6 Discoveries From Near and Far, Volume VIII
I. Around the World
Things I found on long walks in foreign cities, or perhaps when someone posted them on Twitter.
- The Most Dangerous Road in the World — Naturally, it’s also a tourist attraction
- Being Obsessive About Detail Is Being Normal — “Unless you are obsessed by what you’re doing, you will not be doing it well enough.”
- Collapsable Hot Tub Offers Portable Spa Experience — Put this in your carry-on!
- Paris through Pentax — If you’ve ever wondered why Paris retains such an allure for travel and romance, watch this 2-minute video
- Should you work for free? — An amusing (and surprisingly helpful) flow-chart
- Fair-Trade Coffee May Actually Be Bad for Workers — A recent study found that non-fair-trade certified farms paid better wages and provided better working conditions than fair-trade certified farms
II. On the Blog
A few posts you may have missed on the blog this week.
- On the Road with Mike Rigney — Daily life in a 180-square-foot motor home (strangely enough, it’s actually comfortable)
- The Surprising New Trend of Active Nomadic Retirement — Instead of settling down for retirement, Bonnie and Dave hit the road
- Service is Free to Offer but Incredibly Valuable — Unexpected lessons from an airport shuttle driver
- Becoming Comfortable with Risk — Tyler Tervooren’s surprising strategy to make you stronger, smarter, and—wait for it—more attractive
III. A Blast from the Past
Something from the AONC archives.
- Lessons Learned From 11 Years of Travel — Reflections on millions of miles and dozens of nights on the airport floor