Last night, while at the Barnacle in Marblehead with Gary Arndt of Everything Everywhere, a waitress walked by with a Bloody Mary and the couple at the table next to us asked if we’d ever had a Lobster Bloody Mary. Apparently, Nantucket’s Brant Point Grill (a.k.a. BPG) in the White Elephant Hotel serves up a[…]
Each and every month, as an expert panelist for the Global Bloggers Network (GBN), I share my insight with other bloggers who submit their own specific questions to the panel.
Beginning tomorrow, you’ll be able to follow me as I visit the Land of Valencia in Spain. During my stay, I’ll be tweeting about my adventures as I tour the area and attend the Festival Internacional de Benicàssim (FIB Heineken) courtesy of my hosts the Land of Valencia which is the Valencia Regional Tourist Board.[…]
If you think measuring traditional marketing efforts is difficult, then try measuring social media marketing. A lot of numbers are attached to social media tools, but figuring which numbers are relevant and why can get tricky.
Beginning next Wednesday, you’ll be able to follow me as I visit the Azores. During my stay, I’ll be tweeting about my adventures as I tour the islands of the Azores, courtesy of my hosts the Portuguese National Tourist Office and SATA – Azores Express. In addition to following the @BrilliantTips Twitter stream, you’ll be[…]
How people from various cultures perceive information and negotiate business deals can differ a great deal. The best way to avoid potentially embarrassing and costly miscues when dealing with foreign cultures is to be prepared. One of the most important things to remember is that from the moment you step off the plane in a[…]
As the editor of Brilliant Tips from BrilliantTrips.com, I have found that the best way to shorten your URLs for Twitter and increase traffic to your blog is to use Su.pr, the URL shortening service by Stumbleupon. Expanding upon Stumbleupon’s primary mission of discovery, Su.pr not only shortens your URLs for Twitter, but also automatically[…]
Just a short 35 minute trip by fast ferry from downtown Auckland, New Zealand’s Waiheke Island is just the spot to get away from, …well, Auckland. A blend of beaches, forest and farmland, the picturesque Waiheke Island is located in the Hauraki Gulf of New Zealand. Offering a great range of things to do, it[…]
While at the New York Times Travel Show last weekend, I stopped by the Nova Scotia Tourism booth to see what was new and had a great chat with their sales rep Michele. One of the things we talked about was Nova Scotia’s Celtic culture and history and its vibrant music scene. There are as[…]
This past summer, my neighbors took a once in a lifetime family trip around the world, visiting 15 countries during a relatively short period of 35 days. The Rickards’ modes of transportation during their great adventure, according to rickardstravel.com, included “traveling via planes, cars, elephants, taxis, trains, metro systems, camels, boats and buses.” Accommodations included[…]