From the editor:
Thirty years ago, I started Travmar the day after landing in Providence, RI for an overnight trip. I immediately loved the city and its intellectual vibrancy and found office space that day. The walkability of the place meant I could find everything we needed on foot. No need for the internet back then. Our first publication - the New England Meeting Planning - was only 96 pages but it quickly captured the imagination of readers and advertisers, filling a need for comprehensive, local information that event planners could act on. I wanted us to show the personality of each destination, and I visited every place we covered, seaside, lakes and mountains. Always anxious to expand our coverage beyond New England, we rolled out a series of meeting source books for different regions. In 1995, MeetingSource.com started with the mission of serving all fifty states with destination coverage.
Today, perhaps like you, I'm looking for opportunities to continue to learn, travel and write. I hope to never lose what made me interested in writing in the first place - finding real places with real people and personality that make me want to go there.