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Tour Blog

Taxi Service or Historical Tour?

Is there a reason to teach history while on a tour? Or should it just be entertainment?
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Ratchet-strap Challenges

Facing modern problems with ancient technology is sometimes best. When a door won't stay closed, use a ratchet-strap.
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High Hopes

Planning to take videos must be the primary focus of a tour. When other things get in the way, the videos sometimes are forgotten.
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The Benefits of Knowledge

Visiting outlying facilities can be fascinating. We saw the Gibbs Ranch, the 1830s Biological Research Center, and the Natural History Collection.
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Making our own Youtube video

Why nonprofessionals should not make home videos.
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Making the Sale

How do we sell our products? We have to believe in ourselves and believe in our audience.
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Independence

If you ever get the chance to go to Mexico, choose San Miguel de Allende for the “Fiestas Patrias” or Mexican Independence, September 15th and September 16th. It is a chance to feel the excitement of history played out as you will see it nowhere else. San Miguel is a typical, quaint Mexican town where...
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Profit and Loss

Another successful Historic Huntsville tour is in the books. Three of the new faculty from Mass Com and English joined the Joye Mobile, along with three stalwarts from church. Even though the faculty were from as far away as California, England, and the Midwest, they came to appreciate little old Huntsville and its long and...
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Wine Tour

What is it about Wine Tours that is so tempting? And having them here in our own backyard is even more tempting. In this case we had a chance to visit West Sandy Creek Winery, in Richards, Texas. Yesterday, we had our very first Wine Tour. I had not posted the date on the web...
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Party van for tours

The joys of air conditioning

Airconditioned buses are a must in Texas
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Faculty on Tour

                Thanks to #ToddPrimm and #PACE, our first Faculty and Friends group made a successful foray into the wonders of Historic Huntsville. A delightful group and a delightful time! No, it’s not misspelled! Joye Chamness, the inspiration for the van.                 One of our new faculty commented that friends had been horrified that he was...
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