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condenasttraveler:

Southern Africa’s Beaches and Safari Camps
Jack’s Camp sits on the edge of Botswana’s moonlike Makgadikgadi Salt Pan (formerly a lake), in the middle of the vast Kalahari Desert. Humans in this region are believed to have been the first to use fire—a million years ago.

condenasttraveler:

Southern Africa’s Beaches and Safari Camps

Jack’s Camp sits on the edge of Botswana’s moonlike Makgadikgadi Salt Pan (formerly a lake), in the middle of the vast Kalahari Desert. Humans in this region are believed to have been the first to use fire—a million years ago.

Jun 7
travelingcolors:

Kawaguchi | Japan (by Teerayut Hiruntaraporn)

travelingcolors:

Kawaguchi | Japan (by Teerayut Hiruntaraporn)

Jun 7

Beautiful jellyfish exhibit at the new aquarium in Singapore. Took us about two hours to get around…mantas, sharks, cuttlefish, morays, sea snakes, lion fish and much more. There is a restaurant that shares a glass wall with a massive tank—probably overpriced but maybe nice for a special occasion.

Jun 7
fastcompany:

What traits do today’s prominent female leaders share? Let’s take a look:  
Effective role models: A recent CNN opinion piece about how to have more women like Sheryl Sandberg concludes that it is the prominence of such women that inspires others to be like them: “We can create more Sandbergs by surrounding ourselves with confident, outspoken women.” Sandberg herself actively works to encourage others by running a monthly salon with talks by inspirational women. The more role models we have across all industries, the more likely it is that the female leaders of the future will be inspired.
Mentoring—at all levels: If you can identify opportunities and encourage women early on then they will be able to fulfill their potential throughout their careers. Some of the most prominent women had great mentors—and they are often now working as mentors to the next generation themselves.

Confidence: Confidence can mean a world of difference between a woman who is able to live her dreams and one who is not—so often a talented woman is held back through lack of confidence. The former U.K. prime minister Margaret Thatcher was famous for her confidence and iron will—and for her slogan “The lady’s not for turning.” In an article for the MBA@UNC, media pioneer Arianna Huffington cites lack of confidence as “a killer to success for women. In order to advance their careers, women need to be comfortable seeing themselves as qualified leaders and risk takers.”

Keep reading: 7 shared traits that unite women in power

fastcompany:

What traits do today’s prominent female leaders share? Let’s take a look:  

  • Effective role models: A recent CNN opinion piece about how to have more women like Sheryl Sandberg concludes that it is the prominence of such women that inspires others to be like them: “We can create more Sandbergs by surrounding ourselves with confident, outspoken women.” Sandberg herself actively works to encourage others by running a monthly salon with talks by inspirational women. The more role models we have across all industries, the more likely it is that the female leaders of the future will be inspired.

  • Mentoring—at all levels: If you can identify opportunities and encourage women early on then they will be able to fulfill their potential throughout their careers. Some of the most prominent women had great mentors—and they are often now working as mentors to the next generation themselves.

  • Confidence: Confidence can mean a world of difference between a woman who is able to live her dreams and one who is not—so often a talented woman is held back through lack of confidence. The former U.K. prime minister Margaret Thatcher was famous for her confidence and iron will—and for her slogan “The lady’s not for turning.” In an article for the MBA@UNC, media pioneer Arianna Huffington cites lack of confidence as “a killer to success for women. In order to advance their careers, women need to be comfortable seeing themselves as qualified leaders and risk takers.”


Keep reading: 
7 shared traits that unite women in power

Jun 5

Singapore has some of the best hawker (street) food…very cheap and mostly cheerful.
Two of my favorites: Chicken Rice at Maxwell Food Center; Claypot Chicken at Chinatown Complex

Jun 5
Phuket in April.  Overnight stay at Paradise Koh Yao after a glorious day sailing across Phang Nga Bay.

Phuket in April. Overnight stay at Paradise Koh Yao after a glorious day sailing across Phang Nga Bay.

Jun 5

My latest social media adventure! 

Broadcasting from Singapore about travel, adventure and living in Southeast Asia…