Category Archives: Travel Post Friday

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 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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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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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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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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Travel Post Friday: Travel Meetup at SXSWi

One of the 5000+ events at the SXSWi (South by Southwest Interactive) tech conference in Austin, Texas is a series of Meet Ups so that people with similar interests have a chance to find one another in the 20,000+ person … Continue reading

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