7 Phrases That Make Me Ignore Your Guest Post Query

  This post about guest post mistakes was previously published on the NMX blog, but I wanted to share it here as well, since travel bloggers aren’t immune to HORRIBLE guest post inquiries!!! Doesn’t it just make you cringe when you see a subject line in your email inbox about a guest post? No, don’t […]

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TBEX CEO Rick Calvert Talks About Why Europe is Important to TBEX

  Michael Collins interviews TBEX CEO Rick Calvert about why Europe is such an important part of the TBEX experience. Rick also gives some inside info about what TBEX has to offer – from pre-BEX trips and tours, through the conference with great speakers, to all the post-conference events. Find out what you missed in […]

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Internet Privacy: How Much of Yourself Should You Share With Your Community?

  “It’s my birthday today. My real birthday, not my Internet birthday.” Recently, I was having a conversation with a friend, and I was surprised when he revealed that it was his birthday, because I had previously thought that his birthday had been months ago. Turns out, he has a “birthday” that he celebrates on Facebook, […]

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Introducing the Monthly TBEX Travel Blogging Challenge

  We’re starting a new TBEX project and inviting YOU – the TBEX community – to participate. It’s a monthly themed travel blogging challenge. Some months it’ll be a specific writing challenge, pushing you to improve your skills, other months it will be a chance to showcase some of your best work from your archives, […]

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What I Learned about Storytelling from a Cheesy Ghost Tour in Ireland

  Who knew that a somewhat corny night full of screaming at ghosts could teach me something about blogging? You can’t walk very far in downtown Dublin without seeing some reference to their ghost bus tours. I signed up to have a little scare-yourself fun. I walked away with some important blogging tips about storytelling. […]

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Video: TBEX Sponsor Homestay Says Bloggers Can Create Great Content

  Michael Collins interviews Homestay’s CEO Alan Clarke about why they think working with bloggers is a good choice for their company. (Hint:  It’s about creating great content.)

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More Than Social Media: Costa Brava’s Instagram Plans

  Instagram is the perfect platform for sharing holiday photos – and you won’t miss home if your stay is punctuated with Insta-lovehearts. But one tourist board has bigger plans for this visual social media platform than a few holiday snaps. Instagram is fast becoming part of Costa Brava’s worldwide marketing strategy, with the aim […]

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The Priceless Lesson I Learned About Interviewing Technique

  Okay, I’ll admit it. I talk a lot. I’m kind of introverted and definitely deal with a bit of social anxiety, which I mentioned on a recent post about becoming a better blogger by taking risks. But once I get to know you, I will “talk yer ear off” as my mama would say. […]

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Video: Stephen Oddo Talks About TBEX Dublin

  Stephen Oddo, Co-founder of Walks of Italy and longtime TBEX supporter, talks about TBEX, Dublin, and Italy. Video courtesy of Michael Collins  

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How to Connect with Your Travel Blog Readers on a Personal Level

  If you’re interested in learning how to write blog posts that really resonate with people, Christine Cantera is the teacher you want. Not only has she written for several travel publications, but she’s also ghostwritten dozens of ebooks, articles, and blog posts. Christine was part of an excellent workshop at TBEX 2013 about tone, […]

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My 10 Favorite Tips for Stress-Free Blogging

  “I’m a little high-strung.” Recently, on a way-too-long roadtrip from Pennsylvania to Alabama, I found myself saying this to my boyfriend and co-pilot as we were navigating through heavy traffic on a four-lane highway. I thought he was going to swerve off the road trying to stifle laughter. “A little? Ya think?” Okay, I […]

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