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Once Driven, Forever Travel.

Once Driven, Forever Travel.

Traveling is difficult when you go for long stretches at a time, but you always come back refreshed, feeling that you've accomplished something. I'm on my knees before I go anywhere in this world.

Travel for a professional

Travel for a professional

I've been lucky enough that I can gather all sorts of experiences and find inspiration by traveling around and by spending time with people I admire.

Travel Innovate Your World.

Travel Innovate Your World.

When I am traveling in a carriage, or walking after a good meal, or during the night when I cannot sleep; it is on such occasions that ideas flow best and most abundantly.

How to Say “Hello” in 100 of the World’s Most Spoken Languages

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In the famous book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie states that “the sweetest and most important sound in any language” is a person’s own name. While that might be true, I’d venture to state that the most important sound is ‘hello’ in the person’s own language.

Without ‘hello’ you don’t have a chance to get to the other words. As anyone who travels and has learned how to say ‘hello’ in different languages knows, nothing can make a person brighten and open up as much as the effort to speak at least ‘hello’ and ‘thank you’ in the local language. It shows that we’re trying, that we care, and that we are conscientious travelers.

That’s why we put together a list to help you learn how to say ‘hello’ in 100 of the world’s most spoken languages:

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Thumbs up in China!
  1. Mandarin: nǐ
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12 Things to Do in Lake Tahoe this Winter

Lake Tahoe is famous for its crystal blue water, epic hiking, and gorgeous mountains. Visitors come to the lake and at all times of the year, as there are tons to do in the summer and winter!

Even if you’re not an avid skiier, no worries. Lake Tahoe has something fun for every cold weather enthusiast.

Here are 12 of the best things to during the winter at Lake Tahoe:

1. Ski

Lake Tahoe is home to some of the most famous ski resorts in the world. With beautiful views, exciting slopes, and an average winter temperature of 45 degrees Fahrenheit (7.2 degrees Celsius), it makes the perfect destination for winter sports. These are some of the most famous ski resorts:

Heavenly Mountain Ski Resort

Heavenly Mountain Ski Resort is the highest-rated resort in the area. While it consists mostly of intermediate and advanced runs, there are plenty of

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How I’ve Flown Around the World for Free for a Year

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Over the past few years I’ve been flying for free, often in business class, by using miles. I’ve also been able to earn Premier Silver status with United this year.

When I mention this to friends they assume it’s because I’ve racked up miles solely from flying. While that certainly helps, it wouldn’t get me very far. With newer rules regarding mileage earnings it’s not as easy to build up status the traditional way as it used to be.

My technique is available even to those who don’t travel all the time, because my ability to fly for free

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Camping Along the Loneliest Road in America

As a somewhat new resident of Reno, I love exploring all of Nevada’s off-beaten paths and hidden gems across the state.

Unfortunately, within Nevada’s wide-open spaces there’s a general false perception that there is nothing to do here other than gamble! Luckily for me, I’ve had an awesome summer without the crowds. From discovering so many beautiful natural areas and mountain ranges to accomplishing relatively unknown hikes, Nevada is full of adventures that most visitors don’t know about.

This includes Highway 50, also known as the ‘Loneliest Road in America’.

The moniker was coined by a Life magazine article in the ’80s that called Highway 50 the “Loneliest road in America”, after finding nothing interesting to do along the route. I’m guessing they didn’t expect the name to become a source of pride years later. 

I’m also guessing they didn’t get a chance to enjoy all of the camping this

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26 Awesome Things to Do in Aruba

Aruba is one of my favorite spots in the Caribbean. The water and white sand are perfect, it’s just small enough and just big enough to have plenty to do without too much FOMO or long drives, and it’s not too hard to get away from the crowds and have a real adventure. I love it so much, I’ve been three times!

This island has a lot to offer – great diving and snorkeling, including wrecks, amazing beaches, wind perfect for kiting, surfing waves, caves, natural rock pools, rock arches, rolling hills covered in cacti, and lots of off roading. I’ve thrown in a few foodie and wellness favorites too, just for good measure.

These are the best things to do on Aruba:

1. Walk on the white sand of Eagle Beach

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Sunset at Eagle Beach

Not far from the high-rise hotels of Palm Beach, you’ll find Eagle Beach with

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How to Go Carry-On Only

I remember a friend reacting with shock when he saw the backpack I was bringing for a whole year of traveling in Southeast Asia.

“Whoa, that’s it, for a whole year?” he asked, mind blown.

It was a fantastic decision that I have zero regrets about. Going carry-on means never having to pay for a checked bag, or losing it to the airline lottery, it also means being able to walk around with your stuff on without suffering under a heavy load, and it’s much easier to keep track of everything when there’s less to keep track of!

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Light and easy in Thailand

Contrary to what I used to believe, traveling carry-on only does not mean that you have to sacrifice fashion nor does it mean giving up basic necessities. For over half of the time that I’ve been traveling the world, I’ve been able to do it with

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