Tip: Use regular bars of soap to save money, time and help conserve the environment

This article makes a case for using regular solid bars of soap and detergent powders instead of liquid soaps. Soap bars are available all over the world at cheap prices. They are great for use at home and for travel. Shower/Bath Use a regular bar of (solid) soap while taking a shower every day instead of… Continue reading Tip: Use regular bars of soap to save money, time and help conserve the environment

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Book Review)

Born to Run by Christopher McDougall is one of the most inspiring books I’ve read in a long time. It is a book about adventures, travels, cultures, customs, ancient wisdom, evolution, anatomy, biology, footwear, anthropology, friendships and human nature. It is also a book about long distance running. Through the stories of his warm characters,… Continue reading Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Book Review)

Happy New Year 2007! Highlights from December/January

The closing of 2006 and beginning of 2007 has been exciting. I’d like to share some highlights from December/January: In Paris: I celebrated New Years’; spent a memorable week; photographed hundreds of beautiful moments; learned some French; practiced Spanish; made new friends and relaxed on the train to London. http://photos.rajiv.com/2006 In the USA: The Newspaper… Continue reading Happy New Year 2007! Highlights from December/January

As a Change from Corporate Travel and Expensive Personal Vacations, Consider Backpacking

I love to experience contrasts during my travels. Traveling first-class and staying in luxurious hotels is a pleasure indeed, but tourism on a shoestring can be a rewarding experience too. (From ABCNEWS) At age 29, looking at what lay beyond his third decade, Lars Berg knew things weren’t quite right. The San Francisco software product… Continue reading As a Change from Corporate Travel and Expensive Personal Vacations, Consider Backpacking

Personal & Business Travel Checklist

I now maintain my travel checklist in a Notion Document (follow this link). Significants updates to checklist: 2022 October: Moved to Notion. Added portable fitness/workout equipment category. 2014 February 9: Revision 4. Updated to keep up with the times. 2010 January 24: Revision 3. Updated to reflect changes due to popularity of products like smartphones.… Continue reading Personal & Business Travel Checklist