I write a personal blog about my adventures – and misadventures – on the road, not to be confused with my eponymous consumer advocacy blog. Please stop by and catch up with the latest. It’ll be fun.
Most of the great travel writers I’ve known — and I’ve known almost all of them — are constantly on the road. I’ve always joked that they are either running away from something or toward something, and I saw myself as different and maybe a little more grounded than my peers.
It’s time. We’ve packed up all of our belongings, planted a “For Sale” sign in front of the house, found a new home for our beloved kitties, and we’re about to set sail. Well, I don’t know if you can sail a Honda Pilot, and I’m not sure if I want to find out. But you get the idea.
I have nothing to say this week. No profound observations about consumer advocacy. No controversial political statements. Nothing.
The moment I cracked open the old box, memories started to pour out, unstoppable.
Change can be difficult.
This is me last week, giving an impromptu speech at an American Society of Travel Agents event last week in Nairobi. I’m not exactly a great orator. I prefer to be the guy holding the microphone and letting my sources talk. But all in all, it went pretty well, considering eight hours of jetlag and sweltering temperatures.