United States Articles, Photos and Panoramas

It Happened In Monterey (Or, How We Met)

Dan & Audrey in Monterey, California

This is a story about finding love just when you'd sworn off looking for it.In early September, Audrey and I co-presented at a conference in Monterey, California. Monterey just also happens to be the place where we'd first met almost exactly 15 years before, where our joint approach to life on the road got its start.In the driveway, the exact spot where our … [Read more...]

Speaking at Conferences, Hiding in Yurts: An Update

Mt. Rainier on a Clear Day - Seattle

This is a story about crisscrossing North America, speaking to audiences in Vancouver, Miami and Denver, recharging in a defunct hippie commune outside of Seattle, preparing to speak to 1,000 people in Portland, and apologizing for withholding a few pages of our story from you over the last couple of weeks. … [Read more...]

Panorama of the Week: Grand Central Terminal, New York

grand central terminal

One part transportation hub, another part monument to the human experiment, Grand Central Terminal is said to be number six on the world's most visited places list with 21,600,000 visitors each year.Hitler sent spies to sabotage it, Croatian nationalists attempted to bomb it and visions of the future once conspired to demolish it. … [Read more...]

Keep Tickin’: Life Inspiration from Nonagenarians

Audrey and Grandfather - Black Mountain, North Carolina

Last weekend, I arrived in Asheville, North Carolina to visit family. And boy, was I tired.The last two months have been chock full: traveling from Central Europe to Crete to Istanbul to Iran, back to Istanbul, Germany and finally to a series of family visits up and down the east coast of the United States.But I’ve been feeling a little spent. It’s not only … [Read more...]

Gross Eats, Fearless Leaps and Lemonade Stands: Kids Being Kids [Audio Slideshow]

Ah, kids these days. The list runs long of their digital addictions: texting, gadgets, Facebook, internet, and video games. But during our visit to the U.S., we bore witness to a few fleeting moments that reaffirmed that kids are still kids.That is to say, kids as we knew them: little girls leveraging the lemonade-stand model to raise money for an afternoon … [Read more...]

Coming to America: Sharing Our Journey at Home

Only two days ago, we were learning about biodynamic Chilean wines and ziplining through vineyards in the hills outside Santiago, Chile.Just yesterday, en route from Santiago to New York City, we took advantage of a long layover to peek into and poke around the colonial streets of Bogota, Columbia.Today we arrived in New York. (We are writing this on a … [Read more...]

Saying Goodbye to America, Again: What We’ll Miss

Our recent visit to the U.S. was our longest in over seven years. Becoming reacquainted with our home country was in its own right a learning experience. Having just departed a few days ago for the Latin America leg of our journey, we take inventory of a few things that we’ll miss - and a few that we won’t. … [Read more...]