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What You Can’t Know About Your Country Until You Leave It

My wife and I took a brief road trip last weekend. I like road trips except for one thing: I get so sleepy behind the wheel. Enter the audio book. This time we chose a book that had been mentioned by a good friend. Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight takes place in Southern Rhodesia […]

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How to Turn a Vacation into a Pilgrimage

What comes to mind when you hear the word “pilgrimage”? Trekking your way over rugged terrain to reach a shrine? Traveling thousands of miles to meet up with thousands of other pilgrims at a particular time of year? Perhaps. But what if any time you stepped out of your zone of familiarity could become a spiritual experience? […]

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Announcing the 2017 World to the Wise Cultural Tour

My wife, Becky, and I started a company around 2010 called World to the Wise. The mission statement of the organization is to promote and foster cultural curiosity by exposing people to other cultures and perspectives. This includes not only telling compelling stories, but taking people to other places! Summer of 2010 saw our first World […]

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Cultivating Curiosity

We are all born curious. Show me a baby who isn’t drawn to shiny objects or who doesn’t believe everything is intended to be put in the mouth. Then the baby becomes a toddler and all of a sudden the entire house has to be childproofed. Everything at eye level is fair game to be […]

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Beyond Sightseeing

In my last two posts I’ve talked about the first ever partnership between World to the Wise cultural tours and Journey Arts Collective, where we took a group of thirteen creatives from the Nashville area to experience some of the magic of Western Europe. Not only did we have the privilege of introducing them to […]

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A Gift from the Past

It seems each time my wife and I take a group to Europe, even though we visit many of the same places each time, there’s always some new surprise that awaits us. Earlier this month, World to the Wise partnered with Journey Arts Collective to take 12 creatives to visit some of the world’s greatest […]

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A Creative Journey

What happens when you put 15 creatives in the same plane, train, bus, or automobile for almost two weeks, where they are not just sightseeing but being asked to reflect, observe, and create? My wife Becky and I have just finished conducting the first ever tour where our company, World to the Wise, partnered with […]

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New Year, New Zealand?

  If you follow my blog, you know my wife and I had an unforgettable time in what for us was an almost magical time in New Zealand over the 2014-15 winter break (summer in New Zealand). We are now gauging interest in a possible World to the Wise cultural tour to the Land of […]

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Tell Me of Tuscany

My wife and I have had the pleasure of conducting a number of cultural tours to Europe, the most recent of which was this past June. We visit three of the world’s greatest cities: Rome, Paris, and London. We see some of the finest art the world has ever known. We tread where kings and emperors […]

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World to the Wise tour 2015 – Recap

It’s hard to put into words what the World to the Wise cultural tour does to a person. Part of that is that it does different things to different people. Some are overwhelmed with a sense of the gravitas of history — how we are dwarfed, in a sense, by those who have gone before […]

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