Russian River Rapture: Exploring the Waterways of the Tsars

Travel

Russian River Rapture: Exploring the Waterways of the Tsars

0 Comments 10 September 2014

When Jean Newman Glock invited me to tour Russia’s Waterways of the Tsars on Viking River Cruises, I jumped at the chance. When I first learned that it was Jean’s 30th time to Russia, I couldn’t understand why she’d visited so often—until I took the journey with her.  There is too much to do and [...]

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How should I spend my precious time on social media?

Social Media

How should I spend my precious time on social media?

0 Comments 09 September 2014

When I speak to clients who are new to the social media world, the one word I keep hearing is that they are overwhelmed.  They also say they don’t “get” Twitter, they don’t want to friend people on Facebook, why would people on Instagram care what food they eat?  And why Google+?  And most of [...]

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The Perfect Travel Partner: The Lumia Tablet

Tech

The Perfect Travel Partner: The Lumia Tablet

0 Comments 14 July 2014

Traveling light is essential.  I used to be that person that packed everything because I couldn’t decide what to wear, so I’d pack more than I need to have outfits for every occasion.  These days, I try to pack minimally to be hassle-free at the airport security line. As a social media travel writer, you’d [...]

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#ExploreMore With Your Smartphone Camera

Tech

#ExploreMore With Your Smartphone Camera

0 Comments 08 July 2014

In any month of the year, you’ll find me taking one or more trips around the United States or in a foreign land, for business or pleasure.  Luckily for me, I love it.  One of the things I love about it the most is capturing and sharing my experiences through photos and videos on social [...]

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How to #ExploreMore in D.C.: My Top Ten

Travel

How to #ExploreMore in D.C.: My Top Ten

5 Comments 18 June 2014

When you live in a place for a while, even a place as prominent as Washington, D.C., you start to take its beauty, its highlights and its history for granted.  That’s why I love when friends and family come and visit me—it gives me an opportunity to see the city afresh, through their eyes.  I [...]

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The Travel Bug: Do You Have It?

Travel

The Travel Bug: Do You Have It?

0 Comments 08 May 2014

What do you love about travel?  Back in the day, visiting other states or countries was all about shopping for me. These days, I travel for the fulfillment of the heart, the vistas and the cuisine! One of my favorite days of travel was a train ride from Leipzig to the south of Germany where [...]

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When to use #Ad in your tweets

Blogging, Social Media

When to use #Ad in your tweets

0 Comments 10 April 2014

How do you stay transparent while bringing marketing value to the brand?  There is an art to it, so you aren’t spamming your stream.  It’s a fine balance.  Be selective.   As Mark Schaefer recently wrote about “The Slippery Slope of Influence Marketing,” “emerging Citizen Influencers have to be very judicious in their relationships with [...]

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Spread the Green Word and Celebrate Earth Day!

Social Media, Tech

Spread the Green Word and Celebrate Earth Day!

0 Comments 04 April 2014

Earth Day is celebrated each year on April 22nd, and across the world, countries, cities, groups and individuals come out to show their support for environmental protection.  So as I was thinking about Earth Day and the importance of reducing your carbon footprint as much as possible, I love the Verizon Hopeline program which accepts [...]

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Could a Hashtag Get You Into Bed?

Social Media, Travel

Could a Hashtag Get You Into Bed?

0 Comments 18 March 2014

Is this the most luxurious Twitter Chat Yet?  Traveling is my passion, but being on the road can be wearing.  Having just returned from a trip, I was looking forward to relaxing and decompressing.  I had settled down with some tea and a week’s worth of unanswered emails when I received an invitation from Liliana [...]

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Women in Business: Conquering Fear and Gaining Power

Social Media

Women in Business: Conquering Fear and Gaining Power

0 Comments 01 March 2014

Ann Handley’s video about following fear gave me the strength to just “go for it” the next time I feel that hesitation. I recently met her at the @MarketingProfs Happy Hour event in my hometown of Washington, D.C., and found her to be such a delight and a fount of pure inspiration and leadership.  I [...]

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