Howdy friends, it has gradually come to my attention that Arizona is an often overlooked powerhouse for independent, travel minded bloggers and travel based social media personalities. Many of us cross paths online via twitter, blogs or social forums on a regular basis – but seldom put 2 and 2 together/meet face to face.
For a group that highly values social interact, meeting new friends and stories of adventure, this just doesn’t strike me as acceptable. The solution? An Arizona Travel Blogger meet up. I’m not talking about anything fancy – just coffee or a beer, a few hours of conversation and a chance to share wisdom while putting names with faces, blogs and twitter handles.
Date: Saturday, March 6th at 11:30AM.
Location: Xtreme Bean which is located on the South West Corner of McClintock and Southern in Tempe, near the US 60/101. Yelp profile here.
Coordination: Use twitter hash tag #aztw. My phone number is 480.313.2441 if you want to confirm anything or are having issues finding the coffee shop.
Spread the Word: So, here’s the challenge. Let’s make sure we don’t miss anyone. Are you aware of travel tweeps, bloggers or industry personalities that might like to join? Make sure to either send them to this post, or get me their e-mail and I’ll reach out to them.
Arizona Travel Bloggers:
@AlexBerger – Virtualwayfarer – Scottsdale, AZ
@DonnaLHull – MyItchyTravelFeet – Tucson, AZ
@dkeahey – Adventurous Wench – Arizona
@girlfromarizona – Girl From Arizona – Tempe, AZ
@GoSeeAz – AZ Central Travel – Phoenix, AZ
@khegre – Phoenix, AZ
@pen4hire – A Traveler’s Library – Southern Arizona
@roamingboomers – The Roaming Boomers – Scottsdale, AZ
@tomtravel2 – Tom Travel 2 – Scottsdale, AZ
@TravelWriting – Travel Writers Exchange – Arizona
@upupandagay – Up Up and A Gay – Phoenix, Arizona
-Post below to be added to the list.
I look forward to the opportunity to meet you all face to face. If you have any additional thoughts/feedback/etc. don’t hesitate to shoot me a message or respond here. Let’s make this happen!