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Travel, a.k.a The Fountain of Youth – How Traveling Keeps Us Healthier

By Shelly Benson
on Thursday, February 26th, 2015

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“Doctor, I need a prescription for travel.”

Whether you’ve been struck by wanderlust or have been counting down the days to break free from everyday life’s predictable routines to go on vacation, we all feel the joys of travel. But did you know there is a direct correlation between travel and healthy aging?

In 2013, The Global Coalition on Aging (GCA) released an analysis based on current studies that showed travel was a direct influence in healthy aging. From their findings, GCA reports that between 1950 and 2050, 30 years will have been added to the average life expectancy. In the United States, there are already more people over the age of 60 than under 15 and, globally, there will be one billion people over the age of 60 by 2020. Those are some staggering numbers! Imagine the health care costs — healthy aging is not just something on the wish list but essential for the future of aging populations. Read entire post >


Driving vs. Flying: The Great Vacation Debate

By Tiffany Azzara
on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

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A couple of weeks ago, my family and I were four of only 34 passengers on our flight to New Orleans. Thirty-four. I couldn’t remember the last time I was on a flight that wasn’t full, let alone one on which I had an entire “wing” to myself.

Then on our flight back to Tampa a week later, we were four of 50. Fifty! I’m sure it wasn’t Southwest’s idea of a good time, but it worked out beautifully for my husband and I, who were able to spread out across two rows with our 4-year-old and infant.

Those flights got me thinking (which is always dangerous): What’s going on? Are travelers driving instead of flying? Read entire post >


A New Way to Engage With Advertiser Content on

By Hannah Brown
on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

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Snowmass Tourism was the first to throw their hat in the ring for the chance to create awareness of its amazing ski resort/outdoor offerings in a state packed with them. Their channel launched in December, and page views of their content have increased almost 350% year over year. Read entire post >


First to Arrive, Last to Leave

By John Deleva
on Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

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It might be cool to arrive at parties and social events late, but my wife and I are almost always the first to arrive and the last ones to leave. Everyone’s so busy these days: why not let the good times last longer when we can?

In 2015, we’re applying the Come Early, Stay Late mantra to all of our travel – personal and business. Sure, we don’t have kids or pets, and that makes it easier. Heck, we don’t have plants that need to be watered. There’s nothing stopping us.

And definitely, I’m lucky enough to not only work in the travel industry but work for a company whose vacation policy is . . . No Vacation Policy: get the work done and go . . . Besides, going – anywhere – supports our clients. Read entire post >


New Year’s Resolutions for Google Analytics

By Monica Hare
on Friday, February 6th, 2015

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Happy 2015, everyone! How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions?

If you’re like me, you didn’t make New Year’s resolutions because you’re already in fantastic shape and have no bad habits. I’m completely kidding — I don’t make resolutions because failure makes me sad.

But 2015 doesn’t have to be another year of setting goals that you completely forget until your coworker tells you she already lost 10 of her 20-pound goal by eating healthy and running 5 miles a day. You can make a few New Year’s Google Analytics resolutions that will be easy to keep, will get your site analytics in shape and give you a chance to point out to anyone in earshot that, why, YES, I did already meet my New Year’s resolutions, and SOONER than you did. Read entire post >

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