Tourism and Social Media
January 19th, 2012

It’s no secret – I love travel and tourism, and I love social media. I work with both on a daily basis and I find that the travel/tourism/hospitality industries seem to especially benefit from social media usage. Of course there are all of the traditional general reasons why I’m such an avid promoter of social [...]

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Why Travelers Hate Airlines
January 9th, 2012

The airline industry has gotten a rather ugly reputation lately. Being in the travel industry, and a business owner in the industry at that, I usually try to look at both sides of the coin and find a reason behind what the airlines are doing – even if I don’t particularly agree with their motivation. [...]

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What’s Your Hotel Evacuation Plan?
December 21st, 2011

Over the last few months, I’ve noticed an interesting phenomenon. Twice in the last three months I’ve stayed in a hotel where the fire alarm has gone off. Once it was at 3 AM and someone came over the hotel intercom saying to stay put until further instructions. The second time we weren’t evacuated, but [...]

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2011 Photo Snapshot
December 20th, 2011

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. In very few activities is that more true than travel.  As the year draws to a close, I like to take a look back at my photos through the year as a summary of the last 12 months. This year, I thought I’d share them with [...]

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2011 Travel Resolutions – Pass or Fail?
December 13th, 2011

Last year as the new year approached, I wrote a blog on travel resolutions for 2011. They were partly for me, and partly a general suggestion for travelers based on my work as a travel planner and travel experiences. As the year comes to a close, I thought I’d share just how I did on [...]

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Where Do I Plan To Go?
November 4th, 2011

A week or so ago, I wrote a blog on how to create a travel plan. It’s something I encourage my clients and readers to do on a regular basis. Because I like to practice what I preach, and also to serve as an example, I thought I’d write and post my own travel plan. [...]

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How to Create a Travel Plan
October 25th, 2011

One of the difficulties with travel, at least for many, is choosing a destination. I notice the same struggle for many of my clients when they first speak with me. There are so many possibilities and travelers may feel that they won’t have the opportunity to visit every place they want to explore.  Furthermore, there’s [...]

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Come To Paris With Us!
October 11th, 2011

We’re going to Paris – and we’d like you to come with us. Seriously. For the first time ever Chimera Travel is leading a very small group trip, and we’ve chosen to head to Paris. Here’s the unique part though – it’s not a “group tour” in the traditional sense (ie “If it’s Tuesday it [...]

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What’s New at Chimera Travel?
October 4th, 2011

What’s new at Chimera Travel? A lot, actually.  The summer fueled ideas, creativity and planning, and the result is a fall full of several great new ventures. I figured I’d discuss them in two separate blogs, for length purposes. First, let me say this: don’t worry, Chimera Travel’s travel planning aspect is absolutely not going [...]

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Guess the Destination
September 30th, 2011

I thought for some Friday fun and travel inspiration, I’d see who can guess these photo destinations. Today’s theme is water. Let’s see how many places you recognize! If it helps, these are all pictures I’ve taken personally at destinations I’ve visited. To make it easier to place your guesses, I’ve numbered them. Photo 1 [...]

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