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The changing face of Marketing and the Mom & Pop enterprise

Marketing is one of the many hats a small businessperson is expected to wear in the pursuit of economic vitality. A number of years ago, this was a pretty straightforward activity. It typically consisted of a directory listing in the… Continue Reading →

Villas Susana, San Pancho Mexico

No matter how fabulous the location, travel lacks the element of the exquisite if the company isn’t nice. It’s why service in the hospitality industry is such a BFD, and why you choose the friends you travel with carefully. At Villas Susana,… Continue Reading →

Find a passion in Puerto Vallerta

Out of nowhere, everyone in my neck of the woods this past winter seemed to be going to Puerto Vallarta, with a side trip to Sayulita and even a few straying over to the tiny beach town of San Pancho… Continue Reading →

“Embrace” burns

Burning Man 2014, the hauntingly beautiful sculpture Embrace is ceremoniously burned. According to this story, in Business Insider, it was “made from 160,000 lbs of wood, (and was) a 72-foot-tall wooden cathedral-like sculpture on the same scale as the Statue of Liberty.”… Continue Reading →

Belize Ocean Club

We were needing an amazing beach vacation when Travelzoo flashed a great deal on the Belize Ocean Club in Placencia. We made a snap decision and purchased almost on the spot. (March 2016) Luckily, it turned out to be an incredible buy…. Continue Reading →

Basking in Belize

If you like Pina Coladas, and taking walks in the rain, we have found the love that you’ve looked for . . . and it is Belize. Specifically the Placencia penninsula, and quite probably the Belize Ocean Club in Maya… Continue Reading →

BottleRock Napa Valley

If you like three-day music festivals, BottleRock in Downtown Napa is a great one to experience. The combination of decent wine, cold beer, great crab fries (with aoli), and a broad selection of fun music make it a must-do for… Continue Reading →

Mercey Hot Springs, Firebaugh CA

We were lucky enough to stop at Mercey Hot Springs on a very cold, and beautifully clear November (2015) night with a magical full moon. The weather wanted to rain, but the California drought was persisting and evening showers were… Continue Reading →

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