Thursday, October 6, 2022

“You can get anything you want here.”

Singapore is a country of rules. Rule #1: No fun*. You can’t do anything in Singapore: no gum chewing, no jaywalking, and certainly no illicit behavior of any kind. Did you notice the asterisk? Singapore is a country...

Would You Travel During the Rainy Season?

The flight is available. The hotel can confirm your suite upgrade. All the stars are aligned so you book. It's only after making this arrangement that it dawns on you that perhaps you should've...

Arab On An Airplane

On a flight from Florida back to Detroit, an Arab-American woman wearing a head scarf was harassed by a passenger who apparently yelled at her, "This is America." The Detroit Free Press reports and the YouTube...

The Trouble with Single Malts: Why Scotland Should Stay in the UK

It's the same song and dance as another country wants to break away from its parents to be independent with no clue what comes next if they do. Have we not learned anything from the stupidity...

Aug 1, 2014: The Mistake of Mongolia

Success is where risk and execution meet resulting in a windfall of great fortune. Naively, I believed my success would come from an obscure emerging market in a place called Mongolia. It's been a year since I...

Defeating Extremism

January 2015: 12 dead in Paris, France November 2015: 130 dead in Paris, France December 2015: 14 dead in San Bernadino, California January 2016: 13 dead in Istanbul, Turkey March 2016: 5 dead in Istanbul, Turkey March 2016: 31...

Vegas Knockout: It’s Cosmopolitan to Be Broke

(4) Cosmopolitan vs (1) Caesars Palace The American way has gone from saving for a better tomorrow to kicking the can down the road for enjoying today. The deficit, the debt ceiling, and purposeless spending...

An Ugly American? Gold Medalist in Brazil

When reports first surfaced of Ryan Lochte and other swimmers robbed by a bandit disguised as a police offer, many were quick to believe the story. Lochte did an interview and said his taxi...

Worldwide Travel Alert: Not a Helpful Warning

Today the State Department issued the following warning: "The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats." How is such a general, broad warning helpful? As a traveler, this...

The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming!

Along with my superficial travel insights about seeing the world on points, I do, from time to time, like to interject a post about the pulse of my surroundings. It has been a hectic past few weeks...
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