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Changing Perspectives with Historical Tourism

Our Family’s Visit to the USS Lexington

I spent my childhood on the East Coast near many of the historical battlefields and settlements that shaped the early days of our nation. It was common for us to take field trips that let us see our history firsthand.

My wife was not so fortunate. While she received an excellent education, she grew up in a small town in rural Texas, far from any significant historical sites. I didn’t realize the significance of this until we took our kids on a tour of the USS Lexington, an aircraft carrier that served during World War II.

We were touring the vessel, and for a while it had that distant feel to it that you experience sometimes when looking at a display about cavemen. Sure, it’s important, and interesting, and significant – but it had all happened so long ago. It’s hard to feel connected to the distant past when you’ve got a smartphone in your pocket.

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Global All-Stars: 2019 Speaker Lineup

We are so excited to introduce the speakers for the 2019 Global All-Stars Innovators Showcase! Now in its eighth year at Destinations International’s Annual Convention, Global All-Stars serves as an incredible platform for exciting new ideas, insights and innovation from around the world. In 2019, we will cover the topical theme of trust, focusing on “Trust in Place, Product and People”. You won’t want to miss a minute of the inspiration and insights from Global All-Stars 2019. Read on to learn more about this year’s speaker line-up. 

Signe Jungersted
Director of Development, Wonderful Copenhagen 

Signe Jungersted is a leading force in Copenhagen’s bold new approach to tourism, declaring The End of Tourism and

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Sarasota Staycation in Season

With a February house guest, we were daunted to brave the traffic on Tamiami Trail and long waits for tables in restaurants so full, they don’t need to accept reservations. The challenge was writ large: to find seclusion and enjoyment in this slice of (finally red tide-free) paradise when about 90,000 snowbirds have come to roost. Here’s what we discovered during our mini staycation.

Get off the beach and into a boat. Yup, just you, your closest friends and some of the most beautiful waters on the U.S. shoreline. Avoid the world-famous beaches in season where it takes a wizard to find a parking spot and you can hardly see the sand between bumper-to-bumper umbrellas. Although the intracoastal can sometimes boast as many vessels as the Trail, there are hidden spots to be discovered that are not accessible by car or foot. Here are three ringers:

  • Midnight Pass between Siesta Key and Casey Key was once an open inlet for boat traffic. With the shifting currents (and efforts of
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