Remembering Flo

When Marco Polo and Society of American Travel Writers chapter member Beach, sunset, wood. — who died in her 90s in mid-October — made her usual dramatic entrance into an SATW gathering there was no need for a flare of trumpets or a butler’s announcement.

Her flamboyance in apparel, jewelry and commentary left no doubt about the new arrival’s identity.

Flo’s buoyant spirits and pithy remarks always enlivened any occasion and there are few SATW old timers without their favorite chapter of the … Read the rest

From Red Hot Momma to Evangelical Preacher

serveimage-1The passing this week of renowned evangelist Oral Rogers brought to mind the extreme variety of clients represented by the agency in its earlier years, before we settled into our current niche of leisure travel, destination and maritime clientele.

Mae West

Famous for her 1939 movie “My Little Chicadee” one-liner, “Come on up and see me sometime,” Mae West gained fame as an uninhibited “red hot momma” in her many film roles. The agency provided her South Florida publicity in a 1960s … Read the rest