Mac Lacy

In the Travel Know

Posted by Mac Lacy in Travel Thoughts on December 01, 2017

 
 

Recently, I glanced at an article on the popular travel commentary website SKIFT titled “Strong U.S. Dollar Means Little to Outbound Tourists.” SKIFT is a relatively new travel industry think tank whose observations can be followed online at no charge at www.skift.com. Its staff do extensive research on topics of interest to the industry and…

 
 

No other town in Texas lays claim to a budding heritage quite like Tyler’s. Tucked serenely in beautiful East Texas, Tyler is home to some of the state’s most bountiful rose gardens and blooming azalea bushes—not to mention a state park right outside the city that’s perfect for camping, hiking, and making a splash. Back…

 
Brian Jewell

Risk Management

Posted by Brian Jewell in Travel Thoughts on November 10, 2017

 
 

It’s funny how being a parent changes your perspective. I did a lot of traveling when I was young and single, both for my work here at the magazine and for fun in my personal time. And during those years, I did a number of things that were perhaps dangerous — or at least ill advised…

 
 

Known for its central location as the “Heart of Georgia”, Macon is an engaging and welcoming city that invites you to stop and explore. Steeped in history and culture, Macon has over 50 historic homes. The Hay House is one of Macon’s most distinguished structures, built from 1855 to 1859 in the Italian Renaissance Revival…

 
 

Give your group the gift of a holiday getaway unlike any other. A trip to a city full of original traditions and dinner cruises, joyous celebrations of the arts and dance, racing reindeer and a certain spirit that’s guaranteed to put your group in jolliest of holiday spirits. Spread a little cheer by experiencing everything…

 
 

Minnesota boasts a boatful of great inventions and beloved products that have been woven into American life for generations. Get the inside story visiting museums and factory tours devoted to the North Star state’s best-known creations. Faribault Woolen Mill kept World War II soldiers warm with blankets they’ve been producing since 1865. Production peaked in…

 
Brian Jewell

No Happy Accidents

Posted by Brian Jewell in Travel Thoughts on October 05, 2017

 
 

Nothing amazing happens by accident. Sure, there are sometimes unexpected events that lead to happy outcomes or coincidences that result in pleasant surprises. But anytime you buy, experience or participate in something that leaves you impressed, you can be sure a lot of thought, planning and hard work went into that success, maybe a lot…

 
 

With a rich history and natural beauty, Natchez is a premier cultural tourism destination offering the attractions of a small city: shopping, nightlife and a walkable historic downtown. Our city has something for everyone with one of the largest collections of historic buildings in the country, breathtaking scenery, outdoor adventures, fascinating stories and our legendary…

 
 

Local isn’t a buzzword in Milwaukee – it’s just how we live. A vibrant urban destination on the shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee has always been a city with a do-it-yourself attitude. It’s no surprise that iconic companies like Miller Brewing Company and Harley-Davidson started here and still call the city home, along with hundreds…

 
 

The Outlets at Tejon is excited to introduce a number of wonderful features to the already stellar shopping destination. Camp Tejon is now open! This fun play area has a climbable tower structure and slide located inside the Hacienda Food Court where families can take a reprieve from a day of shopping. Beat the heat!…