Kids COVID-19 Coin Curriculum?

Or: How I learned about EVERYTHING from a coin. I like to collect money. Who doesn’t? But I’m talking about weird money. If you travel, it’s actually not strange to see different sorts of money, but 35+ years ago when I first stumbled across a coin bearing non-Latin characters, it seemed a magical treasure. A … Continue reading Kids COVID-19 Coin Curriculum?

Ending an SEO/UX relationship

I've blogged twice before about firing SEO/UX clients, but there are other reasons practitioner and client separate. What are some reasons to part ways? The best reason: "Dan, you helped us sell all the inventory. We're done. Thanks!" (Only happened once: Hawaii housing development) One of the most annoying reasons: "Some guy in a suit … Continue reading Ending an SEO/UX relationship

Firing SEO Clients

I've blogged about canning clients before (because of payment and/or privacy problems,) but this recent blog post by Marvin Russell made me want to do it again! I accept up to four clients every year. I don't accept every potential client, and because I have the luxury of excellent word-of-mouth, I seldom respond to RFPs … Continue reading Firing SEO Clients

Looking for the best Hawaii digital marketing agency

Hawaii Destination Marketing SEO and a Beach

I fired a Hawaii marketing agency a couple of months ago. I was not a client. I'd been providing usability and SEO services to their clients since 2007. (Does that mean I quit?) I grew online business for a few of their big-name clients and received decent money for it. Everybody at the agency was … Continue reading Looking for the best Hawaii digital marketing agency

Swine Flu Los Cabos

I've been getting a few questions about swine flu in los Cabos and swine flu in Cabo San Lucas. So what's the real story on swine flu Los Cabos? Any place in Mexico with domestic Mexican and international travelers mixing is of concern in a potential swine flu pandemic. That is not to say there … Continue reading Swine Flu Los Cabos

Mexican Drug Wars vs US Economy and Families

So after posting a few times about the Mexican drug war, I got to thinking about its possible cascading effects. I only wrote about this topic in response to questions I'd received from travelers. But how do the actions of the Mexican drug cartels influence jobs, families and the economy on this side of the … Continue reading Mexican Drug Wars vs US Economy and Families

Cabo Drug Cartels?

Got another question about Cabo San Lucas / San Jose del Cabo and the Mexican drug cartel violence the US media loves to trumpet lately. Is there a connection? Should I be worried if I'm traveling to Cabo? Will I be abducted by the Mexican Mafia and cut up into little pieces? No. No. No. … Continue reading Cabo Drug Cartels?

Cabo San Lucas Weather

I've traveled to Cabo / Los Cabos Mexico a few times, an area that encompasses both the relatively sleepy San Jose del Cabo and the comparatively exciting Cabo San Lucas. Why do I go? In part because the weather in Cabo San Lucas is always amazing. Sunny and hot in the summer. Sunny and warm … Continue reading Cabo San Lucas Weather

Kauai Bicycling

So I blew my back out over a year ago. (It's an extruded disc if you want to get technical.) My greatest lament has been my inability to lead a "normal" physically active life. I went so far as to purchase a stationary recumbent bicycle. That worked for a while until my back inexplicably worsened. … Continue reading Kauai Bicycling

Cabo Drug War?

Is Cabo safe from all of the recent Mexican drug cartel action? Short answer: I think so. Cabo should not be considered a front in the current war between the federales and the drug kingpins.  I run a fun Cabo web site and I receive a few emails each week asking me questions about Los … Continue reading Cabo Drug War?