by David Forest
Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain advised: If you want to learn about life, get a job in the service industry.
Basic jobs teach critical skills, especially ones missing in many professional environments. You can learn a lot about yourself – and the world – dealing with an angry customer who blames you for his lobster coming out cold.
What I’ve learned throughout my 20-year career is that travel can offer the same benefits.
Sometimes, you need to change your view… to see clearer what’s around you all the time.
Fortunately, being a geologist provides ample opportunity to wander the globe. I’ve visited an amazing slate of far-flung places: Colombia, Brazil, Zambia, Myanmar, Laos, Russia, Mongolia, and the Czech Republic, to name a few.