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Babymoons, Booties and B&Bs

Babymoons, Booties and B&Bs Jennifer and Craig Ruckert, a very attractive 30 something couple were sitting in front of a terrific fire, enjoying some great cheeses and local wines, a regular pre-dinner ritual  at the Tidewater Inn, in the laid back, classy Connecticut shore town of Madison. Except Jennifer wasn’t drinking wine. She was nursing a sparkling-something drink because she’s ... Read More »

Can You Find (and Trust) a Babysitter When You Travel?

Finding (and trusting) a Babysitter While Traveling It’s not easy or always reassuring. You’re on the road for a family vacation. You’ve done lots of family-friendly things and now you and your significant other want a night out. Or at least a dinner in the hotel’s much touted dinning room. But who’ll watch the kids? Hotels will often provide staff ... Read More »

Getting High in Jamaica

Getting High in Jamaica I was pretty terrified. Weak knees, breath-holding terrified. I was standing on the edge of small tree platform high above the Jamaican rain forest, looking down at all the treetops. About eye level with the birds. With the forest canopy beneath me, the guides from Chukka Tours expertly snapped all the hooks and cables in place ... Read More »

How Tourism Ireland Took Top Social Media Prize

How Tourism Ireland Took Top Social Media Prize, And Deserved it. It was no surprise to us when Tourism Ireland was tapped as the winner in the “Best Use of Social Media” contest at the Travolution Awards in London. Luck of the Irish? Hardly . We’ve worked under contract with Tourism Ireland producing short-form Irish  Travel Video PostCards, and they ... Read More »

Iceland: Life on the Brink

Iceland: Life on the Brink Icelanders live on the edge. In 1783 the Laki Volcano in this glacier-covered country erupted in a violent and prolonged paroxysm, killing a fifth of the country’s population. For 10 months 30 billion tons of lava and sulfuric acid belched forth, creating a noxious haze that killed crops and livestock in Europe as it wound ... Read More »

Why Is Hotel Web Content so Boring?

Why Is Hotel Web Content so Boring? There was an interesting round table  discussion recently sponsored by visual content management powerhouse, VFM Leonardo . The basic question the panel was asked to consider was this: Why is hotel web site content so boring, and how can it be made more engaging for the traveler? It so happens, that the initial  ... Read More »

When Do We Share Travel Information? ?

When Do We Share Travel Information? We recently did an article on why social media mavens don’t use their social media accounts to complain about bad service or disappointing travel experiences. Now, according to the  marketing company, Milestone,  there’s a twist to this thinking. While travelers may prefer to lodge their travel complaints directly to the hotel or destination, it ... Read More »

Images of Fall

Images of Fall The magic and mystery of Fall can be found in so many places…late Fall is haunting in the Isle of Skye Breath stealing, in Sedona We almost take Fall for granted here in New England, but I found her playing beautifully with the morning frost in Cedar Falls, Ohio. then dancing a last dance by the ocean…here ... Read More »

Doing the Dude Ranch

Doing the Dude Ranch When 180 horses’ hooves pounded the ground a few feet from me, manes flaring and breaths misting ghost-like, this city boy was transfixed. It was the 5:30 morning roundup at the C Lazy U Ranch in Granby, Colorado, up in the snow-capped Rocky Mountains. The whinnying echoed in the nearby corrals as we walked the short ... Read More »

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