Richard A.Vaughan

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An Adventure for Every State

The Adventure Bucket List<p>We've selected our favorite off-the-beaten-path adventure in each state. Only question is, which will you toss in your bucket first?<p>Alabama: Talladega Days<p>Even if you’re not into motorized sports, go to Talladega. Go because it’s the quickest way to understand southern …

E-mail is crushing Facebook, Twitter for selling stuff online

In 2013, no company can expect to be taken seriously if it's not on Facebook or Twitter. An endless stream (no pun intended) of advice from marketing consultants warns businesses that they need to "get" social or risk becoming like companies a century ago that didn't think they needed …

The Truth About Content Marketing & SEO

Over the past few years, there’s been a tremendous focus on content creation in the search and overall digital marketing world. Once you get past the …

SEO or Content Marketing Agency - Who Should Lead Your Online Marketing?

There are quite a few studies showing that companies publishing more blog posts and more content in general equates to generating more business than …

WordPress.com Launches New Vertical And Theme For Hotels, Inns And B&Bs

WordPress.com now offers hotel, inn and bed and breakfast owners and managers the ability to showcase their properties with the help of a new responsive theme just for hotels. In addition, the service also today launched a special site dedicated to showing hotel owners how they can use the service …

Here's How Arnold Palmer Orders An Arnold Palmer

Palmer has made his half lemonade, half iced tea drink, the Arnold Palmer, something that many people enjoy. But how does <i>the</i> Arnold Palmer order one?<p>Steve Politi of the Star Ledger answered the question on everyone's mind and asked the waitress who served Palmer:<p>"He leaned over and said, 'I'll have …

Handwritten Notes Are a Rare Commodity. They’re Also More Important Than Ever.

When I was a college student interning in Washington, D.C., a senior manager, Bridgett, made a habit of treating each intern to lunch over the summer. When my turn rolled around, it was no surprise that Bridgett proved an adept conversationalist and an excellent host.<p>Several weeks after I’d …

The Coastal Boulders

Reminder- A Million Free Photo Locations in Stuck On Earth<p>Stuck On Earth is still getting downloaded and used like the dickens! It’s still <b>free</b> to …

How Your Attitude Can Determine Your Life

We all hear about amazing people who have overcome great obstacles in their lives. No one ever said life was going to be easy, yet how challenging it …

Mindfulness

Onboard a New Employee the Right Way: 4 Tips | Inc.com

You work hard to find, interview, and hire the right employees. They have great skills, great experience, and great attitude.<p>So once they're hired... turn them loose, right?<p>Not so fast. Knowing <i>how</i> to do a job is certainly important, but approaching a job with the right perspective and right mindset …

Employment

Become a Great Negotiator: 5 Steps | Inc.com

Although everyone claims to want a "win-win" deal, the sad truth is that most businesspeople are competitive and subconsciously want to "win" by making the other person "lose."<p>Even when you enter negotiations with the best of intentions, it's fair to assume that, at some level, your counterpart …

Management

Top 10 experiences on Hawaii's Big Island

Island fever may happen elsewhere, but it's almost unheard of on Hawai'i. The aptly named Big Island is fantastically diverse, with miles of highways and - better yet - byways to explore. From age-old fishing villages to modern mega resorts, from snow-capped peaks to sandy beaches, you'll …

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7 Key Steps to Creating an Awesome Infographic

The younger generation would rather watch a 2 minute video than read a page of text.<p>How do I know that?…because I asked them.<p>Last week I was standing …

7 People Under 30 Who Are Changing Our World

How Millennials are shaping politics, education, global development, entertainment, and more.<p>Members of the Millennial Generation are predisposed to start organizations and businesses, with 15% doing so right out of college, an increase of 300% from 20 years ago. Here are the stories of seven …

Brands Favor Social Shares Over Likes

Asking consumers to like an ad or post on Facebook—common practice among marketers for years—has, let’s face it, become about as popular as …

The Most Important Sales Skill of All | Inc.com

It doesn't matter how good your product is. It doesn't matter how smart your marketing is. It doesn't matter how personable and knowledgeable you are. If you can't close the deal, your company is a waste of time and energy.<p>The best way to learn this essential sales skill is understand how the very …

Customers

Why Generosity Is the Most Powerful Networking Tool | Inc.com

<b>The book:</b> <i>Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success</i>, by Adam Grant.<p><b>The big idea:</b> Our approach to personal interactions--whether we try to seize value from others or contribute it--greatly influences our likelihood of success. Those who are generous with time, connections, and expertise tend …

LinkedIn

The Number One Activity on Mobile Devices is Search: Results From 6th Annual Neustar Localeze and 15 Miles Survey

The world is going mobile…we all know that because we talk about it all the time. Make sure your website is designed for mobile access so you don’t …

Paddle Lake Powell, Arizona/Utah

See trip details for paddling Lake Powell straddling the border of Utah and Arizona, one of 100 best American adventure trips from National Geographic.<p>The huge upside of Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River, nexus of an environmental battle lost a generation ago, is the emergence of its progeny, …

National Parks

How to Find the Cheapest Flights to Anywhere in the World – Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog

<i>I travel around 15 times a year, most of them with my own money. Today I’m sharing my travel hacking tips to help you find the cheapest flights to</i> …

Travel Stress Relief: 10 Helpful Products For Unwinding On The Go

Frequent (and not-so-frequent) flyers know that travel can be draining, stressful and downright anxiety-inducing. But long flights and airport time don't have to be a bad experience -- if you come prepared.<p>Make your next long flight as stress-free as possible by planning ahead and bringing along a …

New Orleans proposed hotel sales tax increase could affect conventions business

The tourism industry, one of New Orleans’ main economic engines, will be keeping one number in mind as lawmakers debate Gov. Bobby Jindal’s proposed …

The 10 Best Small Towns In America

In a time when "authentic" is a travel buzzword, these hamlets are attracting visitors with an often unexpected—and surprisingly sophisticated—array of independent and locally-minded cultural, outdoor, and culinary offerings, all minus the urban price tags.<p>The only downside to all this small town …