Be Careful of the Noise You Make

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With so many social media outlets constantly streaming through our consciousness it becomes increasingly important to take care in choosing your voice and volume. We can schedule tweets and blog posts and measure metrics, but as we find ways to quantify our impressions are we considering their quality?

Last week as the day came to a close I sat, relaxed and scrolled through Facebook. There was a lot of boring news and mundane updates. There were also a lot of … Read the rest

Diadema Gets Funnel

Costa Diadema recently experienced two construction milestones — the ship’s distinctive yellow and blue funnel was delivered and installed Sept. 16, and the hull section containing the ship’s name was placed Sept. 30.

The 4,947-passenger, 132,500-ton Costa Diadema, which will be the largest Italian-flagged cruise ship, is scheduled for delivery in October 2014.

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Travel Buzz: Roadmances — Love on the Road

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Love on the Road – Roadmances
(Travel Dudes)
The endless possibilities for exploration, discovery, and friendship are the precious things you can only get by traveling. And sometimes when you least expect it love also comes out smacking you in the face.

Here’s one way to lure Chinese visitors: Build a replica of Forbidden City
(Skift)
Australia’s coastal Wyong region outside Sydney, a pretty stretch of pristine beaches and wildlife-filled wetlands, isn’t high on the travel agenda of … Read the rest

Florida Keys Lighted Boat Parades

Boat parades from Key Largo to Key West are to illuminate the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Florida Bay as the island chain celebrates the holidays. Vessel decorations typically range from traditional lights and greenery to offbeat salutes to the season.
Boat parades from Key Largo to Key West are to illuminate the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Florida Bay as the island chain celebrates the holidays. Vessel decorations typically range from traditional lights and greenery to offbeat salutes to the season. See our press release for full schedule of parades.
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My Field Trip to the Westerdam

Early Sunday morning Buck, my manager, and I made our way north from Miami to Port Everglades. Buck wanted to give me a tour of our client Holland America Line’s Westerdam cruise ship, docked for the day at the port, and I wanted to explore this fascinating ship I had heard so much about.

WSDM_Captain van ZaaneFrom Left: Captain Edward G.van Zaane, me, Buck and Janet.

We also had real work to do. We were there to interview Captain Edward G. van … Read the rest

How to Survive Your First Day of Work

The first day of work is always a bit nerve-wracking, especially for recent college graduates. From meeting new people to learning a billion new passwords and account information, it can actually be quite exhausting.

My first day at NewmanPR was a mixture of excitement, performance anxiety and a bit of frustration. I was excited about the position, working with my new co-workers, most of whom I had previously met during meetings with management, and having one additional excuse to hang … Read the rest

The Saga of Getting Hired

They all chuckled and said I would have no problem finding a job when I graduated; they were wrong. The resume assistants at our campus career center said I had the opposite problem of most students, while most students tried to squeeze a fluffed-up resume with too much unimportant and non-relevant experience onto one page, I had too much important and relevant experience to fit on one page.

Recent graduates today face one of the most grueling job markets in … Read the rest