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  • This week’s #NUTS Spotlight Shines on Roni Weiss and New York Travel Festival

    This week’s #NUTS Spotlight Shines on Roni Weiss and New York Travel Festival

    This week #NUTS spotlight shines brightly on Roni, Weiss, a travel industry connector, social media consultant and travel/events blogger.

    He is the organizer of the New York Travel Festival, a new consumer travel event, a co-founder of Destination Accelerator (education and networking for destination marketers) and Travel Talk on Twitter (the world’s biggest Twitter travel chat).

    He’s spoken about social media in a variety of places, including a roundtable at NYU, Africa Travel Association‘s World Congress in Victoria Falls Zimbabwe, and Miracle Corners of the World‘s youth leadership retreat in Vermont.

    Roni was born in Oceanside, Long Island, New York and grew up in Snohomish County, Washington. He was active in sports and music, with his sports emphasis being ice hockey and his musical focus being the trumpet.

    At the ripe old age of 10, Roni began attending Edmonds Community College, receiving an Associate’s Degree with Honors in 1996 at the age of 12. He graduated from Lynnwood High School in 1999 at the age of 15.

    From 1999-2002, he attended the University of Washington, graduating with double degrees in English (with a Literature emphasis) and Drama. During his time in the UW School of Drama, he was highly active in acting, writing, directing and producing. Roni’s “Big Idea” festival was a week-long, multiple-venue festival in which he served as the Executive Producer.

    In 2004, Roni began what became a series of global trips. Over the course of less than a year , Roni visited 6 continents. He has taught English in Italy, Taiwan, France and Chile and has visited 70+ countries, including every country in Europe.

    The inaugural New York Travel Festival weekend will take place April 20-21, 2013. Tickets are now on sale.

    On Saturday, they’ll be at Bohemian National Hall, featuring an array of speakers, panelists, tastings, and other experiences. On Sunday, there will be a variety of opportunities to experience local and international culture by venturing out into New York City’s varied neighborhoods and boroughs.

    The goal of the NY Travel Fest is to reinvent the consumer travel show for a crowd seeking more interaction and a better sense of NYC and beyond.

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  • Ancestry Travel – Chapter One

    Ancestry Travel – Chapter One

    As a part of Expedia’s Find Your Storybook campaign, we are exploring the theme of Ancestry Travel. We are embarking on a quest to discover where we came from by researching our ancestors, tracing their paths and visiting, the places they lived, worked, played and died. Chapter One of our journey entails research. Family records only take us back so far. So we reached out to Ancestry.com to help us discover […]

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  • Behind the Scenes – Fashion Night Out NYC #FNO

    Behind the Scenes – Fashion Night Out NYC #FNO

    Just a quick behind the scenes look at our super fun Fashion Night Out adventures in New York City during Fashion Week. Bucket List CHECK!  

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  • Times Square Bucket List

    Times Square Bucket List

    We met some interesting people in Times Square in New York City and we got some pretty interesting answers to the question, “What’s on your Bucket List?” Here’s our Bucket List. Leave a comment and let us know what’s on yours.   

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  • Patriotic Watertown, NY  (VIDEO) #BestOfTheRoad

    Patriotic Watertown, NY (VIDEO) #BestOfTheRoad

    With just a few hours notice before the MidLife Road Trip teams arrival, Watertown, NY the 1st small town on our Most Patriotic route jumped into action and we were whisked away by a police escort as we drove into town & were taken to the Army’s 237th Birthday Ball! 

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  • Hip Hop, Amish and Midlife Beatbox

    Hip Hop, Amish and Midlife Beatbox

    Sandi learns to beatbox in this fun look at some of our behind-the-scenes adventures in New York City, a place where cultures collide:)  Bucket List checked! 

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  • A MidLife Road Trip #BestOfTheRoad shout out on the Daytime TV Show

    A MidLife Road Trip #BestOfTheRoad shout out on the Daytime TV Show

    The journey is indeed part of our Rand McNally & USA TODAY ‘Best of the Road‘ adventure as we share with the gang on the syndicated morning show Daytime! http://youtu.be/m5TslJUpCK4

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  • The New York Times Travel Show in a glance #NYTTS

    The New York Times Travel Show in a glance #NYTTS

    There was no shortage of inspiration at the New York Times Travel Show. The ‘world’ was well represented with exhibits from Antarctica to Africa, Maine to Mongolia. The show is the perfect place for anyone who has a penchant for travel and even if you don’t its a great way to see the world without traveling anywhere! The exhibits were colorful, often exotic with indigenous flavors and cultural exhibitions. [portfolio_slideshow […]

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