Renting Out Your Home So You Can Travel: The Virtual LandLord

Today I received a fax with a 12 month lease and deposit for my rental in Seattle. After 2 months of being vacant and going through 30+ inquires and applications, the house is finally rented. All done from New York City. This is a topic I’ve always wanted to write about. I’ve always wanted to have my own place to … Read More

What Not To Do on Your Death Bed

….  realize that you let your dreams go unfulfilled.   “Most people have had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made. It is very important to try and honour at least some of your dreams along the way. From the moment that … Read More

Cell Phone Contracts Will Be a Thing of the Past

Ditch your cell phone! Your cell phone plan, that is. (Pay attention AT&T, the world is getting even more connected) One of the most challenging things about traveling is avoiding international roaming on your cell phone. Why can’t the phone companies all just get along? As soon as I cross the border from Seattle to Vancouver, I’m be forced onto … Read More

Women 2.0 Startup Lessons Learned: Beer2Buds

“If only I could drink that!” Beer2Buds was born after my friend from Sweden sent a virtual beer in an email on a long Friday afternoon while stuck at the office. Not only was the idea of the beer great, but also we were able to rediscover great memories we had made years before, while studying abroad together. Most ideas start … Read More

Digitize Everything! How To Simplify your Life by Going Digital

Digitize Everything! How To Simplify your Life by Going Digital Live Work Anywhere

This is a follow up post to my posts about 4boxes, Dropbox, and Google Apps. When making a change to simplify and become more mobile, it’s time to go through those old photos, CDs, DVDs, or any other types of media. That’s the easiest way to downsize— DIGITIZE! CDs became mp3s.  DVDs can now be streamed by using a Netflix … Read More

Google Apps and Why They Rock

Because everything I do has completely morphed to online.  I haven’t lost a file, thanks to Dropbox, and with Google Apps have been able to: Create and Share Company Documents Maintain and Share Spreadsheets Create a mini-CRM system Connect a Domain Name from GoDaddy and create company email account Use Google Sites to create company wiki pages to manage daily … Read More

Files on the Go: Mobile File Management for the Busy Traveler

Mobile File Management for the Busy Traveler Live Work Anywhere

About two years ago I was introduced to two file sharing services have that saved my life: Box.net and Dropbox.com (formerly GetDropbox). As a traveler, I’ve had to deal with countless number of files lost after computers hard drives simply crashed. If it wasn’t that, I had to deal with laptops being stolen, or even external hard drives going bad … Read More

What Does it Mean to be an Entrepreneur?

“Those who say it cannot be done shouldn’t interrupt the people doing it.” Ideas occur every second. Innovation only happens when an Entrepreneur does something about the idea. Entrepreneurs are thought leaders, doers, thinkers. People who take risks. One of my favorite concepts is by Paul Graham, where he likens Entrepreneurs to a lion in the wild – you never … Read More

How Temperature Affects Productivity Output

graph with temperature affecting your productivity

As I walk through the streets of Buenos Aires, meandering nonchalantly like a fly in winter, I thought about the concept of productivity and temperature. Specifically, their correlation. Why is it that cities that have seasons or are in colder temperatures tend to be larger, have more companies, more business, and more wealth? But if the summer heat slowed me … Read More