Spy Hacks

#SPYHACK: CODEWORDS

Greetings Everyday Spy, Welcome to your newest #SpyHACK! Over the last year, my children have become very comfortable living in hotels. I remember thinking of hotels as exotic destinations when I was a kid. Summer vacations to visit family in Indiana or Maryland were torture except for one thing – the Best Western hotel we […]

#SPYHACK: CIA Tactics to Counter Social Engineering

Greetings Everyday Spy, Welcome to your newest #SpyHACK! I received some exciting news this week. A generous man in Nigeria offered to give me $2 million if I helped him transfer his money from Nigeria to the US using my bank account. He said he trusted me because my name meant ‘good heart’ in his tribal […]

#SPYHACK: Mastering Pain Tolerance

Greetings Everyday Spy, Welcome to your newest #SpyHACK! Pain is something all living creatures have in common. One of the most interesting things about traveling the world is seeing how humans interact with stray animals. In Thailand, Buddhist culture gives stray animals total freedom of movement. Cars, motorcycles and pedestrians give animals right-of-way on streets, sidewalks […]

#SPYHACK: Traveling With Money

Greetings Everyday Spy, Welcome to your newest #SpyHACK! I found myself on a sleeper train in Vietnam a few years ago, on my way from Hanoi to Hue. My wife and I were celebrating our first year of marriage.  Our ideal trip is planned more than it is spontaneous, but still well short of a […]

#SPYHACK: Wonderful Wool

Greetings, Everyday Spy, Welcome to your newest #SpyHACK! I’ve operated in nearly every climate our world has to offer. The far north is colder than I ever imagined.  I’ve had to ski down mountains so cold that the skis don’t slide. Once it gets colder than -30℉, the physics of skiing simply stop working.  Your breath […]