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Adventure Is a State of Mind

By Daniel NollWhat is adventure? We explore the definition and unpack 10 emotional and physical dimensions of adventure in travel and life.The post Adventure Is a State of Mind appeared f...


A Week-In-The-Life of Derek Freal: Locked Up Abroad!

An intense week-in-the-life of Derek locked up abroad in Indonesia, facing deportation for a Tweet that caught the attention of the Indonesian government. The post A Week-In-The-Life of D...


Lessons from the Journey: Misadventures Produce Confidence

From my own 193-country journey to the stories of many other people who were kindly willing to share, The Happiness of Pursuit attempts to extract and convey the lessons of modern-day que...


This week only: free #Cologne iPhone app!

Are you a Cologne local, or planning to go there some time soon? Cologne is our City of the week – the iPhone app is free from October 20th to October 26th (regular price: €3.59)! T...


Mini City Guide: Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

I love big cities, and always enjoy returning to Hong Kong, New York, and Sydney—among many others. But what about those unknown gems that are off the beaten tourist path… those obs...


#GraceGetFit Week 3: Why I workout in the morning

Last week for Week 2, I talked about Why I workout during the weekend, so for this week, I’d like to share what time of day I choose to do my workouts. Three weeks has passed since ...


Big Bonus Ending: Last Day (Really) to Fly & Stay for Nearly Free with 70,000 Points

Link: 70,000 Ultimate Rewards Bonus (Ending Soon) It’s finally going away! The best credit card signup bonus we’ve seen all year will revert to 50,000 points (still a good deal, just not ...


“The only reason to be in business is to be great.”

A conversation with David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker. Interviewer: The role of an editor is much broader today. Is there anything you feel uncomfortable doing, or is there anything...


Matrimonio Viña Undurraga | Monica y Jorge

It was one of those days where everything just clicks. The sun down over the mountains on this little vineyard wedding, Moni and Jorge irradiated pure joy onto everyone in attendance. The...


Plan in Advance When You’ll Begin to Worry About Something

Before a big talk, I used to stress out for weeks. The feeling began with a sense of being unsettled (and not the good kind). I was anxious and unsure of how to resolve it. Finally, at le...


Plan in Advance When You’ll Begin to Worry About Something

Before a big talk, I used to stress out for weeks. The feeling began with a sense of being unsettled (and not the good kind). I was anxious and unsure of how to resolve it. Finally, at le...


The Names of Things

I should know the names of the trees by now, but I do not. I can’t tell the hemlock from the spruce and the only deciduous trees I can truly recognize are the big leaf maples, becau...


Paracas and the Islas Ballestas

If Dali designed a desert it would look a lot like Paracas. The surreal landscape of the Paracas Peninsula and the offshore Islas Ballestas are quite unlike anything we’ve encounter...


Giveaway: The Modern World Map That Started a Business

Every Friday is giveaway day. Comment to win! Win this modern world map, lovingly designed by our friends at These Are Things! After wanting an awesome map to hang in their home and being...


Play Tetris on a… building?

The biggest game of Tetris ever played. On a 29 stories high building in Philadelphia! Related posts: How to rate & review our Android app in Google Play! Skyscraper collection Fuss...


Lake Nicaragua’s Monkey Island

Following our quick tour of the Plaza de la Independencia, it was off to lunch at the Toritos Hotel Restaurant & Bar on Calle Calzada, Granada. To save time, Eric, our tour guide, had...


6 Discoveries From Near and Far: Volume XV

Things I found on long walks in foreign cities, or perhaps when someone posted them on Twitter.


Wandering the Back Streets of Vico del Gargano

I knew nothing of Vico del Gargano upon arrival, yet it was as though everything I expected of Italy was suddenly before me. The mundane was fascinating. ____________ Dave's 160-page, all...



Canon Travel Camera Giveaway

Here's a nifty little Canon travel camera giveaway so you can take some awesome snaps while seeing your corner of the world! The post Canon Travel Camera Giveaway appeared first on The P...


20,000 Miles & Countless Life Lessons: Tom Allen’s Global Adventure

This is a quest case study. (Read others or nominate yourself.) More than two years ago, I met Tom Allen in California when I was on tour for The $100 Startup. He’d just finished a ...


“Maybe you didn’t need that treasure after all”

Once you go down the road of adventure, you don’t always know where you’ll end up. This video of a cartoon quest made me smile.   ###



Should you give to beggars while traveling?

One of the best things I love about traveling with my children is being able to impart lessons otherwise they could only see in television or read in books. They learn it first hand; some...


Romantic Rhine Travel: On and Off the Beaten Path

By Audrey ScottThrough sunny days and fog, famous towns and little known ‘burgs, wine cellars and village vintner festivals, this was our time on the segment of the Rhine River known as t...