Monthly Archives: April 2012

Monday Travel Update – Leaving Hong Kong

Posted by on April 30, 2012

I few years ago I wrote about something I dubbed Gary’s Paradox (if figured I could name it after myself since I came up with it). The gist of it is, I can be out exploring or I can be working at my computer, but I can’t do both at the same time.

My time in Hong Kong has been spent working. I haven’t really strayed too far beyond a several block radius of where I am staying in Kowloon. I’ve been very productive. I’ve made headway on several projects I’ve been working on, I’ve been writing a lot more and generally just getting stuff done. I haven’t, however, done much in terms of exploring. I’ve been to Hong Kong before so I didn’t feel that obligated to so much this time.

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.


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.