Month

April 2013
  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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  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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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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  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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  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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  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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  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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  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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  We’re very excited to announce a dozen more speakers for TBEX 13 in Toronto. Lola Akinmade Akerstrom William Bakker of Think! Social Media Ted Murphy of IZEA David Farley Pam Mandel of Nerd’s Eye View Lisa Lubin of LL World Tour Kelley Ferro of Trip Films Ryan van Duzler of Duzer TV Chris Ducker...
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  Most bloggers have traded “PR fail” stories – the spectacularly off-target pitch, the “dear sir” email to a female blogger, the unsolicited sending of enormous files – but destination marketing organizations (DMOs) have their own set of “fail” stories when it comes to working with bloggers. When forming a DMO-blogger working partnership, it’s critical...
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Recent Podcast Episodes

011 – Breaking News About TBEX Events
July 17, 2020
Travel Matters 010 – Martinique Lewis about Black Travel Alliance
July 15, 2020
Travel Matters 009 – Tim Leffel on The Future Of Press Trips
June 8, 2020