Category Archives: Travel and Travel Media

Travel Post Friday: a guide to travel gift guides

Holiday gift-giving was a lot easier when my Navy ships went on six-month deployments. I’d do leisurely shopping for gifts in ports across Asia or Europe or the Middle East (depending upon where the ship was deployed and how much … Continue reading

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Travel Post Friday: On the Air with King Biscuit Time

  (Disclosure – I was a guest of the Mississippi Delta Tourism Association on this trip, so my travel expenses were paid for.) “Is it okay to sit on these benches?” I asked. “Those are the $10 seats. You wanna … Continue reading

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Travel media resources to share with your customers

While putting together a presentation for the ETC (Educational Travel Community) conference in Boston, I was asked by the organizers to create a list of 15 travel-related resource sites that tour operators, tour suppliers, alumni group travel organizers, and others … Continue reading

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Travel Post Friday: Church of Country Music takes a close-up

This is one of the windows in the “Church of Country Music,” the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. It is the winter home of the Grand Ole Opry music show, and many would say that the Ryman is its spiritual home, … Continue reading

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Travel Post Friday: the closer to the ocean, the better. For the ions, you know.

If I can walk out onto a balcony, hear waves crashing and smell that salty smell, I’m a happy hotel/house guest. Really, what else would you expect from a formerly seagoing Navy woman? My husband Chris Fancher told me when … Continue reading

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Carnival of Cities for 16 March 2014

Welcome to the Carnival of Cities blog carnival, where we tour the world in a single post, via submissions from a variety of different blogs, all about any aspect of one, single city or fair-sized town. Submissions have been rather thin … Continue reading

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Travel Post Friday: the City by the Bay

I took this photo on a Red and White Fleet sightseeing cruise that went all over San Francisco Bay – it was an evening social event during the eTourism Summit destination marketing conference. Many years ago, I was stationed aboard a U.S. … Continue reading

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What kind of blogger coverage is best for you?

It seems to be a hot topic – connecting with bloggers for online media coverage – so below are some thoughts from my recent stint co-hosting a #blogchat on blogger outreach (#blogchat is one of the first and biggest regularly-scheduled chats … Continue reading

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How to find your locals on Instagram

While I think it’s a given that tourism organizations should connect with their local bloggers – just as they should know the local print, TV, and radio media people – it’s also important to remember that social media influence goes … Continue reading

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Not saying something negative is still saying something

This comment in a Facebook Group is why I worry about objective coverage from press trips and fam tours: Travel blogger: “We had a AWFUL stay at a well-known place. I told the PR person that I could write about … Continue reading

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