Category: travel

Why do I travel?

Bridge across the River Esk, Dalkeith Country Park

There are always a host of questions to be answered for why I or people travel.

Tourism’s transformation qualities…

Gardens at Holyrood

Travel and tourism can transform you. Talk about lifespan, tourism, Plog, and tourism behavior.

Change is a part of life…

Time effects us all. Change is hard to fathom sometimes.

Defining Tourism

Edinburgh Castle

First week of module 2 starting and we will be defining tourism.

Bogged Down

Isle of Skye, Scotland

The semester is coming to a close soon, and I can’t believe summer is almost here.  And that means everyone is chomping at the bit to escape the north of center.  I can’t escape just yet as there is so much to do.  Grading,…

More to attractions than meets the eye…

Mom at Atlantic City

Attractions have a lot of complicated parts, both intangible and tangible. They have a wider impact that many realize.  A whole mess of questions in a complicated world. Attractions evolve from the three environments:  socio-cultural, economic, and physical (natural and man-made).  They take many…

Attractions aren’t just pretty…

Visit to Jamestown, VA

Attractions aren’t just pretty places. For the most part they are the reasons why most people travel to a destination.  There is a whole list of different types.  Natural or man-made.  National parks to amusement parks to museums. Even restaurants and hotels can be…

Location, Location, Location…

Visit to Walt Disney World, 1977

I have lived in a host of different cities, states and one country.  The depth of knowledge about those locations various with experience.  I love to get out and talk to people, and I’ve met some interesting people along the way.  I love to…

If you build it, will they come?

Visit to the North Pole, North Pole, NY

Yes and no, and if they do, not always will tourist return. Tourism, like any other industry, is a complex set of functions, processes, and activities. You can’t develop an attraction without some thought to why you want it in the first place.  A feasibility…