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Do you remember any of these meltdowns?  Article recaps many ... which one do you relate to?  Join the conversation already happening over there or here... http://www.intertech.com/Blog/15-epic-tech-meltdowns/
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Lessons learned - maybe it is not always a good idea to check in with #socialmedia? What do you think? Happy St. Pat's Day!  http://mashable.com/2013/03/17/leprechauns-using-social-media/#
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LOL! I agree - not a good idea..
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Not every #tech product is lucrative. Was it a poor idea or poor name? Do you know of other products that bombed? Fun article to think on.
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Thank you for the +1's, do you remember any of the products
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I have created a Germany Interests circle. If you have visited Germany, want to go to Germany, you are from Germany, and/or curious of things German - please let me know.  I will add you and anxious to have independent chats.  Thank you.
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Gotta chuckle with this. Shared from D Wetzel...
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Hmm, so many choices to make
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Do we all have a bit of Irish in us? A fun inside look of the history of the caberet.  What is the name of the John Wayne movie that takes place in Ireland? And he was not a cowboy.  http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/inside-scoop-on-jurys-irish-caberet-in-dublin-where-blarney-met-vaudeville-180949790/
Rediscover a classic Smithsonian Folkways recording of an Irish variety show that first tickled tourists in 1963
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I love to see fun ways that towns and communities initiate to beautify our #environment as I ride through the town on our tour bus. These towns work together with local artists (who are residents) and many are paid programs for the artists. Santa Cruz, San Francisco, do this, what are the other two that I found?  Does your local community initiate #green programs? #santacruzsecrets  
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Happy Birthday John Steinbeck! “We find after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.” —Steinbeck
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I received a question about #eco trips and #hiking and I remembered this past post I wrote about the ADT  (American Discovery Trail organization).  Very interesting about how they created a coast to coast hiking trail from old railroads,  etc. It does go through urban areas and forest areas... ahttp://www.funtourguru.com/2012/08/how-do-you-find-hiking-vacations-in-usa.html
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Sometimes we forget the importance of large #enterprise #software in organizations.  This is an easy to understand guide that touches only a few... do you know of more? Join in with the conversation.
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Curious & Active, Boomer Entrepreneur who mixes Tech, Travel, Tourism, History. Has time for Fun Fridays. Writer & Social Media. Read unusual stories at FunTourGuru Blog

Combined expertise in Meeting Planning; a Travel Consultant, and accounting. West has a Bachelor of Science in Education and Associate in Arts in Business Travel and helps by providing unusual marketing content, managing a budget, or with accounting/payroll details. Let's seriously work together to increase revenues. 

West has been writing articles for private clients, several online publications and industry newsletters since 2001. A favorite past time activity is Ancestry research and going to baseball games.

As the Fun Tour Guru, West has the uncanny ability to find unusual, unscripted ideas off the beaten path in local communities. West shares through her blog.
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Best Guided Tour awarded from the Silicon Valley Concierge Assoc for listening and arranging unusual elements in local day trips, Received Editor Choice Awards from Editors at Suite101.com for finding unusual things to do locally, Featured twice with Meetings Focus Online Magazine. Featured story CBS San Francisco: Best Sightseeing Tours in the Southbay
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