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Design, Fashion, Dining and Hotel Trends at Lifestyle Symposium

Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association (BLLA) produced the Boutique Lifestyle Leadership Symposium 2015 in Santa Monica, California. From October 21 to 23, notable speakers and panelists discussed trends and topics important to the world of upscale, small hotel destinations. At the Fairmont Miramar Hotel on a grassy promenade overlooking the Pacific Ocean, in addition to [...]

Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX) Conference in Chicago, Illinois

Posted by Nancy D. Brown Chicago photo by Nancy D. BrownI'm back from Chicago, Illinois after speaking about travel writing at BlogHer and attending the Travel Blog Exchange conference. TBEX '09 was organized by Debbie Dubrow, Kim Mance, Maren Hogan and a slew of behind the scenes volunteers and sponsors. Jessie Voights at Wandering Educators [...]

Travel Writers Share Lost Luggage Tips

Travel writer Nancy D. Brown share tips for how to find lost luggage  With a heavy heart, I waited for the baggage claim carousel at O'Hare Airport to circle one last time. Surely my duffel bag would magically appear momentarily. Afterall, this was a non-stop United Airlines flight from San Francisco to [...]