To date, 2011 has been a whirlwind of activity both in Sequim and on the road. Conferences and trade shows have kept us on the move. Building websites, and designing and printing travel planners have kept us busy at home. Whew. We wouldn’t trade it for anything.

Jack Waknitz and Lisa Lidback in Charleston, SC, for the PAII conference.

In early January, Pat McCauley, Jack Waknitz, and Lisa Lidback traveled to Charleston, South Carolina, for the PAII conference. As a PAII Silver Sponsor, InsideOut hosted the kick-off cocktail party at the conference, which was great fun for all who attendedLisa, Jack, and Pat met some first time PAII attendees and saw many old friends. The PAII conference is always a good trip – we connect with our clients and meet new Innkeepers.

Barely home a week, Jack and Pat packed their bags once more and headed to the Dude Ranch Conference in Tucson, AZ, to share the new Dude Ranchers’ Association website with members of the association. They stayed with Rosemary and Dave Brown of Hacienda Del Deiserto, wonderful hosts and a charming casita. A highlight of the trip was certainly the wild javelinas that come each day to the back door of the inn, drawn by the great scents that waft from the kitchen. It was a great trip all around, not least because of the warm sunshine. Check out the video:


Laura Alisane and Pat McCauley then traveled to San Diego for the California Bed and Breakfast conference. Pat spoke about Critical Elements of Web Design. Laura hosted a FaceBook roundtable and a session about blog topics for innkeepers. It was good to connect with our neighbors to the south. It also gave us a chance to cross something off our bucket list.

The InsideOut team back in Sequim has been busy as well. January saw the launch of several websites:; (a redesign); and February was dedicated to building more websites, and catching up on proposals and paperwork generated by the conferences.

We’ll be on the road again in April, and hope to see you then.