The 5-Star, 2-Star Conundrum, part one

I recently visited two travel shows south of the border. One event was located in Mexico City for the newly created FITA, which invites tourism professionals from around the globe to showcase their products, services and destinations to other tourism professionals and...

5 Reasons to Get Out of the Resort

As a professional travel writer, there is nothing I would rather do than travel. I even love hating the security lines at the airport. So, when I say that I love resorts, because of the pampering while lounging on exquisite beaches with frosty drinks, I really mean...

The Sunday Check In, 8/29

There have been times when I wake up and wonder if I have been doing everything ass-backwards. Yesterday was one of those days. I finally realized that running multiple sites and freelancing for others makes for a lot of work. Fortunately, I have some help, but I...

Do-good-ism, in Jamaica

The customs line entering Jamaica was an endless meandering of smiling faces happy to arrive in the Caribbean. While the line moved along quickly, it stretched on long enough for me to look around at who was visiting Jamaica with me. It was not difficult to know who...

The Sunday Check In, 8/8

Sometimes nothing gets done. it is really no one’s fault. Plans just do not go as expected. This was my week. I felt like I had been trying to put a square peg into a round hole with everything I tried to accomplish. At some point, I have to cut myself some...

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