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22 Inspirational Travel Quotes and Photos for Trinidadians

I do a lot of travel reading … in fact, when I’m are not travelling, I’m usually dreaming of travel or looking for inspiration for the next travel adventure. I also read a lot of travel blogs and there are many quotes that have just left a smile on my face … I’ve found that the best travel quotes are …

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How to piss off a Trinidadian

Trinidadians are a musical, vibrant, cosmopolitan, sexy people with a ridiculously awesome accent. We are the smallest country to qualify for the FIFA World Cup. We have had world champions come from these tiny shores : Hasley Crawford, Ato Boldon, Keshorn Walcott. One of the world’s greatest cricketers came from Trinidad : Brian Lara. There are unique natural attractions in …

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Tourism + TDC = A study in social media failure!

After my experience at TBEX ’13, I took away four things Using Twitter to increase your travel brand is MANDATORY. It’s not possible to succeed in Social Media without Twitter feeds Tourism boards, hotel chains and credit loyalty programs have absolutely come around and see the value of travel bloggers – the ROI is substantive, especially if you’re looking to …

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TBEX ’13 : What worked and didn’t work? #TBEX

It’s official … TBEX ’13 is finally at a close. I’m glad that I was in Toronto for the last couple days and not at a client’s site in some other city, since I would have missed out on an incredible learning and networking opportunity. After getting home last night and thinking through all my notes and looking at feedback …

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7 lessons learned from TBEX 13 … so far

It’s been 4 days of activities, food, drinking and networking at TBEX ’13. It’s been inspiring to say the least – even though there has been a lot of hot air spewed by many a travel blogger this weekend (You can’t help but overhear a lot of side conversations and just roll your eyes). A couple bloggers even took over …

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9 thoughts from my first TBEX ’13 social event …

Last night was a quick and dirty drop in at the TBEX Preparty at Tryst NightClub. I was quickly reminded of why these types of social situations make me awkward – it’s not liming, it’s not true networking and everyone seems to know someone else. Walking up to people who’s blogs you’ve read but never commented on, is difficult. Not …

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Why should a Trini go to TBEX ’13?

This weekend is the TBEX conference in Toronto. Of course, you’re wondering what the hell is TBEX and why does it matter to a traveller? From a Trini perspective, it’s like Carnival for travel bloggers. It’s the the world’s largest gathering of travel bloggers, writers, and new media content creators – so this is a pretty big deal for anyone …

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Ask a Trini : What would a Monopoly Trinidad edition look like?

My friend Srinivas and I were having a conversation about things to do in Nigeria, and I remembered that they’ve brought a version of the game with Lagos, Nigeria being the center. This got us to think about a Monopoly Trinidad edition of the game … and how it would make sense in Trinidad. Here are some Trinidad specific rule …

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Ask a Trini : Let’s fix Trinidad’s tourism slogan

Every time I see an slogan for Jamaica, Dominican Republic or Cancun, it makes my blood boil a little each time. In April 2013, the Caribbean Tourism Organization sponsored a conference in Trinidad on Sustainable Tourism Development. This was a nice little dog and pony show to communicate to the 100 interested people that we take tourism seriously – as …

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Ask a Trini : Sweat Rice vs other scary foods

As a travelling man, you take the good and the challenging in the same bucket. When you roam across the planet, you also end up eating many strange things. In many ways, I don’t mind the challenge of these strange foods. Here are some highlights from my travels … In the Phillippines, I’ve eaten Sisig and Balut. Sisig was actually …

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