Travel Blog Exchange: TBEX Bids Farewell to Dublin


chris at registration TBEX Dublin

chris at registration TBEX Dublin

You came. You saw. You learned. You made new friends. You got business ideas and perhaps found prospective business partnerships. You drank Guinness and Irish whiskey. You managed to Go Wilde at the Expedia party. You stayed up too late and talked yourself hoarse.

Then – snap – it was all over.

We hope you think of the close of TBEX Dublin as a beginning and not an end. And we hope you fell in love with Ireland through it all.

As you bid farewell to Dublin, we hope you’ll share with us what you thought of TBEX and Ireland, what the experience was like for you, and whether we met your expectations.

This blog post will be repository of links to stories about TBEX Dublin, from the trips and activities, to the sessions and speakers, and everything in between. You can send your links by email to Mary Jo or Jessica (no need to send it to both of us), and we’ll get it added to this post. You can choose to leave a link in the comments here instead of emailing us (again again, no need to do all three), and we’ll add it to the post and then delete it from the comments section. We’ll be watching for your post, but please be patient as we all take a few days off for ourselves here in Ireland.

If you have blog posts about your experiences in Ireland, be sure to share those stories with our hosts here.

Thanks for coming to Dublin for TBEX Europe 2013. We hope to see you again next year!

  1. The Best of TBEX The Best of Dublin – Heather on her Travels
  2. Why You Should Visit Ireland – Chino House
  3. Dublin:  The Church Rencontres – Vie Nomade
  4. TBEX Dublin Recap – My reasons for blogging about travel – The Travel Tester
  5. Dublin – Failte und Hereinspaziert – Travelita
  6. That time TBEX made me cry – Anywhere & Here
  7. TBEX Dublin:  Samenwerken met een blogger, doen – TravelNext
  8. Things to do in Dublin – eDreams
  9. 9 things Discovered in Ireland – Curious Voyageuse
  10. Bloggers Set Their Sights on the South – Irish Examiner
  11. More than 600 travel bloggers meet in Dublin for TBEX Europe 2013 – Journal Torremolinos
  12. A Gent’s Photo Diary from Dublin, Ireland – Stop Having a Boring Life
  13. Come Away Here – Tracy’s World
  14. Failte Ireland Made a Legendary Experience for TBEX Attendees – Fairytale Traveler
  15. Ireland trending as World’s Top Travel Bloggers kick off global forum in Dublin – CMOs in Travel
  16. TBEX Dublin – on the importance of asking why – The Great Affair
  17. Passion for Travel; TBEX Experience in Dublin – Pennsylvania Girl Abroad
  18. Die besten praktischen Tipps für Reiseblogger von der TBEX 2013 in Dublin – TravelWorldOnline Traveller
  19. Die Türen von Dublin – typisch für die Hauptstadt von Irland – TravelWorldOnline Traveller
  20. An Irish Moment: Man of the Match in Ireland – Globetrotting Mama
  21. The perfect storm of a sprained ankle, Chip Conley and my first TBEX conference in Dublin. – Souvenir Finder
  22. TBEX Notes + Slides: Backyard Blogging & Case Studies – Geotraveler’s Niche
  23. Professionalizing Serendipity – Creativelena
  24. Matchingmaking Travel Writers & the Industry: Lessons Learned at TBEX 2013 in Dublin – Creativelena
  25. Dublin After Dark:  Mobile Theater – Sophie’s World
  26. The West is all a-twitter as top tourism bloggers are brought on a tour of the region – Galway Advertiser
  27. TBEX Europe 2013 in Dublin – The Art of Exploring
  28. TBEX Dublin 2013:  My Thoughts – Travel Blogger Blueprint
  29. Meeting John Murphy: TBEX, and the Reason I Travel – Slow Roaming
  30. #TBEX: Well, that wasn’t too bad at all! – Planes, Trains and Plantagenets
  31. TBEX – Through the Senses: Why YOU should attend TBEX – The Gap Year Guru
  32. TBEX Dublin: The City of Céad Míle Fáilte – Traverse in Converse
  33. Driving in Ireland – A Road Trip to the Western Edge of Europe – Amateur Traveler
  34. I Feel So Proud to be IRISH! (A Love Letter) – The Gap Year Guru
  35. TBEX Opening Party Video – The Gap Year Guru
  36. Sketching Ireland: Cider, songs, and serendipity in a Dublin pub. – The Great Affair
  37. Hundreds of writers take a trip to Ireland –
  38. Irland, oder: Der Post-Reise-Blues – black dots white spots
  39. TBEX: A Newbie’s Perspective – The Roaming Bean
  40. TBEX in a Nutshell – Curious Voyageuse
  41. Travel Bloggers Gone Wild:  My Thoughts on TBEX Dublin – Nick’s Travel Bug
  42. TBEX Bloggers get sneak peak of Bram Stoker festival – Media HQ
  43. Travel bloggers conference call – Herald
  44. Top travel bloggers aim to get Ireland on Trend – Irish Examiner
  45. TBEX Conference at Doubletree Hotel – Adam Abyss
  46. TBEX Dublin, Day 2 – Adam Abyss
  47. Travel Bloggers in Ireland #TBEX – Camino Ways
  48. Travel Bloggers are so hot! – Travel Lists
  49. TBEX Europe – A Year in Redwood
  50. Quick Look at My First TBEX Conference – Null n Full
  51. Multicultural Travel Bloggers: The TBEX Dublin Session – Girl Gone Travel
  52. Musings on TBEX Dublin – With Husband in Tow
  53. A Magical Ride on Dublin’s Storytelling Bus – World Wide Writer
  54. Spectacular Sligo – Global Help Swap
  55. Continuing Education:  Travel Blogger Style – The Big Travel Theory
  56. Quick Look at My First TBEX Conference – Null & Full
  57. I Busked on the Streets of Dublin – Travel Blogger at Large
  58. Bloggers in the Mist – Walking West
  59. Speaking in the TBEX Garden – Travel Blog
  60. The Dos, Don’ts, and the T-Shirt:  Standing out at TBEX – The Fairy Tale Traveler
  61. Thoughts on TBEX Dublin 2013 (video) – Stop Having a Boring Life
  62. Round Ireland With My Camera – Louise Lakier Photography
  63. TBEX Europe – A Year in Redwood
  64. TBEX Dublin:  The City of Cead Mile Failte – Traverse in Converse
  65. Meeting John Murphy:  TBEX and the Reason I Travel – Slow Roaming
  66. A Toast to the Travel Blogging Community – Helen in Wonderlust
  67. Traveling in Ireland (video) – Travel Vox
  68. On Anniversaries and Milestones – Miss Expatria
  69. Adventures in Ireland – Chino House
  70. My experience at TBEX Dublin – Expectations, outcome and conclusions – TravelTooth
  71. 5 Ways TBEX Inspired this Travel Blogger – RexyEdventures
  72. TBEX Dublin Review with (video) – Webjet
  73. Transportation Flows Dublin Ireland – Brooklyn Chick Travels
  74. The #TBEX Dublin Effect – first time I wasn’t lost – UK Travel Room
  75. Wildlife and Wilderness in Donegal – Global Help Swap
  76. The visit to the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin – It’s a Hoomygumb
  77. #tbex Konferenz in Dublin – Snoopsmaus
  78. Recipe Tuesday – Original Irish Coffee – What Boundaries Travel
  79. The Blasket Islands – A Literary Legacy – What Boundaries Travel
  80. A Legend of the Cliffs of Moher – The Lost City of Kilstiffen – What Boundaries Travel
  81. Durty Nelly – An Irish Icon For “The Good Stuff” – What Boundaries Travel
  82. Private cocktail making class at Gibson Hotel – It’s a Hoomygumb
  83. Loads to Love in Limerick – Globetrotting Mama
  84. Top Travelbloggers visit Newgrange – Meath Chronicle
  85. The Peacefulness of Irish Monasteries – Brooklyn Chick travels
  86. 10 Reasons to go to Ballyfin – Johnny Jet
  87. Dingling Around the Dingle Peninsula – Finding the Universe
  88. Irish tales and 50 shades of green on the Wild Wicklow Tour – Heather on her Travels
  89. TBEX Dublin 2013:  Let’s Get the Party Started – The Delicious Traveller
  90. TBEX Dublin: It’s Not About You – Fevered Mutterings
  91. Journey to Ireland for The Gathering: Part One – Breathedreamgo
  92. “Le Cool” Dublin: eine alternative Stadterkundung – black dots white spots
  93. Here be Dragons – Am Ende der Landkarte in Donegal – black dots white spots
  94. A Happy Misfortune in Dublin – Chino House
  95. Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way Northwest (Video) – Sligo, Donegal & Inishowen with Failte Ireland [post also in German] –
  96. Detours by Hospital Dublin – Voyage Forever
  97. Haunted Dublin – Women on the Road
  98. 11 Things About Dublin – Women on the Road
  99. What I Learned at TBEX – Alyssa Writes
  100. The South Dublin Coastal Photography Tour – It’s a  Hoomygumb
  101. Five First Impressions of Dublin – 2 Food Trippers
  102. Opening Night Party at the Guinness Storehouse – It’s a Hoomygumb
  103. Ireland 2013:  From Twee to Tweet – Indiana June
  104. Irish Biscuits DoubleTree by Hilton – Church of Keksology
  105. Learning to Love Irish Whiskey – World Wide Writer
  106. TBEX:  Now That’s How You Do a Conference – Global Help Swap
  107. TBEX in Dublin – Review – Traveldudes
  108. What Do Travel Bloggers Think of Ireland – Padraicino
  109. Cliff Walking In Ireland – Alison Chino on The Huffington Post
  110. Denis, an Extraordinary Man – Curious Voyageuse
  111. Exploring Belfast’s History in a Black Taxi – Big World Small Budget
  112. Experiencing the Gaelic Games in Dublin – Big World Small Budget
  113. Embracing My Family Heritage through Ireland’s Food – Solo Travel Girl
  114. Day Trip from Dublin:  The Wild Wicklow Tour is a Must – Solo Travel Girl
  115. 2 days of craziness (also known as TBEX Dublin) – Eille la cheap!
  116. See the Impact TBEX Has on Bloggers – The Fairytale Traveler
  117. How to Make a Proper Irish Coffee (video) – Carole Terwilliger Meyers
  118. Group Travel as a Couple – Globetrotting Mama
  119. Die Old Jameson Distillery in Dublin [in German]- Deutsches Tasteup
  120. Dublin (un peu) et ses environs (surtout)… [in French] – Curieuse Voyageuse
  121. Razor-Sharp Tips for Growing Your Online Following – SATW Traveler
  122. Initial Reflections on #TBEX Dublin – I Have the Wanders
  123. Ireland Section in The Star – courtesy of Heather Greenwood Davis


  1. Thank you for putting together an amazing, inspiring conference. I can’t wait for TBEX North America!

  2. Someone made mention of TBEX Twitter stats, number of tweets and total reach. Can you share those on the blog. Would love to know!

  3. I LOVED attending TBEX. Still processing and taking it all in, but here’s my first post on Why You Should Visit Ireland. It’s all about the people!

  4. Thank you for this spectacular event, full of surprises, opportunities, knowledge and fun 🙂
    I’m not sure how this qualifies but I wrote about the closing night at The Church, in French (warning: it does not Google Translate well in English, the meaning of it totally changes, haha.

  5. Thank you guys for putting together a truly amazing and inspiring conference. It was an honour to meet every single one of you, plus I could celebrate my 30th birthday just a week ago in one of the most amazing surroundings ever 😉

  6. And I just see it’s already been included! I think it’s too early in the morning for me 😛 Thanks for including it in the list and can’t wait for the next TBEX!

    • Mary Jo Manzanares says:

      Yeah, it will take us a little time to catch up. I’m still in Ireland and Jessica just got back to the U.S. We’ll include them all, though, so don’t worry.

  7. Thanks a lot for the mention, guys! Just putting together another post about Ireland, still enjoying the memories … so many useful and interesting articles here, thanks for opening this thread 😀


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