It’s been a while since the Traverse event in April and I should have written this earlier but I have been a bit swamped! I’ve made a tonne of videos and even won a trip to Spain with a short video I created about the Tapas Day in London. A Hungarian newspaper also featured my website and the Hilton Budapest will feature my blog on their social media! Skyscanner Elite also published two of my articles and Lonely Plant accepted me on their Pathfinder program – so keep it rolling!

I also learned that it is important to make friends in Facebook travel blogger groups to get back links. So I joined a couple of groups and met Christine Rogador from the Philippines who wrote this very witty article about “travellers vs tourists”!

People from Traverse

A lot of these things would not have happened if it wasn’t for the Traverse event in April. I met a lot of nice guys there and heard so many experienced folk talk about what they do. There was Greg from Travizeo who shoots amazing videos, Brogan Abroad with her great website, Milly Molly Does from Surbiton with her energy and vibe and plenty of others that I will list at the end of this post.

I also met Sebastian from Lonely Planet who told me about their Pathfinder program. Then of course the endless drinks and food – my favourite were all the tapas on the last day!

Lauretta Wright was also great, we agreed to exchange ideas and write about each other on our blogs, which is still in progress.

Corinna Laimer is now my best blogger buddy from Germany, although her blog is in German I took some ideas from her.

Sandra from Rotterdam was super happy when she found out Traverse will be there next year – I imagine she will be going!

There was also Joanna from the World in My Pocket where   she writes about her travels around the world and food.

Alison was also very creative at Up&AtEm Travel where she tells about her inspirational journeys around the world.

Now off to TBEX!

The next big event on my list is TBEX in Ireland. It should be fun as I’ve not been to Dublin and Killarney for almost 8 years now so I am looking forward to it. But before that I will be off to Hungary, Israel, Germany, Spain and possibly Morocco so the rest of the year is looking as busy as the first half. And then of course in November is the World Travel Market in London, closing off a busy year!

Off into 2018

Don’t forget, next year is the Destinations Travel Show and the Adventure Travel Show early in the year to keep us busy again!

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