Brian Jewell

Reasons Why

Posted by Brian Jewell in Travel Thoughts on November 14, 2018

 
 

Why do your customers travel with you? A new study released in October gives some interesting insights into the motivations of people who take packaged tours. Compiled by the Cornell College of Business and commissioned by the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), the study surveyed more than 600 travelers, many of whom have traveled…

 
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A Salute to St. Louis

Posted by Sponsored Article in Sponsored Articles on November 14, 2018

 
 

Soldiers Memorial Military Museum has been a landmark in downtown St. Louis for nearly 100 years. Recently reopened after a $30 million renovation, its natural beauty has been enhanced, and it features newly expanded exhibition space and compelling exhibits that tell the stories of wars and conflicts through the lives of St. Louisans. Missouri Historical…

 
 

Whether you have a group of five or 50, Newport is always in season. Once known as the “summertime playground” for the Gilded Age elite, this charming and diverse destination has welcomed travelers from around the globe for nearly 400 years. It’s the footprint of the past that captivates visitors today as our rich history,…

 
 

We asked our staff, “What travel plans do you have for 2019?” See what trips we’re planning for the year ahead. No plans yet, but Southeast Asia is next on my bucket list. — Savannah Osbourn, staff writer I’m definitely looking forward to my Bahamas cruise and to doing weekend trips to cities within a…

 
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Tips to Stay Sharp

Posted by Brian Jewell in Travel Thoughts on October 21, 2018

 
 

How sharp is your saw? Stephen R. Covey first popularized the concept of “sharpening the saw” in his 1989 bestseller “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.” Since then, the idea has been taken up by nearly every leadership, productivity and personal growth guru in the country. The term comes from a simple illustration: Two woodcutters…

 
 

Located in Western Maryland, Hagerstown is located at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers, and just south of the Mason-Dixon Line. We are part of the Appalachian Highlands, where you can take in the beauty of cultivated valleys, and pastoral low rolling mountains. Founded in 1776, we are home to five National Parks,…

 
 

Milwaukee’s newest developments are now open for business, and we are personally inviting your group to enjoy our city’s latest offerings.   Sports and Entertainment Center Basketball season is here, and Milwaukee’s brand-new Fiserv Forum is in play. The $500 million sports and entertainment center began hosting top music and comedy acts starting with its…

 
 

Over the last 250 years, this land and this estate has evolved from a humble trading post into an internationally sought out tourist destination. From the garden enthusiasts to the history buff, Houmas House offers a variety of experiences. A day at Houmas House is truly an escape into the 1880’s. Upon entering the garden…

 
 

Shelbyville is a fine escape plan for any visitor looking for a break. It’s a place where traditional small-town values and contemporary sophistication blend seamlessly to give visitors a mix of old world comforts with modern touches. If you take the time to venture in on one of the two-lane highways (U.S. 60 or 55)…

 
 

We asked our staff, “What’s the most memorable wildlife encounter you’ve had while traveling?” Check out our wild memories in this month’s Staff Sound-Off. A couple of years ago, I had the bright idea of going camping in the Everglades in late spring, a time when most people avoid the area because of the heat…