Husband. Father. Pilgrim. Author.

There are numerous words that help to root and define our lives; these are among my favorites. Each seemingly distinct, they have individually and collectively transformed how I embrace the world and my place in it.

SACRED STEPS: A PILGRIMAGE JOURNAL

My first book, Sacred Steps: A Pilgrimage Journal, is currently in development with a planned on-sale date in winter 2021. I’m writing to share my first-hand accounts as a reluctant pilgrim navigating questions of faith along the world’s revered paths. The book follows my pilgrimage  through Portugal and Spain on the Camino de Santiago, along the coast of the Pacific Ocean connecting California’s Missions Trail, across England’s ancient Pilgrims’ Way and onward towards Rome via Europe’s forgotten footpaths on a journey of soulful discovery. 

If you’re interested in book updates or a complimentary preview, please visit www.sacredstepsbook.com to register. There is no charge and members will receive some additional options for signed copies for the first-run publication in 2021.


ONE STEP THEN ANOTHER

In 2020 and 2021 I will be walking in pilgrimage along England’s ancient Pilgrims’ Way from London to Canterbury Cathedral. Afterwards, I’ll begin the Via Francigena, the historic way in Europe connecting Canterbury to Rome. When I’m not in Europe, I’ll be walking sections of the California Mission Trail and the Florida Trail.

To follow my journeys or for assistance in planning your own, please join me online at One Step Then Another.

HOSPITALITY MARKETING

In my professional career, I am fortunate to work as Director of Sales and Marketing for a luxury hotelier. My blog posts share my personal insights and musings on hospitality marketing, planning, and strategic innovation.

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Trend Spotting: Attribute-based hotel bookings

As hotel booking technology continues to advance, the next widescale trend to emerge in hotel reservations and hospitality marketing may be attribute-based reservations. Traditionally hoteliers have built room pools based on a single characteristic, such as bed type. This has largely been the extend of attribute offerings due to limits in reservation technology; however, with …

Report: Affluent Americans account for 51% of travel spending

A new report published by Skift.com details the travel habits and mindset of affluent Americans. Among the findings: Affluent Americans make up just 20% of the U.S. population, but they account for 51% of total travel expenditures. The Skift report – which is available online for reporting subscribers – also looks at a sub-segment of …