August 20, 2017

Tweet & Greet: Meeting New, Well-Traveled Friends

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

I went to the first #DCTravelTweetUp of the year last night. It’s a gathering of local travel bloggers, writers and photographers who get together here in DC at a local bar once a month to mix and mingle. This was my very first get-together, and of course I was a little nervous, not having met any of these Twitter friends in real-life, and boy are these folks going to be some great resources for you. Take a look and follow these amazing travel experts on Twitter:

@PoshBrood: I’d been following Elizabeth for awhile and this girl is definitely a kick. She’s all about luxury family travel, and just got back from skiing in Colorado with her family (including three young daughters). Now she’s getting ready to hit France at spring break. So if you need family travel advice for either of these destinations (or want to book a trip), she’s your girl. You’ll also find her writing for The Huffington Post and popping up in media clips, like this one on Gadling.

@TheCulturedKid: Lauren is a busy, working mom just like me with two little boys. Her family travel blog is similar to mine in that she wants families to be able to truly experience what the world has to offer. She’s gearing up for a trip to Costa Rica in March with her family – volcanoes, beaches, rain forests, zip lines – so be sure to follow her for all the best of what Costa Rica has to offer families.

@TweetTheMap: There are two lovely ladies behind this family travel blog: Paige and Vero. I met them both tonight and was eager to learn more about their upcoming two-week (kid-free!) trip to Belgium to research and write an e-book on Belgium for families. Paige is also gearing up for a one-year sabbatical overseas with her family, starting off in Europe, which I know will provide posts and posts worth of great travel tips for families.

@MusicAndMarkets: I met Anne and was drawn in hearing about the company she started with her husband to take groups on tours to such European cities as Barcelona and Venice with a focus on the music and open-air markets in these unforgettable cities. Talk about living the dream. She and her husband, Kirk, also lead all of the tours. Incredible.

@DriftingFocus: Kelsey was the first person I met at the #DCTravelTweetUp and I quickly learned of her five (yes, five!) blogs, including Drifting Focus, which pulls together the different passions in her life, including photography, historical reenactments and motorcycle sidecars. She’s traveled all over the world, and had been to 48 states before she was 16 (the only two states she’s still yet to see are Hawaii and North Dakota). Her focus is budget travel, so if you want to save when you travel, check her out.

@CruiseRadio: Doug was up in DC on “vacation” from Florida and stopped by the event last night. I put “vacation” in quotes because his job is producing and hosting a weekly cruise radio show, so he does interviews and puts the show together from cruise ships and ports of call. Amazing. What a fun job! Check him out for all things cruise-related.

I also met some other very cool travel folks, like @worldtravelmom (so sweet, and so much fun to chat with), @kidtravel (can’t wait to finally meet for lunch with this lady!) and @MomsofAmerica (loved hearing about her first experiences on Twitter!), so please follow them and explore their websites for so much more family travel advice. Big thanks to @LandLopers and @Pulpologist for organizing such a fabulous event. Can’t wait to go again next month!

Leave a Comment

*