TBEX North America 2019

We gathered for TBEX North America 2019 in Montana’s Big Sky Country, where sandstone rimrocks that were formed by oceanic waters 80 million years ago rise to meet vast windswept plains and endless skies. Where a mere 1 million years ago, fast moving waters of what became Yellowstone River forged a deep path through the floor of those rims. We gazed starry eyed at the Milky Way Galaxy, explored gorgeous natural beauty along the Scenic Beartooth Highway, and reveled in the iconic American history of Little Bighorn Battlefield. We dined on savory farm-to-fork meals and connected over award-winning craft beer and cider. And we soon discovered that this region in southern Montana is home to terrain and wilderness as stunningly unique and diverse as we could possibly imagine. Yes, we quickly fell in love with the wide open, breathtaking beauty of Montana.

We partied at Camelot Ranch where members of the local Crow tribe gave a riveting performance. We danced to the music of Paige and the Peoples Band at The Pub Station, and we immersed ourselves in local history and culture at Billings Depot. We were profoundly moved and inspired by y Travel Blog’s Caz Makepeace in her Opening Keynote Address, “How to Create Your Dream Life”.

We also learned – valuable information for mastering our preferred media and publishing platforms. We discovered proven methods for honing our craft, marketing our content, and strengthening our brand. We gleaned advice and techniques from industry experts for capitalizing on a sound business strategy, and we connected with brands in collective partnerships. That’s what brings content creators, tourism brands and travel influencers to TBEX, and what keeps them coming back time after time.


We want to hear your story about TBEX North America 2019. Whether it’s a story about the conference, the breakout sessions, a party, or what you learned that is changing how you work and grow. Whether it’s a story about someone you met, a partnership you arranged, or an idea you have for a new project. Whether it’s an experience from a Pre-BEX activity, a post event FAM trip, or whether you connected something about the region to the ongoing narrative of your travels. Please share the content you created for #VisitBillings and #TBEX as a result of your experiences.

Please leave your name, the link, and the title of your story in the comments box below.  We will add your story here and share the collection we receive with our hosts and their partners.


  • Submit your story and link only once. This service is moderated so please understand that it may take up to a couple of weeks for your story to appear.
  • Only submit stories related to your attendance at TBEX North America 2019, participation in the events, and your time spent exploring Billings, southern Montana and adjacent regions. Do not submit previously published work.
  • Please make sure you include a). the title of your story; b). your name and/or blog name; c). the link to your story.
  • Please take in mind that our hosts want to know about your experiences as a way for them to prepare reports and analysis of the benefit of hosting TBEX and the content that comes out of it. Please help us send them clips by including your story – whether you write it now, next week, next month, or six months from now. We all know that the complexity and depth of our experiences are a powerful tool in anchoring our stories.
  • We want stories, videos, photography, podcasts, etc. All forms of content and storytelling are welcome.


  1. Exploring the History of Southeast Montana: State Parks and National Monuments
    Karen Warren, WorldWide Writer
  2. West Yellowstone, Montana, Adventure Gateway
    Peggy Cleveland, Northwest Military
  3. Yellowstone National Park Nature’s Magnificent Creation!
    Victoria Greene, Places to Play in Nature
  4. How to Plan an Epic North Dakota Road Trip: 5 Day Itinerary Exploring Small Towns and Stunning Nature
    Lauren Yakiwchuk, Justin + Lauren
  5. Quake Lake, Montana
    Places to Play in Nature
  6. North Dakota Bucket List and Why You Should Visit
    Corinne Vail, Reflections Enroute
  7. Billings to Yellowstone – How to Enjoy an Epic Day Trip
    Chris Boothman, A Brit & A Southerner
  8. Best Coffee in Billings – Local Spots Not to Be Missed
    A Brit & A Southerner
  9. Sapphire Mining in Montana (Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine)
    Lisa Marquardt, The Hot Flash Packer
  10. Awesome Things To Do In Billings, MT
    Ashley Erickson, The Traveling Gals
  11. Monumental Day Trips Minutes from Billings Montana
    Jessica Pickett, The Rooted Gypsy
  12. Big Sky Montana: Things to Do, Itinerary, & Practical Tips
    Jessica Murray Averett, Bring The Kids
  13. 16 Epic Adventures in Glacier National Park that Almost Anyone Can Do
    Bring The Kids
  14. Best Hikes With Kids In Glacier National Park You Shouldn’t Miss – Map Included
    Bring The Kids
  15. Highlights of Yellowstone National Park
    Anita Sane, The Sane Travel
  16. What to do in historic Cody town, Wyoming
    The Sane Travel
  17. Travel Blogger Conferences-TBEX or TravelCon?
    James Brandon, Timezone Travelers
  18. Glacier Backcountry Flying in Whitefish, Montana
    Priya Vin, Outside Suburbia
  19. Bear Poop-How Can You Tell if the Bear Was a Boy or a Girl?
    Cindy Richards, Traveling Mom
  20. Review of Covered Wagon dude ranch, Montana
    Nancy D Brown, Writing Horseback 
    Julie Traveller, Browsing the Atlas 
  22. Native American Flute Lesson w/ Manager of Rodeway Inn at Hardin, Montana
    Jason Rupp
  23. Llama Trekking Montana: A Most Memorable Micro-Adventure
    Vannessa Chiasson, Turnipseed Travel 
  24. Luxury Family Tour to Yellowstone National Park with Austin Adventures
    Traveling Mom
  25. White Water Rafting by Glacier National Park
    Tim Leffel, Perceptive Travel 
    Browsing the Atlas 
    Browsing the Atlas 
  28. STREET FOOD on the INDIAN RESERVATION | Downtown Crow Agency, Montana
    Jason Rupp 
  29. NATIVE AMERICAN Teaches Me to SING on INDIAN RESERVATION | Crow Agency, Montana
    Jason Rupp 
  30. Eating Senior Center Lunch on INDIAN RESERVATION in Crow Agency, Montana
    Jason Rupp 
  31. $5 STRAIGHT RAZOR Barber Beard Trim OUTSIDE on NATIVE AMERICAN RESERVATION in Crow Agency, Montana
    Jason Rupp 
    Megan Indoe, Bobo and ChiChi 
  33. West Yellowstone Food Tour: Amazing Variety in a Small Town
    Lee Huffman, Bald Thoughts 
  34. Things to do in Whitefish, Mt (after Glacier National Park)
    Sarah Hughes, Live Dream Discover 
  35. $5 BEARD TRIM “Cuts The Hair” *SMALL* Barbershop | NATIVE AMERICAN Reservation | Crow Agency Montana
    Jason Rupp 
  36. Billings Brew Trail: Craft Brews, Tasty Cider & Delicious Food
    Bald Thoughts 
  37. The Downtown Billings Pre-Bex tour
    Paula Schuck, Thrifty Mommas Tips
  38. Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area — Best Place to Visit in Montana
    Ginny Vail, Roving Vails
  39. Things to Do in Billings
    The Traveling  Gals
  40. 14 Things to Do in Billings, Montana Now
    Thrifty Mommas Tips
  41. Billings Brew Trail-Tour de cerveza artesenal en Billings, Montana
    Brenda Cisneros, Mejorando mi Hogar
  42. Things To Do in Helena, Montana
    Kerwin McKenzie, Passrider
  43. Covered Wagon Ranch
    Jill Adler
  44. Best Places To Eat and Drink in Billings, Montana
    Monica Ortega, Monica Goes
  45. Meet Rob Taylor of 2 Travel Dads
    Travel Writing 2.0
  46. Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel-Helena Montana USA
    Rosalind Cuthbertson, Frequent Traveller
  47. Good Morning Yellowstone National Park
    Peggy Cleveland

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October 7th-9th, 2020