After a whirlwind adventure in Italy and Turkey the past couple of weeks, I landed in Toronto and jumped right back into the swing of things prepping for one of the biggest Travel Blogging conferences of it’s kind: TBEX! (The Travel Bloggers Exchange)

This will be my third year attending, and I’m so excited the conference is being hosted in my hometown city this year!

I co-hosted the official pre-TBEX kick off party last night with my ladies from the Travel Massive, where we had over 200 people in attendance!

Mariellen @BreathedreamGo, Cristina @thetravolution, myself and Erika @travelmassive

 

It was so good to be reunited with old friends, and finally meet face-to-face with other travel bloggers I’ve been talking to for years online.

@backpackerbrock @captainandclark @kickthegrind and myself

 

The energy was certainly buzzing last night for Toronto, and the team at the Irish Embassy Bar & Grill really pulled out all the stops. This building was actually Canada’s first bank building, so we could drink and feel rich at the same time! Since we knew people would be travelling into our fair city from all over the world, we made the night as Canadian themed as possible. From the peameal bacon sandwich station, to the Canadian cheese and PEI oysters, the food was definitely a hit!

 

If you’re in Toronto for TBEX, the team at Toronto Tourism are having a photoquest  Scavenger Hunt which could score you some sweet prizes. If you come across one of the landmarks from their clues, take a picture of it and tag it with #TBEXPhotoQuest.

I came across this new video series which features travel and photography, and features some of the best places to capture Toronto from sunrise to sunset:

 

It reminds me how amazing Toronto is, and how lucky I am to live in such a beautifully diverse city. After spending the past few weeks in Europe, it’s the perfect city to come home to :)