Every decision I have made today has been with one goal in mind: Tonight, I want to fall asleep sitting up straight. As I write this column, I’m waiting at a departure gate at New York’s Kennedy Airport. It’s about 8 p.m., and I’ve been traveling since early afternoon. Two flights down, and one more…

 
 

When sending your clients to Southern California, a “Must-Shop-Stop” is the Outlets at Tejon, conveniently located approximately an hour north of LA on I-5. You will find your favorite American brands with savings up to 65% at more than 60 upscale fashion, home goods and accessories stores. Your clients will love it when you add…

 
Mac Lacy

Meaningful Media

Posted by Mac Lacy 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…

 
 

When you travel to the developing world, it’s not the poverty that takes you by surprise. It’s the wealth. I was about 13 years old the first time I left the United States, visiting a village in southern Mexico with my dad and a group of other students and chaperones. Before we left, the trip…

 
 

We asked our staff, “What’s a meaningful personal interaction you have had with locals while traveling?” Find out which personal experiences have made an impression on them. Many years ago, I was traveling in Jordan with a small group of journalists. We were walking through the market in a small town — I don’t even remember…

 
 

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…

 
 

Wisconsin’s culinary scene offers a wide variety of iconic supper clubs in the Fond Du Lac and the Lake Winnebago region. Few places define Wisconsin’s culinary tradition as well as the “supper club.” Before chains dominated the American landscape restaurants prided themselves as family-owned and run operations that celebrated food, good times and excellent service….