Six hundred forty thousand years ago, a volcanoe erupted with a magnitude greater than the eruption of Mount Saint Helens in 1980 and formed the area now known as Yellowstone National Park. Travel to the park which is considered by many National Park vacationers as the Crowning Jewel of the United States’ National Park System, these days is easy. The land known as Yellowstone, was the first National Park protected by law in 1872 by then President Ulysses S. Grant and… Continue
Added by Anne Bain on July 31, 2009 at 8:07pm —
I must warn all sideshow freaks, hot dog eating competitors, and fans of run down and dilapidated buildings to understand that I feel your pain…but it is time to move forward.
While I am never a fan of seeing the less fortunate bullied out of a neighborhood in order to make way for some rich prick’s construction plans, I am just not in favor of leaving Coney Island the way it is. The place is a dump and needs some money injected into… Continue
Added by Andrew Hickey on July 30, 2009 at 7:56pm —
It's been a few years since I've had a nice long layover in downtown Chicago, so I'd forgotten what a truly wonderful city it is. You see, whenever I'm visiting the Windy City my crew and I usually get stuck at an airport hotel, if we even leave the airport at all. So when I got an invitation to speak at the travel blog exchange conference, I decided to make it a long weekend. I also decided to bring my mother along.
Our flight from New… Continue
Added by Heather Poole on July 29, 2009 at 10:03am —
I can't even begin to describe how refreshing it was to actually be in the presence
of so many intelligent, talented, savvy travelers. And while I know we're all competing for readership, it's nice to know that everyone is so friendly and willing to share the ups and downs of creating/maintaining a successful travel blog.
So - thanks to Kim, Debbie, Maren, the Chicago Cultural Center, all the sponsors and especially to all the TBEX attendees! It's nice (as a travel blogger) to… Continue
Added by Carrie Williams, Community Manager on July 26, 2009 at 3:44pm —
TBEX '09 Livestream
For those far and wide who can't physically be with us in Chicago...be sure to join us via livestream! We'll even take questions from the remote audience, so don't miss this opportunity to interact with our fabulous lineup of panelists. (But if you can't help missing it, we'll be archiving the session videos.)
You can find the… Continue
Added by Kim Mance, Founder of TBEX on July 22, 2009 at 8:30am —
It's been a while, but we're only a week from our departure date - Manchester to Japan over Land. To stretch my blogging muscles before the big off, how about another travel trivia:
What are the 7 countries ending in -stan?
For a bonus mark - what does the word "-stan" mean and from where does it orginate?
Click Here for the Answer!
Added by Kev on July 22, 2009 at 6:30am —
We’re happy that National Geographic and Ashoka’s Changemakers selected Context as a finalist for their annual geotourism award. As one of 10 selected out of 611 entrants, it’s a pretty exclusive club.
Now comes the hard part. We need people to vote for us over at Ashoka’s Changemakers. (Registration is required.)
To read… Continue
Added by Context Travel on July 21, 2009 at 10:56am —
I went to Positano, on Italy’s stunning Amafi Coast, in 2003 to attend a wedding. This is one of my favorite photos from that trip.
It’s no easy feat getting to Positano. After arriving in Rome, I took a train two hours south to Naples, then transferred to the Circumvesuviana, the local train that runs between Naples and Sorrento. This took about forty-five minutes. In Sorrento, you can catch a public bus or hire a taxi to take you over… Continue
Added by Jetsette on July 21, 2009 at 12:23am —
Hello, fellow travel bloggers!
As Kim mentioned, Peter Carey has so graciously offered his Hidden Creek Photography
services to all of us TBEXers attending the conference in Chicago next week. I will be working alongside Peter to keep things going and to make sure that the right photographs are sent to the right people when all is said and done.
I'll have a numbered sign-up sheet for you to fill out (name,… Continue
Added by Carrie Williams, Community Manager on July 16, 2009 at 5:06pm —
We know you've been anxious to find out what to expect at Travel Blog Exchange '09
, and it's time to iron out the details of what will happen in Chicago in more depth. This email contains those details as well as a request for you to reconfirm your registration. Our overall goal for the conference is to provide a place where travel bloggers can meet in person and have all the great conversations we… Continue
Added by Kim Mance, Founder of TBEX on July 14, 2009 at 12:30pm —
I need your help to send me to Antarctica!
I'm in a competition and I need your vote: http://www.blogyourwaytoantarctica.com/blogs/view/287
I'm currently in 10th place. The contest ends on Sept. 30th, so I have lots of time to make up the ground.
If you write a blog post encouraging others to vote for me, I'll put a link to your site on the front page of my blog. You can read details on my site: http://Everything-Everywhere.com
Added by Gary Arndt on July 10, 2009 at 4:39pm —
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Added by Adena on July 9, 2009 at 9:46am —
Article originally published on Voyageek
Have you ever dreamed of writing for Lonely Planet ? Well, your dream is about to come true. Lonely Planet has launched a new program giving a chance to bloggers to be published on Lonelyplanet.com and earn money from it.
The program called Blog Sherpa
Added by Merrill on July 7, 2009 at 1:30pm —
I know, I know. Why would Indie Travel Podcast
start a magazine? Why would bloggers touch print?
In a time of doom and gloom in the print market, have Linda and I finally flipped? I guess only time will tell, but today we announced the launch of the Indie Travel Podcast Magazine
This is a print+digital
magazine - you can buy a print subscription or access it online… Continue
Added by Craig Martin on July 6, 2009 at 3:00am —
When I first read a while back that there would be wifi available on airplanes, I was a pretty happy camper. I'm not a huge fan of flying (but am a fan of going places), so the opportunity to be distracted from the headache-inducing metal tube hurling through the sky I'm riding in is a welcome respite. Plus, with airplane wifi I don't have to return to find a bazillion unread emails.
And within a short period of time, the company offering the service, Gogo Inflight… Continue
Added by Kim Mance, Founder of TBEX on July 1, 2009 at 6:30pm —