This year, the agency is introducing an enriching new perk it’s calling X-Plor TK. Each staffer who has been with the firm for at least a year will receive $1,500 and two extra vacation days to travel to explore a new country, culture or community anywhere around the globe. The great writer Paulo Coelho once remarked, “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it’s lethal.” X-Plor is our way of encouraging each other to wrestle our wheels away from the ruts and immerse ourselves in a place (physical, mental and emotional) that makes us think and feel differently. The one main requirement is that each person must blog before, during and after the trip. It’s a way that we can articulate what we are experiencing and share that insight with each other. Be on the lookout for our dispatches as our staffers shove out into the world. Perhaps they’ll inspire your own adventure.