Big Data Creates Big Magic at Walt Disney World


I’ve grown up going to Walt Disney World in Orlando every few years for practically my entire life. So, I’ve seen a lot the changes and improvements they’ve made over the years. I remember when they moved from printed tickets to ticket cards and then the introduction of the FastPass system in 1999 – but my all-time favorite technology has been the MagicBand and MyMagic+ system they launched in 2013. Read more of this post

#FRCHCelebrates

In celebration of over ten years of “Best Place to Work” recognition, everyone’s hard work and closing in on our 50-year anniversary coming in 2018, we thought it would be a great opportunity to say THANK YOU and give Monday, July 3rd as an extra day off to extend the holiday and spend some extra time with family and friends…however there was one condition, FRCH-ers had to capture their free time with photos. We asked them to share those special moments – whether it was fireworks, food, family or fun – we wanted to see how #FRCHCelebrates!  Read more of this post

Nature + Architecture

It’s become a tradition to spend a couple days of my holiday vacation camping in Red River Gorge—this year I traded a tent for a treehouse. And not just a shed a few feet off the ground—Observatory Treehouse is an off-the-grid 4-level piece of art suspended in a cliff side. Read more of this post

Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Architectural Masterpiece

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While recently on vacation with my family, I visited Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater. I, like many others, have seen so many pictures of his iconic work and have read several articles and books about its design and architecture, but to see it firsthand and learn more on how Wright incorporated all elements of natural beauty, like the water from the stream and falls, sandstone, trees and the natural light from the sun into the design of the space is truly amazing and yet another “organic architecture masterpiece” of his work. Read more of this post

The Carriage Roads of Acadia

Acadia National Park, FRCH Creative FuelSometime in January I got talked into going to see “National Parks Adventure” in Imax … I’m not sure if it was the soothing sound of Robert Redford’s narration (apparently Morgan Freeman was unavailable…), the catchy tune of James Bay’s ‘Hold Back The River’ or the feeling of being enveloped by the overwhelmingly beautiful scenery – most likely all three – but I suddenly had an overpowering urge to explore these seemingly untouched places. Read more of this post

The Cancun Underwater Museum

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On a recent trip to Cancun, Mexico, I had the opportunity to snorkel in Isla Mujeres, and experience first-hand the breathtaking Cancun Underwater Museum (MUSA).

Over the years, natural coral reefs were being damaged by tourists, pollution, anchors, and over fishing, and the largest and most popular coral reef in Mexico, Manchones Reef, was becoming the most damaged. In response, MUSA, a non-profit organization focused on marine conservation, was created. Read more of this post