Tomorrow I fly out to Perth for Eat.Drink.Blog -- Australia's only dedicated food blogger conference. I've been known to go to a few conferences though the years so I figure I'd share a some tips I've picked up along the way. Now this isn't a post about what shoes (flats, sandals or boots dependent on weather, something for the party), or sequined tops, or linen pants, or jeans, or sundresses to pack. It's not about why you shouldn't be nervous (because everyone is nervous). Or about how … [Read more...]
Eat.Drink.Blog 2012: Notes from a travel-weary brain #EDB2012
Our flight from LA landed at Sydney airport around 7.30am. From there my day went something like this: Pick up luggage. Re-pack a carry on. Get in cab with RJ and our 8-piece luggage family. Get dropped off at Domestic Terminal because Jetstar is too cheap budget to do transfers from International. Swap US SIM for Aussie SIM. Wash face, brush teeth, re-apply makeup, change clothes. Board 10.30am flight for Adelaide to attend Eat.Drink.Blog 2012. Phew! I am a conference geek, I admit it, so … [Read more...]
2012 Trip’n: First up – Portland
We are a week and a half into our trip and I was once again far too ambitious in my 'I'll just do it on the road' planning. As such, there has been little other than one delicious soup round these parts lately. That said, the relative tranquility [neglect, sorry] is solely due to the fact that RJ and I have been traipsing around the Pacific Northwest, taking Portland by storm and eating as much as possible along the way. Here's a taste of what we've been up to once we landed in LA and hopped on … [Read more...]
Eat.Drink.Blog.Eat.Drink.Blog.Eat.Drink.Blog. True, it's what I do for some portion of pretty much every day, but this weekend I had the honour of getting together for a full day of food blog immersion with a group of like minded people from across Australia. People who are more prone to snapping shots of cake before tasting it, who don't mind the entree getting a bit tepid before even thinking about taking a bite, who look for tables with the best light - rather than the most privacy, … [Read more...]
You went to what kind of conference?
Yep, I went to San Diego to attend a blogger conference. Blogher 11 to be exact. I went to a blogger conference armed with a notepad and a pen instead of a computer. I Tweeted only when connected to the patchy wi-fi. I went knowing [actually knowing, rather than just occasionally interacting online with] exactly zero people - and let me note that I am not a very good 'walk up and introduce myself' kind of person ... once I know you, I'll talk your ear off and willingly share an enormous … [Read more...]