International Travel

Cultivating Culture

Greetings Everyday Spy, Jihi, me and the kids just celebrated 6 months living in the Arabian Peninsula! We arrived in summer 2019 and were absolutely amazed at the daily temperature. The heat, sand and security levels make for a very different lifestyle than what we were used to before we arrived. But the physical environment […]

Iran vs. America: Decisions

(Image Credit: Brett Wilkins, USA Military Bases surround Iran. BrettWilkins.com)   Greetings Everyday Spy, Being an American living in the Middle East hasn’t been easy with tensions between the United States and Iran steadily increasing.  In May 2018 the United States withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal (officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of […]

#SPYHACK: Treating Field Wounds

Greetings Everyday Spy, In 2012, my wife Jihi and I went on a 3 week trek around New Zealand’s South Island. We were escaping the rainy season in Bangkok to take a few weeks of much needed R&R (rest & relaxation). The South Island scenery was incredible and the weather was perfect. It was an […]

3 CIA Travel Tips for Minimalist Packing

Greetings Everyday Spy, I was recently on an international call with my buddy Bret from Baltimore.  Bret is a good dude working full-tilt to grow business and family.  At least once a month, my son asks if we can go back to Baltimore to visit ‘Mr. Bret’s house.’ He loves Bret’s man-cave (long ago turned […]

#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 […]