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Denali National Park, Alaska, Aug. 2011
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Can Travel Bloggers Influence Americans to Use Their Vacation Time?

Can travel bloggers influence Americans to use their vacation time? On average, they travel 88 days out of the year, compared to the average American who has 12 days of vacation time.

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I Left with a Coveted Lufthansa First Class Duck.
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Germany to Tampa is Easier with Lufthansa’s Tampa/Frankfurt Route

Flying to Germany from the Tampa Bay area is much easier now that Lufthansa German Airlines launched new nonstop service between Tampa and Frankfurt last month.

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Can you picture yourself here? Maury River - Goshen Pass, Virginia.
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Project Time Off: It’s Your Vacation Time. Use It. Every Minute of It.

What’s a work martyr? They’re that person who says they can’t use their paid time off (PTO) because the office will go to hell in a hand basket while they’re away.

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Phra That Si Song Rak, a Buddhist stupa built in 1560 AD by Laotian and Thai Kings. The name means "Stupa of Love from the Two Nations." It's located in Loei in Northeastern Thailand.
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10 Things that Surprised Me About Thailand

Oh, Thailand. I had no idea how in a short period of time I would be so smitten with your wonderful kingdom. My visit was only a week long and definitely not enough time to call me an expert. I admit, I didn’t do the proper research before hitting the ground running in Bangkok and Loei Province and in my naivety, here are 10 things that surprised me about Thailand.

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Bangkok’s Governor Welcomes TBEX Travel Bloggers to Bangkok

“On behalf of the people of Bangkok…we welcome all of you to Bangkok.” You know you’re part of something big when a governor shows up at an event to welcome attendees. That’s what happened when Bangkok’s Governor, Mr. Sukhumbhand Paribatra, welcomed organizers and bloggers for the Oct. 15 – 17, 2015, TBEX Asia Conference (Travel […]

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Postcard of Bears in Yellowstone National Park, 1916
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Will Sending My Elected Officials Postcards from State & National Parks Make a Differnce?

Is it a crazy idea to send my elected officials postcards from state and national parks during my summer travels?

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People Waited in Line for Soap during this Soap Distribution Trip with Clean the World
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Seeing How Soap is Saving Lives in Guatemala with Clean the World

I participated in a soap distribution trip with Orlando-based Clean the World to see how soap is saving lives in Guatemala.

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Tourism Pros Volunteer during the Tourism Cares Project in New Orleans, Spring 2008
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Tourism Cares Invites Travel Industry Pros to Volunteer in Miami, May 29 – 30, 2014

Travel and tourism professionals from across the United States will volunteer to preserve Miami Marine Stadium May 29 – 30, 2014 during the 7th Annual Tourism Cares project.

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During a Travel Blogger Trip, Ensure It's Okay to Snap Photos in the Restaurant
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What’s the Key for Hosting a Successful Travel Blogger FAM Trip? Expectations

What’s the key for hosting a successful travel blogger FAM trip? Expectations with a capital E. Bloggers are a hot commodity and DMOs (destination marketing organizations or tourism offices) are working with these online influencers to share their message to their followers.

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How to Get Your Public Relations Efforts Noticed by the Nationals

Have you ever opened up Southern Living magazine, or USA Today and wondered how a travel article born? I hate to burst your bubble but they just don’t magically happen. In most cases, a publicist is behind the effort. Last month the Central West Coast Chapter of Florida Public Relations Association and the Lakewood […]

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