I’ve been pulling the levers and switches behind the scenes at Vagabondish.com for more than six and a half years. Today – May 21, 2013 – marks my 2,418th day of travel blogging.
I’ve made a lot of mistakes in that time. Like, a lot. (Bah … this Twitter thing’ll never catch on!) But thankfully it’s taught me a lot too. While I can’t tell you everything I’ve learned (because I’ve forgotten much of it), here are the ten most important things I think every travel… Continue
Added by Mike Richard on May 21, 2013 at 3:10pm —
Have you ever seen a photograph on a travel blog that took your breath away, read a post that changed your opinion of a destination and left you desperate to go there or found a travel tip that made you wonder how you managed to get by without it? I certainly have.
Next month I’ll be starting a new series on the award-winning website… Continue
Added by Kathryn Burrington on August 27, 2012 at 10:38am —
Well some things just weren't meant to work out... Sadly, I just had to make the tough decision to cancel having a TBEX Europe event in Prague this year.
But there is good news!
We're still working on details as to date and time, but we'll have a mini TBEX Europe half-day event during the week of… Continue
Added by Kim Mance, Founder of TBEX on September 7, 2011 at 11:00am —
Coming full circle [TheEconomist]: http://econ.st/roZjC9
A special report on the news industry: The end of mass media
Coming full circle
News is becoming a social medium again, as it was until the early 19th century—only more so
Jul 7th 2011 | from the print edition - The Economist… Continue
Added by James Craven on July 10, 2011 at 11:25am —
Have you been to Vancouver? Want to show off your best recommendations when you fellow travel bloggers descend on Vancouver this summer for TBEX?
We're building the first Blog-Sourced iPhone Travel Guide to Vancouver just in time for TBEX, and we hope you'll help! You can get started by entering your recommendations here, or read more below. It should take less… Continue
Added by Debbie Dubrow, co-host TBEX'09 on May 10, 2011 at 2:07pm —
Here's a question I've been wondering about for a while and I'd love to hear what everyone else does.
Originally posted here: Fellow Travel Bloggers, Do You Write in Real-Time or Post-Trip?
Added by Paul D on February 14, 2011 at 2:40am —
As a blogger, wanna-be storyteller, social media neophyte d-bag, I find it hard to fathom any one of our ilk not having read Douglas Coupland’s work. His seminal Generation X (and popularization of said term) speaks to our collective post-Reagan need to connect, to… Continue
Added by Joseph Hernandez on January 25, 2011 at 12:30am —
Today, I wrote on article on Problogger featuring my tips on how you can rise above the clutter and become successful at travel blogging.
Come take a read! There are already fascinating comments and an interesting discussion going on! http://www.problogger.net/archives/2010/11/16/seven-tips-to-start-your-travel-blogging-journey/
Have a great week!… Continue
Added by Nomadic Matt on November 15, 2010 at 9:36pm —
Wow. Just wow. I wish that I could capture the essence of TBEX Europe but I know I can't. For me it was about an incredible audience, intelligent speakers, considerate and gracious sponsors and so much more. But I know that you all have your stories to tell. Here are a few that I've seen...
TBEX Europe: The Movie…
Added by TBEX Admin on November 9, 2010 at 11:30am —
I don't buy or sell e-books about search engine optimization or how to make millions off your travel blog. I've taken a few ideas from fellow bloggers, like finally making the switch from Blogger to Wordpress. I've been told about Google Analytics and Alerts and learned how to use them successfully. I don't claim to be the expert on any given destination. I'm doing travel blogging my own way. I am of the Field of Dreams belief: if you build it, they will come. If I write thoughtful and idea… Continue
Added by Caroline Eubanks on September 12, 2010 at 1:10pm —
It's a good question. There has been talk about whether this community of like minds (not the TBEX community per se but the community at large) or an actual profession or an emerging trend that will someday become an industry.
I know that I personally would like to know. As a marketing professional new to the industry, I not only deal with travel and public relations professionals, but community managers, hospitality professionals, marketing reps and lots more. Where does the… Continue
Added by TBEX Admin on July 8, 2010 at 2:58pm —
Here are the Survey Questions:
Are More Tourism Businesses Blogging To:
1. Reach a different audience?
2. Build a relationship of trust with readers?
3. Update their own website and pictures?
4. Automate their…
Added by Douglas Lampi on March 2, 2010 at 7:58am —
is rapidly approaching and the itinerary is getting more exciting everyday. The latest addition is something that we are very excited about and you’re going to want to be a part of it. After all, it’s about YOU.
We’re not the only… Continue
Added by Kim Mance, Founder of TBEX on January 20, 2010 at 11:00am —
I was gutted to see NatGeo fold their Adventure magazine today. It was my favourite in the franchise. For general information, I've included the editorial snippit just posted to the Indie Travel Podcast newsletter subscribers:
Will travel writing become just a hobby?
It was sad to see National Geographic Adventure announce their impending closure today. It appears they've fired the entire team but the magazine will continue online ... Not sure how they're going to do… Continue
Added by Craig Martin on December 3, 2009 at 7:02pm —
The crew of Hop and Jaunt enjoying the beach.
Our next destination, as we headed west, was the small archipelago of Los Roques or "The Rocks". It is a group of islands that sit very low in the Caribbean Sea north of the coast of Venezuela and eastward of the reknowned ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire, & Curacao). The islands are surrounded by shallows of reefs and is kept as a Venezuelan National Marine Park. It is reputed to be one of the best… Continue
Added by Aly & John on November 25, 2009 at 12:37pm —
For years, I’ve always had an interest in preserving my travel memories. Traveled in college, after college, got married, traveled some more, had a child and traveling even more and more always hoping some day that we will live abroad, maintaining simpler lives, allowing us to see more of the world. In fact, after our 3 month trip this past summer, we have decided to relocate to Thailand in 2010. My dream is coming true. I have so many blog topics and ideas. I feel like my head is about to… Continue
Added by Got Passport on September 9, 2009 at 11:44pm —
So if you're on Twitter or read many travel blogs, you've likely heard about the spectacular swag given out at the recent Travel Blog Exchange '09
Debbie and our sponsors did a great job gathering a lot of the fab things that ended up in the bags (and as you can see from her… Continue
Added by Kim Mance, Founder of TBEX on August 7, 2009 at 2:00pm —
I’ve just returned from a week in Northern California. My husband, son and I spent a couple of days in Monterey followed by several more days in Healdsburg, on the Russian River. This was not a far-flung trip for us as both destinations can easily be reached in a day’s driving (although perhaps I should not call seven hours in a car with a toddler easy). However, it was a vacation that was much needed and we were all looking forward to a change of… Continue
Added by Jetsette on August 3, 2009 at 10:53am —
It's not over yet! In order for us to choose the winner of the tripwolf Bloggers' Competition, well, you have to choose the best blogger.
To vote, click here
to see the finalists' blog posts. We have chosen the top three entries, and it's up to you to vote for your favorite. The winner will receive a FlipMino HD video camera - to continue with their travel blogging career!
Added by Adena on May 1, 2009 at 10:38am —
We are very excited to announce the fantastic speakers for TBEX'09 on July 26th in Chicago! Event co-host Debbie Dubrow and I will be moderating the sessions which cover things like: the difference between travel journalism and blogging; keeping a lively travel blog;… Continue
Added by Kim Mance, Founder of TBEX on February 24, 2009 at 6:30am —