Jan M. Smith

Member Since:
Dec 2016

Jan M. Smith has been involved in the hospitality, travel, tourism, and destination management industry for over thirty years. Her career has offered the opportunity to experience and objectively evaluate and write about travel regions, lodging, dining, and winery properties . Jan is an enthusiastic traveler who has the opportunity to visit international and regional areas, and believes travel is a never-ending source of inspiration through the people, culture, food, and wine encountered, and is a great story waiting to be written. (www.neverenoughtravel.com)

As a regular presenter at industry conferences, Jan shares her favorite topic of service excellence in the wine, travel, food, and hospitality industry, and considers one of her greatest accomplishments speaking at a TEDx conference on the topic of A Culture of Care in the Hospitality Industry.

Jan also runs a successful hospitality consulting company, Inland Management Group, and has worked with some of the top hospitality companies, including, The Walt Disney Company, Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk, Mirage, Westin, and Sheraton Resorts, Caesars Palace Entertainment Company, Princess Cruises, Visit Temecula Valley, Pechanga Resort and Casino, and numerous wineries in the Southern California Wine Country.

Jan has been a Board of Director for Visit Temecula Valley for the past nine years, and has been instrumental in implementing several service-oriented initiatives including the Xenia Hospitality Awards and “I Know Temecula” educational series, and has written numerous articles and programs for this organization.

Jan holds a BA degree from the University of LaVerne, and is fortunate to call Southern California Wine Country her home.

· Contributing Writer for Temecula Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau/Visit Temecula Valley newsletter · Contributing Writer for Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce, Temecula Today · Contributing Author, Heart of a Woman in Business, Sparkle Press/Crystal Pointe Media · Presenter, 2014 Wine Tourism Conference, Paso Robles, CA, Service, Sales, and Knowledge: Better Promotion of Your Wine Industry Business · Presenter, 2015 Lodi Winegrape Commission, Uncork Memorable Guest Experiences/Cultivate Sales & Memberships · Presenter, TEDxTemecula, A Culture of Care in the Hospitality Industry · Presenter, Mt. San Jacinto College Wine Education Series · Presenter, Visit Temecula Valley Conference · Presenter, 2016 Women in Business Conference, Temecula, CA, The Varied Vintages of the Employee Workplace · Presenter, Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce · Presenter, Temecula and Wildomar Rotary · Presenter, Entrepreneur Exchange Educational Series · Presenter, Riverside County Employer Advisory Group · Presenter, TemecuNet Networking Group · Presenter, Temecula Executive Human Resource Roundtable · Presenter, BACTS Career Transition Workshops 

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Published Articles (11)

The Iconic Ladurée Comes To Town


Visiting the new Ladurée pâtisserie at The Grove LA brings back fond memories of my first visit in Paris, and now I’m in macaron heaven!

Food, Falls, Stalls, and Fun…A Short Visit to Portland


Have limited time on your itinerary to see the best Portland, Oregon has to offer? I’ll share how it can be done!

Uno, Dos, Tres ~ 3 Reasons to Visit the Valle de Guadalupe Wine Region


Something has been missing from my local travel adventures…Baja. A recent trip to the Valle de Guadalupe wine region near Ensenada, has cured the gap.

Chocoholics Beware!


Stumbling upon a new fine chocolate boutique in town, had me quickly reaching for the door.

5 Unique Things To Do In Catalina


The ferry traveling from Newport Beach to Catalina triggers a song in my head…Twenty six miles across the sea, Santa Catalina is a-waitin’ for me…

Who Needs a Pool…An Alternative to Sunbathing in Palm Springs


There is so much more to Palm Springs than azure blue pools and perfectly tanned bodies sunbathing on perfectly positioned chaise lounges.

A Stroll Down Memory Lane at The Original Los Angeles Farmers Market


There’s nothing sweeter than crossing something off your Bucket List. A recent visit to The Original Farmers Market, Los Angeles, allowed me to shorten mine.

There’s Wine in Them Thar Hills!


A ride down a two lane country road stretching on forever past long forgotten towns, eventually led us to a small winery and tasting room.

48 Hours in Santa Barbara- Get Going, Get Seeing and Get Doing


Santa Barbara and its gorgeous coastline, local wine region, Mediterranean architectural charm, expansive sandy beaches, world class lodging and dining, and overflowing bougainvillea…

Vancouver on a Whim


The offer was on the table; fly in to Seattle, rent a car and head north to beautiful Vancouver. I only had 24 hours to decide.

Foodie Our Way to Colorado and Back


Our goal for the trip was to find unique and interesting restaurants with names we didn’t recognize. Thankfully, locals offered authentic and candid suggestions.