Monthly Archives: April 2012
Sunday Traveler: Scott Jordan – A CEO Goes to Indonesia
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…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.
Baby fur seal on Prion Island, South Georgia
The fur seals in South Georgia have no fear of humans. They will often walk right up to you, especially the pups. I held my camera near my feet to get this shot.
Miss Travel: Where Gold Diggers and Travelers Can Meet
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.
This Week In Travel – Episode 112
I wasn’t available this week because I had to deal with guesthouse issues in Hong Kong during the recording.
Photo Essay : Yellowstone National Park
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!