Fortune Favors the Bold

The Two Bartlets Many people lead lives of contradiction, toeing a delicate line between what they want and what they are comfortable with. One of my favorite cultural examples of this comes from The West Wing. The stories of President Bartlet (and his administration) oscillate between doing the right thing (at high cost or risk) and going the politically-safe route. Read More …

Road Trip Survival Guide – Health & Safety

This entry is a part of a series. Check out the rest of the Road Trip Survival Guide for more valuable information. Risk Management As I began to jot down notes for this particular entry, I realized that most of my advice would contradict other advice I’ve given in the past. The adventurous aspects of travel are often at odds with keeping Read More …

Road Trip Survival Guide – Picking Up Hitchhikers

This entry is a part of a series. Check out the rest of the Road Trip Survival Guide for more valuable information. Fear of Hitchhikers Like most nomadic practices, hitchhiking is one of many great American traditions that has grown less popular (and even outlawed to an extent) – mostly the result of fear and paranoia. This is unfortunate, because hitchhiking is Read More …

Road Trip Survival Guide – Finding Shelter & Sleep

This entry is a part of a series. Check out the rest of the Road Trip Survival Guide for more valuable information. Costly Lodging For most Americans, travelling away from home means spending a night in a hotel. But if you plan on being on the road for a long period of time, hotel stays are prohibitively expensive. The average daily rate for Read More …