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August 2016 Update

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Whirlwind 18 months, more or less. It just seems like yesterday we were prepping to head off to Spain to visit Barcelona, Madrid, and spend a few months in Costa Brava and the Pyrenees. From there, it was straight into working with Oyster and TripAdvisor for the past 12 months, getting our Airbnb off the ground, earning Superhost status and still rocking it after 12 consecutive months, and a slew of adventures and projects throughout Mexico.  Read More

Peeled Away - The Raw Side of Travel Blogging

Peeled Away – The Raw Side of Travel Blogging

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The end result that you, the reader, see upon publication is a polished, honed, crafted and planned piece of content. From the videos to the photos to the subject matter of the blog post in question, nothing is written by chance or upon whim. This is the reality of a professional travel blog; nothing is done without planning in advance. Want to know more? Let’s take a closer look behind the scenes. Read More

TBEX 2014 Cancun, Mexico

TBEX 2014 Cancun, Mexico – The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

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There are high points in your career that anyone who does something long enough will recognize as turning points. Completing a difficult degree. Earning your first promotion. Landing that dream job. Earning your first published piece with a respected publishing outlet. Landing your first sponsored gig…and then getting to the point where your sponsorships continue to roll in. And for those of you who are in the blogging world, getting an invite to speak at the TBEX travel blog convention is up there on the list.

So for me, personally, it was a definite high point of the year to receive my invitation to speak at the convention as one of the featured speakers covering a session on day one just after the opening keynote on advanced Facebook marketing and management tactics, as well as being able to cover a pair of blog posts for them on Cancun beyond the Hotel Zone and its numerous parks and plazas. But even though the event itself was another notch on the belt in an already adventure-packed series of gigs and opportunities in the past few years, I would be remiss if I didn’t cover both sides of the coin. Read More