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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Pirates Invade Destin!

Marriott Atlanta Airport

Marriott Atlanta Airport

Snow, ice, fog, storms, and mechanical issues are words a road-warrior never wants to hear while sitting at an airport gate awaiting departure because they ultimately mean a cancelled flight and we end up being 'tagged' as a "DP" (Displaced Passenger), scrambling for a room at an airport hotel.

No matter how experienced or inexperienced a traveler you are, being a 'DP' is stressful and simply not fun! You get to the hotel, grab a bite to eat and glue yourself to your email and/or cell phone and spend the next couple of hours juggling your schedule due to the delay.  Before you know it the alarm goes off and the day begins with the trek to the airport in hopes of getting on the next available flight home. Other than the welcoming smiles of the front desk clerks, I chose to remember little of this ‘ DP’ hotel stay.

A business trip brought me to the Georgia International Convention Center located adjacent to...

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Tour 2012
Staff's Pick Best Video Award! Client: SRC Tourist Development Council
Market: Destin, FL
Linda Voorhees

Dining Tip: Tin Top
Staff's Pick Best Video Award! Client: Programming
Market: Gulf Shores, AL
AE: Margit Bisztray

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Staff's Pick Best Video Award! Client: Gulf County TDC
Market: Gulf County, FL
AE: Amy Mann

Pepe's in Key West

Pepe's in Key West

Check out this article in
Keys Voices by Carol Shaughnessy. In it, she talks a little bit about the "Old Key West" flavor of Pepe's that Key West locals and visitors have come to love!

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Pepe's Recalls "Old Key West" Flavor

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Going Local
While kids in the rest of the country get back to school and the leaves begin changing in more northern parts, what happens around here, in Key West, is restaurants shutter up. Right now, Old Town Bakery, Louie's, Blue Heaven, Azur, Café Sole, and others are on vacation. It's a funny contrast how the "energizing" month in most other states is such a sleepy one here. But secretly, I love it...
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Gastropubs in Atlanta
Dining at the Bar in the Florida Keys
Thunder Beach in PCB!
Beaches to Woodlands Tour!

Celebrity Chefs
  Celebrity Chefs features the hottest chefs from popular restaurants all over the Southeast. Watch a little behind the scenes action and pick up a few tips! Colorful and guaranteed to make you hungry (also a good way to pick your next dining destination!)

Mike Meek from Liza's Kitchen in Panama City Beach, FL

Erica O'Rourke from Dirty Dick's Crab House in Myrtle Beach, SC
Celebrity Chefs
Seafood, Blues, and Jazz!
Autumn Deals!
  Econfina Springs Olivier's Bayou Bill's
  Liza's Kitchen Capt.'s Table Melting Pot
  A.J.'s Seafood Azur Osaka

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