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Uganda 2020: Mark Salow

Top three things I’m looking forward to most from the 2020 trip: Experiencing what it’s like right at the equator. I’ve never been to it, the school is just north of it, but the nature park we’re visiting is right on it. So,…

Uganda 2020: Dan Rosen

Worth getting up early for: Sunrise at Simba safari Lodge. Top tip: Don’t forget wet wipes, bottled water and sunscreen. Keep an eye out for: Troops of Baboons walking down the road alongside motorbikes carrying 3 to 4 people and…

Uganda 2020: David Sly

Favorite thing (or things) about Uganda There are so many! First things that come to mind… The people – and the connections you make at every level – from people you visit with every year, to the security guard outside the bank…
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Flying the Friendly Skies

I’ve been on planes more this year than I have any other year so far. I’ve learned what to love and what not to love about traveling. I try to be efficient and think I have my traveling ways down to a science (for the most part). I’ve…
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Staying Productive While on The Road

At first, it seems easy to complete 40 hours of work in a week while simultaneously traveling for meetings or sales. It would appear from a superficial level that hours of airplane travel, blocks of time waiting for transit, shuttle, taxi time…
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There are no Winners if you don’t Compete

In a world without competition there are no winners, but there are also no losers. There are no prizes to be won, but there is also nothing to motivate you to try something new. Without competition, there is no drive to improve. In the business…
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Remembering Asian Market Diversity

Last year, I was fortunate enough to spend four months living in Singapore while attending a local university. One of the classes I took discussed the huge variances among Asian countries and regions, areas often lumped together and deemed similar…

Sitting With a Celebrity

Having worked in the luxury hotel industry for several years, I’ve come across a ton of celebrities. When I first started in the industry, I was 19 years old. I was overly excited every time I saw someone who was even remotely famous. The…
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Salvaging the Customer Relationship When Things Go Wrong

I love traveling, but detours and interruptions can make it incredibly frustrating. A recent travel experience reminded me that sometimes companies can’t fix their mistakes, but they can mitigate them effectively and leave customers feeling…

Please Don’t Kill Off the Jumbo Jet

As a child, I stood for hours on end – sometimes the entire weekend, watching planes take off and land at our local airport. I was young, naive, and didn’t even know planes flew based on predetermined schedules. In 1994, I took my…