Scott S. Bateman

Online journalist

Location icon United States of America

I have spent more than 30 years in the media business, first with newspapers and then with online. I was an online general manager for Cox Enterprises and Media General before launching my own online publishing and consulting business in 2007. I publish an online marketing blog at

Adventure Fills Western Caribbean Cruise Ports

The island of Roatan, 30 miles off the Honduras coast, is an up and coming cruise port. Like Cozumel, it is known for snorkeling and scuba diving because of the coral reefs around the island. Belize Anyone wanting great eco tourism adventures or a chance to see major Mayan ruins should consider Belize or Costa Rica.

Bahamas Cruise Ports

Freeport and Nassau are the main cruise ports There are five major private cruise islands Best time to go is late spring to early fall The Bahamas cruise ports are the most active in the Caribbean because they receive more than 3 million visitors a year, the most in the entire region.

10 Great Virginia Tourist Attractions + 20 More

Virginia Beach / Hampton Roads 1) Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center is filled with hands-on exhibits, marshlands, a nature trail, an outdoor aviary and an IMAX Theatre. 2) Virginia Air & Space Museum, the official visitor center for NASA Langley Research Center, includes exhibits, MaxFlight simulator, an IMAX theatre, and the Apollo 12 Command Capsule.

7 Days in Ireland: A Guide for First Time Visitors

Scott Bateman is a professional journalist and travel blogger who wrote this article based on his first trip to Ireland. A seven-day vacation in Ireland is a chance to enjoy the island's natural beauty, explore great castles and get lost on its famously challenging roads.

Bad Leadership Teaches Painful and Useful Career Lessons

The division president had what he thought was a great idea for a senior management meeting. His top people should perform a skit in front of him complete with props and costumes. No one dared question his idea.

Individual responsibility lives and sometimes dies in Republican politics

Individual responsibility remains a cornerstone of Republican political philosophy if it encourages the full potential of people while understanding their limits at the same time. What is individual responsibility? The word "responsible" is essentially a merging two words - "response" and "able". Its orgins include the French word "responsable".

Average Caribbean Weather: Best and Worst Times to Go

Scott Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean. Weather in the Caribbean can give visitors a beautiful experience or a disaster that is best forgotten. It mainly depends on when you go. Average Caribbean daytime temperatures are in the mid-80s Fahrenheit for most destinations.

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