Bristol is a community with lots to offer and now everyone can discover exactly waht thanks to the launch of www.explorebristolri.com. The Bristol Merchants Association (BMA) launched the site on July 3, completely through volunteer effort. In particular, Alayne White of Alayne White Spa, Victoria Fonseca of Revival and Cherie Daniela, a web developer from CC Inspire, were instrumental in setting the project in motion and following it through.
“Bristol offers such a slice of Americana,” says White. “We want people to come to Bristol: walkers, cyclers and boaters. We want to inform people of the lifestyle here.” The site’s layout is stylish and self-explanatory, so you wont have to do a whole lot of exploring to find what you want. There’s a list of places to shop, eat and stay. Then there are tabs labeled marine, culture and weddings, which include everything you’d need to plan a day (or the day) in Bristol. The play section has every category of merriment from beauty to kayaking.
The BMA has done a swell job of incorporating as much of the community into the website as possible. Businesses that formerly did not have a web presence now have their own “corners” with a description, contact information and a map showing their location. Don’t plan a day in Bristol without checking out the site.