Celebrating the Good Life

Celebrating the Good Life

Every year, for the last 19 years, members of our industry get together to celebrate the holidays. In that time, SITE SoCal (Society for Incentive Travel Excellence) has raised more than $2 million for local grassroots charities. You can only imagine the outrageous...
The Pain in Spain falls mainly on . . .

The Pain in Spain falls mainly on . . .

It’s not often that anyone asks me, “What was your biggest travel disaster?” Therefore I didn’t have a ready answer when I got that question recently. I suppose it’s a good thing that dozens of disastrous stories didn’t immediately...
Celebrating My “Sweet Sixtieth”

Celebrating My “Sweet Sixtieth”

I’m two days shy of my sixtieth birthday. Conventional thinking would suggest that I’m past my prime and that I’m on the downhill slide. Not so.  I’m happier, healthier, more fulfilled and having more fun than I’ve ever had in my life....
A Week in the Life of the CTP Team

A Week in the Life of the CTP Team

  I admit it. I have an enviable job (if you can call it a “job”)!  My employees, too.  (I keep telling them they should do it for free . . . but so far, no takers.) I thought it might be an interesting post to share a typical week on the job (if any...
What Are YOU Waiting For?

What Are YOU Waiting For?

Fair warning: The following is my sales pitch for two stellar WOW! Travel Club experiences for next year.  One is a legal visit to the “forbidden” island of Cuba in April. The other, a private voyage to Turkey and the Greek Isles on a luxurious...
I Did It Again!

I Did It Again!

Yup . . . I did it again! In last Friday’s post, I promised to share details of the surprise finale for my group of 270 from NECA (National Electrical Contractors Association). We met last week at the Andaz Maui, a stunning new property in the Wailea Beach area....