Monthly Archives: August 2012

Introducing My New Sponsor: TripIt

Posted by on August 8, 2012

I’m pleased to announce a new sponsor of Everything Everywhere: TripIt!

I’m excited to announce this because I have been a long time user of TripIt. Whenever I’m asked what my favorite travel app is, my immediate answer has always been TripIt. TripIt has become indispensable for keeping track of all my details traveling. In fact, in the past I’ve even joked to my assistant Amy that I don’t consider a flight to be officially booked until I can see it in TripIt.

When TripIt Pro was launched, I became a customer immediately and have been using it ever since. There is not a day when I’m actively traveling that I don’t use TripIt.

Just to give you an idea of how much I rely on TripIt, here is list of how it helped my yesterday as I flew from Milwaukee to San Francisco.

Mars Science Lander in the Clean Room of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California

Posted by on August 6, 2012

Mars Science Lander in the Clean Room of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California

Mars Science Lander in the Clean Room of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California

In 2009 I had the chance to visit the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. I was able to take a photo of part of the Mars Science Lander which was in the clean room at the time. It is the object wrapped in plastic in the lower part of the photo.

Monday Travel Update – Heading to Book Passage Edition

Posted by on August 6, 2012

I’ve gotten quite a bit done during the last two weeks here in Wisconsin. I made a big dent in my photo editing, launched a new version of the website and updated a bunch of my gear including my primary bag. I’m actually moving to a duffle bag with wheels as my primary checked bag. The reason is really simple: it provides more volume and weighs less than what I was using. I’ve also purchased some packing cubes and I’ll be using those for the first time. I hope they can bring some order to my packing life. After a few weeks entropy usually sets in on my bag and it becomes total chaos.

I’m heading to San Francsico on Tuesday to attend the Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference in Corte Madera, CA. This is probably the best conference in the world for learning travel writing and photography. The staff is an all-star lineup of travel writing legends. If you are interested in a career as a travel writer, this is probably one of the best places to learn the craft.


Welcome to Everything Everywhere 3.5!

Posted by on August 3, 2012

(If you are reading this on RSS, click over to the site to see the changes I’m talking about.)

Note the luxurious new captions

Note the luxurious new captioning system

After more than three years, I have FINALLY made some significant upgrades to my website.

I had originally commissioned the design of my blog back in October 2008. The designers took a ridiculously long time and by March 2009 I told them to either ship or forget it.

What they ended up delivering was acceptable, but there were always things about it I didn’t like. However, I am also a very serious procrastinator so I kept putting off getting the changes made.