Monthly Archives: July 2015

Do I need an assistant? Posted on by CarolPatterson

I get that question a lot when I announce I’m off to another exotic or warm-weather destination. Sure these media trips sound wonderful when discussed over the water cooler or space age coffee maker. But the reality is a lot … Read More

Praise for Shitty Writing Posted on by CarolPatterson

If you haven’t already heard me screaming from the rooftops, I won first place in Best environmental/responsible tourism writing at the Travel Media Association of Canada’s annual awards last month. It was for the story ‘Bird Poop Boom’ in the … Read More

Birds doing laps in the GM’s pool at Puerto Vallarta’s Velas Vallarta resort? Posted on by CarolPatterson

Love ‘em or hate ‘em the peacocks at Velas Vallarta Resort make an impression. Strolling through the lobby, performing X-rated acts in front of the restaurant, or waiting for some pampering at the spa, the jewel-toned birds were impossible to … Read More