Costa Brava & TBEX Adventure

Spain, TBEX, Indiegogo, And You!

Posted by | Costa Brava, Spain, TBEX | 2 Comments

If you’ve been living under a rock, you probably didn’t know that I’m speaking again at the TBEX travel blog convention in Lloret de Mar, Spain. The event takes place April 30th until May 2nd of 2015. I’ll be covering long-term social media campaigns for DMOs and travel industry professionals + bloggers who want to step up their game. But what you might not have known is that Cris and I will be spending March 18th until May 27th in the Costa Brava region of the country working on a variety of projects, including a bloggers-in-residence program for the Costa Brava tourism board. Read More

TBEX 2014 Cancun, Mexico

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

Posted by | Blogging, Entrepreneur, Social Media, TBEX | 38 Comments

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


Travel Blog Boot Camp in Palenque, Chiapas – Day One

Posted by | adventure tours, Mexico, Palenque, TBEX, travel blog boot camp | 6 Comments

The past week has been an adventure-packed, back-to-back series of days as part of our adventure tour/travel blog boot camp here in Palenque, Mexico in the beautiful state of Chiapas. From the ancient Maya ruins of Palenque itself to the waterfalls at Misol Ha and Agua Azul, down the Usumacinta River to the ruins of Yaxchilan, back to the ruins of Bonampak and the jungle surrounding, it’s been an exciting time along with our most recent graduate, Amelia from The Everyday Journey.

From here, we’ve only got a few more days until we head to TBEX in Cancun on September 9th, where I’ll be presenting on advanced Facebook marketing and advertising solutions (and she’ll be there along with her husband). In the meantime, let’s take a look at what we’ve been up to during our tour and class with an in-depth series of photos and videos. Read More