travel

258 Days of Summer (and our journey across the globe)

258 Days of Summer (and our journey across the globe)

We discussed the length of time we’d want to travel for and paired down the list to the countries that intrigued us most and ones that we couldn’t as easily hit in a normal 2-week vacation that corporate America tends to offer. 

Our plan was set to follow the summer so we could pack light.  Think of following the summer as a path similar to a reverse “C” around the globe.  We were on the road for nearly 9 months with stops to 23 different countries...

Why Khoi quit his job and landed at a Syrian refugee camp

Why Khoi quit his job and landed at a Syrian refugee camp

Before I went traveling, there was a lot of change going on in my life. In Chinese tradition when it's your zodiac year, which is every 12 years, they say it's a year of change and growth. This change can be difficult for some, but there will be growth. 2016 was my zodiac year of the Monkey...

Why Jedidiah Jenkins traded his day job for a bicycle

Why Jedidiah Jenkins traded his day job for a bicycle

At the age of 30, Jedidiah Jenkins quit his day job to set forth on a 16-month journey, a wild idea that consisted of biking from Oregon to Patagonia, the southern tip of South America. 

One of Jedidiah's best friends decided to join him for a month and a half, which resulted in the video below. The video opens with Jedidiah saying...

Get Unstuck: Do something that scares you

Get Unstuck: Do something that scares you

by Emily Pereira

Early last year I found myself in a funk. Maybe it was because I didn’t make my yearly pilgrimage to some exotic local over the holidays, or maybe it was because it was January, and January has always felt like one long Monday to me. Nonetheless, I felt blah. I just didn’t know why exactly. I did, and do, know that whenever I get that feeling, I have to do something that scares me a little; something that forces me to the edge of my comfort zone...

North Korea: The Closer You Look, the Less You Understand

North Korea: The Closer You Look, the Less You Understand

by Sophie Hilaire

“President Kim Il Sung is better than George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Thomas Jefferson — combined,” or so said President Jimmy Carter according to Mr. Lim, our North Korean tour guide, as he earnestly addressed our bus of 16 tourists in Pyongyang. I had no internet access (North Korea has their very own intranet), but didn’t need it to verify that President Carter never said that. I’m sure I failed to mask my amusement with my unconscious smirk and raised eyebrow...