Reflections on RTW 2.0

Reflections on RTW 2.0

?Hey! I know you!? A shocking greeting that came from a stranger somewhere on the Mongolian Steppe. ?Yeah. You were on my flight. I remember you because the flight attendant poured wine on your pants and spent like five minutes cleaning it up.? Yes, indeed that...
Last Few Minutes in the US (for awhile)

Last Few Minutes in the US (for awhile)

I’m sitting in the Washington Dulles airport having flashbacks to a time I sat in the Atlanta airport some five years ago. It was then that I was about to strike out on my first trip around the planet. Before I left on that journey, the most consistent question...
Thank You Greensboro News & Record

Thank You Greensboro News & Record

I was flattered when Doug Clark over at the Greensboro News & Record invited me to contribute some excerpts from this blog to their paper. I was humbled when I saw the result this morning. So, if the $382 in valuable coupons weren’t enough, you could also...
A Long Wait at Customs Inside the Country

A Long Wait at Customs Inside the Country

In what I think will be the final act of this RTW adventure, I headed to Raleigh a couple of days ago to pick up a package I sent myself from Cape Town. The package went air mail. It turns out it sat in Cape Town for about two weeks before grabbing a spot in the...
A Long Wait at Customs Inside the Country

Getting Around the World in About One Month

When I set out on this journey, I planned to take in the world, not take it on. I went to places I’d read about, but never seen. Nowhere I visited was undiscovered. There were Starbucks, Apple Stores, and KFC’s most everywhere I went (for the record, I...