Paros named the Best Island Destination by Travel + Leisure MagazineAnd we discovered it first. Mykonos is over…. Paros is the new Mykonos. Its beautiful, relaxed, inexpensive and very special. … Read More The # 1 Island Destination is ….
We travel initially to lose ourselves and to let go of what holds us down.
We travel to find ourselves, to get inspired and motivated.
We travel to open our hearts and learn more about the world than the Internet and Facebook can teach us.
We travel to be inspired by the builders and artists whose works have stood the test of time.
… Read More We Travel to be Alive Again
I am stronger, clearer and inspired to take on challenges and opportunities when I get home. … Read More Invest in Yourself
In Santorini we stayed at a small inexpensive and very nice guest house, the Anthelea Santorini Hotel in the traditional village of Pyrgos just below the Castle. It’s a simple tradition all-white Cyclades boutique hotel. Super-clean and elegant in its simplicity. It was a great choice. A short moto-ride away from Thira and the Ferry… Read More A Small Hotel and a new Friend in Santorini
Paris is the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Tulleries, the Musee d’Orsay, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triumph, the Pompidou Center, Saint Sacre-Coeur, Sainte-Chapelle, the Palais Garnier “Opera”, Les Invalides, the Palace of Versailles. It is the Latin-Quarter, Le Marais, Saint Germain des Pres, Montmartre… It is the River Seine, its beautiful bridges and river banks, forever the same but always changing, alive with so much life. It is, my personal favorite, the Jardin de Luxumbourg. It is grand shopping at Le Bon Marche, Le Printemps, BHV and Galleries Lafayette. Its also Roland Garros and Grande Slam Tennis. There are so many amazing “on the path” places in Paris, its hard to get off. But you should, there is so much more.
As Anthony Bourdaine said, “throw the lists away.” You will see these things as you live your life. You will see them as you walk and from the windows. “Try and Plan as little as possible.” You will enjoy and remember Paris so much more if you discover Paris serendipitously.
Les Frigos is art and creativity unleashed. Over 100 artists are resident is the old, monumental refrigeration plant. Explore it outside and in. Every inch of the building and its Stairwells is covered with art. But just just look, meet the artists living and working inside. visit their studios, hear their stories. Open your eyes, ears and mind: its not just and painting and sculpture, its music, sound and more.
The Future is being invested here. Station F is the world’s largest Start-up Tech Incubator. Visit and get a glimpse of Paris’ answer to Silicon Valley. Attend a talk, observe a Incubator Pitch Fest, schedule a tour, or become a Fellow or a Fighter. Don’t just watch the future happen; make it happen.… Read More Paris, on and off the well worn path…
Throughout my adult life and career I’ve been a creator. I’ve created companies, new technologies, events, social groups. Through this process, we will be looking to connect the got to create something new. What? Who knows, thats how it works. And thats the fun of it. There will likely be many smaller creations and possibly it will all come together into something big. My brain is always ticking. … Read More So Travel, but Different?
Alfonso said to me, “Bob, let us start over. Let us get rid of our belongings, our baggage. Let’s rent out our home and apartments. Let’s hit the road. study, and learn. Lets get off the well-worn path and trust that it will lead us to the right opportunities for the next stage of our lives.
“You have to Trust in Something: Your Gut, Destiny, Life, Karma, Whatever …: Believing the dots will connect down the road will give your the confidence to follow your heart even when it leads you off the well worn path and the will make all the difference.”
The heaviness of success can inhibit. The lightness of being a beginner again. less sure of everything. It can help to be creative.
Sometimes life can hit you in the head with a brick; Don’t lose faith. … Read More Inspired by Steve Jobs
During my visit to Reuben, he celebrated his 16th birthday. He was becoming a Man, and so he was building his own home, the second mud hut. It was time for his circumcision ceremony and I was the honored guest with a front row seat.
Later back in Mombasa I attended a Hindu wedding. It was an elaborate affair. One the morning after, I once again sat in a front row as an honored guest. This time I was a witness to the blood spots the sheets, a testament to the bride’s virginity.… Read More Mombasa, Aga Khan, and My Kikuyu Best Friend
The best things happen when you get off the well worn tourist path. Be spontaneous, Get lost. Walk and explore. Engage people. Give yourself time to forget the schedule. Don’t get caught up in the “bucket list.”… Read More Lessons from Kenya at Age 15
At first, it was just going to be… another trip. Lets meet up for the summer. But please Alfonso, let’s enjoy ourselves this time. Forget about making money, its a vacation. We need to have fun together… again.
I was in Paris at our Marais apartment since early April. Alfonso was back at our Miami Beach condo at the Flamingo, South Beach. Alfonso like to keep work-focused. He was always active, forever entrepreneurial. He cut and styled hair. He Is a therapeutic Licensed Massage Therapist trained in dozens of modalities. . He is a Yoga instructor. He practices and teaches Iyengar Yoga as well as Yoga for Scoliosis. Alfonso is always learning. Always working. He is a “Healer”.
… Read More At first, it was just going to be…