New Year’s Eve in New York City

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!A Holiday Tradition, of Sorts by Mark H. Bloom with Jason Scholder New Year’s Eve is a holiday meant to be shared — with friends, lovers, and other drunks. You say farewell to the old year and ring in the […]

New Year's Eve in Times Square: like climbing Everest

Before the trip Downtown

Disneyland for Adults? 4

It’s a Downtown Stakeout by Mark H. Bloom with Jason Scholder Once upon a time, near an inland empire far, far away, the mouse that roared (and sang and danced) got its own amusement park. The result — Disneyland — changed the face of Anaheim, California, forever. Back then, Orange County was nothing but orange […]


Couple ‘Fined’ £100 By Hotel For Bad Review on Tripadvisor

A couple were “fined” £100 by a Blackpool hotel after they wrote an internet review describing it as a “rotten stinking hovel run by muppets”. Tony and Jan Jenkinson stayed at the Broadway Hotel in August and were so disappointed with their accommodation… Like this:Like Loading… No related posts.


Mark in Macau: suddenly, color was everywhere

China: From the Mainland to Macau 2

A Study in Contrasts by Mark H. Bloom On Mainland China, which I like to call “The Land of Big Uncle,” it’s common to see a row of cameras over the highway. Travel, you see, is restricted. I was told a Chinese national isn’t allowed to go from Shenzhen to Shanghai without official approval.   […]


25 free things you can do in Sydney

25 Free Things You Can Do In Sydney [Infographic] by the team at Momondo Group Ltd   Like this:Like Loading… Related posts: Enjoying the best (and free) parts of Sydney in summer 3 Enjoying the best (and free) parts of Sydney in summer by Jessica Meddows     Summer… Meditating in Sydney’s pools Meditating in Sydney’s […]

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Make your audience the hero (and other proven presentation tips)

Audience engagement A popular  Inc. article about storytelling, has a priceless quote, ” Powerpoint (and laziness) has killed our ability to tell good stories.” It’s priceless, because those of us who regularly attend conferences know it’s… Like this:Like Loading… No related posts.


The Secret to Writing Great Headlines

Your headline is your first impression – if it’s not compelling you’ve already lost most of your potential audience. On average only 20% of people will look beyond your headline. In the world of blogging you need to stand out and draw readers in. It… Like this:Like Loading… No related posts.


Adventure Is a State of Mind

By Daniel Noll By A crumpled bit of inspiration I hijacked from Audrey early in our relationship hangs above my desk. Who would accuse Helen Keller of not leading an adventurous life even though she never went skydiving, bungee jumping or mountain climbing?… Like this:Like Loading… No related posts.


Free Bucket of Goat! – A Tale From The Pamir Highway

By A Cruising Couple At 4,655 meters (15,270 feet) The Pamir Highway is the […] The post Free Bucket of Goat! – A Tale From The Pamir Highway appeared first on A Cruising Couple . …read more Like this:Like Loading… No related posts.


Whale Watching – Popular Tourist Attractions

Whale watching is the biggest show on earth. With the ocean as their stage, the spellbinding and entertaining whales put on daily star performances for the whale watch cruises visiting their feeding grounds. In this article you’ll discover how to get… Like this:Like Loading… No related posts.