Everyday is That Time When... in R.F. Hemphill's dust tea, dingoes and dragons

Did I just say dust tea, dingoes and dragons? Of course I did! It's all just another day in the life of your everyday business class traveler.  The pages of R.F. Hemphill's newest book take readers on an around the world in a day adventure that often strays from the beaten path of recreational vacationers. The title alone implies there is very little possibility of an all-inclusive cruise ship factoring into the equation and that is the understatement of the day.

Most enjoyable from R.F. Hemphill's dust tea, dingoes and dragons is a casual, conversational nature full of easy humor. Initially written as a series of letters to the author's father to pass the time while traveling internationally securing six-figured business deals, the firsthand accounts rival the Travel Channel's celebrated programming. The thrilling tales of adventures, experiences and observance are a journey around the world in a day. From the sharp wit to the descriptive narrative, that dust tea, I feel as if I personally know the indescribable time when dust tea was served upon the table. Business, vacationing or international travelers will relate to the witty and seemingly random findings of Hemphill's business savvy and entertaining international affairs. 


Millions of people around the world travel for business every day.  In fact, American companies spend $225 billion per year on business travel.  Jet lag, boardrooms, and high pressure deal—that’s what international business brings to mind, right?

But how many of us take the time to truly appreciate what we observe and experience during these trips?

R.F. Hemphill spent 10 years and 4 million airline miles developing a startup a global electric power and distribution company that is now in 21 countries with $18 billion in annual revenue.  But in all that time, is was his travel experiences that meant the most to him.

dust tea, dingoes, & dragons: adventures is culture, cuisine & commerce from a globe-trekking executive is a collection of letters Hemphill wrote to his father over his decade of intense travel.  Practical, poignant, and often very humorous, this books is about the uniqueness of cultures, the diplomacy of building business relationships, and, ultimately, of living life to the fullest.

From camel hooves for dinner to signing an infidel form just to get a drink to bacon-flavored popcorn, Hemphill brings a unique observation to many of the experiences that go unnoticed during business travel.

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Denise Murray Wong

Hi! I'm Denise, a media-friendly, New York based, freelance writer with a background in Early Childhood Education. My blog, niecyisms and nestlings focuses on everyday living, family, parenting life and style, and healthy lifestyles. Denise and her husband, along with their three wonderful children and two rescued cats live in the rural mountains within the beautiful scenic Hudson Valley of Upstate, NY.