Barcelona at Night

When in Barcelona …

OK, although Barcelona is one of my favourite places in the world, this story is one that could apply in pretty much any foreign place on the planet. In this case, it was 2007 and I was in Barcelona for the third time in a relatively short number of years. Each would be worthy of…

First Things in Trip Planning

Survey Says …

As Charles Whelan pointed out in Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data, statistics can be either entirely boring or really exciting depending on context. They can also be extremely powerful if used in the correct manner. We now have many responses to the travelabulous travel planning survey, likely thanks to many of you…

Sunrise from Diamond Head Crater

Last September, we decided to take a trip to Hawaii and split our time between O’ahu and Maui. Thinking this might be our only time on the island of O’ahu, I figured, why not take the leap and stay at the Pink Palace – the Royal Hawaiian – on Waikiki Beach. Upon waking the first…

Dubai

Elegant Solutions to Real Problems

I have been lucky to have worked in virtually all areas of marketing and sales strategy in my career. But … the one thing I keep coming back to is how much I love talking to loads of people about the real problems they face. I equally love taking this information to work with designers…

The Oxford Bar in Edinburgh

In this post, I wanted to talk about two of my favourite things – travel and reading. And the best part … it is the intersection of one of my favourite cities (certainly my favourite small city) with my favourite author. I will read almost anything. Fiction, biographies, business texts, blogs … you name it.…

Place du Luxembourg

A Super Bowl in Brussels

Time to switch themes for a bit and move on to topics of great travel experiences. I feel like I have so many good travel stories that it was going to be really hard to choose the first one. However, watching Peyton Manning lose his second Super Bowl last night made the decision easy. In…