We Heart Phil Keoghan's Faint Kiwi Accent
Where: Los Angeles, CA, United States
2/15/2008 at 1:40 PM
Last weekend we hit up the LA Times Travel and Adventure Show at the Long Beach Convention Center. We were there to do some edumacating about online travel tips but we made some time to pop in on dreamy Phil Keoghan, host of The Amazing Race, who was the big speaker of the day on Saturday.
Unfortunately, there are a ton of other Phil Keoghan fans out there! Blast you all. We were forced to sit in the way back and when we tried to catch some video a lady stood up in front of us. Booo.
We also didn't have much time to listen to him speak since he started late and we had to leave early. But we did catch a bit of what he said.
Phil has come up with NOW---No Opportunity Wasted---a little slogan that guides his daily life and his travel adventures. To get started on your own NOW philosophy, he urged travelers to write a list of things that they want to do before they die.
This is something that Phil started doing after he had a near-death experience on a shipwreck dive when he was 18. Apparently the guy who took him down to the shipwreck bolted and left a young claustrophobic Phil without a line and without a clue of where to go.
So Phil has a list of things he wants to do before he dies and he changes it often, depending on what's been going on his life.
That's all we got to hear. Saddies! He did show some slides of him throughout the years on his travels, even as a little kid boarding a plane with his pops. All in all from the short bit we heard, it kinda felt like a Basic Traveling 101 speech, which was a little boring.
Still, we found him ***y even from a distance especially when he would slip into a Kiwi accent which we have decided he should bring back full-force. It's way ***ier than...speaking...in...long...pauses. http://www.jaunted.com/story/2008/2/15/123058/059/travel/We+Heart+Phil+Keoghan's+Faint+Kiwi+Accent