Category: Ask Me Anything

Interviewing With NY1 News About Mountaineering Off The Beaten Track in Serbia

While appearing recently at the NY Travel Festival, I was interviewed with Travel Expert Valarie D’Elia. Val reports on travel and tourism for NY1 News in New York City as well as her own site, Travel With Val. I spoke with Val about the allure of expedition-style travel to emerging destinations far off the beaten …

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Applying to the Ecologic Institute’s Arctic Summer College

This summer, transdisciplinary research organisation The Ecologic Institute will hold its 3rd annual Arctic Summer College, and I plan on attending. To apply, I wrote two essays speaking to my interests in the program, as well as issues facing the region. Here’s what I had to say: Arctic Summer College Application Essays – Summer, 2014 …

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Interviewing for the Tour Leader Position with G Adventures

Recently I had the opportunity to meet with G Adventures Bruce Poon-Tip, as well as Global Purpose Specialist Eduardo Cartaya. After a number of inspiring converstaions, I submitted my application to work with them at a Chief Exploration Officer – a G Adventures guide. For your interest, here are my brief answers submitted online. I’d …

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Speaking About Antarctica at Percolate Inspire

Last October, I was invited to appear as the featured speaker at Percolate’s monthly Inspire speaker series. Here’s video of my talk: More on Percolate: Percolate helps brands create content at social scale. Some key features include: – Track events and plan content at the intersection of brand voice and cultural relevance – Employees never …

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I’ll Be Appearing At The New York Travel Festival, Speaking About Adventure Travel in Antarctica

[column type=”two-thirds”] This year, the New York Travel Festival is taking place April 26-27, 2014 in New York City. I’ve been selected by the organizers to act as the resident expert on Antarctica.  Read my bio on the NY Travel Festival website.  The New York Travel Festival aims to reinvent the consumer travel show for …

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Mentioned in Washington Post: “7 tips on surviving the Cold from people living in cold places”

This morning I got a brief mention in the Washington Post on how to survive in cold temperatures.  They only published a few from my list – here’s the full list: Tips on how to survive the cold weather, from an Antarctic worker’s perspective: Layer Layer Layer. Instead of one big bulky jacket, plan your …

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5 Online Tools You Should Use To Plan Your Next Trip Around The World

I’ve recently returned from about a year of constant travel. During my travels, I planned most of it on my own using a few custom planning forms I’ve developed over the years, as well as a few basic tools. However, after researching the current offerings of travel planning tools on the internet, I now know …

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Living and Working at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica, Summer 2012-2013

During the Austral Summer of 2012-2013, I traveled to Antarctica to work as a Cook, EMT, Tour Guide, and Photojournalist at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. While I was living there, I took over 10,000 photos, hours of video footage, and published an article about life in Antarctica on my blog every single day.  Here’s …

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