Here's An Idea For A Meeting Venue

Here's An Idea For A Meeting Venue

Ireland is one of those places I would go back to again and again. Some of the nicest people I have ever met (and you also want them on your side in a bar fight). I could write pages and pages, BUT… for now, I had asked my DMC friend, Derek Wallace with the Wallace Travel Group (http://www.wallacetravelgroup.com/, to give me an idea about a “different” meeting and/or event venue in or around Dublin. He recommended…

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Here’s An Idea - Vol. I 

Here’s An Idea - Vol. I 

I really loved my experiences in Costa Rica. It has everything a planner could want, plus lots of “critters” (I like critters) and great photo opportunities (I like photo opportunities). I asked Mauricio Arevalo (a really nice guy) with Costa Rica DMC (costaricadmc.com) to suggest an event for a group that has limited time to really explore the amazing diversity that is Costa Rica. He suggested…

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If I Was The Decision Maker. Volume 1

If I Was The Decision Maker. Volume 1

Seabourn Cruise Lines provides private group shore excursions with their partnership with UNESCO to World Heritage Sites around the world. And if you have never been to a WHS, you’ll understand why they are so amazing as soon as you get there and why the words that follow can in no way do justice to the experience...

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Napa (as in the town) Re-Born

Napa (as in the town) Re-Born

Billions of marketing words have been written about Napa Valley. Rather than re-hash all of that, and in the interests of time, I have edited them down to… food, wine, great hotels, lots of things-to-do and really good. The town of Napa (itself) has been undergoing a steady renaissance of its own, and is now actually a place to go (itself). The marketing highlights? All of those Valley things but you’re in town.

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Peerspace Update: Online Venue Marketplace - It's Still A Cool Idea

Peerspace Update: Online Venue Marketplace -  It's Still A Cool Idea

I had written about Peerspace in one of my first blogs, long before the sponsorship thing. And why had I written about them? Because it’s a cool idea. Why am I writing an update? Two reasons… 1. it’s still a cool idea and 2. I would not have found Forager for my next Trade Show, a very cool, new venue, if it wasn’t for their listing on Peerspace. 

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Meet Halfway In The Other Wine Country

Meet Halfway In The Other Wine Country

(All Things Meetings Visits Paso Robles)

Can’t decide if your northern California people should meet with their southern California counterparts “up here” or “down there”? Getting tired of the back and forth thing and want something different (that is also an excellent option)? Want to make the people who are unhappy with either choice, happy (once they get there)?

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The New Monterey

The New Monterey

I do not have to tell you that Monterey is a great destination for meetings and incentives. You already know that. So why am I writing this? Monterey is in the midst of a major renovation, the main component being the completely re-born Monterey Conference Center, plus the make-over of everything around it Yes, it’s Major.

With all of that in mind, here is a very brief guide to what is happening in Monterey. We’ll keep adding things as we find them.

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Luxury Retreats With Fish

Luxury Retreats With Fish

Personally, I am not a Prisoner of the Rod and Reel. I am more of a Slave to the Light (photography) kind of guy, but I have been fishing, like fishing, caught fish, and basically know nothing about it. So, I present the results of my research without prejudice neither for nor against any fishing genre; fresh or salt water, lakes, rivers, streams, oceans, species of fish, whatever. My job here is just to give you some ideas for the next time somebody says… “Hey, let’s have a retreat somewhere and since the company is paying and I get to choose where we go, let’s go fishing.”

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A Few More Really “Cool Team-Building Ideas”

These (cool) guys are all over the country, and they travel too, so the destination choices are many…

Teams write completely original songs with help from musicians who work with the likes of Prince, Adele and David Bowie (and other names they could drop)...then perform them in a ‘battle of the bands’ showdown. The song theme can be about anything you choose… one group had their sales people compose songs so they could sing to their clients about their new products… but the possibilities are endless depending upon your goals. And of course… if you want… there are performance costumes. 

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