Weekly Digest: March 10, 2017
Anyoung haseyo (hello in Korean)! Here is your weekly dose of my best tips for how to travel the world while you grow your career and make a difference.
Travel the world
Papua New Guinea has fascinated me for a long time. My TripScout co-founder and I finally made the trip recently and it was one of the most incredible travel experiences of my life. We took a small boat down the legendary Sepik River, which meanders for 700 miles through a diverse landscape of tropical rainforests, mountains, swamplands, lagoons, and floating islands of vegetation. We hung out with dozens of tribes in villages along the way. Afterwards, we stayed on a picturesque island in the South Pacific. It was not an easy trip to figure out though, so while we normally build travel products with technology, we decided to go old school to offer travelers an incredible and authentic experience. If you are interested in visiting this remote travel gem (I highly recommend it), we partnered with some of our new local friends who have been guides for over 20 years to create: Sepik River Tours.
Grow your career
The ability to communicate well is one of the most consistent differentiators between those who become executives and leaders, and those who do not. I recently signed up for A.Word.A.Day by Wordsmith.org and I love their daily emails to improve your vocabulary.
Make a difference
This quote by Seth Godin is a valuable reminder to keep top of mind when talking with people you disagree with: “The other person is always right. Always right about feelings. About the day he just experienced. About the fears (appropriate and ill-founded) in his life. About the narrative going on, unspoken, in his head. About what he likes and what he dislikes. You’ll need to travel to this place of ‘right’ before you have any chance at all of actual communications.”
• Most popular post on Instagram – Exploring Papua New Guinea’s legendary Sepik River
• Featured article – To raise brave girls, encourage adventure (TED Talk)
• Quote of the week – “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” – Albert Einstein
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