We Are All More Connected Than We Think

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This is a short story in the form of a touching email I received recently. It demonstrates how life sometimes comes full circle in odd and delightful ways.When Dan and I recall all the unusual yet universal connections we've uncovered throughout our travels and life experiences, we often reflect on how "we're all more connected than we think." However, each time … [Read more...]

Birthday Month – A Charity: Water Challenge

Collecting Water at the Well - Old Dhaka, Bangladesh

Before you continue reading, go to your nearest water faucet, turn it on for a few seconds, turn it off, then stand back.The simple task you just performed constitutes a dream for nearly a billion people around the world. Why are we telling you this? Because we hope to use our birthdays this month as a platform to give to an organization that aims to deliver on … [Read more...]

Travel-Reinforced Life Lessons and The Why (Our WDS Presentation on the Short)

WDS 2012

The following is a selection of twelve lessons we shared in our talk at the World Domination Summit (WDS), plus one of those aha! moments.When Chris Guillebeau asked us to speak at WDS about our lives and what we’ve learned, we were beyond honored and excited. Then reality hit.Holy poop. What are we going to say in front of all those people?!In front of … [Read more...]