Post-Cover (2016-03-16) The Beach

The Beach

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Before we ever had a plan for this round-the-world trip… before we ever had an itinerary… before we had booked the first flight… I knew that I wanted to visit El Nido on the island of Palawan in the Philippines.  I had heard that it is “the most beautiful place in the world” from several sources.  I’d visited the Philippines …

Post-Cover (2016-02-08) Thai Massage

That Time I Got A Thai Massage

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So somehow I found myself heading into a dark back room at 6:30 pm on a random Monday night in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  Why you may ask?  It was to get a Thai Massage.  <- – – Click this little footnote. Lauren loved Thailand on her first trip here in 2012 and was anxious for me to experience all of her favorite things …

Post-Cover (2016-01-07) How to Destroy

How To Destroy Your Currency

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So far Lauren and I love South Africa.  A lot.  <- – – Click this little footnote. One reason we are having so much fun here is that a strong US Dollar (“USD”) and a very weak South African Rand (“ZAR”) make spending here much easier on the wallet.  For example, this amazing fillet with a peppercorn, mustard and pinotage …

A Quick Valuation Rant

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So you may or may not have read/heard a few months ago that video game maker Activision (ticker ATVI) is paying almost $6 billion-with-a-B to aquire King Digital.  You know… the company that makes that Candy Crush game.  Yeah, that one your wife is always playing on the train with her down time: Anyway.  Let’s talk about that briefly.  $6 billion.  For …

Post-Cover (2015-12-07) Cinque Terre-ific

Cinque Terre-iffic

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While my wife Lauren redhead roamed back to the states for the Thanksgiving holiday, I convinced my mother to meet me in Europe – her first trip abroad.  Despite my love for Paris, London, and a host of other potential European locations… I’ve always believed that Italy makes the best “first” European trip for any traveler. The diverse options offered by Italy …