Sunday, April 26, 2009

Online Marketing Conference in Chicago

We are planning our next trip and it will be to attend an Online Marketing Summit at the Hilton in Chicago on the 27th of May. Adam has never been to Chicago and I haven't been there in years. One of my best friends is from and still lives in Chicago with her husband and two dogs.

The conference is only one day, so I'm hoping to have some time to take Adam to see all the sights of Chicago. We'll be spending the rest of our time working with my girlfriends' husband to do more training for search and online marketing.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Lanzarote Spain - Lanzarote Holiday

The new Travel Directory Blog just published an un-compensated guest post about Lanzarote Spain, which is the eastern most Canary Island that is about 80 miles off of the coast of West Africa and has some amazing volcanic scenery.
Photo by James Mitchell Lanzarote Photography

The guest post has made me add Lanzarote onto the list of places that Lizzie and I must absolutely visit in our future travels.
Be sure to check out the post and to visit the site of the guest author if you are searching for information on hotels in Lanzarote.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Back From SES NY

Last week, Lizzie my wife and I, attended the NY SES for the Thursday March 26th sessions. SES or Search Engine Strategies, is the the conference that all the top SEO’s attend. Lizzie and I split up and attended different sessions. My wife attended the Issues and Answers Track and I attended the Social more about our SES NY Trip

Friday, March 20, 2009

All Travel Sites- Niche Travel Directory, a niche travel directory was just started to support the travel related aspects of our growing SEO business. As it turns out we have multiple clients in the travel business, so a travel directory will be a valuable part of those marketing endeavors.

The travel directory was set up using the PHPlinkdirectory 3.4 script. We have multiple directories, but this is the first directory using the 3.4 version. The user interface is very easy to use, as it does compare to the earlier versions that we have used. But it also has a lot of improvements.

The biggest improvement that I love is the use of blogging features, such as an integrated article directory and the ability to add comments to individual listings. I have been a fan of directories that use these commenting features for sometime, but this is the first one I have owned with this feature...All I have to say is...sweet.

Do You Have a Travel Site?

If you have a travel site I recommend that you head on over to the travel directory and add your site. For a limited time, free listings will be added with the "Nofollow tag" disabled for the first year. After a year the listing owners will have the option of upgrading or having the "Nofollow enabled".

Please feel free to add any travel related articles as well.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Penn State for Youth Hockey

Last weekend, Lizzie and I had an overnight trip to Penn State to watch my son play in several youth hockey games. Sadly his team did not do to well, having lost both games that we where there to watch.
We did however get to do a little cruising around the State College campus to include a visit to the Penn State Creamery, which actually sells ice cream that is made on the campus as part of their dairy educations program. Individuals and organizations from all over the globe come to Penn State to take the Ice Cream Short Course, to learn how to make fantastic ice cream. And I must say, the Chocolate chip ice cream was delicious.

We also had the pleasure to eat at the Mad Mex restaurant for our evening dining on Saturday night. I had the most delicious Thai Curry Burito which had rice, curry of course and lots of pineapple.

We stayed at the Hampton Inn, and were very please with the hospitality we received. The brown bag breakfast was un-expected but very welcomed.
All in all, I would say we had a very relaxing little trip to State College, and I am sure that we will be back in the future, as my son will with out a doubt, play hockey there again.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Park City Double Diamond

It was a sweet day of skiing on this Park City Double Diamond. The view was sweet, and the powder was so light.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Park City Action Cam

In preparation for the Park City ski trip, Lizzie got me an action cam..I can't wait to get some sweet action videos of me falling down the mountain.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Pumped for Park City Trip Video

Here is a video I made for the Park City Trip, which was in response to an email from my brother-in-law asking if I was pumped about the ski trip to Park City.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Park City Utah Prep

In preparation for our trip to Park City on the 25th of January, I am doing some online activities to promote our trip and the various sites and posts that will be developed for the ski trip.

Park City Ski Trip preparation activities will include creating and joining various groups on different Social media websites.

Flickr activity:
Wrote Park City posts here including:
We created two Park City Resort websites which will be developed as blogs, with a primary goal of being sold within 6 months.
Joined several groups on Mixx.
Found some cool Park City Blogs including:
  • From the Parkcityjournal's site, I found out about, which is a new Park City company that sells stylish head phones. I don't know about the head phones, but I love the name.
  • Found the snow board site site.
I am sure I will be spending some more time online in preparation for the trip. First I may want to find my ski gear. I maybe getting a new set of googles, and new bibs as well. We will be renting our equipment when we get to the mountain. Lizzie's bro has arranged for us to take some ski lessons on our first or second day. From what some people have told me, when skiing on the new shaped skis handle much more differently, and to be able to appreciate them you need to get a lesson so that you can enjoy then to their max. I have heard that if you ski on shaped skis like you were on skis pre shaped skis, it will actually take more energy. Well at any rate, lessons are in order, and we shall see how we do.

I should be posting exclusively on the new sites during our trip, but I will be putting posts about any excellent meals we have onto our restaurant review site, I will also be make some videos during the trip and will create some groups on Viddler.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Preparing for Park City Ski Trip

In preparation for our ski trip to Park City at the end of the month, I decided it would be wise to do a little bit of exercising. Even before I decided to start exercising I came across this video, and thought it would make a good post for the pre-Park City ski trip.

A friend of mine, suggested that I do wall squats, or at least that's what I think they are called. It involves putting your back against a wall and then squatting down so that your legs form a chair, then lift one leg off the ground and hold it for 15 to 30 seconds. Then do the same with the other.

In addition to the wall squats, I'll have to start doing some of the exercises on this video and on the website.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Bunbury Australia road trip (ITPv20)

I just came across this video of a Indie Tavel who visited Bunbury Australia recently. It from the sounds of Bunbury Australia video, I think it would be a great place for Lizzie and I to vacation some time.

Australia is definitely on the list of places for us to travel to.