This past weekend, I flew into New York (well, Newark) for the 1st annual Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX) conference. It felt so refreshing to finally meet fellow travel writers/bloggers/photographers I’d spent years (3-4 years!) chatting with and befriending online.
Here are a few of my favorite shots:
I wonder what Michael Yessis is pondering.
Chowing down on sandwiches, cheese and fruit trays sponsored by the Australian Outback’s Northern Territory Tourism board.
Rocking the Dr. Seuss top hat while listening to the effortlessly funny Mike Barish.
To know Ann Lombardi of The Trip Chicks is to love her. Plain and simple.
A true testament to how popular an event is (and rightfully so) is if you’ve got people sitting on the floor.
The real reason we were all there – to mingle and finally meet.
You can read a host of blog summaries about TBEX via Maren’s excellent compilation of links and also check out my short summary of Matador’s presence at TBEX.
To all the fantastic, warm, talented, spirited, and downright cool people I met at TBEX (too many to list), keep doing what you do and stay focused on that true path life has crafted just for you, and no one else.