Where am I off to next?
TBEX is the world’s largest gathering of travel bloggers, writers and new media content creators who will be meeting in Spain this week, and I am VERY excited to be a part of it.
The TBEX conference itself takes place in Lloret de Mar over two days, beginning with a welcome beach party, complete with food, drink and entertainment but there are events and press trips arranged across two weeks.
I get into Barcelona on Sunday and will stay at my hostel which is in the thick of the city. I will be taking part in two separate tours to see parts of Barcelona which are new to me, before heading up to Lloret on Thursday.
In Lloret I was unable to reserve a room at one of the conference base hotels (or at least at a price that I could afford to pay) so I am staying in the town at a hotel with a pool and a gym and hopefully wonderful wifi as I will need to be doing an awful lot of work over the weekend.
Following the conference I will be heading south to Salou for a few days where I believe I have 4 nights free in a hotel (courtesy of links with TBEX) and where I can catch up on some R&R and much writing.
I am excited that I will be meeting lots of other travel bloggers – many whom I have been following avidly myself since before I was blogging, but I also will be pitching my plans for an online programme to members of the travel industry.
I have been busy putting together a digital e-course which I hope will encourage people to grow their self confidence and self esteem via the the medium of travel. Whilst is is still in the draft stage (thank you to my little band of testers) I am bursting with ideas and enthusiasm for it.
So follow me and learn what goes on at a travel blogger convention (I am quite in the dark at this stage myself) and see how my ideas for my new concept are received.
I could also mention here that I am pleased to be flying to once again with Norwegian Air – my new best airline – who have again have come in the cheapest for my dates and destination (future discounts and free flights gratefully received)