After flying from Rome, Berlin, Brussels and New York I’ve finally arrived in Toronto for the Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX) annual conference. This is the 5th North American TBEX I’ve attended and it has quickly become the Super Bowl for my little industry. This week is a break from traveling for me and is nothing but parties, receptions and business meetings.
Toronto also happens to be the headquarters for G Adventures, which as you know by now, is my principal sponsor. In fact I’ve set up in a cubical today in Base Came (their name for the Toronto office) and am working on their blazingly fast internet connection.
I haven’t been here since last September and they’ve remodeled 2/3 of their office. It looks great and has a very contemporary design. I always enjoy coming to Base Camp and meeting all the G people I only get to see once or twice a year.
Despite my busy schedule this week, I actually consider this rather relaxing compared to my normal schedule. I get the luxury of staying in the same hotel for 5 whole days(!) and get to meet many people who I’ve only met online. The most stressful thing I have to do is hobnob and drink.