Well, it is late-January and I’ve been thinking about this post for the last three weeks without actually writing anything. While I’m not a huge fan of “New Year Resolutions”, I do think it is important to regularly reflect on my own successes and failures from the past and set goals for the future …

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Looking Back on 2015… 2015 was a crazy year for me. Probably my craziest year ever and, given my lifestyle over the last decade, that’s saying something. Although I have always appreciated the safety risks of working in Yemen I did not expect for an international war to begin while I was there! I …

193 UN Countries (+3 Countries that Should Be) A question often debated amongst travelers is “how many countries are there in the world?” Many people have different answers to this question and I personally believe in two different lists of countries: 1. The UN+3 list; and 2. The Travelers’ Century Club or TCC list (http://travelerscenturyclub.org). The UN+3 …