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Saigon Descends Into Silent Chaos as Covid Worsens

Saigon Descends Into Silent Chaos as Covid Worsens

Vietnam’s largest city is now under a strict and eerie curfew.
Vietnam’s Covid-Free Bubble has Burst

Vietnam’s Covid-Free Bubble has Burst

Covid has exploded in Vietnam and the nation is facing a dire vaccine shortage. Have wealthier countries taken more than their fair share?
Travel Catastrophes for Fun and Profit

Travel Catastrophes for Fun and Profit

How to write travel humor: The dysfunctionally perfect marriage of two genres.
Udemy Discount Coupons: Sale on Dave’s Online Writing Courses

Udemy Discount Coupons: Sale on Dave’s Online Writing Courses

All of Dave's writing and travel courses on Udemy are on sale through May 15!
New Workshop: Tame Your Inner Bully!

New Workshop: Tame Your Inner Bully!

A six-week, group coaching program to calm the self-critical voices in your head and live a more authentic, more confident, happier life.
Group Coaching for Writers and Other Creative Creatures

Group Coaching for Writers and Other Creative Creatures

A six-week program to jumpstart that creative project you keep saying you’ll do “someday.” Next group starts Feb 1st or 2nd, depending on your time zone.
The Splat Heard ‘Round the World (And How Geckos Walk on Ceilings)

The Splat Heard ‘Round the World (And How Geckos Walk on Ceilings)

Why are geckos raining down from ceilings in Laos and Vietnam? Dave investigates.
Coping with Coronavirus Chaos: Managing Anxiety & Staying Productive During a Pandemic

Coping with Coronavirus Chaos: Managing Anxiety & Staying Productive During a Pandemic

If you missed Dave's free live webinar, you can watch the replay here.
Coronavirus Lockdown in Vietnam

Coronavirus Lockdown in Vietnam

Musings from my rooftop in Saigon: I feel a hell of a lot safer here than I would in the United States right now.
Got the Coronavirus Blues? This Will Make You Feel Better

Got the Coronavirus Blues? This Will Make You Feel Better

If the Covid-19 pandemic had struck 20 years ago, sheltering at home would have been very different.
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Small-Group Coaching to Deal with Coronavirus Challenges

Small-Group Coaching to Deal with Coronavirus Challenges

Coming soon: Online, small-group coaching sessions to talk about coronavirus anxieties and other challenges.

Gwennili Live from … Everywhere!

Gwennili Live from … Everywhere!

A French-Vietnamese Musical Diaspora Comes Together During the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Greta Thunberg Versus the Trolls: How a Depressed Teenager Became an Environmental Rock Star

Greta Thunberg Versus the Trolls: How a Depressed Teenager Became an Environmental Rock Star

Greta Thunberg is my new hero – but not for the reason you might think.

Kate’s Wild Goal: “I Want to Help Under-Represented People Through Storytelling”

Kate’s Wild Goal: “I Want to Help Under-Represented People Through Storytelling”

Part two in our series on readers' wild goals and how to accomplish them.

Ashley’s Wild Goal: “I Want to Become a Real World Traveler”

Ashley’s Wild Goal: “I Want to Become a Real World Traveler”

Readers share their wild dreams and goals for the year ahead. Dave offers tips on how to make them happen.

How to Accomplish Your Wild Goals This Year (Really!)

How to Accomplish Your Wild Goals This Year (Really!)

The science and psychology behind achieving your dreams.
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Flashbacks

Not My Bully: Part One

Not My Bully: Part One

As a teenager, bullying nearly drove me to attempt suicide. Thirty-one years later, this is my story.
Infiltrating the Beautiful People

Infiltrating the Beautiful People

A travel-humor flashback from 2002: Dave goes undercover in France to judge the judgmental.
Sleepless in Southern Africa

Sleepless in Southern Africa

Dave's humor tale about animal noises in Botswana has just won a Solas Award for excellence in travel writing.
Travel Writing Tips for Beginners: Get Specific

Travel Writing Tips for Beginners: Get Specific

Part one in a three part series: Polish your “rough draft” travel diaries into stories you can publish.