Am I asking too much when I say I want to see the world? I don't want to see it just once either, I want to see it over and over again. Travel; it's what I want to do. I want to live on the road. Now before you start telling me that I don't want to do that, that traveling and living out of a suit case is not at all what it is cracked up to be, before you start assuming you know what is best for me, before you try to tell me what I want and don't want, let me assure you, it…Continue
Learning and Ideas for Tibet is a non-profit organization located in McleodGanj, Dharamsala, India.
LIT offers free education for Tibetans, and to inform visitors in the McLeodGanj area on the Tibetan situation (past and present). Volunteers can participate in English grammar and…Continue
Indonesia is the fourth largest population in the world and home to the largest enclave of Muslim people. Indonesia is made up of 17,508 islands and about 300 different ethnic groups.…Continue
While the 12 Days of TBEX have been mostly random in order, I saved the best and most important for last.
Day 12 – The Story of tbexB
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I attended my first travel blogger’s conference: TBEX ’10. I went to New York without a ticket to TBEX (true story), without a travel blog, and without any idea of how this amazing community would inspire me.
When I showed up in…Continue
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We’re almost there. In fact, when this post hits the inter-tubes I’ll be about to leave for the airport to begin my journey to Vancouver for TBEX ’11.
At the conference, the learning, networking and partying are all highlights, but what really appeals to me is the amazing community of travel bloggers that comes together every year. At the risk of sounding like a hippie douchebag, I think travelers have a unique energy and perspective on life, and it’s nice to be around…Continue
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I appreciate a lot of different qualities in people, but wit and passion are among my favorites. These are a rare combination, but there are two travel tweeting ladies who seem to have them in spades.
Honors for The 12 Days of TBEX – Day 10 go to…
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Day 9! Holy shit! TBEX ’11 is in like four days! Which means “pre-bex” in three days. I’m just not ready for all the… learning.
So there’s a guy. I hear a lot of good things about this guy but don’t know him personally. Although he does have a really cool name, and if you judge by volume of tweets he seems like a shoo-in for the Men of TBEX calendar.
Honors for The 12 Days of TBEX – Day 9 go to……Continue
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My eighth day in a row posting something to this blog? That’s some kind of record.
As we know, travel blogging is all about networking. But between conferences, chapter meetings, meeting, planning and going, how do we stay in close touch talking about travel? How do we meet other travel tweeters and share ideas and suggestions? #TNI, that’s how.
Honors for the 12 Days of TBEX – Day 8 go to the…Continue
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Welcome to the Chicago O’Hare edition of the 12 Days of TBEX, brought to you by gate C24.
The TBEX community and its conferences are a big undertaking. I’m not privy to any inside information, but I can imagine that it takes a lot of planning, logistics and hard work to pull off everything that goes on in the World of TBEX. Kim, Maren and…Continue
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Few life decisions are cut and dry, black and white, good vs. bad. Leaving Los Angeles was a good move for me personally and professionally, but it came at the cost of not being able to hang out with some awesome people as often as I’d like to.
So honors for The 12 Days of TBEX – Day 6 go to a group of those very people: the creative, talented and all around badass travelers of the LA Consortium of Online Travel:
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I used to live in LA. Hell-A, really. After five years of that town I was so burned out I was ready to hop on a one-way flight and disappear. (Or is that just my default position?)
At any rate, I decided to put Hollywood on my six and find a new home base. I’ll spare the boring details, but Portland turned out to be the perfect place for my new life. And not only do I get to live in an amazing city, I have the benefit of getting to hang out with two incredibly talented…Continue
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For the first three of the 12 Days of TBEX I’ve singled out people I’ve had some in-person contact with. Now it’s time to mix it up a little bit and talk about someone I want to meet at TBEX ’11: Brian Kelly aka The Points Guy.
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One of the things I loved most about TBEX ’10 was the abundance of attractive women. But more than that, they were attractive women who love traveling. Women and travel are high on the list of my addictions, so it was a little like being an alcoholic and waking up in a rehab sponsored by Ketel One.
And two of the hottest, most charming and outright fun girls I’ve met from TBEX are the Abbies. So honors for the 12 Days of TBEX – Day 3 go to:
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The 12 Days of TBEX, Day 2 honors to go Canada’s dynamic duo of debauchery and destruction (#DDDD?):
I’m 90% sure I met these two at TBEX10 last year, but was pretty far gone by…Continue
For the few who don’t know, I’m part of a thriving community of travel writers, bloggers and all out fanatics. Travel is our passion, and expressing this passion through great writing is our goal. We come together at least once a year for the Travel Blog Exchange conference, which ends up being a mixture of heavy drinking, learning, debauchery and networking, sometimes all in one session. It’s a 48-hour shit show, and one of my favorite weekends of the…Continue
At first glance, the Movenpick Hotel in Amsterdam looks like a pile of children’s blocks placed neatly in a pile by the side of the river Lj. Angular, modern, stark against the gray fall sky, we were amazed…Continue
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Well I am still adamant that street meat doesn't give me diarrhea. But something sure as hell did. Last Friday, Sam and I went out for our usual Friday Night bouzi and wonton soup after class. And when we got
back to the school to wait for the van, I suddenly got that…
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