The New Local…Well, Newer

We’ve talked about local for years—particularly in food marketing. Years ago food became all about local sourcing, meaning finding your ingredients within a 100-mile radius. Even that measurement was hotly debated, and eventually “local” became about what was local to you. … Read More

Insta Gratification

  Real talk, I’ve judged people based on their Instas. I know—it’s terrible and it’s the actual personification of judging a book by its cover. But that’s what it’s come to…and I’m not the only one, nor is Instagram the … Read More

Old World Tourism

Tourism’s shift in focus to experiences and authentic cultural immersion has created a new demand for travel experiences—one that reflects traditions from eras today’s consumers have never known. … Read More

The New Tourists

Tourists. You either love them or hate them—and, at some point, you probably are one. But what does it even mean to be a tourist these days? Is everyone still running around in a local t-shirt, taking pictures of everything … Read More

Airports as Retail Destinations

Riddle: I have two hours to kill and a plethora of name brand stores within walking distance. Where am I? Answer: An airport. Where else, in this day and age, do you have two hours of free time? Sure, you … Read More

Workshop Concepts: Comfortable Skies

Have you taken a plane anywhere recently? If you have, you may have noticed that the airports and airplanes are more packed than ever, as our large world becomes smaller. Traveling the distance miles high in the air to take … Read More

Evolving Evidence: Pokemon Go

By now, everyone has surely heard of Pokémon Go. It’s been on the local evening news, the national news and is plastered all over websites that strive to be relevant in the 24 hours news cycle. Nintendo’s parteners The Pokemon … Read More

How You Roll

3 years ago in Hermosa Beach, California, some mechanical engineers with a passion for skateboarding, snowboarding, and surfing formed Intuitive Motion Inc. and began creating the Zboard. “Tired of bikes getting stolen and having to push skateboards up hills and … Read More

Guess Who’s Coming To Breakfast?

Let me first say, that in my opinion, wild animals belong in the wild. Yet, as sad as it is, that places like this have to be created to save them from poaching and slaughter from local governments, it makes … Read More

Food Blogger Travels To Dubai To Try Crown Crust Pizza

Those wacky dudes at College Humor must have been as impressed/grossed-out as the rest of us when they saw Pizza Hut Dubai’s Crown Crust Pizza. The difference between them and us, is they actually sent a brave columnist to go … Read More