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.

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  • 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.
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  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
  48. Travel Blogging Tips from TBEX with Christopher Rudder
    The Thought Card Podcast
  49. Our Ultimate Montana Road Trip Guide From Glacier To Yellowstone
    Angie Away
  50. Native Americans and Yellowstone National Park: Hot Springs, Legends and Sacred Places
    Worldwide Writer 
    Ripped Jeans & Bifocals by Jill Robbins
  52. Adopting The Pace of Nature – Group Travel with Austin Adventures
    Thrifty Mommas Tips
  53. Southeast Montana: Great Things to Do
    Wanderlust Marriage Travel 
  54. Things to Do in Fort Benton: Montana Vacations
    Explore Momma 
  55. Huckleberry Hound
    Browsing the Atlas 
  56. Trip Report: Billings to TBEX
    Ski. Play. Live. TV
  57. Magnificent Montana
    Our Wanderful Journey 
  58. Montana Road Trip — Amazing Southeast Montana
    Roving Vails 
  59. The Haunted Hotel of Red Lodge, Montana, near Yellowstone National Park
    Grans On The Go 
  60. What to do around Billings Montana
    Amateur Traveler 
  61. Covered Wagon Ranch, Big Sky Montana
    Nancy Brown
  62. Ride With Rosemary — Red Bus Tours In Glacier National Park
    Grans on the Go
  63. The Northern Hotel Billings Montana USA
    Frequent Traveller 
  64. Covered Wagon Ranch #VisitBigSky
    Jill Adler
  65. Cody Wyoming – Embrace the Wild West Now 
    Thrifty Mommas Tips 
  66. Gates Of The Mountain, Montana: Attraction Review
    Kerwin McKenzie, Passrider
  67. 25 Photos to Inspire Your Next Grand Teton Itinerary
  68. 20 Best Places to Visit in 2020
    Unstoppable Stacey
  69. Discovering America’s Best Idea: A 4 Day Yellowstone Itinerary
  70. Fun Things to Do in Billings, MT.
    Roving Vails
  71. Best Things to Do in Yellowstone Country Montana
    Nora Dunn, The Professional Hobo 
  72. *RARE* Crow INDIAN RESERVATION HOUSE TOUR | THREE FAMILIES in 2-Bedroom House | Crow Agency, Montana
    Jason Rupp 
  73. Montana – Billings Day Tours
    Frequent Traveller 
  74. Cody Steakhouse in Cody, Wyoming
    The Yums 
  75. Wilson Hotel: Big Sky Montana Hotel Review
    Nancy D Brown, What A Trip
  76. Best Things to Do in Great Falls Montana (Lewis & Clark & Mermaids?)
    The Hotflash Packer
  77. 14 Things to Do in Billings Montana Now
    Thrifty Mommas Tips
  78. Ultimate Guide to Chief Plenty Coups State Park in Pryor, Montana
    Our Roaming Hearts 
  79. Cody Wyoming – Embrace the Wild West Now
    Thrifty Mommas Tips
  80. OLD FAITHFUL & Mammoth Hot Springs | Yellowstone National Park & Red Lodge, Montana Roadtrip
    Jason Rupp
  81. 11 Best Hikes in Grand Teton National Park
    Our Roaming Hearts 
  82. NATIVE AMERICAN brings me home on CROW INDIAN RESERVATION in Montana: Life on the “Rez”
    Jason Rupp
  83. 5 Places to Find the Authentic Wild West in Southeast Montana
    Unstoppable Stacey 
  84. Montana Road Trip: From Billings to Flathead Lake Lodge
    Pure Wander
  85. 12 Tips for Visiting Grand Tetons National Park with Kids
    Our Roaming Hearts
  86. Native Americans and Yellowstone National Park: Hot Springs, Legends and Sacred Places
    Worldwide Writer 
  87. Yellowstone Itinerary : 4 days
    Hannah Henderson, HH Lifestyle
  88. Southeast Montana: Great Things to Do
    Wanderlust Marriage Travel
  89. Big Sky Awesome Steaks: Bull Mountain Grill in Billings, Montana
    The Yums 
    Coleman Concierge 
  91. Billings Breweries and the Craft Beer Brew Pub Scene
    Tim Leffel, Perceptive Travel 
  92. Billings Hotel and Convention Center Remodel in Montana
    Nancy D Brown, Hotel Scoop
  93. Things To Do In Billings, MT + Best Southeast Montana Day Trips
    365 Atlanta Traveler
  94. Must See Grand Tetons National Park Scenic Drives
    Our Roaming Hearts 
  95. 12 of The Best Places to Photograph in Grand Tetons National Park
    Our Roaming Hearts 
  96. Breathtaking Yellowstone Scenic Drives – Yellowstone National Park
    Our Roaming Hearts 
  97. Colter Bay Village – Staying in Grand Teton National Park
    Our Roaming Hearts 
  98. Magnificent Montana
    Our Wanderful Journey 
  99. Top 10 Things to See at Big Horn County Museum – Hardin Montana
    Our Roaming Hearts
  100. Visiting Pompeys Pillar National Monument – Billings Montana
    Our Roaming Hearts 
  101. Top 10 Places to Eat – Restaurant Guide Billings MT
    Our Roaming Hearts 
  102. Ultimate Guide to Little Bighorn Battlefield
    Our Roaming Hearts 
  103. 14 Amazing Free Things to do in Billings MT
    Our Roaming Hearts 
  104. Ultimate 48 Hour What to do in Billings Montana Guide
    Our Roaming Hearts 
  105. Two Days Exploring Glacier National Park
    Todd Hata
  106. Crow Tribe Tour-Bighorn Canyon by Water Tour in Montana
    Todd Hata
  107. Montana Road Trip Through Yellowstone Country
    2 Travel Dads Podcast

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October 7th-9th, 2020