Why Going Homeless for a Day is a Vayable Experience

Last summer I met three of my best friends at the beach in the south of Spain called Zahara de los Atunes, an old tuna fishermen’s town now frequented by Spaniards in the know.  We played in the ocean, lounged on the beach, jogged along the beautiful Andalucian coast, and indulged in lengthy meals of gazpacho, seafood and paella.  This trip was all about leisure, … Continue reading Why Going Homeless for a Day is a Vayable Experience

Using the Cognitive Surplus to Connect People

Over the last few days, I was at The Economist’s ideas conference, where a common thread was about utilizing the cognitive surplus to collaborate and change the world. Coined by Clay Shirky, the cognitive surplus is the free time the world has, that they otherwise spend watching television, to contribute to projects, share knowledge, and be creative. In the world, humans watch over one trillion hours … Continue reading Using the Cognitive Surplus to Connect People

The Beauty of Discovering Details

The farm is beautiful; you can see vast expanses of land, huge rainforests filled with layer upon layer of trees and plants, and enormous cascading waterfalls. Even though the view from far away is breathtaking, oftentimes the most beautiful parts of a place are in its details. You can go beyond just seeing what everyone else sees in a place and really learn how to … Continue reading The Beauty of Discovering Details