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Travel Column: Up and Away, Down to Earth—Delhi, India

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Travel Column: Up and Away, Down to Earth—Delhi, India

Dear Friends, In light of Valentine’s Day, I had planned to write about my travels in India; namely, the love that embodies the Taj Mahal.  Completed in the 1600s, it was built as a mausoleum and eternal resting place by the emperor Shah Jahan for himself and his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.  Upon her premature death, the emperor, grief stricken and heartbroken, built the wonder in her honor.  Romantic?  I think it’s worthy. One article.  That was the plan. But 24 hours into the story of India, I had already reached 2,600 words, and I was nowhere near the Taj Mahal.  This architectural jewel and tale of love still eluded me, yet I couldn’t rush through all...

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Travel Column: Up and Away, Down to Earth—Reykjavik, Iceland

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Travel Column:  Up and Away, Down to Earth—Reykjavik, Iceland

Dear Friends, Happy New Year!  I hope all is alive and well.  The world didn’t end – those Mayan jokesters – and we’re all still here.  So let’s have fun with it, and let the new year’s resolutions begin. I’m going a different route for 2013 – I’m not joining a gym (let’s be honest, I never have), and I’m not going to curse less.  Instead, I’m going to revisit my bucket list, and vow to accomplish at least one thing from it.  Do you have a bucket list?  Everyone should.  A bucket list is the ultimate holy grail of your own life.  It’s different for everyone, and it’s a great way to define who we are and why we are here – and what we want to see and accomplish in this...

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Travel Column: Up and Away, Down to Earth—Edinburgh, Scotland

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Travel Column:  Up and Away, Down to Earth—Edinburgh, Scotland

An Unlikely Road By: Stephanie Weyant   Standing on the edge of a cliff, my toes inch forward – wildly, stubbornly testing fate.  I inhale the longest, deepest breath of my life and listen as a voice inside tells me, “Everything will be okay.”  All that had transpired these last four weeks – hell, these last four years – were giving way to an inner strength I’d never known.  I pause for a moment as it swells within me.  I savor my surroundings; the rugged beauty of Scotland is hypnotizing.  Every direction exposes the most heavenly view of Edinburgh, and thousands of miles away from heartbreak, I am on the road to recovery.  That road has led me to the edge of a...

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In The Trenches—The Founder’s Daily Report: Day 339—Traveling Tuesday!

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In The Trenches—The Founder’s Daily Report:  Day 339—Traveling Tuesday!

Day 339: I am so excited!  This morning, the first article from my new travel writer, Stephanie Weyant, is about to be published.  And I just love her first piece, An Unlikely Road!  She’s honest and brave and philosophical and inspiring in it and I can’t wait for you to read it.  Stephanie is a travelphile, if that’s a word, and she shares her travel experiences, tips and philosophies in the latest Think Outside The Box Inside The Box Media column to launch. All aboard.  Hold onto your hats.  Fasten your seatbelts.  Make sure your tray tables and seats are in their upright and locked position.  It’s time to go Up and Away, Down to Earth with Stephanie Weyant.  Oh, the...

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In The Trenches—The Founder’s Daily Report: Day 331—Personal Day

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In The Trenches—The Founder’s Daily Report:  Day 331—Personal Day

  Day 331: Scene 33 is not done.  All I managed to do today was watch down the string out.  In my defense, today was the last day I got to hang with Uh-Mazing Romantic Partner before he takes off in the morning for over three weeks.  So, yes, I’m already behind on getting my five scenes done this week.  Deep sigh.  Oh well.  It was worth it.  I needed to take a personal day. Until tomorrow, create from what you have…a personal day. Kelli Joan Bennett is a filmmaker, actress, writer, entrepreneur, advocate for creative thinking and Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Think Outside The Box Inside The Box Media. Follow...

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How do you define success?

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Morning Motivation   There are a lot of different sources out there that have a very specific definition of success.  From how much you should weigh to how much money you should make to with whom you should be associated with to what you should believe—all in order to be deemed “successful.”  Instead of trying to fit into someone else’s definition of success define your own version.  What truly makes you feel successful?  Being kind?  Smiling at strangers?  Making someone laugh?  Being able to walk?  Paying your taxes?  Being a good member of your community?  Sending your kids to great schools?  Taking care of your parents?  Accomplishing your goals?  Create your...

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Day 204: Will I ever get off the road?

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Day 204:  Will I ever get off the road?

Day 204.  The prose in On The Road The Original Scroll is intense.  It comes at you in long, endless sentences not unlike open highway.  It rarely catches its breath.  Neal Cassady exhausts me with his restless energy, his incessant movement, his utter lack of grounding.  Jack’s devotion to Neal and going mad and getting his kicks back and forth across the country driven by a seemingly inexhaustible urge to find what he’s looking for yet having no idea what he’s forgotten drives me mad.  It also makes me nostalgic for the decade I was on the road searching literally and figuratively—in my 20s—first from Missouri to California then regular road trips all over the...

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Travel Column Coming Soon!

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 ARE YOU READY TO GO PLACES? Travel writer, reporter and host Stephanie Weyant will take you there! Think Outside The Box Inside The Box Media is thrilled to announce that a new travel column and web series with travel writer, reporter and host Stephanie Weyant will be launching in the Fall! Stephanie will be writing about her travels and reporting from the road for ThinkOutsideTheBoxInsideTheBox.com.  An avid traveler since she was 18, Stephanie brings a unique perspective, passion and cinematic slant to the world of travel. Stephanie takes creating from what you have to a whole new level. Armed only with pen, paper, camera and microphone, Stephanie explores foreign...

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Day 142: There’s no place like home!

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Day 142:  There’s no place like home!

Day 142. There’s nothing like traveling to make you realize how awesome your home is.  I had an incredible time on this trip.  It was simply amazing.  But, after a 16-hour day with 11 of those in the air, I’m happy to be home because there’s simply no place like it. London is incredible though!  What a fun city.  I have to get back there when I have more time to spend.  But, I got in most of the majors.  I didn’t have a lot of time to savor the scenery, it was more like the moment where Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo are at the edge of the Grand Canyon in the movie Vacation—granted I hadn’t just stolen money from my hotel but still, it was basically a quick look and...

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Day 141: Where to go?

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Day 141:  Where to go?

Day 141.  Arrived safely at Heathrow via Aer Lingus.  Quite a nice airline.  Too easy to have fun with the name though.  Yes, I’m a 16-year old boy at heart.  We took the tube to the Hyde Park stop where we jumped off and were basically right at our hotel, The Lanesborough.  After our afternoon tea in the room we set out on foot and explored Hyde Park.  So beautiful!  We stopped by some old haunts of Uh-mazing Romantic Partner from when he studied abroad here 25 years ago. We didn’t have much gas left in the engine after our walk about so we had dinner in the hotel’s restaurant, Apsleys.  Incredible food, incredible service.  We closed the place down.  At the end of the...

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