Mission Accomplished – Kitchen Travels To Space

On March 31, Jim Kitchen ’87, a professor of the practice of strategy and entrepreneurship at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, was part of the six-person crew of Blue Origin’s latest flight to space. The journey lasted just 15 minutes, but it was a trip...
Canada

Canada

Have been to Canada many times as a child and young adult traveling with my family during the summer, during running events, visiting work colleagues and vacationing in Vancouver. Traveled to Toronto while in college, and in 2006 ran marathons in Toronto and Quebec....
New Zealand

New Zealand

New Zealand is one of my favorite places in the entire world … particularly the southern Island city of Queenstown. This is the world’s adventure capital and I just love the place! When I first traveled there in 1992, I visited AJ Hackett’s bridge,...
Tuvalu

Tuvalu

IMG_4115 This is the tiny island of Tuvalu, which is located about half way between Honolulu Hawaii and Sydney Australia, next to the international dateline … where today is tomorrow in Tuvalu, 17 hours ahead those of you on the east coast of the USof A!...
Mexico

Mexico

One of my most memorable snorkeling or diving trips has been in La Paz, Mexico spending time with the ginormous WHALE SHARKS there. You look eye to eye with these spectacular creatures and they actually recognize you in the water and will (at times) interact with you....
Jamaica

Jamaica

I have been to Jamaica many times over the years, the first time in 1985 as a college student. I organized the air, hotel and transfers to the Blue Harbor hotel and this was the beginning of my travel business. Below is a photo of my friends and me on the beach in...
Haiti

Haiti

My children and I volunteered for 6 years in the northern part of the Dominican Republic. And while we had crossed the border and traveled into Haiti, we wanted to see more of the country. In 2014, we flew into Port Au Prince and then traveled overland from there to...
Australia

Australia

If you ask me what’s my favorite place on planet Earth, one of the two countries / places that would likely come out of my mouth would be Australia … Lizard Island in Australia specifically. I was there in 1992, and haven’t forgotten about it since. photo credit...
St. Kitts & Nevis

St. Kitts & Nevis

I had planned for Nevis (pronounced (Nee-vus) to be the final (193rd) country I’d visit, and have my family and friends join me for a celebration. However, entering Syria was virtually impossible (due to the war, poor relations with the U.S, etc) and therefore my wife...
Dominica

Dominica

  When flying into Dominica in 2019 I couldn’t help but think how much this landscape resembled the scenery in the movie “Jurassic Park”. The volcanic mountains rising imposingly out of the deep blue ocean, covered by lush green foliage were unlike anywhere I had...