It seems like only yesterday I was chatting with my friend Marnely from Cooking with Books about going to the International Food Bloggers Conference in Seattle (IFBC). In reality, it was last winter, but it feels like moments ago. I knew I had to go when she said she had bought her ticket. Yes, the conference is going to be totally great – but getting to meet my long time blogging friend in real life, well that makes this event 10 times better.
IFBC is a conference that is organized by Foodista.com each year in a different city. This year it happens to be in Seattle which is only a short 5 hour drive from my house. The conference is filled with sessions to make you a better photographer, a more engaging writer and even a session to help you master SEO. This is an intimate conference in that only 300 tickets are sold before they lock down registration. I know what you’re thinking…”300 is intimate”???? If you’ve ever attended a bigger conference like BlogHer Food, then you know that it’s 300 x 10! I’m definitely looking forward to the smaller group.
One of my local blogging buddies, Tammilee from Tammilee Tips.com, and I will be hitting the road this coming Thursday en route to one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Along the 5 hour trek we will cross high desert, the mighty Columbia River, then back through more desert and tumble weeds before we hit Snoqualmie Pass where the landscape goes from dry amber wheat fields to lush dense evergreen forests. Before we know it we will be in the thick of city life. Cars beeping, cabs rushing by, the smells of every kind of food imaginable and tall buildings surrounding us like giants. Oh and of course my favorite home away from home…..
Stay tuned for more updates while we’re at the conference. Make sure to follow me on Instagram for all of the fun, food and landscape you can handle. Don’t miss a second…it’s going to be a blast. There may even be a pj party involved.