Somewhere over the rainbow, Seattle is a land that I heard of. In 1981, Seattle-King County Convention and Visitors Bureau, now known as Visit Seattle, held a contest to come up with a new slogan. This entry by Sarah Sterling-Franklin won: “Seattle, the Emerald City. Seattle is the jewel of the Northwest, the queen of the Evergreen State, the many-faceted city of space, elegance, magic and beauty.”
Just as quickly as confetti showered the field at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta to celebrate the New England Patriots’ 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII in January, focus shifted to Miami 2020.
While most of the country is in a frozen tundra, Florida’s Paradise Coast enjoys almost constant summertime temperatures. Run and tell your attendees.
In Greater Orlando, you walk burn a lot of calories walking through theme parks. Good thing, since there is so much food. Read on for a sampler platter.
Ever wonder what happened to the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker? They’ve all escaped the nursery rhyme and gone to Maker Faire! What is a maker? In broad terms, it is anyone who makes things. “Whether it’s a baker preparing small batches for the corner coffee shop, or a local hardware manufacturer that’s working towards their first big supplier contract, makers are the small but mighty entrepreneurs that help build innovation economies and create vibrant neighborhoods,” says Lee Wellington, executive director for Urban Manufacturing Alliance.
Wherever you go in Columbus, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a place without artwork. A painting even hangs above every bed in the 532-room Hilton Columbus Downtown.
Just like smartphone apps and computer software, cities need to press the update button to avoid becoming obsolete. Atlantic City upgraded twice last June—two new hotels opened and sports gambling was introduced. This double-dose of milestone events changed the trajectory of the city immediately and for the distant future.
Surrounded by potential distractions such as a comfy bed calling your name, the television, dishes and laundry, how do you stay on track to get your work done without a micromanaging boss hovering over your shoulder?
Aah-aah-choo! You never want to be the person—or be near the person—who’s sneezing on a plane. Much of the sneezing is due to allergies, which can be far more serious than a tickle in the nose. Some passengers risk going into anaphylactic shock when coming into contact with certain allergens, such as foods and animals they have a potentially fatal sensitivity to.
This month, we launch a monthly career column to offer insight into trends and tips meeting professionals can apply to their careers. First up, freelancing.