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Sense of Belonging…

Originally posted on Lost in Tourism:
Stormy skies over Ring of Brodgar, Orkney So my tourism class has finished up for the most part motivation and I am sitting here reflecting on what we talked about.  I tried to convey to the students that…

Heritage, Image and Branding…

Originally posted on Lost in Tourism:
So the first week of the Spring semester has come and gone.  We have skimmed the upper ice berg of the definition of tourism, and now diving below the waterline to see all the complexity associated with that…

The Freedom to….

As a woman, and a labeled “baby boomer”, I have been raised a certain way. I was born and raised in the United States and I do feel that we are one of the better countries on the planet for the freedoms that are…

Our Social Fabric…

I love the Budweiser’s commercials and especially, when in my Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism, we start our module on Food and Beverage Management.  Now I have other disciplines in my class, notably this semester consumer affairs and merchandising, even two students from psychology and one…

The Push and Pull of Tourism

I enjoy teaching Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality.  Last Thursday, I was talking about customers, stakeholders motivations for travel in defining what tourism really is as we headed into discussing the hospitality sector.  I gave examples about my own motivations and asked them to…

When I was 9 years old….

The year I turned 9 was a significant year for me. I was entering 4th grade and really aware of the world around me. That summer I had received my first point and shoot 120mm camera.  I remember the year at school as the…

Inspiration….play to your passions

I was asked the other day the age-old question what inspires me. I was trying to hash out with a friend the next phase of my life. I’ve been in a slump for quite some time and the only thing keeping me sane has…

Mythos…

Since receiving a picture of the albino deer that frequents my parents back yard in Pennsylvania, I’ve been surfing around Flickr for other pictures of albino deers. Yet, there is something so majestic, so regal, so wild about Scottish Deer. They hold no candle…