Gary Diedrichs

Gary Diedrichs is senior content editor at Smart Meetings. He has degrees in history from Princeton and New York University. His journalism career has spanned staff positions in radio, newspapers, magazines and websites. Other writing includes a novel set in Sausalito, California, in the 1950s. In his spare time, he publishes an award-winning website devoted to eco-friendly travel.

After the Deadly Kauai Chopper Crash, What Should Change?

Are helicopter tours safe? Yes, usually. Can they be safer? Yes, apparently. Those are preliminary assessments being made in the aftermath of last week’s helicopter tour crash that killed six tourists and a 69-year-old pilot on a remote mountaintop on the Na Pali Coast of northern Kauai, Hawaii.


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It’s Not Just a Hotel Room: It’s an Experience Portal

Individual hotel properties—and entire brands—now compete to deliver envy-worthy memories for you and your group. Check out these portals to experience.