Surfers, Bonfires & Pacific Ocean Views. There’s something about being in Southern California that teases the senses.

By: Sherri Middleton  I recently joined a group of journalists in Huntington Beach to learn more about the culture, the lifestyle and scenery, thanks to Visit Huntington Beach. Arriving at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, I scheduled an Uber to take me to my hotel, the Kimpton Shorebreak Huntington Beach Resort on Pacific Coast... Continue Reading →

Touring the Reinvented Winston-Salem

By Sherri Middleton North Carolina’s fifth largest city is undergoing a reinvention, of sorts, from its roots in tobacco and textiles to an area where arts, dining and even sports are thriving and changing the way people live, play and work. On a summer trip as a guest of Visit Winston-Salem along with other journalists,... Continue Reading →

A Recap of the 2018 S.P.O.R.T.S. The Relationship Conference

By Sherri Middleton Another successful and productive S.P.O.R.T.S. conference is in the books and the host city for 2019 was announced. This year’s conference in Winston-Salem, N.C. faced a threat from Hurricane Florence as the massive tropical storm made its way to the Atlantic Coast, threatening North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia with hurricane... Continue Reading →

Get Ready for S.P.O.R.T.S. The Relationship Conference 2018

By Sherri Middleton, Managing Editor In less than two weeks we’ll be in Winston-Salem, N.C. for S.P.O.R.T.S. The Relationship Conference. I’m looking forward to seeing you there. As always, it’s exciting to spend a few days in the host city with industry peers. Winston-Salem has produced some familiar names in sports, from Arnold Palmer to... Continue Reading →

It’s Summertime and the Living Should Be Easy…Sorry George and Ella For the Play on Your Words

Blog Post Provided By http://www.shoresandislands.com Lake Erie Shores & Islands sponsored our recent Facebook contest, Fan Favorites: Destinations With Awesome Events, which made me think about summer activities and how summer is quickly coming to an end. Voting on the contest closed at 4:30 p.m. July 25 and the winners will be announced in the... Continue Reading →

There’s No Place Like #KansasCityKS

  When the Kansas Speedway opened in Kansas City, Kansas, in 2001, sports tourism took off. Today, more than 10 million people visit each year to play sports, watch sports or eat barbecue. Oh, and travelers also visit for the history, culture and family-oriented activities. I recently joined a group of travel writers, bloggers, social... Continue Reading →

USA Swimming Hit with Lawsuit Over More Abuse Allegations

Months after Larry Nassar, a doctor convicted of sexually abusing female gymnasts was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for criminal sexual conduct, Ariana Kukors Smith, an Olympic swimmer has filed suit against her former coach, USA Swimming, and others, claiming her coach sexually abused her when she was a minor. She also... Continue Reading →

The Original Portland Is Actually in Maine

I recently had the opportunity to spend a few days in the original Portland. If you’ve never been to Maine or Greater Portland, I suggest you give it a try. It’s a charming city that has retained much of the Colonial-era architecture, cobblestone streets and some lively characters who call the city home.

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