Travel Bloggers Podcast: TBEX CEO & Conference Director on the Future of Travel Blogging

  During ITB Berlin, the world’s largest travel show, Rick Calvert (TBEX CEO) and Mary Jo Manzanares (TBEX Conference Director) were interviewed by Gary Bembridge for the Travel Bloggers Podcast. In the interview Rick and Mary Jo spoke candidly about the history of TBEX, the conferences, and what bloggers attending TBEX in Toronto and Dublin […]

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Travel Blog Exchange: Why the Fifth Time is the Charm

  When it comes to what you can get out of attending TBEX, you don’t have to take our word for it – blogger Mara Gorman has attended every North American TBEX, and is equally excited about the upcoming TBEX in Toronto. Here’s why. In the summer of 2009 I had just finished my first […]

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TBEX Speaker Post: Want to be a better travel photographer? Stop sneaking shots.

  One of the most challenging aspects of travel photography is photographing people. I mean truly photographing people and capturing their spirits, not just sneaking a shot when they’re not looking. And this is often magnified when we travel through regions where locals have unique and striking facial features as well as vibrant native attire. […]

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TBEX Speaker Post: Creating Your Own Job Security (in a World Without Any)

  We all should know by now that getting a degree from a good university or landing a job with a big company does not mean a secure future anymore. Half of recent college graduates are either unemployed or under-employed. We’ve gone from a world of pensions and steady paychecks to one of job-hopping, joblets, […]

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TBEX Toronto: 1,000 Travel Lovers* (and Counting)

  What does a crowd of 1,000 travel lovers look like? We don’t know yet – but we will when we get to Toronto! That’s right, we’ve surpassed 1,000 registered attendees for TBEX Toronto. This will be the biggest TBEX yet, and we can’t wait. What’s in store for those 1,000 attendees? Well, there are […]

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TBEX Speaker Post: Ask Me About Art

I’ve been blogging since 1997. I have work in the early archives of Matador and BlogHer and World Hum and Travelblogs. I used Tripod (gone), MSN Communities (gone) and Blogger (now owned by Google) before joining the church of WordPress in 2001. I have a loyal audience, readers that have been with me for 15 […]

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TBEX Toronto: And Still More Speakers

  It’s time for some more speaker announcements for TBEX 13.  We’ll happy to announce the following people will be on stage in Toronto. Andy Murdock of Lonely Planet Leif Pettersen Gary Bembridge of Tips for Travellers Katja Presnal of Skimbaco Kat Reese of Sparkloft Media Ian Cleary of Razor Social Scott Carmichael of GoGo […]

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TBEX Sponsor Post: 7 Things to Consider in a Travel Insurance Policy

  Whether you are traveling across the country or around the world, consider protecting yourself – and your wallet – with travel insurance. From trip cancellation to medical coverage, here are a few things to look for when you shop for a policy. 1.  Trip Cancellation Coverage Trip cancellation is often the first thing people […]

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Toronto Revealed: Travel Bloggers Podcast About the TBEX 2013 Host City

  We know TBEXers are excited to see what Toronto and the surrounding area have to offer, both during TBEX and on trips they’ve planned before and after, but here’s the dilemma – with twice as many bloggers set to descend on the city as were at TBEX in Keystone, telling a unique story is […]

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Travel Blog Exchange: Toronto pre-BEX & post-BEX Activities

  With just over six weeks to go until TBEX Toronto, we’re in high planning gear. Later this week, we’ll be opening registration for some of the pre-BEX activities our host partners and we’ve been cooking up – and although we can’t give you all the details yet, we wanted to call your attention to […]

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Travel Blog Exchange: Travel Bloggers Hit Dublin for St. Patrick’s Day Festival

  TBEX Dublin doesn’t start for another six months, but our friends at Fáilte Ireland wanted to give some travel bloggers a sneak peek at our 2013 European host city during one of its biggest celebrations – the St. Patrick’s Day Festival. With the help of TBEX, they selected a small group of bloggers – […]

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