Three Hours with TripAdvisor
Sep05

Three Hours with TripAdvisor

                A few weeks back I flew to Boston and visited with some of the key lieutenants at TripAdvisor to go over my list of “things.” When I say “things,” I usually mean suggestions for ways B&Bs can be pulled out of the shadows on their site, the perennial lobbying for verification of reviewers, troubleshooting on issues that seem to cause innkeepers problems...

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My Visit to Deneen Pottery
Apr27

My Visit to Deneen Pottery

Who is luckier than me?  I had the great fortune recently to spend some time at industry-famous Deneen Pottery in St. Paul, Minnesota.  I had just spent two wonderful days with innkeepers from all around Minnesota at the Minnesota Bed and Breakfast Association conference, and capped off the visit with a tour of the plant and trying my hand (for the first time) at throwing some pottery on a wheel.  To see more photos and an...

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Innkeeping Fun in Natchez
Jul22

Innkeeping Fun in Natchez

I just love coming to Mississippi and Louisiana to visit with the innkeepers in these two states.  Fortunately for my travel schedule, they host a combined annual conference, and this week it was in Natchez, Mississippi.  Thank you to Peter Sharp (President of BBAM and innkeeper at the Fairview Inn in Jackson, MS) for having me as the opening speaker and for allowing me to judge the Innkeeper Cook-Off.  What a blast!  It wasn’t...

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