My unending gratitude to Ben, Josh, and Kelly for the vision, dedication, hard work, and encouragement that made this book a reality.
Thanks to Preston and Rahle at the world's most innovative interactive media company, PixelProject, for hosting my sojourn in Cape Town, and for all your inspiration and friendship.
This book was written in remote areas of the Himalayas with scant access to the Internet (or even electricity). I wish to send out a big thank you to the people of Ladakh, India and Nepal for their incredible generosity and graciousness while I was working on this project.
(And, for the one person out there who might find this noteworthy: Yes, it is possible to walk 9 days to the Annapurna glacier in flip-flops and ...