During this time he started exploring the far reaches of the planet. His adventures have taken him to Africa, Asia, Antarctica, North and South America, Europe and almost everywhere in between. Several of his trips are described in his most recent book, Riding the Hulahula to the Arctic Ocean: A Guide to 50 Extraordinary Adventures for the Seasoned Traveler.

Don has learned a great deal from his travels, about the world, himself and human nature. This, plus his many years as a professional psychologist and educator, has led him to a deep understanding of how adventure travel and experiences can transform our lives, work, relationships, and organizations.
This is the current focus of his work and the writing,
, consulting and coaching services he offers.

Six-time winner of the
North American Travel Journalists Association Gold Award
for 50+ travel writing