Brian Jewell

The Joy of Travel

Posted by Brian Jewell in Travel Thoughts on March 01, 2018

 
 

Is the travel industry sitting on a largely untapped mental health remedy? Patrick Marsden thinks so. Marsden, a sales director for global promotional products company MaCher, is a millennial. And he is concerned about the emerging mental health crisis he sees among people his age. “We are 25 percent more likely to be depressed than…

 
 

The first time I walked through the West Baden Springs Hotel, it was in ruins. The second time, it was a masterpiece. When it opened in 1902, the West Baden Springs Hotel was the pride of French Lick, a tiny town in southern Indiana. Dignitaries from around the country attended its opening ceremony, and everyone…

 
 

“Life change happens in circles.” My pastor loves this saying. He’s all about the business of changing lives, and he believes that happens more effectively in someone’s home on a weeknight than in the church sanctuary on a Sunday. At church, we sit in rows looking at the stage. But when we gather in homes,…

 
 

We asked our staff, “What’s your go-to dessert when celebrating something special?” Find out what sweets they love to celebrate with. Well, it’s not chocolate. For 35 years of marriage, I’ve taken grief about all my fruit desserts, but so be it. I’m a sucker for citrus: lime, lemon, whatever. Raspberry, strawberry, blackberry — something…

 
 

If your travel takes you to the Carolinas – and if not, it may be time – check out the NarroWay Theatre (narroway.net). It’s a place your groups will talk about for years to come. Located at I-77 exit 90, NarroWay is just across the South Carolina border, right outside of Charlotte, NC. Every major…

 
 

The Outlets at Tejon is excited to introduce a number of wonderful features to the already stellar shopping destination. Stop by Camp Tejon! 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! Our…

 
 

While there are many amazing group tour destinations in Wisconsin, there’s no doubt that the Northwest region holds a unique charm of its own. Washburn County, located in the heart of Northwest Wisconsin, is the ideal destination for your Northwoods tour. Located at the intersection of most Northwest Wisconsin highways, groups find that Washburn County…

 
 

Secluded and peaceful with winding mountainside streets, Eureka Springs, Arkansas has flair like no other town. A community of internationally known artists, musicians and performers, or merchants and residents whose smiles welcome you and bring you back time and time again. Life in this Victorian Village brings one surprise after another. Around every corner, you’ll…

 
 

We asked our staff, “If you could attend a concert by any musician, past or present, what show would you choose?” See what sounds they long to hear in their responses below. Past: Prince. Present: Adele — Kelly Tyner, director of sales and marketing I would love to see U2 in concert. I came so close last summer…

 
Brian Jewell

Make the Most of Their Time

Posted by Brian Jewell in Travel Thoughts on February 01, 2018

 
 

Are you wasting people’s time? Lost time is a fundamental part of travel, and many of us are accustomed to delays resulting from weather, mechanical failures, flight issues and other misfortunes on the road. And although they’re frustrating, delays aren’t often anyone’s fault. What is much more frustrating is when someone demands your time and…