Last month was like eighth grade graduation all over again. After a vigorous three-year term of receiving compliments from renowned authors and changing the conversation around STEM fields, I looked forward to moving on, but was also excited for a lazy, … Continue reading
If you attended the TBEX talk on going from an engaged readership to a strong community, you heard Jodi Ettenberg and I discuss a number of references and reading materials. If you missed them, here’s where you can find all … Continue reading
I was completely sleepless on my red-eye from Seattle back home to New York earlier this month, buzzing with energy, both positive and aggressive. I had booked the trip on a whim to speak to a few conference and side … Continue reading
The holidays are a fantastic time to flee your loved ones and score an amazing deal in the process. I’ve often been the receiver of strange clucks and looks when I’ve told people that, sure, I’d be flying out on Christmas day and, hey, don’t expect to see me until I land on New Years. Sharing those looks and clucks with the travel community is just one reason I’ve found my home in them, feeling instant gratitude when I see an email, or postcard, or get a phone call from someone I love who I know is enjoying their holiday in Thailand/San Francisco/Buenos Aires.
This week my friends at #FriFotos hit that feeling home to me by picking the theme #festive for their collection of travelers and photographers to share on. As you’d imagine, the results range from a cavalcade of beautiful snowy trees to delicious foods and neon-lit signs in foreign alphabets. It was a great reminder for me of all the places my feet have stepped on during this exact week in different years, and even though I’m enjoying a quiet holiday 2012 back in New York with family, someone else is out there to share their worldly experiences with me. Continue reading