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This fountain honors an Incan king in a city square of Cusco near our meeting site I’m in Peru with Tourism Cares for a restoration project at Cusco’s Mercado Central de San Pedro park, where we’ll be removing grafitti, painting its walls and planting flowers in old flower beds long filled with trash. We’re also…

 
 
 

  The Masters is almost as much about traditions as it is about great golf.  Its champions are set apart forever, and, by tradition, select the menu for the champion’s dinner the following year.  Both its pimento cheese and egg salad sandwiches are traditions, as is the green jacket that Augusta National members wear on…

 
 

When the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau invited Small Market Meetings editor Vickie Mitchell  to come for a preview of their new downtown convention center during the week of The Masters, she knew just what to do.  She invited me to go in her place. Vickie had done a similar trip to Augusta a few…

 
 

On Monday evening, March 19, the Tunica RiverPark welcomed more than 200 STS Spring Meeting delegates and guests for one of its earliest re-opening events since the devastating flood of last spring.  It has not been even a year since the Mississippi River extended its muddy grasp high into the Tunica shoreline and sent water,…

 
 
 

Graceland is an iconic stop for Elvis fans the world over   During our BankTravel event at Graceland on February 7, Memphis CVB president Kevin Kane told me that he personally escorts rock and roll dignitaries to this mecca for musicians.  For instance, he brought Elvis Costello over here and said that Costello removed his…

 
 

Numerous groups toured Woodford Reserve Distillery the day we held our planning retreat there.   On November 4, we held our annual editorial planning retreat at Woodford Reserve Distillery in Woodford County, Kentucky. This is the third time we’ve held this retreat at this historic central Kentucky site over the past decade or so. Woodford…

 
 

    Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa is carved out of the Appalachian foothills just minutes from busy Birmingham, Alabama.  As soon as you drive onto this resort property that carries a Scottish theme for its namesake, you can feel yourself begin to relax just a bit.  We arrived here after breakfast at…

 
 

  We started early on Wednesday, teeing off at 7:00 a.m. on the Lakes Course of the RTJ complex at Grand National in Auburn-Opelika.  Many consider this course to be among the most scenic in the entire RTJ system.  By starting early, we saw lots of holes draped in fog and mist rising from its…

 
 
 

  Last week I joined a group of golf writers and Pam Shaheen of Crossroads Marketing Inc. for a week-long trip to play golf courses in Alabama. We played several of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail courses, plus a couple that are marketed as part of the Honours Golf collection. The RTJ Trail will…

 

Living the High Line in NYC

Posted by Mac Lacy in The Northeast on October 10, 2011

 
 

A delightful urban environment awaits walkers on New York’s High Line One of New York’s newest visitor experiences is the High Line, an urban trail that is being built on the former railroad tracks that carried freight trains through the city.  It is complete today from 30th Street to Gansevoort Street, almost 20 city blocks. …