TBEX. – I have just come off an inspiring and invaluable TBEXAsia Conference in Bangkok. One that focussed on the ever evolving world of travel blogging, recommended tools and lessons to help us do our job better and inspiring reminders that in the end, content is key and we must keep telling the story, immersing ourselves completely into the privilege of travel …

It was my third TBEX and I do recommend it, especially tho those new to the profession. Next year’s date for TBEXAsia 2016 was announced and it will be hosted in Manila in the Philippines. I hope to attend.

Throughout the time I was very proud to be representing South Africa, flying my flag alongside fellow SA travel bloggers Going Somewhere Slowly and Cape Town Diva

This pic was taken outside the venue as I embraced the spirit of the moment, truly bursting with appreciation for the opportunities that come my way. Proudly African and very much in love with what I do.

My greatest lessons – ‘Writing is a sacred calling to tell stories. Live deeply and intensely, give yourself vulnerably to your destination with all of your senses. Believe in the words, in the future of storytelling. Where writing is allowed to create something powerful that blooms in our brains …’

Thank you to the organisers and to Thailand for hosting us. May we encourage all to travel.

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The Incidental Tourist is a Personal Travel Blog of a conscious traveller with a deep love for Africa, its people and the environment.

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