004 - Retire Early And Travel
Release Date: 10/31/2019
In this final episode from TBEX Europe 2023 Kalamata, you can meet two guests. First, Rick talks to Elena Sergeeva. With a decade-long career in Sales & Marketing, she co-founded in 2015 with the purpose to unite like-minded individuals and to educate the Greek market on how to work with bloggers. She is the founder of several travel blogs. She also works with , one of the sponsors of TBEX. She did a session at this TBEX called “” where she talked about how working with blogging communities provides new marketing opportunities and continued growth for Andros Island. The session...info_outline 061 – TBEX Europe 2023 Kalamata, Greece with Eric Stoen from Travel Babbo
In this episode, you can meet travel blogger Eric Stoen from the family travel blog . He used to work in healthcare but was addicted to travel. So, in 2014 he quit his job and started the travel blog to inspire more people. So far, he’s been to 101 countries and seven continents. Hear how he got started and how he grew his blog. You can also hear him talk about the time he took his kids to Antarctica. Rick has tried to get Eric to be a speaker, but he keeps saying no. Will this interview make him change his mind?info_outline 060 – TBEX Europe 2023 Kalamata, Greece with Cazzy Magennis and Bradley Williams
In this episode, we have two guests. Cazzy Magennis and Bradley Williams are the travel blogging duo behind . Using captivating content and an intelligent approach to sharing their stories on mainstream media, their website reaches as many as 350,000 page views a month. In their session, they shared the step-by-step details of how they have landed a large number of high-profile mainstream media features in the last 18 months – which has, in turn, helped them to 3-4x their blog’s monthly traffic. This is their first TBEX, their first time as a speaker, and their first time as guests on a...info_outline 059 – TBEX Europe 2023 Kalamata, Greece with Brennen Bliss and Anna Kalogeropoulou
In this episode, we have two interviews. First, we meet Brennen Bliss, a US Search Award-winning SEO consultant and principal at the US-based travel and tourism-focused SEO agency, Propellic. The agency forms successful and creative SEO campaigns for its clients. Brennen is passionate about travel; sending more people to incredible places is part of his lifelong mission. Brennan did a double session called “Advanced SEO: Hidden Strategies to Compete in Search.” Then we have a conversation with Anna Kalogeropoulou, Deputy Governor of Tourism for the Region of Peloponnese, a destination for...info_outline 058 – TBEX Europe 2023 Kalamata, Greece with Caroline Makepeace from yTravelBlog
In this episode, we meet Caroline Makepeace (Caz) from and about Raleigh, North Carolina. Together with her husband, Craig, she’s been traveling the world since 1997 and since 2007 with their two daughters. The White House invited them to attend a travel summit as one of the top digital travel influencers in the world in 2014, and in 2020 they were granted a green card for their ”extraordinary ability in the art of travel blogging.” Caz and Craig are from the Central Coast of Australia and now live in North Carolina – but they like to call the world our home. She was the Opening...info_outline 057 – TBEX Europe 2023 Kalamata, Greece with Melvin from Travel Dudes
In this episode, we have an interesting conversation with pioneer travel blogger Melvin Boecher from Germany. Melvin is the founder and CEO of , co-founder of the Social Travel Summit, former COO of iAmbassador, and with more than 15 years of successfully running his business, he is a pioneer of professional travel blogging. His Social Media are very popular. On , he has accumulated around 250.000 followers, and Melvin appears on over 8.500 recommended Twitter lists – this ranks him in the top 3 in travel. His page has over 115,000 fans, and his has around 50,000 followers....info_outline 056 – TBEX Europe 2023 Kalamata, Greece with Catharina Fischer
In this episode, we have an interesting conversation with Catharina Fischer about sustainable travel. Catharina is one of the leading experts in influencer marketing and a digital leader with over ten years of experience in tourism. At TBEX Europe 2023 Kalamata, Greece, she gave an interesting talk about the impact of tourism trends on travel content creators. Before she was Head of Social Media at the German National Tourist Board (GNTB), she was in various marketing positions in the tourism industry. At the GNTB, she implemented the international Social Media Strategy in over 12 markets...info_outline 055 – TBEX Europe 2023 Kalamata, Greece with Jessica Schmidt from Hamburg Marketing
In this episode we say “mojn” to Jessica Schmidt from . By developing, communicating and coordinating the Hamburg brand, they highlight the locational attractiveness of Hamburg and the Hamburg Metropolitan Region in Germany and abroad. Hear how they work with content creators.info_outline 054 – TBEX Europe 2023 Kalamata, Greece with Travel YouTuber Martin Solhaugen
Martin Solhaugen is a filmmaker, youTuber and photographer from Oslo, Norway. Martin has worked on global projects for Tourism-boards, luxury hotels, and high-profile clients. Martin has been traveling the world for the past 6 years in pursuit for cultural and visual expressions. With a big heart for visual storytelling and a unique eye for detail, he has worked on global projects for Tourism-boards, luxury hotels and high-profile clients. He did two sessions at TBEX Europe 2023, and in this conversation, he shares some tips, and talks about how the same video made him more money on than on ....info_outline 053 – TBEX Europe 2023 Kalamata, Greece with Travel YouTuber Christopher Lau
Chris Lau talks about his YouTube channel, and then we get into a long conversation about selling – an important skill to have as a travel content creator. With 10+ years of experience in a professional-level sales role, being recommended by other world-class creators, and having helped almost 80 creators from around the world, Chris also has a Mentor Program where he teaches how to travel for free, get paid for your work, and really make this into a lifestyle. See more about that on .info_outline
Fueled by their passion for learning, experiencing other cultures, and meeting people, they want to see the world. They consider themselves forever students.
Keith and Tina have been together since they were 18. They believe in collecting memories and experiences, not things.
On TBEX North America in Billings, Keith and Tina Paul spoke about how they achieved 1 million site visitors in just 7 months.
We also speak with Mario from Catania, Sicily, Italy about what kind of place we can expect to visit when we go to TBEX Europe in 2020.
Hear the full Catania song by clicking here.
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