Greetings from Kentucky!

4 Nov

“Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need of hell.” ~Emily Dickinson

I am an editor, writer, branding and marketing professional who works almost exclusively in the niche of sustainable travel, supporting tour operators and tour suppliers (such as hoteliers) in finding clients who appreciate their responsible approach to tourism.

I am currently in a professional transition, having recently left a full-time position with a sustainable travel company, Seascape Kayak Tours, and seeking contracts and new adventures that will supplement the part-time social marketing support I bring to Terra Incognita Ecotours and Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality.

After living part of the time in Canada and part in Costa Rica, I have relocated for the most part back to my home town of Winchester, Kentucky, to spend more quality time with my mother. I am an only child and she is my only living parent. However, I am first and foremost a traveler, and I am willing to take on jobs that will take me to any part of the world, so long as I am not living there full time. Because most of what I do as a marketing person is virtual, I currently support tourism activities in Belize, Borneo, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Galapagos, India, Madagascar, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Peru, Rwanda and Tanzania — right from my home office in Central Kentucky.

Friends and colleagues have recently encouraged me to (1)Start a blog about your travel work, and (2)Market yourself online. Always ready to embrace the unconventional, I decided to combine these activities into one conglomerate site, here, where I’ll share not only my professional history, but also bits and pieces of my tourism industry involvements that I find particularly fascinating.

I love feedback!

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4 Responses to “Greetings from Kentucky!”

  1. Bill Estep November 17, 2010 at 9:02 am #

    Hi Frances, and welcome home! I’m glad you’re back in the Bluegrass and excited about your new venture. Call me sometime.

  2. Frances Figart November 17, 2010 at 9:07 am #

    Thanks, Bill. Good to hear from you. We’ll need to catch up about freelance ops, music etc. Let me know if you are passing through the metropolis of Winchester. (-:

  3. Gregory King November 26, 2010 at 5:41 pm #

    Frank, when did you return to KY? Glad you’re back.

    Greg

    • Frances Figart November 26, 2010 at 6:10 pm #

      Hi Greg, I’ve been spending more and more time here to help my mom. Now it’s pretty much home base again, but travel is always on the horizon. Especially visiting the southwest!

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