Category: Travel Talk

  • Better Understanding the World Through Pictures

    The Ted Talk below by Rosling Rönnlund explains how she’s showing reality around the world and how it differs from the way media often portrays it. Her project has photographed 264 homes in 50 countries. While the photos are interesting at face value, the data they provide in comparing income levels within and against countries […]

  • 50 filmmakers, 23 countries, 1 dance

    Globe Trot (50 filmmakers, 23 countries, 1 dance)

  • Business Travel Déjà Vu

    My early flight home from Minneapolis yesterday morning was delayed by two hours. After a while I gave in and bought a magazine in the airport gift shop. I was halfway through before realizing I had already read it–and that I’d bought it two business trips ago. The day before I insisted I was in […]

  • Is Business Travel Really Traveling?

    Despite my lack of travel posts around here lately, I’ve been on the road quite a bit. In September I flew to Denver to see my sister, took connecting flights both ways to Connecticut to work (and got stuck in Philly overnight) and made my way to Houston. When I’m traveling for work I take […]

  • Meet, Plan, Go! 2012

    Less than a week to go until Meet, Plan, Go! I’ll be speaking in a breakout group at the Chicago event this time around, but there are tons of amazing and experienced travelers at all of the events. So, if you’ve ever been jealous of my trips and wondered how you could possibly travel around-the-world […]

  • I’m Still Here, Somewhere

    October? Has it really been that long? There’s so much I’ve been planning to talk about here but I’ve been really bad about getting around to it. I don’t think I’ve even mentioned my New Mexico vacation, or finished writing about my All You Can Jet trip. There’s a few months of my Where I […]

  • Move, Learn, Eat

    I’m not sure anyone could resist the urge to travel after watching these wonderful videos. MOVE from Rick Mereki on Vimeo. LEARN from Rick Mereki on Vimeo. EAT from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

  • Meet, Plan, Go! 2011

    It’s hard to believe that it has already been a year since I was on the first Meet, Plan, Go! panel in Chicago. Two of the women who attended Chicago’s talk last year are already on their own RTW trips. Katie cornered me after the event let out last year because she’d never met anyone […]

  • How Do You Waste Time in Airports?

    Often times flying internationally means leaving at odd times of the night but I’ve never seen an airport this empty. I only hope that this video doesn’t mean a further crackdown of rights for the rest of us. STUCK from Joe Ayala on Vimeo.

  • Shinkansen Surprise

    Before I went to Japan in 2004 I thought riding the magical Shinkansen train would be just like it seems in this video (I wish!):