Pick Up Report: Los Cabos

Pick Up Report: Los Cabos

Two Roads Hospitality had just secured the management contract on a stunning, brand new resort in Cabo San Lucas that opened its doors the prior summer. The Cape is a Thompson hotel that sits on the Sea of Cortez overlooking El Arco. Its location is pretty near...
xoxo for the North Cascades

xoxo for the North Cascades

If you’ve been following along in the Notebook here, you’ve seen that I’ve become a little obsessed with visiting national parks and forests. Since Jason and I moved to the west coast a couple years ago, we’ve gotten six parks under our belts including Olympic...
Pick Up Report: Back to the Coast

Pick Up Report: Back to the Coast

Cliff House Maine in the small beach town of Ogunquit is days away from re-opening, and I recently finished up my second assignment for them to make sure their website was ready for the big day. The property was in need of some serious updates to their website....
Out Of The Office, Into The Woods

Out Of The Office, Into The Woods

Inspiration for the next big getaway comes from the least expected places. Did I ever think I’d find ideas for my next travel adventure from a clothing company? No. That’s where I found it, though. After a pretty successful birthday outing to the Willamette National...
Pick Up Report: Coast of Maine

Pick Up Report: Coast of Maine

This will be a quick journal entry as the project itself was pretty straightforward….and very uncomfortable. I just finished up a small spring project for a new Destination Hotels acquisition, The Cliff House, located in Ogunquit, Maine. The resort is currently...
Pick Up Report: San Antonio

Pick Up Report: San Antonio

Texas has hills! Yeah, so, I don’t know a lot about Texas other than it’s pretty big and if you don’t own a pair of cowboy boots, you’re not going to fit in very well. Honestly, outside of a few trips to Austin to see some stellar music performances and eat some...

Getting Personal Online (Link to Webinar)

Digital personalization is making its way to the industry mainstream. Finally. Personalizing web content to the user is no easy task, and it doesn’t come cheap. Done properly, though, it can reap big rewards. When I was Marketing Director at Wild Dunes Resort, we...
Pick Up Report: Summer 2015 Recap

Pick Up Report: Summer 2015 Recap

It’s been about four months since my last pick up report, and a lot has been —um, picked up — during that time including a new home, a new niece, and a new client. The Marker San Francisco sits two blocks from Union Square in the city’s Theater District....
Walking the Tightrope

Walking the Tightrope

OTAs… As a hotel marketer, I love to loathe them. They claim to be partners to hotels, but I claim they steal potential guests from hotels and they make a hotel’s marketing budget less efficient, among other things. As if hotels aren’t giving up enough by...
Pick Up Report: Stowe, Vermont

Pick Up Report: Stowe, Vermont

When the Director of Sales and Marketing for Stowe Mountain Lodge called to ask if I could help out with their marketing effort for a few months, I didn’t hesitate. The property is a bona fide luxury resort, winning awards – and its guests’ hearts – year...