Why I chose Cabarete

After 7 years permanently on the road for OLX, I longed to decrease business travel. Sadly, the insanity of the US immigration process, meant that the tech team for my new projects had to be in Ukraine, Romania and Argentina rather than New York. While those destinations and closer than most of the OLX destinations, business travel still decreases my quality of life and takes time away from things I would rather be doing like playing video games Besides it’s probably not wise to be spending my winters in Ukraine in the middle of war with Russia. I longed to… Read More

Asset Light Living

Asset Light Living

After the NY Times article, a number of you have reached out asking for the full list of items I live and travel with. It boils down to 50 items including the suitcase and backpack. In the carry-on suitcase I travel with: • 2 jeans • 1 suit • 1 pair of dress shoes • 1 pair of tennis shoes • 4 dress shirts • 1 long sleeve t-shirt • 2 short sleeve t-shirts • 2 tennis shirts • 1 bathing suit • 1 pair of sports shorts • 10 underwear • 7 pairs of black socks • 3 pairs… Read More

I have a confession to make: I am addicted to white powder!

No not the kind you are thinking about. I am talking about the much more expensive and dangerous one! I am referring to the magical powder you encounter heli-skiing. I was recently heli-skiing near Revelstoke in British Columbia. It snowed every day of the week with over a foot of extraordinarily light dry powder falling every day! Heli-skiing gets a bad rap because it’s perceived to be dangerous and is admittedly not environmentally friendly. Yet somehow finding ourselves in the middle of nowhere creates a communion with nature that is hard to replicate. The risks – avalanches, crevasses, cornices, tree… Read More

Kalalau: Valley of the Lost Mangos (and Hidden Paradise)

Between my new girlfriend Laura’s repeated ravings about Kalalau and National Geographic’s beautiful pictures, I had no choice but to go and check out this “hidden paradise” for myself. All I knew going in to this was that Kalalau was a remote valley located on the uninhabited Na Pali Coast of the Hawaiian island, Kaua’i. You reach it through an incredibly arduous 11-mile hike starting at Ke’e Beach and once there you are immersed in nature without electricity, running water, food, or toilets. We obtained camping permits, prepared our camping essentials, and packed for our 6-day stay in… Read More