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Jill Stone

Your Meeting Matchmaker Fairy Godmother

Genie Wanted

If you were to find a lamp and that lamp just happened to contain a genie and that genie offered you three wishes, what would your three wishes be? With the new Aladdin movie hitting the screens, we will inevitably find ourselves pondering this question. People may wish to wish for a billion dollars, a[...]

Feeling Blue? Or are you feeling Yellow?

If there is one thing Meeting Professionals love and adore, it’s fresh and innovative ideas! In my own hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, a new hotel recently opened and get this – you can choose your own hotel room according to color. The hotel is called Angad Arts Hotel, and there’s a big reason why[...]

True Quiet Positivity

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The holiday season has officially begun! It’s the time of year we are supposed to be happy, right? But maybe happy is a bit much, how about we go for something along the lines of true quiet positivity. Like the sound of that? Don’t overthink what you are about to read, just read and let’s[...]

Shake Your BOO-ty

October 31 is looming. It’s the time of year our worlds go black – and orange. We willingly (some of you, anyway) go out of our way to experience scary places, haunted houses and slasher films. Some cities take Halloween a bit more serious than others. If you are willing to travel, here are some[...]

Unmentionables Worth Mentioning: Travel Tips You Haven’t Heard

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Meeting planners are the most prepared people on the planet. That said, vacation travel may not be as routine as business travel. No matter the travel at hand, there may still be some information to note, despite our being a bit skittish about inquiring about them. So, here we go! Schedules and Routines: Bodies like[...]

Oh, the Secrets Your Luggage Could Tell

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What if your luggage could talk?  What would it say? I recently caught up with a few pieces of luggage and here were some observations they made and shared with me. Roll with It: Sure, most luggage rolls these days, but this particular piece was sharing that their owner is really into rolling their clothes[...]

Get Lucky at These Innovative Hotels

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In just a few days we’ll be seeing green and looking to attract a bit o’ the luck o’ the Irish! Here is a look at some hotels that are so innovative and trendy, those that are fortunate enough to have a stay will be counting their lucky stars. Mama Shelter: Perhaps a windfall of[...]

ID Please

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Fellow travelers hear this – as of January 22, 2018, “passengers with a driver’s license issued by a state that is still not compliant with the REAL ID Act (and has not been granted an extension) will need to show an alternative form of acceptable identification for domestic air travel to board their flight”. Basically,[...]

Fly Dine Drive

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Last week I shared some awesome apps for finding a great place to stay and for finding your way around. This week we are going to look at some other travel apps that have come onto the scene. Fly Looking for a fly on the cheap, check out Dealray. This app requires a $9.99 per[...]

Stay Your Way: Apps for Your Next Trip

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As a big fan of apps, I am always on the lookout for the new and noteworthy. Here is a collection of apps that can help you to better customize your next stay away. If you want to stay in a home, but wish the experience was more like a hotel stay, check out Oasis.[...]