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Travel Blogging Tips
  “It’s my birthday today. My real birthday, not my Internet birthday.” Recently, I was having a conversation with a friend, and I was surprised when he revealed that it was his birthday, because I had previously thought that his birthday had been months ago. Turns out, he has a “birthday” that he celebrates on Facebook,...
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  We’re starting a new TBEX project and inviting YOU – the TBEX community – to participate. It’s a monthly themed travel blogging challenge. Some months it’ll be a specific writing challenge, pushing you to improve your skills, other months it will be a chance to showcase some of your best work from your archives,...
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  Who knew that a somewhat corny night full of screaming at ghosts could teach me something about blogging? You can’t walk very far in downtown Dublin without seeing some reference to their ghost bus tours. I signed up to have a little scare-yourself fun. I walked away with some important blogging tips about storytelling....
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  Okay, I’ll admit it. I talk a lot. I’m kind of introverted and definitely deal with a bit of social anxiety, which I mentioned on a recent post about becoming a better blogger by taking risks. But once I get to know you, I will “talk yer ear off” as my mama would say....
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  If you’re interested in learning how to write blog posts that really resonate with people, Christine Cantera is the teacher you want. Not only has she written for several travel publications, but she’s also ghostwritten dozens of ebooks, articles, and blog posts. Christine was part of an excellent workshop at TBEX 2013 about tone,...
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  “I’m a little high-strung.” Recently, on a way-too-long roadtrip from Pennsylvania to Alabama, I found myself saying this to my boyfriend and co-pilot as we were navigating through heavy traffic on a four-lane highway. I thought he was going to swerve off the road trying to stifle laughter. “A little? Ya think?” Okay, I...
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“Have you received any gifts recently that you might have in your bags?” “No.” “Because you know, one time a boy gave his girlfriend a gift to take with her and it ended up to be a bomb. Do you have a boyfriend? Did he give you any gifts? Even for you to give to...
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  With the growth of powerful mobile phones that shoot great-quality video, the video action these days seems to be all on the smartphone. Your smartphone is always with you, to capture the fun things you see and do on your travels, but who wants to spend endless hours uploading and editing? What you need...
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  After getting in the speed dating game at TBEX in Keystone, Colorado and Toronto, I’ve met my fair share of potential suitors. Some of those have led to exciting partnerships with TripIt, others have opened the door for future conversations, and some have fizzled out after the first date. I will share which of...
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  We’re still reeling from the experiences at TBEX 13 in Toronto, still amazed at the A-game our speakers brought to the stage, and now it’s time to knuckle down and make sure that we deliver a consistent quality educational program for TBEX Europe in Dublin. First, a little background about the speaking lineup of...
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011 – Breaking News About TBEX Events
July 17, 2020
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Travel Matters 009 – Tim Leffel on The Future Of Press Trips
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