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
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
Less then 24 hours from now, I’ll be heading off to Vancouver to participate in the third annual Travel Blog Exchange. I’ve been attending since the beginning and my, how it’s grown! It started off with about 100 travel bloggers in one room for most of the day. Last year it grew a bit with more bloggers, more sponsors, and sponsored events.Read More
I’m back home absorbing everything learned and experienced during TBEX ’10 in New York City. While everything ferments, following is a quick rundown of Sunday’s activities. Understand, I had intentions of posting this last night but figured I could use my sole free 90 minutes to catch a nap before heading to the airport.
And yes, this post goes against the storytelling philosophy by sharing my day’s activities but hey, at least I’m purging out something. So much to do, so little time…Read More
The alarm sounded too early this morning and think the same will happen tomorrow, but it was a good day in TBEX ’10 world, especially once all attendees settled in their seats.
I learned quite a few things over the course of the day while other tips of advice were reinforcement. My struggle with blogging and taking the next level is investing the time and revisiting my marketing plan and purpose. I envy those married bloggers who can rely on another income to pursue their passion. I just need to find a way to press on.Read More