Author: "Touring Vermont's Scenic Roads," "Motorcycle Journeys Through New England: 4th ed," and co-author "Motorcycle Journeys Through Atlantic Canada." Ghost Writer: Motorcycle Journeys Through New England: 3rd ed." Photography: interior "Venice Revealed" by Paola Barbaro.
Writer: ThunderPress; Rider; Backroads; Road Bike; Road Runner; Street Bike; CC Motorcycle News; Italian America; Italian Food, Wine & Travel; Gun Digest; The Accurate Rifle; Muzzle Blasts; Fine Tool Journal; Rock & Gem; and others. Freelance travel writer for CanWest.
Tourism Consultant: Developing motorcycle tourism market for Charlevoix, Quebec.
Goldsmith: 30 years experience all phases. Certified gemologist and horologist. Former owner of Designers Edition, Ltd.
Was in charge of the restoration of the Treasure of the Concepcion. Product Developer of The World Treasure Society division of International Coins & Currency.
Historian: specialty is mass production in early 19th century America.
Industry Expertise (5)
Museums and Institutions
Travel and Tourism
Areas of Expertise (2)
The Emergence of 19th Century Manufacturing
State of Vermont Certificate of Merit (personal)
Recognized by the Vermont Legislature for efforts in the adoption of Hessonite garnet as the official state gemstone.
John T. Amber Literary Award (professional)
Recipient of the 2001 award for "Birth of the Modern Firearm" that appeared in the 2000 edition of "Gun Digest."
Goddard College: Masters, Liberal Arts 1978
Goddard wasn't like other educational institutions, but was at the forefront of experimental education. My studies were somewhat, shall we say, esoteric.
- International Motorcycle Journalist Association
- Canadian Motorcycle Tourism Association
Event Appearances (2)
Ward Francillon Time Symposium Yorktown, PA
Americade (1999-2011) Lake George, NY
Sample Talks (1)
Niche Markets For Tourism
Identifying appropriate niche markets and reaching the target audience requires something other than simply repackaging the conventional shotgun approach to tourism marketing. Using motorcycle-touring as an example, a range of special-interest tourism is presented with a focus on how to promote cities and regions as popular destinations. Overlapping markets are presented and practical strategies that can be tailored to meet specific objectives are explored.
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