Travel Blog Exchange: Travel Bloggers Bid Farewell to Toronto


toronto skyline nearing dusk

There will be plenty of time for telling stories, discussing and analyzing TBEX 13 in Toronto. We’ll have speaker slides up later this week, we’ll have surveys coming out, and we’ll be opening speaker submissions for Dublin.

But for now, the TBEX team is spending a little time enjoy Toronto, traveling home, and resting up after this amazing event. So, we’re going to let you do the talking for us.

We’ll be adding a list of all the posts written about the event to this post. It’ll take us a couple of days to get a good start, so if you’ve written one, please email the link to Jessica or myself and we’ll make sure it’s added – and don’t worry – we’ll be updating in often to include your post.

Thanks to everyone for making this such a great event! We look forward to seeing you in Dublin.

Till then, you can read about TBEX Toronto in the following posts:

  1. TBEX travel blogger conference brings in 1,000 journalists to help promote Tourism – Toronto Star
  2. Travel bloggers from around the globe network at TBEX in Toronto – MetroNews Canada
  3. Thoughts on TBEX 13 in Toronto, Canada – Stop Having a Boring Life
  4. What I learned at TBEX Toronto 2013: The benefits to brands and destinations – Canadian and World Tourism
  5. Invasion of the travel bloggers:  TBEX takes over Toronto – Toronto Star
  6. Bloggers Take on TBEX Toronto – Butterfly Diary
  7. TBEX Toronto Highlights (and one low light) – Breathe Dream Go
  8. Our Keynote Presentation at TBEX Toronto – The Planet D
  9. TBEX 2013 in Review – Nerds Eye View
  10. TBEX in 10 Comments (in French, translation available) – Bush Taxi
  11. TBEX Opening Night Party Flaunts Awesome Food – Food Spun
  12. Lovely Glass Architecture of Downtown Toronto – Around the World L
  13. Travel Bloggers Arrive in Toronto for TBEX Conference – Dobbernation Loves
  14. Experencia do Blog Mikix no TBEX, em Toronto  (in Portuguese) – RBBV
  15. The Distillery Historic District, Toronto, Canada – Points and Travel
  16. 10 Tips for Working with Travel Bloggers and Destinations (in French) – Frederic Gonzalo
  17. Travel and public relations bloggers even fight (in French) – Frederic Gonzalo
  18. 5 Lessons learned from TBEX (in French) – Tourism Express
  19. Travel Bloggers Trample Toronto – Rochester Media
  20. Why TBEX Matters to Me – Travel Off the Cuff
  21. Michael Collins on the Mooney Show (radio interview)
  22. Hotel Review:  Four Seasons Toronto – Play Goes Strong
  23. Why My TBEX Days May be Over – Katie Aune
  24. To Toronto with Love – Not Without My Passport
  25. A Round up of Pros and Cons post-TBEX 2013 in Toronto, Canada – Monica Suma
  26. No Misbehavin:  5 Things You’ll Only Find at TBEX – Go Girl
  27. The Business of Travel Blogging:  Reflections on TBEX – The Traveluster
  28. That a Wrap:  TBEX Toronto – A Girl Travels
  29. TBEX 2013 Toronto:  Why We are More than Just Travel Bloggers – Travellriter
  30. Social Media & Travel Marketing:  There are No Rules – Travel Hot News
  31. It’s Lady Gaga. . . It’s Katy Perry. . . It’s a Travel Blogger – Toronto Standards
  32. The Adventures of FlatDeej in Toronto – The World of DeeJ
  33. Notes, Slides and Favorite Photos from TBEX Toronto 2013 – Geotravelers Niche
  34. 3 Reasons for a Newbie to Attend TBEX – Ready Pack Go
  35. TBEX One Revelation:  The Rise of a New Generation in Travel Blog (in Chinese) – China Travel Daily
  36. TBEX:  Caught in a Hashtag Romance Part 1 – Discovering Your Truth
  37. TBEX Toronto Highlights – Joy Adventure
  38. TBEX Toronto: A Neophyte’s Review – Milk Blitz Street Bomb
  39. TBEX 2013:  A Much Needed Bit of Inspiration – See Ash Run
  40. TBEX Reflections and Confessions – The World Wanderer
  41. Random Musings on TBEX Toronto by a Travel Conference Virgin – Treksplorer
  42. Toronto Photos on Vine and Instagram – Getaway Mavens
  43. Stratford, Ontario:  Beliebe it or Not – Getaway Mavens
  44. Intercontinental Hotel Toronto Review – Debbie Travels
  45. A Virgin’s Very First Time – Nomadic Texan
  46. TBEX – Frisco Kids
  47. My Thoughts on the TBEX 2013 blogging conference – Sheila’s Guide to the Good Stuff
  48. TBEX is Over Now What – World Wide Nate
  49. 10 TBEX Takeaways – On My Feet or in My Mind
  50. TBEX:  Lessons for the Hobby Blogger – Green Tea
  51. Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada – Points and Travel
  52. Niagara Falls Photos:  Wet and Wild Close Ups – Albany Kid
  53. TBEX Toronto:  I Arrived with No Pens and Went Home with Four – Wandering Artist on Wanderlust and Lipstick
  54. Trying to Find My Direction Through TBEX – Where’s Pablo
  55. Dare to Do Something a Little Different – Dare to Live
  56. Hiking Rouge Park on a sweltering day at TBEX Toronto – Loyalty Traveler
  57. Connecting at #TBEX Toronto – The Gate
  58. #TBEX: Lessons Learned Working With Bloggers and DMOs plus Strategies for Succeeding in Digital Storytelling – Think! Social Media
  59. Why I Had A Great Time At #TBEX – Belize Adventure
  60. Hanging With 1,300 Bloggers in Toronto – Katrina Communications
  61. A Canadian Weekend at TBEX – Cultural Learnings
  62. My CN Tower Adventure – Discovering Your Truth
  63. TBEX:  Caught in a Romance Part 2 – Discovering Your Truth
  64. TBEX in Toronto – Crazy Sexy Fun Traveler
  65. Social Media Tools for Travel Bloggers Highlighted at TBEX – Technorati
  66. What I Learned from TBEX – Graham Rowlands
  67. Where do I belong? Post TBEX Confessions of a Struggling Travel Blogger – Stars on the Ceiling
  68. Pronto! To Toronto – Global Adventuress
  69. What a Girl Needs? The Hyatt Knows – Global Adventuress
  70. Toronto Artists Take Over Graffiti Alley – Global Adventuress
  71. Let Air Canada Entertain You – Global Adventuress
  72. How to Take Better Travel Photos – Huffington Post
  73. My First TBEX Experience – The Adventures of ElATLBoy
  74. Voluntourism at TBEX – True Travellers Society
  75. The REAL value of TBEX, for me – Candice Does the World
  76. TBEX. Learn, network, party, just go – Borderless Travels
  77. Adventures with Explorer’s Edge – Travel Destination Bucket List
  78. Geeking Out at the CN Tower – Engineer on the Road
  79. Travel Blogging Takeaways TBEX – Thrifty Momma’s Tips
  80. How to write a travel blogs that grabs more readers than just your mom – The Globe and Mail
  81. Five fun things to do in Toronto, ON – Boldly Go Solo
  82. 5 Things I Learned from TBEX – Heartless Girl Blog
  83. TBEX One Week Later:  Positive Outcomes – Katka Travels
  84. Toronto and TBEX 2013 – Cocopia
  85. Experiencing TBEX 2013 in Toronto – Promo Simple
  86. Thoughts on TBEX 2013 – Garaphernalia 6.0
  87. Toronto – A Photo Essay – Jersey Kids
  88. Toronto Distillery District Segway Food Tour – Jersey Kids
  89. TBEX Afterthoughts – The Lazy Travelers
  90. TBEX 2013 in Toronto (video) – Rebecca Sloan
  91. Travel Vloggers in Toronto for TBEX – Hopscotch the Globe
  92. TBEX 2013 & How I Fell in Love with Toronto All Over Again – Babble
  93. A Travel Blog or a Business – Travel Writing 2.0
  94. TBEX Toronto:  Triumphs and Challenges – The Suitcase Scholar
  95. My First TBEX – Nomadic Meg
  96. Travel Vloggers Impersonating Travel Vloggers at Tbex (video ) – Kristen Sarah
  97. Letter to my readers:  Some people at TBEX taught me about writing. The good kind. – The Baby Aspirin Years
  98. Why the disappearing act, what we’ve been up to – Traveling Canucks
  99. How Much for a Sponsored Tweet, Pin or Post – Business 2 Community
  100. Does building relationships with bloggers really matter? Think!s Robyn Takes on TBEX – Think! Social Media Blog
  101. Making the Most of Toronto – Budget Nomad
  102. First Impressions of Toronto:  Have I Been Here Before – Budget Nomad
  103. 7 Lessons Learned from TBEX. So Far – Ah Trini Travelogue
  104. TBEX 13: What Worked and What Didn’t – Ah Trini Travelogue
  105. What I learned at TBEX the 2013 edition – Give us the Strength
  106. What I Learned at TBEX – SATW
  107. Networking:  My Word for TBEX 2013 Toronto – Travel Blogger Blueprint
  108. My Return to TBEX – Culture Mom
  109. Recovering from our First TBEX – GQ Trippin
  110. Reflections on TBEX and the Lone Life of a Travelblogger – Third Eye Mom
  111. Three Days in Toronto, Canada – My Trip Details
  112. Pre-TBEX Toronto Photo Walk – Will Write 4 Travel
  113. Toronto:  The Food and the Parties – Will Write 4 Travel
  114. Flashpacking and Fly Fishing in Sault Ste. Marie – Flashpacker HQ
  115. Thoughts on my First TBEX – Travel Armadillo
  116. The Influencer Revolution:  How Media Trend are Changing the Way You do Business Online – Adventure Travel News
  117. TBEX travel bloggers experience Treetop Eco-Adventure Park – Digital Journal
  118. Volunteerism at TBEX – Travel Blog Exchange – True Travellers Society
  119. Thoughts from a TBEX first-timer – The Working Mom’s Travels
  120. Toronto liquor store hours make for a beer buying adventure – Traveling Ted
  121. TBEX Travel Blogger Conference Toronto Recap + Free Stuff – Fresh Traveler
  122. I Want to Have Another Affair With My Husband — or 12 Things I Learned at #TBEX – To and Frowe
  123. Getting Rid of Tan Lines in Toronto – Ms Traveling Pants
  124. Toronto and Ontario With Love – Ms Traveling Pants
  125. TBEX Toronto Highlights > The future is now – JoyAdventure
  126. 6 Lessons From My First TBEX – The Shooting Star
  127. Lessons I Learned at a Travel Blogging Conference That Don’t Really Have Anything to Do with Traveling or Blogging – Unbrave Girl
  128. Learning to Ride an ATV in Mattawa, Ontario – SeeYouSoon
  129. A Sci-Fi Fan’s Tour of Toronto – Solo Friendly
  130. An Architectural Tour of Toronto – Travel Past 50
  131. Tasting Menu at Viamede in the Kawarthas, Ontario – Travel Past 50
  132. Thoughts on TBEX Toronto – This Battered Suitcase
  133. TBEX Photo Walk in  Toronto – The Travel Gal
  134. My Growing Love of Bike Tours – A Dangerous Business
  135. TBU Rottedam and TBEX Toronto:  You’re All Individuals – Fevered Mutterings
  136. The Tentative TBEX Wrap-Up Post – Waegook Tom
  137. Learning How to Fly Fish in the St. Mary’s Rapids – Sault Sainte Marie – Real Man Travels
  138. TBEX ’13: The Noble Potential of Travel – Verge Magazine
  139. The Blogtastic TBEX’13 Toronto – Alex in Wanderland
  140. Highlights from TBEX 2013 – travel42
  141. Part 1: My first travel blogging conference – TBEX Toronto – Kansas Women Bloggers
  142. World’s Biggest Bookstore and World’s Longest Street, Toronto, Ontario – Go Big or Go Home
  143. #TBEX 2013 Highlights and Lowlights + The Rest of Toronto – Will Write 4 Travel
  144. Visiting The CN Tower With Kids – Child Mode
  145. A Tour of Toronto’s Graffiti Alley – Amateur Traveler
  146. You…


  1. My post in portuguese for RBBV (Rede Brasileira de Blogueiros de Viagem – Brazilian Travel Bloggers Network).
    Experiência do Blog Mikix no TBEX, em Toronto:

  2. It was an amazing experience having so many global travel bloggers descend on my ‘hood for the Toronto TBEX — really a pleasure meeting so many people, sharing my love for this city and for food/travel media. Come back soon! 🙂

  3. It was first TBEX and I enjoyed it quite a bit. I have done two posts so far (one in English, one in French) on my blog, as well as one on TourismExpress, the Tourism industry leading publication in the province of Quebec. Below are the links. Cheers,

  4. Great idea! I’d love to see the portfolio of posts coming out of the TBEX crowd on Toronto and TBEX. I’ll send my Getting Rid of Tan Lines in Toronto post as well as my teaser for pre-TBEX. Here’s to more good times and good stories.

  5. I haven’t completed my sightseeing and TBEX posts, but I have a list of links from TBEX presentations, slide decks and more at

  6. Here are 4 Toronto write-ups from
    Pronto! To Toronto:
    What a Girl Needs? The Hyatt Knows:
    Toronto Artists Takeover Graffiti Alley:
    Let Air Canada Entertain You:

  7. My first TBEX conference exceeded my expectations. I learned a lot from the sessions and made some great new friends. It definitely won’t be my last.
    Here are two posts from the trip:

  8. Toronto Star, Jim Byers Travel Review – By: Jen Leo Published on Sat Jun 08 2013
    The website is aimed at sparking women’s travel
    Travel Tech: Website inspires women travelers to show their experiences
    Global Adventuress website speaks to destinations and cultures around the world

  9. Here are my first two Toronto/TBEX related posts:

    Pre-TBEX: Toronto Photo Walk –
    Toronto: The Food and The Parties –

  10. We had a great time as a TBEX sponsor and I met so many wonderful bloggers!

    Matt Long (from LandLopers fame) wrote a guest post TBEX recap for our blog:

    Safe travels (and don’t forget travel insurance!),

  11. I had a great time at TBEX, here are two posts I wrote … 😀

    1. 7 lessons learned from TBEX 13 … so far

    2. TBEX ’13 : What worked and didn’t work? #TBEX

  12. Hello TBEX folks and thanks for listing my 3 blog posts following the event. I just wanted to mention that No. 16 on your list here is actually a blog post in English (10 tips for working with travel bloggers and destination). And I just published another post inspired from TBEX, here:

    Looking forward to perhaps seeing you in Dublin… as a speaker?

  13. It took me awhile but here is my take on TBEX. Thanks everyone who has written about their experiences too. It has really been helpful!

  14. Thanks for adding my Flashpacking and Flyfishing article to the list!

    Much appreciated 🙂

  15. One more! Wrote about our trip sailing out of Thunder Bay (as well as our canoeing excursion with Harbourfront Canoe and Kayak Centre, and a few other adventures).

  16. My #TBEX post is missing, ‘Surprised By What I Found in Toronto’, and is here @
    Thanks! Hope you enjoy!

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