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A different breed: what to expect from bloggers

14. April 2009


I’m getting ready to leave on a press/media trip to Hutchinson, Kansas;  several of the city’s public relations and marketing folks decided that bloggers and wired writers offer a different way to get the word out about their destination. My travel-related posts will be over on my Family Travel blog and the Perceptive Travel blog, [...]

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Shaking the social media tree in the tourism business

30. January 2009

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I’m doing some writing and marketing work for the travel site UpTake; in addition to hosting my Carnival of Cities blog carnival periodically on their Attractions blog, I’ll be covering travel industry social media topics on the UpTake Travel Industry blog. To get started with a bit of a bang, I wrote two posts this [...]

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I Really Need a Getaway …

23. December 2008


Our client Homeaway is sponsoring a Getaway contest, a dream vacation worth up to $5,000, to the blogger, videographer or photographer who creates the most compelling answer to this question: Why do you need a getaway, and where would you like to spend it? Oy, I wish I could enter this contest. The whole time [...]

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Why this travel writer is going on a tech tour in China

5. November 2008


(This is cross-posted on the Perceptive Travel blog and my Family Travel blog on BootsnAll.) I know that I’m a very fortunate freelance writer and social media/Web 2.0 trainer; I have a military pension and health insurance from my 22+ years in the US Navy. I can ride out the current economic storm (with a [...]

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Poverty and Personal Crisis

15. October 2008


Early this morning I stood in the shower, letting the water-as hot as I could stand it-cascade over my aching neck and shoulders.”This will probably be the most peaceful moment I have today,” I thought, lingering much longer than usual. After only a couple of hours of sleep, I’d been awakened by a text message [...]

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