‘I’m Outta Here!’ Why 2 Million Americans Quit Every Month (And 5 Steps to Turn the Epidemic Around) – Forbes

‘I’m Outta Here!’ Why 2 Million Americans Quit Every Month (And 5 Steps to Turn the Epidemic Around) – Forbes

I recently discovered an alarming fact—even in a climate of business uncertainty and an unemployment rate of 7.8 percent, more than 2 million Americans are voluntarily leaving their jobs every month. The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics calls the category “Quits.” While the percentage of overall turnover has remained relatively steady at approximately […]

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A Lesson in Kindess While Hitchhiking Through Iceland

“Where are you going?” he asked from the driver’s seat. “Thingeyri,” I replied. A confused look appeared on the man’s face. “Thingeyri,” I said again, this time changing the intonation in my voice. “Ahh, Thingeyri! Yes, I can take you there!” I had been standing alone by the side of the road for two hours, […]

World’s 50 best surf spots – CNN.com

World’s 50 best surf spots – CNN.com

Story highlights “Surfing Magazine” editors helped compile this list of world’s best surf spots Supertubes in Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa, is the best right-hand ride in the world You don’t have to be a surfer to enjoy the sport’s culture and laid-back locations Wadi Adventure’s “surf pool” in the UAE is the only artificial surf […]

A GUIDE TO FIND CHEAP ANTARCTICA CRUISES

A GUIDE TO FIND CHEAP ANTARCTICA CRUISES

Antarctica cruises attracted roughly 37,000 people visited the great white continent in 2010 and that list is growing constantly each year.  Most people that look into traveling to Antarctica are at the end of their adventures. People wanting to get to their 7th continent or say that they have been around the world.  I have […]

What It’s Like To Travel To North Korea – Wandering Earl

What It’s Like To Travel To North Korea – Wandering Earl

If I was going to win, I needed to knock down at least five pins. I grabbed the least heavy of the concrete-like balls, all of which weighed more than any other I’ve ever used, stuck my fingers into the misaligned holes and stood up straight, taking as deep a breath as I could. I […]

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I bought a Yacht. Now I Just Need to Learn How to Sail. – Sailing La Vagabonde

  September, 2014 This first post will be done with the intention of giving a brief outline of what has transpired thus far and also give an idea as to what might be occurring in the future. It had been slowly creeping around inside my brain for years, insistent, insidious, but I had daren’t breath […]

A Visit to Padang, Indonesia’s Food Paradise, During Ramadan – The New York Times

A Visit to Padang, Indonesia’s Food Paradise, During Ramadan – The New York Times

Photo Padang is known across Indonesia for its cuisine. Credit Andy Haslam for The New York Times The afternoon market on the grounds of Imam Bonjol Stadium in Padang, Indonesia, lasts just one month a year and looks like a nibbler’s paradise. Padang is known across Indonesia for its cuisine and it showed: mountains of […]

Finding the Other, Cheaper Side of Bali – The New York Times

Finding the Other, Cheaper Side of Bali – The New York Times

Photo The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary Credit Andy Haslam for The New York Times It was about five miles from the Kudesa Homestay guesthouse in Kemenuh village to the Gianyar Night Market, on the Indonesian island of Bali. So I asked my host, Mangku, whether I could make it on the bike he had available […]

In Indonesia, Many Islands and Many Faces – The New York Times

In Indonesia, Many Islands and Many Faces – The New York Times

In the second grade, I spent many hours with a World Book Encyclopedia, an opaque projector and a vast stretch of butcher paper tacked to the classroom wall. My goal was to trace a map of Indonesia. It was for a report, which probably mentioned that Indonesia was the world’s fourth most-populous country and the […]

Eight Great Days in Costa Rica | WorldWanderlusting.com

Eight Great Days in Costa Rica | WorldWanderlusting.com

A friend of mine recently referred to me someone who was looking at planning a trip to Costa Rica.  In true wanderluster fashion, I seized the opportunity to hijack his vacation and completely plan it for him. I’ve broken my recommendations into eight days, but this itinerary is not for the light-hearted… it really keeps […]