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Feb 15, 2020

A Great Place for Moviemaking

MovieMaker Magazine recently announced its annual list of Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker, and I was delighted to see our nearby Southern Oregon town of Ashland on the list (for the seventh year in a row!). The magazine divides its list into small- and large-city categories, with 10 slots allotted to the former and 20 to the latter. Ashland, the smallest town to make the cut (population just over 21,000), came in at No. 6, with the periodical's editors calling it a "pound-for-pound cinematic powerhouse" and lauding its "gloriously out-sized film culture."

Reconnecting the World: GBTA Convention 2023 Spotlights the Vital Role of Business Travel and In-Person Connection

In an increasingly digital and interconnected world, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Convention remains an indispensable platform for business travel industry professionals seeking to make the most of the power of face-to-face connections. Taking place August 13–15 in Dallas, the 2023 GBTA Convention provides the unique opportunity for professionals and companies to join visionaries, thought leaders and industry experts for meaningful networking, cutting-edge insights and inspiring innovation.

Jan 20, 2020

‘The Molly Maguires’ Movie & Visiting Historical Sites While Traveling

It was 1970 and silver screens were illuminated across the country to debut the new film The Molly Maguires, starring Sean Connery, Richard Harris and Samantha Eggar. The film is based on the story of the group of Irish Catholic miners who created the secret society to fight for the rights of the mine worker, using tactics that matched the aggressive nature of some of the mining company owners, who owned their homes and deducted from their pay to the point of a life indebted to the mining companies they worked for. Here is a link to the trailer of the film.

Aug 23, 2019

California Dreamin’

We’ve heard it all before, “Go West, young man.” “Follow your dreams!” “You only live once.” “It’s now or never.” And my favorite, “Fortune favors the brave!” But how many of us really lay it on the line and go for it? Talk is cheap, right? Very few have the guts to give it all up for a chance to live their dreams and open up new opportunities. Well, my twin boys did just that! They recently quit their comfortable and secure jobs in Orlando and moved to Los Angeles. They sold all their possessions, scrounged up all their savings and packed their cars with a few remaining articles of clothing, plus their camera/film gear and headed west.

Sail to the Tropical Splendors of Tahiti and The Tuamotu Islands with Windstar Cruises

This November, Windstar Cruises celebrates more than 36 years in Tahiti with an itinerary taking guests to the clear waters of Tahiti and The Tuamotu Islands on a journey exploring Tahitian culture, the ecosystems of Fakarava, and the sunsets of Raiatea and Bora Bora. The 10-day sailing aboard Star Breeze, Nov. 18–28, departs from Papeete and ends in Papeete.

May 14, 2019

My Brother’s Graduation and Mother’s Day

The recent weekend was pretty standard, save for the fact my brother graduated from college and Mother’s Day was Sunday.