginning with two solid weeks of guidebook research for Rick Steves. A few readers might be thinking: oooh, how exciting! what a glamorous job! Certainly some fun moments will occur, but overall the schedule is so tight that there’s little room for glamour :-)
- Continue reading personal: typical research day
I’ve been busy the past week attempting to confirm dates & purchasing flights. While I’ve made progress, arranging three months of travel is always insane. Hopefully I’ll have time to write about my experiences along the way, but the reality is that work comes first. If I disappear from the internet from May to July, know I’m alive & well. Here’s where I’ll be…
- Continue reading personal: 2013 schedule
Seems like I say the same thing every year, but dang… where did 2012 go? Below are some of the major events from this past year:
- Continue reading personal: 2012 in review
Very hard to believe that an entire year has passed since I reviewed 2010. It seems like the blink of an eye. But big things happened. Good things happened.
- Continue reading personal: 2011 in review
With Spain deep in crisis mode & elections for President/Prime Minister coming up tomorrow, I sat back last night & thought about how things were so different when I lived in Cádiz in 1998-99.
- Continue reading personal: when i lived in spain
I’ll be the first to admit that seeing a 40-year old man carrying a tiny stuffed bear in his pocket is a bit odd. But before passing judgment, get the full story.
- Continue reading personal: who is ursula?
Last year I recognized the benefits of being unemployed… mainly the ability to start new projects. Although it took more work than expected, our vision has finally become a reality. Endless Mile is now live!
- Continue reading endless mile: travel apps for sale!
Regular readers know that I’m big on resolutions for the new year, making lists, and love ticking off completed items. While I definitely have goals to accomplish in 2011, I’ve decided to stop being so rigid about it. This was probably the year I’ve most traveled in my life… & that’s saying something.
- Continue reading personal: 2010 in review
Resigning from a company you’ve spent the past 11 years with can be unsettling… even if the time is right. After a long run with Rick Steves—first as a tour guide, then as a guidebook researcher & writer, & later a return to guiding tours—I recently said goodbye. It was a great company to work for & I’ll miss several people, but I can’t be sad for very long. There are just so many benefits to being unemployed.
- Continue reading personal: unemployment benefits