I’ve recently had some friends in Canada and the UK look at me incredulously when I mention the multiple cities I have lived in. And while I certainly have American friends who live in the same place they were born and raised, we are — in fact — a nation of nomads. Not in the aimlessly drifting sense, but more to the fact that we have so many choices, from job markets to city scene, that it is very common to move around. In fact, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the average person in the United States moves residences more than 11 times in his or her lifetime (though this statistic largely pertains to home moves, not necessarily cities). Between college and jobs, I have lived in Vancouver, New York City, Los Angeles, and have enjoyed short term stays for projects in San Francisco, Denver, Toronto, Shanghai and London, so I guess I am well on my way.Read more
I find myself at the tipping point of frustration. While racism, xenophobia and sexism have always been present in American culture, there is simply no denying that tidal wave of hate and ignorance spilling out of the current administration has infected the nation. As someone who has worked with many leading travel and hospitality brands, I am simply stunned at the silence on these issues by so many people, especially at a leadership level. This is not the time for silence or apathy in favor of greater financial returns. Where is the integrity? Let me explain my specificity of industry here…Read more
I never miss an opportunity to hear someone’s story – especially from someone that I admire – so I leapt at the chance to interview Bozoma Saint John at the WeWork Global summit this week in Los Angeles.
It’s been a year of spontaneous road trips to places new & old, conversations with locals & business owners, education, activism, and creative adventures in trying to capture it all.
I freely admit I am not much of a skier. I grew up playing an assorted long list of sports, but much to the disappointment of everyone who finds out I grew up in the glorious Rocky Mountains (which should have, by default, made me a pro) but skiing, snowboarding and skating eluded me. BUT I am a big fan of snow, the great outdoors and Après Ski.