Jodi Thornton-O'Connell

Jodi Thornton-O'Connell

Adventure Travel/Real Estate

Let me know how I can help! I specialize in Travel Writing: B2B, adventure, pet & family travel. Real estate: community profiles. This is by no means an exhaustive list of my articles!

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Best Travel Hacks for Planning a Vacation | Travel Tips by Choice Hotels

If the thought of searching through dozens of websites while planning your vacation makes your head spin, you can relax. With a minimal amount of Internet or smartphone savvy, a few easy hacks will help you iron out all your vacation details quickly.

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Top 6 Ideas to Attract National Park Visitors to Your Town

Proximity to one of the country’s national parks and monuments can offer a unique opportunity to attract visitors to your town with a little strategic planning and creative content marketing.

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Attracting the Millennial Traveler: Experiences Are Everything!

There’s more than 80 million Millennials in the U.S. alone, and they’re coming into the years of their prime buying power. Today’s savvy DMO won’t want to overlook this enormous niche market!

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Wickenburg, AZ Community Guide | Apartment List

It's said that anyone who drinks from the Hassayampa River, which winds its way through the town of Wickenburg, can never tell a lie again.

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San Francisco – An Unconventional City Ideal for Conventions

There's never been a more opportune time to book your meeting in a city that is a “best of” on many surveys from restaurants to natural beauty.

Golden valley article

Golden Valley, AZ Community Guide

If you're feeling at a crossroads, you might well be in Golden Valley, Arizona. The unincorporated community sits along the original route historic Route 66 at its junction with two other significant roadways.

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Know Before You Go: Winchester, VA | Choice Hotels

Known as the Apple Capital of the World, Winchester is home to a wide array of orchards where you can bring the whole family to pick your own apples and enjoy a tasty treat. Plus, you’ll love checking out all the traditional colonial buildings in and around this Virginia town for a taste of local history.

Williamson valley article

Williamson Valley, AZ Community Guide | Apartment List

Residents in Williamson own more vehicles than 97 percent of other Americans, but no doubt that's because dirt roads leading into the adjacent Prescott National Forest beg exploration with ATVs and other four-wheel drive vehicles.

Phoenix article

Living & Working in Phoenix, AZ | US News & World Report Best Places to Live

Nicknamed the "Valley of the Sun," the Greater Phoenix area sees more sunshine than any other metro area in the country. That in and of itself is enough to entice people to lay down roots, but Arizona's capital also features a desirable combination of a thriving job market, a relatively low cost of living and plenty of ways to enjoy the nice weather.

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Living in Fredericksburg, VA | Long & Foster

Known for its historic heritage dating back before the Revolutionary War, Fredericksburg's historic sites, quaint shops and chef-owned restaurants mean there's no lack of things to do in your off time.

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Italian Travel – Barcolana Regatta

The second Sunday of each October, thousands of white sails billow across the Gulf of Trieste while hundreds of thousands of spectators look on.

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Gold Canyon, AZ Community Guide | Apartment List

If the surroundings look strangely familiar in Gold Canyon, Arizona, it's probably because you've watched some of the many Western movies and TV shows filmed in the area.

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Best Restaurants in Virginia Beach

Tucked among the attractions, you'll experience food as remarkable as the local sights.

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6 Bahamas adventures for water-lust seekers | jetBlue

From diving with sharks to snorkeling with stingrays, there’s plenty of once-in-a-lifetime adventures to check off your bucket list.

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Camp Verde, AZ Community Guide | Apartment Guide

The Verde Valley was a hotbed of Native American settlements for centuries before white settlers arrived. Inevitable clashes between natives and newcomers prompted the establishment of a military fort to protect the settlers. The present day town of Camp Verde grew out of this initial settlement, now covering more than 42 square miles on both sides of the Verde River.