Greetings from Toronto! I’ll be pontificating more next week on the concept of what a “holiday” is for digital nomads and full-time travelers, but for now, let’s just say “I’m on holiday”.
Having said that, tomorrow marks the start of TBEX (Travel Bloggers’ Exchange): a 3-day conference where travel bloggers the world round congregate to learn, share, network, and collaborate.
I referred to TBEX and similar events in a recent post about the travel blogging industry, in which I berated myself for “missing the boat” of the ample opportunities now available to travel bloggers; opportunities which, when I was (kind of) a pioneer in this burgeoning industry, I had to fight tooth and nail for – and only occasionally got.
But ultimately it’s nobody’s fault but mine; until this year I’ve not been able (or rather, willing?) to attend these conferences as I had volunteer or house-sitting obligations elsewhere in the world. And traveling across the world in the name of attending a conference hardly befits a lifestyle of financially sustainable travel.
Having said that, as my virgin TBEX experience, I’m really looking forward to reconnecting with some colleagues I’ve met in my travels thus far, and many (many!) more who I would go so far as to count as friends, but can only recognize from their avatars since we haven’t met in person…yet.
So my “holiday” is on hold for the weekend while I network and paint the town red with fellow travel bloggers. Next week I’m bound for Muskoka (a few hours north of my home town of Toronto); one of my favourite places in the world for communing with a beautiful piece of Canadian nature.
After that….your guess is as good as mine. My partner and I are still in the thick of a medical and insurance mess with regards to our accident, so my next travel move will likely have something to do with these requirements. I’ll keep you posted!