Stakeholder Perspectives and Future Directions for Dracula Tourism in Romania

Introduction Literary tourism, a sub-set of heritage tourism, allows tourists to engage with foreign landscapes in a playful and creative way (Squire 1996; Muresan and Smith 1998).  Whether travelling to investigate the setting of a novel or the homestead of an author, literary tourists have pre-existing expectations which they integrate into their active, participatory performances…

Frustration, Not Getting It, and Other Quandaries

In preparation for the month of November and my commitment to complete a 50,000 word novel in that time frame, I have been doing some casual reading on human psychology. What I’m interested in learning about is our motivations for doing things, our unspoken desires, and our nagging uncertainties. Most recently, I picked up Missing…

A Date with the Career Counselor

Over the past several weeks, I’ve been lucky enough to visit with a career counselor to talk about what makes me tick when it comes to working environment, desired career roles, and personal goals. It’s been exceedingly beneficial for me to step back and look clearly through the haze of competing and contradictory employment-related messages…