International Travel

#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 […]

Rapid Language Learning

Greetings Everyday Spy, Mastering a foreign language is one of the most difficult challenges anyone can take on.  And many Americans accept the challenge! 20% of American adults are actively enrolled in a foreign language course right now. 25% of American students are currently studying a foreign language in school. 35% of American adults identify […]

Elite Retirement

Greetings Everyday Spy, I took my family to Cape Canaveral to visit the Kennedy Space Center and watch a Space-X rocket launch. My son was overjoyed to meet actual ‘rocket scientists’ everywhere we went; at coffee shops, grocery stores, even just walking along the beach.  To him, they were heroes. Explorers trying to reach Mars […]

#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 […]

Ditching a Subway Stalker

Greetings Everyday Spy, This past April, a short-notice invite to New York City put me in a pickle.  I had to find a way to convince my wife to watch the kids, alone, in our 32-foot RV, for 2 days.  We were crossing through Virginia on our way to Maine as part of our national […]