101 Things or 100 Things to Do Within 100 Miles

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Congratulations on those of you blogging/FB+ on this marketing topic. I personally am learning a lot and wanting to visit your neck of the woods, so I know many are also.  The photos are inncredible and are making an impact.

Don't give up, it is not an easy challenge. yes

If you have not taken on the challenge, I hope you do! You don't have to be super organized and number them all etc, you can just post them randomly and in the end you may find you have achieved this goal! Don't be afraid to post odd ball things to do, people will search Google and find you!

           Another fun blogging idea is a photo only blog post with your URL link and location.

A few have done that here, every Wednesday there is a random photo from their area. You can do these all back to back at one sitting and have them scheduled to post every Wednesday or whatever day you choose.  YES POST THESE ON FACEBOOK TOO! But ONLY on facebook means you lose the value in Google searches (at the moment anyway).

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I'm nearly ready to take my latest version to the printer, and the list is now "70+ Things To See and Do..." but I include a few things more than 40 miles away, in the "day trips from here" section. There's no reason people can't use your place as a base and range out on all-day trips before returning at night.

The booklet I do (48 pages) is distributed by the local tourism office to all the state welcome centers, as well as being sent to people who contact them about visiting our area. In fact, the state dept. of parks and tourism pays $1000 on the printing costs!

It was a big step to get past not wanting to mention things to do in nearby towns, but once I realized they are an asset, not competition, it really opened things up!

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Arkansawyer wrote:

I'm nearly ready to take my latest version to the printer, and the list is now "70+ Things To See and Do..." but I include a few things more than 40 miles away, in the "day trips from here" section. There's no reason people can't use your place as a base and range out on all-day trips before returning at night.

The booklet I do (48 pages) is distributed by the local tourism office to all the state welcome centers, as well as being sent to people who contact them about visiting our area. In fact, the state dept. of parks and tourism pays $1000 on the printing costs!

It was a big step to get past not wanting to mention things to do in nearby towns, but once I realized they are an asset, not competition, it really opened things up!

From day one I drew my circle at 60 miles - an hour or do - but by showing things enroute, it did not seem like 60 miles plus made all routings a circle of things to see. Good for all day.

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wow that is great!

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Here is something I saw from a B&B in Ohio on social media: yes

50 Places within 40 Miles

Our local area is full of fun places to visit. Whether you're into history, culture, concerts, outdoor activities, live theatre, family fun, or museums, you won't believe how much you can do within 40 miles of Brick House on Main. We'll start with 50, but I'm sure we'll find a few more to add to the...

 

This is a great winter project if you haven't done it yet, or to keep it going...You can get a file folder and keep newspaper clippings in it during your busier seasons, or online folder from local news of things to do in the area. "You never know when a guest might get the gumption to visit an alpaca farm!" you can quote me on that one! JB

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In my INN THE NEWS I got this on a google alert:

Pacific City Bed and Breakfast, Romantic B&B!
Our closest town is Pacific City, Oregon, but our bed and breakfast address is Cloverdale. What's up with that?? The problem is with the post office and our rural ...
What's Happen'Inn at Sandlake Country Inn?  <fromJB - - click the main page and scroll down and you will see one example of what I was mentioning WP)

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Cool!

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Who is doing this? I would like to see what people are posting...Great idea! Can we start a list? yes

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Just yesterday I got an e-mail from the webmaster of our tourism assn. website. She came up with the idea of using the book I wrote, 50+ Things To See and Do Here, and doing a blog post of one "To Do" item a week for a year.

My 50+ things are within 50 miles of here. If we open it up to 100 miles, we'd have 100+ things, easy! And surely anybody, in any location, could come up with that many or more.

We just have to remember that things that just seem like every day life to us can be a special thing to someone who is not from the area.

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