2016 was another year of fewer blog posts compared to previous years, and more client work. A transition we wanted, and we’re entirely happy with. One we told people would happen, last year; more work on the video game project + more focus on contract work instead of just the blog, as Cris and I developed new goals and objectives post-surgery in early 2014 that changed how we live. Read More
Whirlwind 18 months, more or less. It just seems like yesterday we were prepping to head off to Spain to visit Barcelona, Madrid, and spend a few months in Costa Brava and the Pyrenees. From there, it was straight into working with Oyster and TripAdvisor for the past 12 months, getting our Airbnb off the ground, earning Superhost status and still rocking it after 12 consecutive months, and a slew of adventures and projects throughout Mexico. Read More
So it’s been a couple of months since the last post. Some of you have been asking what we have been up to, and I’m finally getting the chance to come up for air. It’s been non-stop the past couple of months since I last wrote, and things aren’t slowing down…so grab a cup of coffee, strap in, and let’s get you up to speed. Read More
Is finally here!
After three months of hard work, we’re finally publishing our latest book: Life on the Road – The Business of Travel Blogging.
Forget the Photoshopped and filtered photos and videos that show up as the final result in blog posts. These are the nuts and bolts of blogging that are normally completely behind the scenes; the 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. grind, the morning edits, emails, social media routines, article planning, drafting, editing, photo shoots, planning for video shoots, mosquitoes and sweaty jungle-crawling, blisters from riding a pack-mule through the mountains for three days, scheduling, nightmare rides at night in rickety vans through the mountains, proposals, press tours, press kits, meetings, presentations, negotiations, film shoots, editing film and photos, cutting and splicing, processing and uploading, sharing and networking, public relations and beyond. Read More
As my long-term readers know, I’m a firm believer in the continual evolution of one’s self. No one is born perfect, and no one is by default perfect: it takes hard work to achieve any level of success, and for the vast majority of players in the field it’s about consistency and persistence, not luck of the draw.
When you are 20 years old, you don’t know shit. You are nothing but raw materials, unrefined but lacking any polish. And unrefined raw materials (no matter how valuable) are simply wasted potential; they don’t do anyone any good and until they’ve been refined they are nothing more than empty space.
Everyone who is worth anything in this world, whether it be as a musician, painter, Fortune 500 CEO, Bill Gates, Ian Anderson, Keith Richards, Geoff Colvin and beyond, has spent time honing their skills to reach the point they are at. In the words of Jason Nazar in this brilliant Forbes piece, even the most seemingly gifted folks methodically and painfully worked their way to success.
With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at his list of 20 things that the youth of today just don’t get…and what are the most important aspects to focus on. Read More