Monthly Archives: April 2012

Sunday Traveler: Scott Jordan – A CEO Goes to Indonesia

Posted by on April 29, 2012

While my travels have been extensive, I can’t experience every type of travel. Occasionally I like to let my friends have the podium to tell their travel stories. Today’s post is from Scott Jordan, the founder and CEO of Scottevest, one of my sponsors. We spoke about his upcoming trip when I was in Las Vegas and invited him to guest post on my site. His recent trip to Indonesia was an eye opening experience for him and it was an interesting look what happens when a CEO has to step away from the office. Here is Scott…

Scott and kids in Indonesia

Scott and kids in Indonesia

Three weeks ago, I made the decision to go on a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Two weeks ago, I went on that trip. Like most things I do, it was a whirlwind process. I have not traveled much recently, despite owning one of the most innovative travel companies in the world. Traveling used to be part of my life, but my wife and I have been so dedicated to our business in the last decade that leaving for extended periods of time has been difficult. Our rather remote location (Sun Valley, ID) also makes traveling a challenge. The timing was right, however, and the opportunity was one that could not be missed.

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Miss Travel: Where Gold Diggers and Travelers Can Meet

Posted by on April 27, 2012

Every week I get tons of emails from travel companies trying to promote themselves. I delete almost all of them without looking beyond the subject line of the email. This week, however, I was grabbed by an email that was interesting to say it least. It was for the launch of a new internet dating site called Miss Travel that aimed to bring together men and women interested in travel.

Well, that isn’t quite what the site was about. What it claimed to do was let men (which they call generous travelers) pay for women (called attractive travelers) to accompany them on trips.

The idea of an internet dating site where people who love traveling can meet is actually not a bad idea (note to whoever creates this: I want stock options). However, this is not that thing.
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Photo Essay : Yellowstone National Park

Posted by on April 25, 2012

In the summer of 2009 I embarked on what became a 20,000 mile road trip across the western United States and Canada. A trip which eventually took me through 20 states and over a dozen national parks. One of the highlights of the trip was my visit to Yellowstone. I had been there previously on a geology field trip, but spent less than a day in the park. My 2009 trip allowed me to spend a full four-days in the park exploring and taking photographs.

Yellowstone is one of the most special places on Earth and is my favorite National Park in the United States. It is with good reason it was the very first National Park in the world.

I hope you enjoy my photos as much as I did taking them!

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Spotify’s Greatest Travel Songs

Posted by on April 24, 2012

I’m a big fan of Spotify. It is one of the few streaming media apps that I can use from anywhere in the world.

They have also recently made it possible to embed playlists. I figured I should take advantage of this new feature to publish the list of travel songs I’ve collected on Spotify.

This is a living list. If you have suggestions for songs you think I should add, please let me know in the comments.

(Note: you have to have Spotify installed to listen directly from the browser)

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Thoughts on Australia

Posted by on April 22, 2012

Over the course of the last five years, I’ve been able to explore more of Australia than most Australians have. I’ve been to every Australian state and territory and have driven over 20,000km throughout the country. My recent trips to New South Wales and Victoria this year have given me a new opportunity to see Australia and reflect on some of the changes I’ve seen over the last 4 years since my first visit.

Here are some of my thoughts:
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9 Ways I Break Conventional Travel Wisdom

Posted by on April 10, 2012

I often read advice from a lot of “travel experts” on how people should travel. After 5 years of non-stop travel I’ve realized that I break most of the conventional wisdom that people believe in when it comes to traveling. Here are 9 ways I don’t follow conventional travel wisdom. Some are things I probably shouldn’t do and some are thing I think everyone should do. (more…)

The Seven Wonders of Spain

Posted by on April 8, 2012

Last year I sent out a questionnaire to several travel bloggers I know who wrote about or lived in Spain. I asked them to compile a list of the top must see attractions in the country. With a country as large and diverse as Spain, this was a very difficult task, but I have finally compiled the results. This list is by no means definitive. It is intended to be starting point for a discussion of the great places in Spain.

With that, I present to you The Seven Wonders of Spain!
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Photo Essay : Churches of Spain

Posted by on April 6, 2012

I’ve had the pleasure to visit Spain several times over the last five years. One of the highlights of every trip I’ve taken is visiting the churches in Spain. From the smallest village to the largest city, you will have churches in every area of Spain. Here are a few of the photos I’ve taken over the last several years of the churches of Spain. I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I did taking them.


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