Announcing the 2nd Arizona Travel Blogger Meetup!

Tempe Town Lake at Sunset by Alex Berger

The time has come for the 2nd Arizona Travel Blogger Meet (and tweet!) up. Bring your stories, pictures and self for a few hours of travel talk, stories and bonding with other members of Arizona’s local travel community.

The goal is simple! Get to know each other while developing a more aware/active travel community in Arizona. We’ve got a ton of talent/experience in Arizona and it’s about time we started helping each other/getting to know each other.

Based on the poll results, I’ve chosen Saturday, August 7th at 1PM as the date/time for the meetup.  We’ll be meeting at the Xtreme Bean which is a great coffee shop in southern Tempe.  All you need to bring is yourself. If you’ll be attending, please feel free to post a quick introduction, including your twitter info/website/blog in a response to this post.

Date: Saturday, August 7th at 1:00PM-3:00PM (may go longer).

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 (Alex) 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.

AZ COMMUNITY – On twitter? See the list I’ve assembled of AZ based travel twitter users here.

Any questions?  Post them in a comment – or feel free to e-mail me directly via alex ~at~ virtualwayfarer.com.

March’s meetup was an absolute blast and I’m really excited/looking forward to round two! Hope to see you all there.

Arizona Travel Blogger Meet Up!

Tempe Town Lake at Sunset by Alex Berger

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!

-Alex