Category: What’s New

Lines, Signs & Forks now on sale


It has been a long time coming, but I am so proud to announce that that my novel "Lines, Signs & Forks - Diary of a Nomadic Road Tripper" is now on sale at Lines, Signs & Forks is based on the first five years of my road tripping,...

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Last minute trip to Quintana Roo, Mexico

Tulum in Cancun Mexico by

As part of the Travelocity Gnomads team, we often participate in promotional trips, whereby a destination will host us in exchange for content and coverage for a promotional fee.  The Gnomads on the trip, along with Travelocity, will create content and leverage our collective social outlets to promote the area....

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Colima, Mexico travel conference in September

ATMex conference in Colima Mexico

I try and attend several travel conferences per year. There are several I have been to many times, but later this month I will be in Colima, Mexico for ATMEX, a confrence with travel writer, bloggers and influencers paired up with destinations and tour operators. This is not only my...

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Now a member of SATW

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SATW (Society of American Travel Writers) is a professional association made up of well over 1000 writers, editors, photographers and video producers, as well as bloggers and PR experts in the U.S. and Canada. The organization was founded in 1955 and is probably one of the most trusted voices in...

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Next stop, back to Ireland

Sheep pasture with road by

Toward the end of last year I spent five weeks in Ireland. My first week I road tripped the Wild Atlantic Way, which was one of the coolest road trips I had done last year. I then attended and spoke at a travel conference in Killarney. Then, I spent a...

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Attending IPW in Denver

Mike Shubic at IPW 2018

I try to attend 4-5 travel conferences per year, both for professional development, as well as networking and getting caught up with friends in the industry. There have been many conferences I've attended several times, so this year I have made a concerted effort to attend a few I have...

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NATJA Gold winner for best travel video

2017 NATJA gold award for the Travel Video catagory goes to Mike Shubic of

Super excited to announce that I was awarded the Gold for Travel Video catagory by NATJA (North American Travel Journalist Association) in their 2017 content competition. This is a huge honor as NATJA is a very prestigious travel association, not to mention some stiff competition for the various awards. Have...

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