I just wrapped up my third straight year of traveling over 100 flights each year and have learned a few travel tips along the way. That's an average of 160 days on the road, lots of hotel nights and plenty of running miles in new cities. When I began travel regularly for work in 2016, … Continue reading Travel Tips to make your trip easier before you leave
Destroying a Desert – Starting a Labor Day Road Trip
So… Agriculture is destroying the planet, as judged by people who are destroying a desert? Each year for my birthday, I try to do something for myself. In the midst of a busy summer and fall schedule, it's nice to take a little time to get away when I can. This year, work travel took … Continue reading Destroying a Desert – Starting a Labor Day Road Trip
Black Hills South Dakota Road Trip
"By forfeiting over 200 million vacation days that cannot be rolled over, American workers gave up about $62.2 billion in lost benefits" in 2017 according to Project: Time Off. It's statistics like this that have encouraged me to not be afraid of using some of my time off for last minute trips - like this … Continue reading Black Hills South Dakota Road Trip
How to travel on a budget
I have no family at home or major ties that keep me at home every night. So instead of buying things, I invest my money and flexible time into travel experiences. Like my trip last week to Arizona. I find myself lucky to be able to work on the road. And I've discovered how to … Continue reading How to travel on a budget
Down is optional. Up is mandatory.
All good things must come to an end. At least that's what they say. It's been a difficult beginning to the year. No one tells you exactly how to handle unexpected unemployment. Though everyone does expect you to keep a positive front in public and on social media. I've been keeping myself busy and afloat … Continue reading Down is optional. Up is mandatory.
How Many National Parks Have You Visited?
Earlier this year, I checked three more off the list thanks to a long weekend over the Labor Day holiday and a few travel points burning a hole in my pocket. In a previous column, I touched on the role Open Lands have for Western ranchers, but they make for great opportunities to enjoy the outdoors … Continue reading How Many National Parks Have You Visited?
Agriculture Advocacy More Than Social Media
On the road again this week and checking another Canadian province off my list. I was invited to speak at the Saskatchewan Stock Growers 103rd Annual General Meeting in Regina. This is just a 9 to 10 hour drive from home and a great time of year to make a drive across the green, wide open … Continue reading Agriculture Advocacy More Than Social Media
Visiting with Cattlemen in British Columbia
I love to travel and experience new places. I also enjoy visiting with ranchers, hearing their stories and learning how the same task (raising cattle) can become drastically different depending upon your location. Then again, I find that many things stay the same. So, it should come as no surprise that I feel very blessed … Continue reading Visiting with Cattlemen in British Columbia
My First Trip to New Orleans
Even though I grew up in Eastern Arkansas, I had never made a trip to New Orleans, or even Louisiana for that matter. This month that changed with an opportunity to visit the Big Easy for the AgVocacy Forum hosted by Bayer. The city is big, loud and has an active nightlife with unique personality.... … Continue reading My First Trip to New Orleans
Visiting San Antonio, the Alamo, and a busy Cattle Industry Convention
In my last blog post, I started a conversation about this month's trip to San Antonio, but got side tracked with other issues surrounding life now and clouding my vision. So today, we look at the fun about the travel. Despite having lived in the Lone Star state, I had never made the trip to … Continue reading Visiting San Antonio, the Alamo, and a busy Cattle Industry Convention