It’s been a month, yet the feeling of Colorado’s cool hug and fresh mountain air is still vivid from my trip to attend the TBEX Conference in Keystone. (Travel Blog Exchange) If you followed by Twitter stream during the conference, you know I didn’t travel alone (nor lonely).Read More
I’ve had a few days to reflect on my Travel Blog Exchange 2012 experience in Keystone, Colo. Not only was the professionalism bar raised over last year’s TBEX but so were bars for conference content and functions. Importantly, the conference site location rocked. Almost literally. Sitting at more than 9,000 feet above sea level, we met in the mountains of Keystone Resort which has all the necessary conference amenities.Read More
I’ll admit, travel bloggers sometimes get a bad rap as being unprofessional. There are a few bad eggs out there who don’t deliver on commitments, act disrespectful on hosted trips and spout off on blogs without knowing the facts, among other things. Hey, we’re not perfect but many of us strive to run our blogs as businesses, are respectful and gracious when hosted on trips and do our best to post accurate information.Read More
“Colorado Rocky Mountain High…” I’ve been singing that little John Denver ditty for the past couple of weeks, once it was determined that yes indeed, I WILL be heading off to the annual Travel Blog Exchange Conference (TBEX) in Keystone, Colo., June 15 – 17. Woo-hoo!
Cool An’ Green An’ Shady
I’m looking forward to trading these 90-something degree and 99 percent humidity Florida days for cool mountain air. Importantly, like the previous TBEX conferences I’ve attended, I’ll be mixing, mingling and learning from the Web’s best travel bloggers and sharing that information with other bloggers.
Learning Vancouver has a vibrant food truck community thrilled me. When TBEX broke for lunch Saturday, I was on a mission to find at least one near the Vancouver Convention Center. It wasn’t difficult to spot Feastro, the Rolling Bistro, with a black grill mounted on the front end. A bull’s skull is an odd, but lovely accent to one side of the grill, with the faux flowers making it less morbid.
“Fresh” and “local” are the two words painted on the front of the blue truck. There was another couple ordering and another waiting for their meal. This meant I beat the lunchtime crowd because by the time I left, there were about a dozen diners in line.Read More