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Posted by Ashley Ricks in Travel Thoughts on May 16, 2018

 
 

As evidenced by this outstanding magazine, print is far from dead. At the risk of sounding like an apologist for the publishing industry, I’ll just say that current events are confirming that every type of media is ultimately judged for what it can and cannot do. It is digital media that is under the microscope…

 
 

Taking group trips can be amazing. But organizing, marketing, selling and collecting payments? Not so much. If you’re like most tourism professionals, you got into the business because you love travel and you love people. Days on the road with a group of your friends can be among the highlights of your year. And your…

 
 

Be Native Tours is a tour operating company out of Oklahoma City specializing in group tour opportunities throughout the south-central region of the United States. Be Native Tours offers custom itineraries, fly-drive tours, one-day excursions, step-on guide and transportation services. Be Native Tours can assist groups in reaching a variety of destinations, including but not…

 
 
 

We asked our staff, “What’s your dream road trip through the United States?” Find out which trips want to make them hop in the car and go in this month’s Staff Sound-Off. Honestly, I’m not much of a road tripper, but if I had to choose one, it would probably be around the Northern states…

 
 

Busy interstate crossroads make for great shopping stops in Asheville, N.C.; Des Moines, Iowa; Little Rock, Ark. and West Palm Beach, Fla.; where premium outlet centers have opened in the last few years. Boston-based New England Development opened all of the outdoor outlet centers, starting with Palm Beach Outlets in 2014. All but Asheville are…