Category Archives: Travel and Travel Media

Travel Post Friday: seeing landmarks in a new way

When two nutballs lie down on the ground, put their feet up and play with reflections, this is what you see. My friend and Tourism Currents co-founder Becky McCray and I are reflected in Chicago’s shiny public sculpture Cloud Gate … Continue reading

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Travel Post Friday: Tech and Travel in India

By the time you read this, I’ll be in the Kerala region of India for a conference about travel, technology and tourism: ICTT 2013, the International Conference on Travel Technology India. It’s an incredible chance to talk about my favorite … Continue reading

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My thoughts on the TBEX 2013 travel blogging conference

My relationship with the TBEX travel blogging conference dates from the second one in New York (kind of a pickup ball game with a little over 100 people in an NYU theater in Greenwich Village, where I spoke on a … Continue reading

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Carnival of Cities for 15 May 2013

Welcome to the Carnival of Cities blog carnival, where we tour the world in a single┬ápost, via submissions from a variety of different blogs, all about any aspect of one, single city or fair-sized town. We normally publish every other … Continue reading

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Personal experience still trumps everything

The human brain is a stubborn, funny thing. It believes what it wants to believe, and trying to get someone to change that – to literally “change their mind” – is one of the most difficult challenges faced by communications … Continue reading

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Travel Post Friday: Beastie Boys plus Illinois mashup makes perfect travel t-shirt

While wandering around the resurgent Wicker Park/Bucktown neighborhood in Chicago before the SOBCon business conference, I stumbled across the T-Shirt Deli. It was cleverly laid out like a real delicatessen, but with t-shirts as the offering instead of provolone and … Continue reading

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Travel Post Friday: Jasper, Alberta when you are not a snow bunny

When I headed north to visit Edmonton and Jasper in Alberta, Canada in the middle of February, several people asked me what in the world I was going to do in Jasper when it’s known for snow sports and I … Continue reading

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How to find travel bloggers? Go where they hang out, online and off

To find travel bloggers (or any niche group) you need to go where they are, both on- and offline hangout spots. Of course, don’t be that annoying, sales-y, pushy person once you get there, but I digress…. Since I started … Continue reading

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Takeaways for tourism and travel pros from SXSW Interactive 2013

Now that I’ve had a few weeks to “let it cook” as Liz Strauss would say, here are a few thoughts from the 2013 SXSW (South by Southwest) Interactive tech conference in Austin. Yes, I could have posted this more … Continue reading

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