Goats!

These photos I swiped from the West Sac Mayor Christopher Cabaldon’s twitter are my favorite thing right now, so I thought I’d share. With all the rain this winter, vegetation is out of control and could be a nasty fire hazard come summer. So they’ve called in an adorable crew of goats to help trim…

Sacramento Fun Guide – 1960s

My mom found this Sacramento “Fun Guide” from the 1960s in between the pages of a library book…which is really where all the best things are found. She passed it on to me on account of that whole “I’m the Director of Tourism” thing. Flipping through the ol’ Fun Guide provided a great opportunity for…

The Water Tower Controversy

So I work for Visit Sacramento which is the major destination marketing organization for California’s capital city. We raised a bit of a stink this week when – without hardly any notice – we changed the words on the big water tower off I-5 from reading “City of Trees” to reading “America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital.” Now…

Mystery Mail

So I got a mysterious package in the mail at work. It was a big envelope full of postcards. According to the two return labels, it came from a woman who I don’t know who lives in Minnesota. The postcards are from various Northern California destinations, but none of them are from Sacramento. So right…

How Many Breweries?

It’s Beer Week in Sacramento so I got the bright idea to see how many breweries I could visit in one day. With over 50 breweries in our area, I was thinking I could get maybe a couple dozen in easy. Obviously, I didn’t really think this plan through. Visiting a bunch of breweries is…

We’re Officially Visit Sacramento

I’m sure your social media feeds were blowing up with the news, but if somehow you missed it, the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau is now officially known as Visit Sacramento. This is clearly the biggest news of 2017….or maybe late 2016…or whenever it happened. I work here and I can’t even remember, but trust…

Sacramento Soundtrack

Wherever I go people are always asking me for one thing: More songs about Sacramento. I mean, sure, people also like songs about lesser cities like New York, Chicago, Paris and LA, but mostly people like songs about Sacramento. And if there’s one thing I like to do it’s giving the people what they want….

Sacramento Twitter Check

I’ve decided to do a Twitter search for “Sacramento” and see what the top 10 posts currently are. I’m not sure what algorithm Twitter uses to determine the “top,” but  I’m not faking this, so I’m hoping nothing embarrassing pops up. Here we go: 1. “Slamson” is the lion mascot for the Sacramento Kings basketball…

I Went to Cleveland

I just returned from my first trip of the new year which was to Cleveland for the annual American Bus Association (ABA) Marketplace show. It’s a convention that brings together bus tour companies with destinations from all over the country….or anywhere else you can drive a bus to…I’m assuming. Of course, one of the perks…

2016 Year-end Wrap-up

2016 has gotten a bad rap just because society had a horrible streak of bad choices and everyone we ever cared about died. Still, I had a pretty good year. Let’s take a look back at my highlights of 2016: Big Name Change – Our organization changed its name from the “Sacramento Convention & Visitors…