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Corporate Monkey, CPA

Stop Behaving Like A Silicon Valley Executive

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They are self-centered, petty, and proud.  They demand instant results like a spoiled princess on her birthday.  And they think their work is somehow more important than how they treat others.  Yes, Silicon Valley Executives may change the world, but that doesn’t excuse them to act like kindergartners.  

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Week 2: Wine, Religion, and Shopping!

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In our second week in Bolivia, we are still settling into our new home.  Every day, we’re buying more utensils and supplies.  But we’re still well under our $2,000 move-in budget.  The homesickness is fading, partly due to the sheer beauty of this place. 

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Internet Withdrawal: A Health Advisory

When you travel in less developed countries, it hits you like a bad hangover on a Tuesday.  It starts with sweaty palms and an itchy index finger, and progresses into a nervous tick, which may or may not ever go away. 

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Our Gap Year Begins: First Impressions

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Soroche

We first landed in La Paz, Bolivia.  It has the highest commercial airport in the world at about 13,000 feet  (that’s a fact according to my 6th grade son – so it must be true).  Bolivians have a word for altitude sickness: “Soroche”,

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Gap Year = Locked In

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If you follow this blog, you know I’m about to leave on a year-long “gap year” to South America with my wife and kids.  At this point, there’s no turning back.  I’ve quit my job, my wife shut down her home business,

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Material Freedom – Does Your Stuff Own You?

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I remember having a conversation when I was about 25 with my best friend at the time, Brian.  I told Brian that I didn’t want to be burdened by a bunch of possessions.  My ideal was to be able to fit everything I own into the back of a pickup truck,

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Why My Flights Are Always Fantastic!

Seems like all the news these days is about someone else getting dragged off, beaten, forced to pee in a cup, or otherwise just generally having a poor time during air travel.  

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