I've spent much of my recent life on trains. Specifically, a train. Specifically, the Amtrak that runs between Charlottesville and Washington, D.C. None of these train trips have been particularly memorable, but I like it that way. Train travel is the last civilized form of transportation, and the lack of spectacular personal disaster is satisfying. … Continue reading Pressing Reset
Reading travel magazines is sometimes frustrating. Many focus the bulk of their efforts on restaurant and hotel reviews. Others hawk guided tours. Still others highlight five star luxury that is out of reach for most of us. For the traveler seeking an immersive cultural experience versus a vacation, precious few options exist in the world … Continue reading Travel Tuesday: My Favorite Travel Magazine
As frequently happens, a buddy's Instagram feed sent me to daydreaming. The photo in question was a picture of a him grinning with a big Andean brown trout during a successful day's fly fishing near San Martin de los Andes, in the northern section of Argentine Patagonia. Several years ago I went to San Martin. … Continue reading Travel Wednesday: San Martin de los Andes
Snooth actually titled this article "Go New Oak or Go Home," but truthfully I hate the title and refuse to use it in this post. That said, I really enjoyed researching and writing this piece and hope to explore the subject further in future posts. Without further adieu, "Go New Oak or Go Home" (gag).
Just a short post here to highlight a recent article for Snooth.com, a top-notch online wine magazine. The piece, "Underrated Wine Travel: North Carolina" examines the history, climate and terroir of North Carolina wine, with special attention paid to the Yadkin Valley. North Carolina's wine industry is growing every day, and producers in the state … Continue reading New Article for Snooth: Underrated Wine Travel
Regardless what you think about the rationale behind the now infamous sale of NC State University's 79,000 acre Hofmann Forest or about the implications for the university's forestry school, the university's finances, or the environment and ecosystem of Eastern North Carolina, the sale, from start to finish, was handled poorly. This blog post will not … Continue reading What NC State University did wrong during their Hofmann Forest debacle
Marketing in the 21st century takes a lot of effort. Sure, it looks easy. Anyone can start a blog, post on Twitter or throw up a website, right? Yes, but doing it well is another matter. You have to craft good content, put it up and then have the savvy to make sure people actually … Continue reading Call in the hired guns: Why hiring an outside copywriter, content creator or PR pro benefits your organization