Climate crisis inaction – 9 reasons why otherwise intelligent people are ignoring certain doom

In truth, all these reasons can be summed up in one statement: “A baffling lack of understanding about the situation.” Sorry to call you out like that smart people, but unless your inaction is due to climate change denial or undiagnosed head trauma, this is the only other explanation. You…

Tourism during the climate crisis – how to prepare

tl:dr – If you work in travel and tourism, and are younger than 50, these issues are going to affect you sooner or later. You’re going to want to be proactive, not reactive, if you want any hope of your business/destination surviving and maintaining a career in this industry until…

TripAdvisor and Booking reviews are (still) useless

tl:dr The numerous flaws in TripAdvisor and Booking hotel reviews are dizzying and likely beyond rescue. I’ll preface this post by saying that I have no new hard evidence to present here. There’s no conclusive DNA test, no bloody murder weapon, and no one caught red-handed with 12 kilos of…

Air travel for tourism can’t go on (can it?)

Will travel be normal in 2022

tl:dr It’s bad, getting much worse, and it’s going to dramatically change tourism, but ultimately tourism is not the problem and it’s long past time the industry demanded change. I’ve been suffering some weapons grade cognitive dissonance about air travel for tourism for quite a while now. At this stage,…

What I learned about climate crisis perceptions while knocking on doors – Spoiler alert: we’re fucked

Extrapolating information from the current climate crisis predictions—which seem to worsen every other week, but we’ll work with the current snapshot of abject doom—it’s conceivable that some or all of the following will occur in our lifetimes: A decade from now (A.K.A. 2029 – how old will you be then?…

MinnesotaCare dysfunction nearly bankrupted me

On March 1st of this year, with no notice, MinnesotaCare dropped my health insurance coverage. Despite their usual passion for sending paper mail to its customers for every trifling reason, before, during and after what happened next, MinnesotaCare never sent anything to alert me about this crucial change. I had…

What to expect when you’re not expecting appendicitis

When I staggered into the emergency room, bent in half and moaning in agony with every breath, I was met with a completely empty desk. No one in sight except for a handful of patients in the waiting area chairs. I figured someone would hear me and come out to…

One Hundred Twenty Years of Bram Stoker’s Dracula

The landmark novel, Bram Stoker’s DRACULA, has proven to be as immortal as its vampire antagonist. May 26, 2017 marks the 120th anniversary of the novel’s publication, during which time it’s never been out of print, sparking a wildly prolific, vampire-fixated century in literature, stage, cinema and television. Eventually. [Large…

Watch the trailer for BACKPACKING WITH DRACULA!

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I’ll just leave this here. BUY THE BOOK!

My first book, BACKPACKING WITH DRACULA, is on Amazon!

It is with enormous satisfaction and pride that I announce the publication of my first solo, book-length project, a Romania travel memoir called Backpacking with Dracula. Honestly, so many nights and weekends have been dedicated to working on this project for the past year and a half, I guess the prevailing…

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