The Difference Between Travel and a Journey

After visiting nearly 200 countries, Carolina entrepreneur-in-residence Jim Kitchen shares with students what he learned about the world and himself. Scott Jared, The Well Jim Kitchen’s travels took him to 193 countries, but his journey took him much farther. “The lesson that most people can relate to is that we all have our own journeys. Read More

$430,000 In Profits Given To Local Charities (Updated)

Profits with Purpose Kenan-Flagler professor Jim Kitchen challenges undergraduate students in his Entrepreneurship and Business Planning course to come up with business ventures that will ultimately help charities across the Triangle. By Kristin Stepneski, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, Monday, March 11th, 2019 Kitchen challenges them to come up with business ventures, and profits go to charities Read More

Hospitality Coin #63 – Malawianstyle Tours and Travel, Malawi

Hastings Makaka, Lilongwe, Malawi On the 24th of April 2018 I was assigned to take a three days private tour in Lilongwe and a day trip to the Lake (lake malawi ).We had a good city tour of Lilongwe City.The second day of the tour we went to the Lake, enroute to the Lake we Read More

Hospitality Coin #54 – Travelgest, Angola

Laurinda Mafuta from Luanda, Angola I work as Tourist Guide and I like to meet people from every corner of the world. Receiving this Medal of Honor from Mr. Jim Kitchen was a fulfilment of what other tourists said, and this brought me very good hapiness and I was full of joy. It is good Read More

Hospitality Coin #45 – Pohnpei Surf Club, Federated States of Micronesia

Valentina Permiakova from Kolonia, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia Allois arrived in Pohnpei in 2000’s chasing a wave he has seen on the background of an article in a National Geographic magazine. He started to surf here with friends visiting and eventually it developed into the business with quality of services that we are very Read More

Chase Jones: It Can Be Done

The Most Important Lesson Chase Jones (BSBA ’11) Learned as an Undergraduate at UNC Kenan-Flagler Was a Simple One: It Can Be Done. He credits this lesson – learned in Jim Kitchen’s entrepreneurship class – with giving him the confidence needed to found Vs. Cancer, his non-profit venture. “I started Vs. Cancer when I was Read More


A week prior to leaving for Iran I still did not have my visa and I was getting a bit nervous. This is a country that has had US sanctions imposed on it since the 70s and gets few visa requests from Americans.  I’m sure that my request was thoroughly vetted by the authorities and Read More

Hospitality Coin #35 – Rosie Holidays, Fiji Island

Peni Dovi from Nadi, Fiji Island Bula! On the 8th of March 2017 I was assigned to take a PRIVATE TOUR for a Half Day Village Tour to Nausori Highland a remote Fijian Traditional village just an hour drive from NADI town 900 meters above sea level. This medal was presented to me by the Read More

Hospitality Coin #19 – Asia Transpacific Journeys, Bhutan

Yonten Jamtsho (Y.J) from Thimphu, Bhutan Asia Transpacific Journeys provides Cultural, Historical,Trekking and Adventure tours. Life is Adventure.

UNC Students Give Away 7th Car

This past Friday was an exciting day for one Durham man, Mussasa Mpengh.  Social entrepreneur and Kenan-Flagler Business School instructor, Jim Kitchen, had a very big surprise in store for Mpengh. Posted by Lauryn Colatuno | “Mussasa, this is your new car, and these guys made it possible,” said Kitchen, as he pointed to the Read More

Jim's Mile Marker

UN Recognized Countries


Countries Visited

Yep, all 193

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