A Great Time in a Great Spot! Our Groovy Visit to TBEX Ostrava

[Posted August 5, 2018]

Howdy peeps! So it’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks out here on the road, but we’re a-blowin’-and-a-goin’ and having a super cool time.

If you haven’t seen the pics from our quick visit to the oh-so-beautiful city of Prague in the Czech Republic, give ’em a look here. Our latest trip actually began in Prague, where we had a big time touring the city, getting to know the locals, drinking lots of beer (of course) and all the while filming a very cool segment for an upcoming episode.

But the big reason we made our way over to the Czech Republic was for the international travel bloggers conference known as TBEX (or Travel Bloggers Exchange), the European version of which was held this year in the lovely little city of Ostrava. This was actually the third TBEX conference we’ve been able to attend, but our first outside the USA! We hit up our first TBEX in Fort Lauderdale a few years back, and we got the opportunity to speak last year at TBEX North America in Huntsville, Alabama. And we suppose we didn’t screw that up too badly 🙂 because the good folks at TBEX invited us to speak again this year in Ostrava, and to also teach an intimate, hands-on workshop for a few folks focusing on video editing.

Needless to say we’d been working pretty hard the last many weeks putting together our presentation and the outline for the workshop – and we were pretty nervous about the whole thing actually – but we’re thrilled to say that it all went off without a hitch! The workshop went really well, and it was standing room only the next day during our presentation about video storytelling. Awesome!

So we have lots of thanks we’ve gotta send out. First of course to the team at TBEX – including and especially the conference director Shane Dallas – for bringing us back and giving us the opportunity! Also gotta thank the folks at Czech Tourism who took such great care of us and helped us tremendously with the shoot in Prague. And a very, very, very big and heartfelt thanks to everyone who came to the workshop and the presentation! It was a joy meeting with you guys and working with you guys and we sincerely hope we gave y’all some good, useful information to take with you out there on your travels. Hope we’ll get to do it again, and catch up again at a future meeting!

Speaking of future meetings, we’re unfortunately not able to attend but if you’re a travel blogger (or an aspiring travel blogger/writer/photographer/videographer) the TBEX North America conference is taking place next month! It’ll be September 11-13 this year in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York. And in addition to the terrific speakers, presentations and workshops they offer, TBEX is an amazing opportunity to network, to learn, to catch up with old friends (and make lots of new ones), and to get to know some very cool cities and regions that are delightfully off the regular old beaten conference trail. We loved the quick time we spent in Ostrava! Wish we could have stayed longer and enjoyed more of the city and more of the conference!

We had to make a quick exit from Ostrava though, because we had a very very cool opportunity come up at the last minute to explore incredible Iceland! So we caught a plane after our presentation and made our way to the “Land of Fire and Ice.” Which, of course, turned out to be an unbelievable experience! More on that to come!

Meantime, cheers guys and thanks again! Hope to see y’all again next time. Safe travels gang!

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