Category: Upcoming

Goin’ to Kathmandu! Or, is it Katmandu?

It's been a lot of back and fourth with the Nepal Tourism folks, but it's finally official, I'm heading to Kathmandu! I'm so excited as I've heard wonderful things about Nepal. Ever since it became official, I cannot get the Steve Miller Kathmandu song out of my head. ... I...

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Los Cabos, Mexico in June

In June I will be heading to Los Cabos, Mexico on assignment with Travelocity. I have never been to Los Cabos and am looking forward to exploring the southern tip of the California Baja. The last time I was in Mexico was last fall on the other southern tip of...

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This fall I will be in Ireland

I am so excited to announced that I will be speaking at TBEX once again, this time in Killarney, Ireland. For the past year I have been speaking at all the TBEX conferences on video content. My session at TBEX Killarney will be similar to my previous presentations, however this...

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Upcoming road trip around Northern Arizona

I meet many people through my travels, and every so often, I make a connection with someone that develops into a friendship. Last year while I was speaking at a travel conference in Manila, I met Archana Singh with Travel See Write, an international travel blogger based in Delhi, India....

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NYC for CMM2017 is up next

Next week I am heading to New York City for the annual CMM (Canadian Media Marketplace) conference. This event is where all the tourism leaders from around Canada gather to meet with travel bloggers, influencers and journalists. This will be my fourth time attending the event, but the first in...

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Cancun here I come

As some of you may know, I am a Gnational Gnomad, also known as a brand ambassador for Travelocity. Gnational Gnomads is an exclusive group of high-profile travel and lifestyle experts who offer tips and inspiration on behalf of Travelocity for their various channels. There are not many of us...

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Wonderful Indonesia is my next trip

I am so excited for my next trip, I'm heading on a trip of wonders to Wonderful Indonesia in Southeast Asia. I'm flying into Jakarta where I'll spend my first few days. Then, I'll be visiting Bandung, well known for it’s stunning landscape, culinary scene and shopping. I may have...

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Heading to Bloomington, MN for TBEX 2016

A year after launching Mike's Road Trip I attended my very first travel conference in Vancouver, Canada for the 2011 Travel Blogger Conference known as TBEX.  As a newbie in the industry I found the conference to be quite helpful. I not only learned a lot, but met many new...

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Visiting Vicksburg soon

Last year I did an amazing road trip through Delta Mississippi, along Highway 61, which is also known as the “Blues Trail.” One could argue that Highway 61 rivals Route 66, certainly for its musical significance. This year I'm traveling a bit farther south and deeper into the Delta, to...

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Women in Travel Summit

In just a couple of weeks I'll be heading to southern California for the Women in Travel Summit. Now, you may be asking yourself, "uh, that sounds like a travel conference for women." My answer would be..."indeed it does." :-) I fully expect to be the smartest (only) guy in...

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BIG NEWS! Hint: Marco. Polo.

Whoa, do I have some BIG NEWS to share! Those of you who know and follow me are aware of my thirst for adventure and exploration. A couple months ago I entered a storytelling/writing contest. Of course I had no expectations of winning.  A week ago, I learned that I...

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Back to Bloomington

Three years ago I had the pleasure of visiting Bloomington, Indiana for the Rand McNally and USA Today's Best of the Road rally in which I participated. While it was a whirlwind tour of this small but vibrant Indiana town, I found it quite charming and hospitable. I am heading...

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