With only a week or two of vacation time, there is often the pressure to see and do all. the. things. But in doing so, what are we missing out on?Read More
What would you do for $10,000?
I had never really thought about it, because - honestly - how often do you get the chance to win Ten Grand?
Imagine my surprise, then, when I was selected as one of three candidates for the Entrepreneur of the Year from the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA)!Read More
Want to take a solo trip but not sure where to go or what to do on your own? Jacob Marek, founder of IntroverTravels visits the KC Live studios to explain how their trips are perfect for introverts.Read More
My cubicle felt like a prison cell. Sure, I had a stunning view of the Miami skyline and the azure waters of the Caribbean coast from the 32nd floor of a downtown skyscraper. But prison-like, nevertheless.Read More
This is a super-random question, I know. But I’m assuming you go to a hair stylist; probably the same one each time.
And we all know the horror of a botched haircut, with several weeks of creative cover-ups until it grows out again.Read More
Do you love to travel? Jacob Marek, owner of IntroverTravels, shares his approach to planning a unique travel experience for introverts and extroverts alike. His philosophy is simple: travel should be relaxing, fun, educational and rewarding. No matter what your budget, he says there are many ways to stretch the experience and maximize your pleasure.Read More
Members of the LGBT community must take our orientation into consideration when traveling, more so than straight people.
Unfortunately, not everyone (or every culture) is as accepting as we would like to believe - even within our own relatively-liberal bubble in the US and Canada.Read More
It's true. I'm saying goodbye to the US and hola to South America!
Tomorrow, I leave to spend the next four months in Ecuador and Peru. As one of those Millennial "digital nomads" that everyone's talking about these days, I can work from anywhere in the world, provided I have wifi and good coffee.Read More
It's almost the new year, and everyone's making their New Year's Resolutions.
I gave up on resolutions long ago. With only an 8% success rate, why bother? I mean, how many times would I resolve to only devour one pizza per week before I realize that my love of deep dish far outweighs my desire for chiseled abs?Read More
I’d like to introduce you to my friend, Christina Lynn. Christina runs her own financial planning consultancy and helps people reach their financial goals. We recently met for coffee and got on the topic of budgeting for those “life-changing” types of travel experiences, which can often feel out of reach for many people.
After chatting with her, I am convinced that with a little planning, anyone – anyone! – can realize the vacation of their dreams (and still be able to enjoy their everyday life).Read More
One of my favorite joys in life is a cup of rich, dark coffee. It goes with everything! Sunday crossword puzzles, Monday morning conference calls, or with a decadent dessert at dinner on Saturday night.Read More
There is a stigma against using a travel professional (sometimes called "travel agents"), particularly among Millennials. Some travelers believe that travel agents are for "tourists," or that it somehow detracts from the authenticity of an experience.
People often want to plan their travels themselves, preferring to book online and piece the trip together.
But here’s the thing...Read More