Global Travel Conspiracy, Episode 1 – Chester Arthur’s Pants and a Blue Clarinet

My new podcast, The Global Travel Conspiracy, is now live! My first guest is Robert Reid, National Geographic’s Digital Nomad and the former US editor at Lonely Planet. We talk about a whole range of things including his project to take clarinet lessons on the island of St. Lucia. New episodes will be uploaded weekly …

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BEHOLD! The New and Improved Everything Everywhere!

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Back in 2009 I commissioned what I thought was a really cutting edge website.

The designers I had picked jerked me around, left some gaping holes on the site which were later exploited by hackers, and it wasn’t long after that I was starting to regret my decision.

The black background of the site really turned people off (although I did eventually sort of fix that) and it reminded people of either a heavy metal or porn website. The load time wasn’t nearly as fast as it should have been and I have been plagued with SEO issues since I launched it.

I vowed I’d get around to getting a new site eventually.

However, traveling around the world takes up a lot of time. One year turned into two which eventually turned into SIX! Last year I made the decision to cut back on my travels so I could restore some balance in my life.

Part of that was getting around to projects I had been putting off. At the top of my list was getting a new website. In November at TBEX Athens I spoke to Mitch Canter who does WordPress development. We spoke and things got put into motion.

After many revisions, the site is finally live.

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Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio

Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio

Cuyahoga Valley is very different from most national parks. Unlike Hot Springs, it at least can be considered a park. While not an urban park per se, it is the most accessible of all the national parks in the US. Cuyahoga is far from being a wilderness area. Unlike most national parks, there are farms, …

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