My Trip To Colorado For TBEX 2012

Keystone Colorado TBEX 2012

Howdy! I’m just back from four glorious nights in Colorado. The highlight was attending the fourth annual TBEX (Travel Bloggers Exchange) conference in Keystone. This was my fourth time speaking at TBEX and it’s safe to say this was by far the biggest and best. Here’s a play by play of my trip: Denver for […]

Idaho Springs, Colorado

Gold Mine

Denver to Keystone The trip from Denver to Keystone is 90 miles and we hitched a ride with our friend Mia who does PR for Liftopia.com. The drive on I-70 is scenic and there were never any parts of the drive with big drops so it’s not scary in the least. Since we were drinking […]

Expedia’s “How the West was Fun” Party

A real cowboy

The following night of the TBEX Conference, Expedia and the Colorado Tourism Office (who sponsored the booze) didn’t disappoint with their “How the West was Fun” party.

Vail Resorts TBEX 2012 Welcome Party

Arriving to River Run

The conference kicked off in style with the “Taste of Vail Resorts TBEX 2012 Welcome Party.” To get to the party at The Outpost (on top of Dercum Mountain which is at 11,444 feet above sea level) required not one but two gondola rides. I wasn’t too excited about this since I’m afraid of heights. […]

Keystone Lodge in Colorado

View from room

An hour later we were in Keystone, Colorado which is at an elevation of 9,280 feet. Keystone is the largest mountain in Summit County with 3,148 skiable acres (there are 20 lifts and two gondolas). Keystone also has all kinds of lodging options and unit sizes to suit every need and budget. Most conference attendees […]

TBEX 2012 in Keystone, Colorado

Driving to Keystone

So the real reason 600 travel bloggers and 150 PR reps were in the Colorado Rockies was to learn and network. TBEX was originally founded by Kim Mance but she sold it to BlogWorld a few months ago which was a smart move. Kim will be the first to admit she was never an event […]

Denver, Colorado for PRE-BEX 2012

We're in Denver!

Howdy! I’m just back from four glorious nights in Colorado. The highlight was attending the fourth annual TBEX (Travel Bloggers Exchange) conference in Keystone. This was my fourth time speaking at TBEX (the other cities were New York, Vancouver and Copenhagen) and it’s safe to say this was by far the biggest and best. Here’s […]

Vancouver & TBEX

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Tourism Vancouver provided my airfare to Vancouver since I was one of TBEX’s speakers. They booked me on a 7:30 a.m. Continental nonstop flight from Newark Liberty International Airport. Since I have status on Continental’s partner airline, United, I was able to get a bulkhead seat (or exit row) for nothing. But they don’t make […]