Chris Pawlik

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How to Run a Successful Blog, as Illustrated by Food

The folks running the <i>LinkedIn Marketing Solutions Blog</i> just released a tutorial-of-sorts on how to create fun content for your blog (not necessarily a food blog). However, rather than explain it in industry-speak, they've created a food-friendly infographic filled with useful tips and tricks.<p>Aptly …

Thought Leadership

Travel Writing That Matters: Part III

Last summer, in the middle of an epic five-week Grand Tour which took me the equivalent of 1.7 times around the globe, I had the great pleasure of speaking at the TBEX blogger gathering inDublin, Ireland.<p>Dublin was just as charming as the hype would have it be–every taxi driver seemed to have a …

6 Volunteer Vacations to Experience

Yes, staying in a luxury hotel and parking your bum on the beach makes for an enjoyable getaway, but what if you're looking for a trip that's more meaningful? Innovative companies are unveiling enticing voluntourism (volunteer tourism) opportunities in a variety of locations, giving travelers the …

New Travel Trend: Family Spas

A new trend in travel and spa is family spa-ing together. Spas have traditionally been for grown-ups, but now there is an increasing demand for parents to bring their children along for the spa adventure. Familes spa-ing together is becoming more popular and spas are finding creative ways to …

The Mystical Riches of Luang Prabang

At 4:30 a.m., the ring of my alarm clock stirred me awake. Though I had spent the previous night indulging in Laotian specialties like <i>larb gai</i> (spicy chopped chicken), I rose effortlessly, eager to participate in a time-honored tradition: the local Buddhist monks’ daily collection of food for the …

Insider’s Guide to California’s Central Coast

U.S. Highway 101 stretches 300 miles between San Francisco and Santa Barbara, roughly tracing a footpath of 1760s Spanish explorers and connecting the 21 missions they founded. You’ll want at least three days to do the region justice.<p><b>Here’s some insider intel to help you navigate this fertile</b> …

Unearthing the temple: Portraits of the Mazahua and Mixteca at Mexico City’s Templo Mayor

I’VE STARTED TO REALIZE that meeting and photographing different cultures and subjects with diverse belief systems can broaden one’s spiritual and …

5 Weird Tours To Add To Your Travel Bucket List

It's about time your vacation plans got weird. And we mean <i>really</i> weird.<p>From the supernatural to the super high, we've gathered five of the world's weirdest tours that will make your bucket list just as quirky as you are.<p><b>1. A Stoner's Tour</b><p>Whether you are a full fledged pot head or just curious, …

The Real Cost of Multi-Tasking

A Modern Two-Storey Dwelling Inspiring Calmness in New Zealand

Nestled in Auckland, New Zealand, <b>Rothesay Bay House</b> is a modern two-storey dwelling with a refined wooden exterior and a fancy modern interior. …