Tag: 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.

Back Home, Again

Dalkeith Country Park, Scotland

Back home home again in Scotland

Daily Prompt: Underground

Buchanan Street Metro

The other day, as I was driving home, I was contemplating all the states and cities I have lived in to this point.  My bags have been packed numerous times, moving between seven different states, their cities, and one country.  The average length of…

Daily Prompt: Border (s) mean so much in tourism

Conemaugh River

The Johnstown Flood Memorial/ St. Michael, PA #SouthForkFishingHuntingClub #SouthForkDam #JohnstownFloodof1889 Border (s) exist on a map, in different geographic markings, and man-made signs to denote a boundary.  In tourism, boundaries are blurred more today than 100 years ago.  As tourist we are constrained only…

Stepping off into Magic

The Journey

Cuillins from Kirkibost Originally uploaded by bruiach1 Wrote in 2010: I wrote several years ago, well seven, actually about my meeting an elderly gentleman at Inverness Bus stop. At the end of our conversation, we parted as friends and he said something strange about…

Refining the Vision

Mapping out thoughts

So finally was able to finance the newest version of Mindjet-MindManager and boy, has it helped break apart my maps into much smaller, workable pieces.  I can add even greater depth and correct what I cannot see.  I can now organize in whole new ways…

Reflection: Can this day be better…

So yesterday was ‘one of those’ days. It’s gone; it’s dusted; it’s binned. Hopefully, today is better. I’m in the midst of grading career plans and trying to think of new ways to ‘push’ my students into thinking about their careers in hospitality and…

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…

Language…

We each have a different point of view, a different perspective of reality and language seems to be the multiplier that harms, hinders and aids in the translation.  Social media is definitely casting a new spin on the language of tourism. How will research…