A Visit from India

A few months back we learned that the 100% no-doubt best team in the NBA, the Sacramento Kings will be playing two exhibition games in Mumbai in October. I mean, they aren’t the “best” if you go by number of wins or anything like that, but in just a general goodness kind of way. This…

Sacramento Shines in the “California Plaza”

Remember two years ago when I wrote an informative yet entertaining blog post about attending the largest travel trade show in the country? Well, I’ll save you the trouble of actually going back to re-read it: IPW is the largest travel trade show in the country and it brings thousands of influential industry folks from…

Beer is Old News in Sacramento

I’m not sure if you’re allowed to drink in cemeteries, but I recommend it. There are at least 16 Sacramento beer pioneers buried at the Old City Cemetery and I’m sure it’s the way they would have wanted it. Ed Carroll, local beer historian and an all-around cool guy, literally wrote the book on Sacramento’s brewing…

Train Stuff

I haven’t posted on here for over a year and my six subscribers have been freaking out…probably. I bet they have all been sitting there for months, staring at their screens clicking refresh over and over waiting for something to happen. Well, six subscribers, today is the day you finally get your big payoff –…

Lady Bird and Sacramento

I don’t think we’re going to see a huge increase in tourism just from one really good movie, but Lady Bird will certainly give people a glimpse of how nice Sacramento is. And that can’t hurt. – Me That’s the quote I gave to noted journalist Ed Fletcher of the Sacramento Bee when he interviewed…

I’m an Amazing Tour Guide

Every so often I get to play tour guide which is nice because that’s what most people think I do anyhow. This time around, I was the personal tour guide for noted travel writer Richard McComb. Richard is from Birmingham, England and flew out to California for a week to explore the region and, if…

Sacramento vs. Paris

Wow, I haven’t blogged for a bit. Mainly because I got a new kitten. I mean, would you blog with this guy around? His name is Carl and he’s perfect in every way. Look at him go. Also, I haven’t been blogging because I went on a big ol’ vacation. That’s one of the perks…

Convention Wrap-up: IPW 2017

NOTE: There is an unedited photo of my gross feet in this post. Proceed with caution. Phew! I just got back from a week in Washington D.C. for the annual IPW convention. IPW is an international travel industry show organized by the U.S. Travel Association. It used to be known as “International Pow Wow” but…

I Won a Golf Tournament

There are certain perks to working in the tourism industry: You get to travel, you get to meet fun people, you can weasel your way in to a hotel deal every now and then, there’s an unlimited supply of free promotional sunglasses and, occasionally, you get to golf for work. I’m mean, not like as…

Walk a Mile in her Shoes

It’s that time of year again when a bunch of guys put on high heels for a good cause. “Walk a Mile” is an annual event organized by WEAVE – our region’s premier provider of services and education in the field of domestic violence and sexual assault. So on May 6, men will actually put…