We will be speaking at the Travel Adventure Show in Silicon Valley on Saturday, October 23 at 3 pm on their Savvy Destination Stage. We will also have a booth there (#911) under the We Blog the World & Blue Soul Travel umbrellas, so look for us if you’re in the area or can be. The show will run across the entire weekend at the Santa Clara Convention Center. You can find out more here, including how to get tickets. (note: they are following appropriate Covid guidelines and protocols)
Our talk will be on Transformative Travel: Become “Enlightened” Through Your Travel Experiences.
We will share how to more deeply connect to a destination’s culture and to the people — their language, unique customs, food, drink and music. Explore how the sacred-ness of a place can show you how it and we are all interconnected.
A deeper connection pushes you not just to see, taste and hear the powerful senses of travel but inspires you to go inward as well which not only transforms your experience on-the-ground, but your understanding of the world, your role in it and everything around you. After a true transformative travel experience, you’ll emerge with profound wisdom and a richer understanding of the unity of every living thing on this beautiful planet of ours. Also learn about captivating activities in different parts of the world that combine adventure, nature and spirituality for an incredible sacred experience. We really hope you can join us.
In addition to our talk, there are other riveting sessions that span across both Saturday and Sunday. Host of Discovery Channel’s Expedition Unknown Josh Gates will be giving a talk about his most daring expeditions as well as real-world advice on how to embrace the unknown and transform your next trip into an epic journey. Travel Writer, Actor and Director Andrew McCarthy will also be speaking about his personal journey and how travel and self-reflection changed his life.
There will also be a special report from the master road warrior and CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg, who is also an Emmy-Award Winning investigative reporter and producer. Then Pauline Frommer will take the stage also on Saturday (who we had a chance to meet a couple of times at the New York Times Travel Show over the years). She plans to discuss how to plan the most appealing vacations for this transitional time we’re in, covering everything from insurance issues to airfare and accommodations, from cultural shifts to modes of travel. There will also be more talks on Sunday as well.
At this year’s Travel Adventure Show in Silicon Valley, you can:
- Explore endless vacation options
- Plan your trip face-to-face with thousands of travel experts
- Meet travel celebrities Josh Gates, Andrew McCarthy and Peter Greenberg
- Attend dozens of educational seminars on the Savvy Traveler and Destination Theaters
- Save on show-only specials and exclusive travel giveaways
- Discover over 250+ destinations from around the globe
- Enjoy fun for the whole family with virtual reality experiences and a Green Screen Photo Booth
Renee Blodgett is the founder of We Blog the World. The site combines the magic of an online culture and travel magazine with a global blog network and has contributors from every continent in the world. Having lived in 10 countries and explored nearly 80, she is an avid traveler, and a lover, observer and participant in cultural diversity.
She is also the CEO and founder of Magic Sauce Media, a new media services consultancy focused on viral marketing, social media, branding, events and PR. For over 20 years, she has helped companies from 12 countries get traction in the market. Known for her global and organic approach to product and corporate launches, Renee practices what she pitches and as an active user of social media, she helps clients navigate digital waters from around the world. Renee has been blogging for over 16 years and regularly writes on her personal blog Down the Avenue, Huffington Post, BlogHer, We Blog the World and other sites. She was ranked #12 Social Media Influencer by Forbes Magazine and is listed as a new media influencer and game changer on various sites and books on the new media revolution. In 2013, she was listed as the 6th most influential woman in social media by Forbes Magazine on a Top 20 List.
Her passion for art, storytelling and photography led to the launch of Magic Sauce Photography, which is a visual extension of her writing, the result of which has led to producing six photo books: Galapagos Islands, London, South Africa, Rome, Urbanization and Ecuador.
Renee is also the co-founder of Traveling Geeks, an initiative that brings entrepreneurs, thought leaders, bloggers, creators, curators and influencers to other countries to share and learn from peers, governments, corporations, and the general public in order to educate, share, evaluate, and promote innovative technologies.