I’ll Be Part of This! World’s Largest Gathering of Travel Bloggers Arrives in Vancouver

TBEX 09 in Chicago
TBEX '09 in Chicago

Less then 24 hours from now, I’ll be heading off to Vancouver to participate in the third annual Travel Blog Exchange. I’ve been attending since the beginning and my, how it’s grown! It started off with about 100 travel bloggers in one room for most of the day. Last year it grew a bit with more bloggers, more sponsors, and sponsored events.

TripAdvisor Party at TBEX '10 in New York City
TripAdvisor Party at TBEX '10 in New York City

This year, there are even more travel bloggers registered, concurrent sessions, organized day trips and pre/post-travel blogger FAMs. TBEX, you’ve become quite the machine and it’s been a fun ride seeing you grown.

Here are my primary takeaways from TBEX 2010 in this Suite101 article, “Travel Bloggers Met in New York City June 25 – 27, 2010 for TBEX.”

TBEX '10 in New York City
TBEX '10 in New York City

Here’s a media release about the event.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The preeminent annual gathering of travel bloggers from around the world, the Travel Blog Exchange Conference, is set to kick off a record year in Vancouver, BC this weekend. Commonly referred to as TBEX, several hundred travel enthusiasts will arrive in British Columbia to share ideas and study best practices in writing, photography, video, podcasting, and a wide variety of other content platforms for the organizations third annual convention.

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Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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