Around the World in 80 Days

In thinking about my upcoming travel schedule, the classic French adventure novel Around the World in 80 Days (Le tour du monde en 80 jours) popped into my head.

Then I quickly looked at the calendar and counted the days – exactly 80 days from today.

I have a few upcoming speaking engagements, a couple weddings, and a couple awesome personal trips planned.

If you live in any of these cities or are going to be at these events, I’d love to grab a local beer with you when I’m in town. Just make sure to let me know in the comments or on Twitter @whitneyhess.

Follow my adventures on Dopplr, and of course Flickr.

March 11-17

SXSW Interactive
Austin, TX
Not speakin, just chillin

April 2-5

Childhood friend’s wedding
San Francisco, CA

April 8-12

IA Summit 2010
Phoenix, AZ
Giving the closing plenary

April 16-19

CMU Spring Carnival
Pittsburgh, PA

April 29-May 1

Family friend’s wedding
Miami, FL

May 2-5

STC Technical Communication Summit ’10
Dallas, TX
Presenting “10 Most Common Misconceptions About UX Design” and “Evangelizing Yourself”

May 18-21

UX London
London, UK
Giving a workshop titled “Creating a Culture of UX”

May 22-26

Paris, France

And that completes my 80 days. I’m not exactly circumventing the globe, but it’s quite enough for me.

I should mention that on top of everything I’m moving to a new apartment in April. And of course I’ll be doing client work that whole time as well.

Oh, life is swell. Now you get why I need that beer?

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  1. says

    Hi Whitney,

    I'd be glad to show you around and have a drink in Paris in May, e.g. on Whitsunday :)

    My favorite French beers:
    – Adelscott
    – Desperados
    – La Bière Du Démon


    P.S. “Around the World in 80 Days” is a highly recommended read. I would also recommend “Five Weeks in a Balloon” and “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea”, also by Jules Verne.

  2. says

    paris? late may? easy – french open!

    great time of year to be in europe BTW. plenty to do, decent – though dodgy – weather. lots of other vacationers.

    beer-wise: 1776. lame i know, but quite tasty (very expensive in paris! $10 USD)


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