Daily Archives: September 9, 2010

Win a $100 credit at SCOTTEVEST!

Posted by on September 9, 2010

Normally when I run a contest on my site, I am approached by some company who is interested in giving something away. If I think the product will be of interest to my readers, I’ll go with it. For the first time, I am running a contest that was my idea. I approached Scott Jordan of SCOTTEVEST about running a contest on my site. I’ve hearing about SCOTTEVEST for a long time now online. Many of my favorite podcasters wear SCOTTEVEST products, they are a very entrepreneurial company with a very visible founder, and Scott is personally very active on social media. I found everything about the company appealing and, to be really honest, it was a company I wanted to be associated with in some way.

What is so special about a SCOTTEVEST? In a nutshell….pockets. Lots and lots of pockets. But it isn’t just having a lot of pockets, it is the fact that it doesn’t look like you have a lot of pockets! The gear is designed for the serious traveler or someone who carries around a lot of gadgets (both of which I qualify under). SCOTTEVEST is currently running a promotion with travel writer Rolff Potts where he is taking a 40 day trip around with the world with no luggage; only his SCOTTEVEST. (more…)

I’ll be speaking at Blog World 2010

Posted by on September 9, 2010

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I just wanted to let everyone know that I’ll be speaking at Blog World Expo in Las Vegas on Friday, October 15 at 11:00 am. I’ll be the first speaker in the travel track at the show and my presentation will be an extended version of my TBEX speech on “Travel Porn”. Given the time allotments, it will be longer and more in-depth than my TBEX speech, and it is probably the last time I will give the speech in public. (I don’t want to become a one trick pony) If you are going to be attending the show please stop by.

The rest of the travel track at the show also takes place on the 15th. It includes:

  • Travel blogging after 40
  • How to get noticed by travel PR
  • How to film a kick ass travel video

Also, if you are in Vegas let me know if you would like to meet up. I’m going to tentatively plan a meet up (location to be determined) in Vegas around 5-7pm. If you are a attending the show, that should be between the last event and the first party of the night.