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What I Learned About Cruising

I recently went on my first cruise -- 11 days through the Panama Canal and South and Central America, six countries in total. That's quite a long cruise for one's first time (and a lot ...

Blue Apron Follow-up

It's been nine months since I started Blue Apron, and I've thoroughly enjoyed getting a meal delivery service.  As I mentioned in the last BA post, the one answer to everyone's question is:  Is it ...

Keys to Success, Part II

I keep learning new things each day.  This will probably be an ongoing project, as I don't think there is ever one way to be successful.  A lot of people have "made it" using various ...

Habitat for Humanity and the Environment

As a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, I am impressed by the fact that they do so much more than just "build houses." Of course, that's one of their core values, but it goes beyond ...

Blue Apron — Yay or Nay?

UPDATE #2 -- 08 November 2016:  Today's box arrived and I'm looking forward to the ricotta and beet grilled cheese sandwiches.  They also sent a coupon for $20 off their wine club, which includes six ...

From Challenge Will Come Success

My recent Habitat for Humanity build in Malawi was unlike any other I've led.  Not a day went by that there wasn't some challenge with the team.  I love leading teams and making a difference ...

Missing Thailand in a Bad Way

I've been back from Thailand for two months already.  It seems like I just got back.  Time goes by so fast. People still ask me about the trip and my face lights up and I ...

A Run For The Border

We were in Chiang Mai, Thailand, for two weeks on a Habitat for Humanity build project.  Myself and two of my teammates decided to take one of our free days and go to Myanmar.  All ...

400 Baht Covers Drinking, Driving and Hitting a Tree

I love getting into taxis around the world and striking up a conversation with the driver.  You meet so many interesting people with so many interesting backgrounds.  So on my recent two week stay in ...

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