I guess it's time to explain a bit about what the whole TBEX Roadtrip site is about. Wait, no. Let me take a step back and explain why we even need a website in the first place!
Travel Blog Exchange 2009. Masterminds Kim Mance of GoGalavanting.com and Debbie Dubrow of DeliciousBaby.com created this conference to bring together travel bloggers from near and far for a day of discussion. Following the… Continue
Added by Peter West Carey on June 30, 2009 at 1:30am —
Recently I wrote a post, Flight attendant pet peeve #6 – the run around, about running the flight attendant ragged in flight. Now I wasn’t complaining about passengers who use their call lights. Not at all. It’s there for a reason. But there is a difference, a very big difference, between having needs and being needy. If you push the button once (or twice), I’d say you have a few needs you’d like to be met. That’s fine. But If you’re using it fifteen… Continue
Added by Heather Poole on June 27, 2009 at 11:30am —
"I'll be here at 5:30 am ... have the coffee ready!" commanded our "capo" Dott. Gaggi.
We knew what that meant - the conditions were right for a rare summer mushroom hunt - but in particular for the ever-loved - porcini! We had the perfect guide - Dott. Gaggi, certified Mushroom Hunter & expert on everything! Mushroom lovers & die-hards know that 10 -15 days after a good rain followed by warm dry weather is ideal hunting conditions &… Continue
Added by Ashley Bartner on June 26, 2009 at 5:35am —
We're so happy to formally announce that HomeAway
has joined the lineup of fantastic sponsors for this year's Travel Blog Exchange
meeting in Chicago next month! Thanks to them and the other fab sponsors, the event is completely free to attendees and live-stream viewers.
One of my very favorite things to do is stay in an apartment or a house when on a trip - it gives you a different view… Continue
Added by Kim Mance, Founder of TBEX on June 24, 2009 at 6:05pm —
If you ever find yourself at La Guardia or John F. Kennedy International airport with a little sit time on your hands between flights, sit tight. Traffic in New York is terrible and you don't want to miss your flight. But if you've got four hours or more to kill, how about doing what flight attendants do. Grab a cab and head on over to Forest Hills, New York, which is located right next to Kew Gardens, otherwise known as Crew Gardens, which is located… Continue
Added by Heather Poole on June 22, 2009 at 5:52pm —
The internet seemed void of Edinburgh Top 10
lists, so I decided to step up and fill said void. Here you will find all the best things to do - and some comments about the police (think sting, no the… Continue
Added by one.year.trip on June 21, 2009 at 10:16am —
The internet has long been a key component of technology in the travel world. Recent surveys continue to trend upwards in figures that indicate travellers are researching and booking more and more of their travel online. While traditionally the domain of the major websites offering cutthroat airline fares and all the accompaniments, today the online marketplace has expanded into many offerings. The question often asked, though, is: can social media make an impact on travel and… Continue
Added by Andy Hayes on June 20, 2009 at 2:40pm —
Okay maybe not all of you love meat, but can appreciate some good barbecue sauce! It makes everything taste better. Since it's summer, I decided to pick out our best BBQ videos and highlight the top BBQ spots around the states. They aren't all the in Texas--some are in Boston, NYC, Orlando & even Manila!? But after this video, you might want to head to the "Worst BBQ in Texas" Rudy's, in San Antonio. If that is bad then bad looks dang good.
Added by Kelley on June 19, 2009 at 3:42pm —
), Peter (The Carey Adventures
) and me (Nerd's Eye View)
are taking the long way to Chicago -- an eight day road trip over the Rockies and through the plains, stopping to meet bloggers, travel PR folks, twitterati, and locals along the way. We've opened our planning to comments on the TBEX Road Trip Blog -- please check it out, leave us… Continue
Added by Nerd's Eye View on June 18, 2009 at 12:00pm —
What do you think about this new website simonseeks
They earn money from partnership deals and split that with the contributors 50 / 50.
Nothing too amazing about that but they have already got about 1000 articles and come from a very experienced and qualified team that built up and sold moneysupermarket.com and travelsupermarket.com for mega bucks.
Added by Rob on June 18, 2009 at 7:04am —
I thought this guy might be of interest to my fellow travel bloggers. Any NYC-based writers in need of a bagpiper? ;-)
Rob Calder, a 32-year old bagpiper from Edinburgh, is busking his away across the United States for charity. He arrived in New York on Tuesday and made his first $67 on the corner of 47th and 5th. He hopes to earn a minimum of $5,000 for Ecas, an organization directed by his mother that lends help and support to… Continue
Added by Jason Coletta on June 11, 2009 at 2:08pm —
We’d just finished a hearty dinner on Jalan Alor when I was confronted with one of Malaysia’s most dangerous inhabitants: the durian.
Some quick history: durians aren’t just one of the most popular foods found in Malaysia, they’re a cultural landmark. The infamous pungent smell of the durian has caused many hotels and airlines to ban the fruit, but the indescribably intense and complex flavour of its flesh has earned it a fanatical… Continue
Added by Bruce & Ian on June 8, 2009 at 7:38pm —
I thought I'd peel back the lid on our latest traveller program / promotion / love affair - Van-Tastic Adventures !
The Ambassador Program - 2006-2008
Two years ago we 'skinned up'
a lovely van offered up by Travellers Auto Barn
, filled it with wanderlust travellers heading around Australia, slapped it on the bumper bar and… Continue
Added by Chris Noble on June 3, 2009 at 4:02pm —
Editor's Note: Fellow airline geek Dan Webb asked me to be a guest blogger on his Things in the Sky aviation blog. Here's my entry in its entirety. When the article was published last week, the Air France flight 447 accident had not yet occurred. Some readers might find this relevant as I made a similar trip in 2000, LGW-GIG, in which we experienced pretty extensive turbulence.
With Dan heading to foreign… Continue
Added by SavvyNavigator on June 2, 2009 at 2:09pm —
Hello! I'm the co-founder of a new company, Little Passports (www.littlepassports.com)
whose mission is to inspire children to learn about other countries and cultures. We are looking for travel bloggers to review our product on their site and help us spread the word. If you're interested, please email me at email@example.com
My business partner and I are moms… Continue
Added by Little Passports on June 1, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Just like Cliff Muskiet, the uniform freak, I have a thing for airline uniforms. I think most flight attendants do. In fact, inside my guestroom closet hangs three different uniform styles from two different airlines. I've saved it all - the pants, the skirts, the dresses, the jackets, the vests, the blouses, the wings, and even the blue tie I snapped around my neck and the epaulets I wore on both shoulders with the pleated Bermuda shorts and high… Continue
Added by Heather Poole on June 1, 2009 at 11:19am —