That’s A Wrap! – TBEX Toronto

1300 travel bloggers took over the city of Toronto for one amazing weekend of building brand relationships, seeing old friends and making new ones, networking, exploration, education, and a little dancing :)

IMG_4238

We heard some powerful and inspiring messages from keynote speakers Trey Radcliff and Erik Lindbergh, then broke off into sessions. My favorites were: Content Strategy, Telling Your Story Through Photography, Building a Publishing Empire, and Rethinking Your Audience. 

IMG_0192

IMG_7036

IMG_7043

Engaged in a little speed dating with some wonderful brands and companies like; Trip It, Hyatt, Room 77, North Caroline Tourism, Vadovia, Google Travel, Roam Right, Four Seasons Hotels, Lou Hammond PR, and the list goes on and on. 

IMG_7052

IMG_7053

Explored the City – There is so much diversity in Toronto that you see the world without ever leaving the city.

IMG_7003

IMG_7004

IMG_7062

IMG_4269

IMG_4232

Enjoyed some local cuisine – Toronto Tourism really pulled out all of the stops. One night we had Indian, Chinese, Caribbean, American, and Canadian cuisine and some fantastic Canadian wines to go along with it.

IMG_7077

IMG_7023

IMG_7022

IMG_7014

Partied….and Networked of Course :) Every night there was an opportunity to put on your dancing shoes and meet more of your fellow travel bloggers and industry reps.

IMG_4260

IMG_4255

IMG_7061

IMG_4259

IMG_7032

Recharged in the American Express Lounge

IMG_7067

IMG_4229

Sailed to Centre Island for a night of networking and fun hosted by Expedia and Alberta Canada and I won a trip to Mexico! Just one note for the next outdoor party, citronella candles, those mosquitos feasted on me.

IMG_4244

IMG_4246

IMG_4248

IMG_4249

And before we knew it, it was time to say goodbye :( Man, did the time fly! This was my first blogging conference and I met some amazing fellow travel bloggers, learned how to brand myself, learned how to build a publishing empire, learned how to take better pictures, and now have the opportunity to work with some really great brands and PR companies. If you’ve never been to TBEX or any blogging conference for that matter I would highly recommend it. 

IMG_7090

This October, Travel Bloggers will be taking over Dublin for TBEX Europe! Will you be there?

Until Next Time! -xo AGT

Getting Ready for Toronto

It’s almost time! Friday I’m flying out for a weekend of networking, workshops, and adventure for the TBEX Travel Bloggers Conference. I’ve been counting down the days since I registered in April. My new business cards have arrived, my media kit is ready (both digital and hardcopy), and I’m excited to meet my fellow travel bloggers. See you soon!
 
I’m packing my suitcase with chic, comfy clothes, scarves to keep warm during workshops, a couple of fun spring dresses for nights out, and clothes for my biking adventure around Toronto courtesy of Tourism Toronto!
 
Getting Ready for Toronto
 
 
 
Check in with me on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook to see how the conference is going, info on the beautiful city of Toronto, fab updates, and a giveaway!