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Every Tuesday until we run out of states, I plan to post about family-friendly travel ideas, attractions and events in each one of the US states, taking input mostly from Twitter and Facebook. We’re going in alphabetical order but starting with the end, so our first state for the series […]

Family travel in Wisconsin: the 50 state series


Every Tuesday until we run out of states, I plan to post about family-friendly travel ideas, attractions and events in each one of the US states, taking input mostly from Twitter and Facebook. We’re going alphabetical but starting with the end, so our first state for the series is….Wyoming! You […]

Family travel in Wyoming: the 50 state series


I want to call your attention to a worthy project that four of my travel blogging colleagues are spearheading this holiday season. Passports with Purpose seeks to raise awareness of the travel blogging community and its generosity towards the places we travel. You might know some of the organizers: Debbie […]

Got a passport? I have a purpose for it….



Well, hurray for success the second time around…. Last year, I sent in a proposal for a travel blogging panel at SXSWi (the South by Southwest Interactive tech/online media conference) here in Austin, Texas, but it was not selected. I only pouted for about a week, really. Always bull-headed, I […]

We’re talking travel blogging at South by Southwest


(This is cross-posted on the Perceptive Travel blog and Every Dot Connects.) 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 […]

I’m thinking about the future, not the rotten economy, and ...


This is the 21st year of the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, one of the year’s biggest events for the magazine (full results will be listed in the November print issue.) Readers gave collective feedback on 9,168 hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines and car rental agencies. Thanks […]

What did 32,633 readers choose as the best in travel? ...



Yes, the annual Condé Nast Traveler 2008 Readers’ Choice Awards will be coming to you live from their big awards ceremony on the evening of October 15, because I’m going to be there to “live-tweet” the event on my Twitter stream. That woman in evening attire at the New York […]

Live, from New York, it’s Condé Nast Traveler!


My readers know what a semi-psychotic fan I am of Web 2.0/social media, not because the shiny tools themselves give me vapors, but because they allow me to meet and become friends with the most amazing people. One of those friendships just brought me a stupendous opportunity – Elliott Ng […]

Breaking news: I’m going to China!


It’s outta here, launched, gone, hasta la bye-bye — my contribution to the next edition of the Age of Conversation, a multi-author book about collaborative marketing and business in the world of Web 2.0 and social media. The first edition of Age of Conversation had 103 authors from 12 countries […]

Why don’t they get it? I’ll tell you why….