Where in the World are Our Listeners?
This is a new section for the newsletter where each week we'll give a shout out to our listeners from a different place around the world —highlighting how global The Better Show community has become.
This time we're giving a shout out to Kowloon City, Hong Kong. Kowloon City has been famous since the Qin Dynasty (starting 221 BC) for it's pearl production. These days, due to it's large Thai-speaking ethnic Chinese population, it's known as "Hong Kong's Little Thailand".
Tip of the week
From listener Molly: "Make an itinerary. If you're going with a group & you're the only one with a plan, most people will follow your plan. I've been able to get to all the attractions and restaurants I wanted to see when traveling with friends & family because I had a plan."
Look clever at a cocktail party
Around The World In 80 Days, the novel by Jules Verne, was actually based on a true story. In 1870, US railroad magnate George Francis Train (what are the odds on that name?) declared in the middle of his Presidential candidacy that he would travel around the world in 80 days or less. It ended up taking him almost double the time. He tried twice more and finally, 20 years later in 1890 he managed to do it in under 80 days. 67 to be precise.
What are Ian, Darren & March up to this week?
Listen to an upcoming show to hear how our experiments went and what we learned!
- Ian continues his world tour of brunch (his favorite meal).
- Darren just ordered a uBiome kit to get insights on his microbiome.
- March is planning a 5 day fast to reboot his immune system and reduce his cancer risk.
Website of the week
Want some inspiration for your next vacation? Check out Emily & Jacob Cass's world wide odyssey as they write about their adventures visiting over 85 countries. They write about food, culture and how they've changed as individuals and as a couple as they circumnavigated the globe.
Product of the week
Ian, Darren & March are all fans of TripIt and we talk about how we use it on the show. TripIt automatically turns those incomprehensible travel confirmation emails into a single organized travel plan available on the web and your phone. It provides timely notifications of flight changes and even tells you what the next step is as your stumble your jet lagged way out of an unfamiliar airport.
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All the best in getting better,
Ian, Darren & March