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TBU’11 and Breakfast in Cancun

It’s feeling particularly Fall-ish this evening with brooding skies and dried leaves skittering across the pavement. It’s the sort of night that makes me long to bundle up in sweater, scarf and sassy boots and visit England. That’s just what I plan to do March 26-27, 2011 during the Travel Bloggers Unite (TBU’11) conference in Manchester.

It’s been a lifelong dream of mine to visit England, and I’m so excited that my first trip there will be with a whole slew of fabulous writers, photographers, and travelers gathered to learn from stellar experts in areas such as podcasting, creating videos, and becoming savvy in business and public relations.

Early this year I started reading the Simply Zesty blog and have learned so much from their posts and delightfully informative videos. I’m so thrilled that Niall and Lauren will be coming in from Ireland to speak.

I’m also really looking forward to learning about podcasting from Kelvin Newman and affiliate marketing from Kevin Brown.

TBU’11 is the brainchild of my friend and travel expert Oliver Gradwell. A very funny guy and super hard worker, Oliver has done a fabulous job organizing a first class event that is not only going to be great fun, but highly informative and beneficial to both beginner and experienced bloggers.

For more information visit the TBU’11 website, follow them on Twitter @tbloggersunite using hashtag #TBU11, or visit them on Facebook. I’d love to see you there! ๐Ÿ™‚

As our beautiful Indian Summer is replaced by crisp Autumn mornings, rainy afternoons and blustery nights, my imagination turns once again to hot, sunny mornings in Cancun, Mexico. While I loved nearly all the food on this trip, one of my favorite things was breakfast. Every morning we were treated to a dizzying selection of freshly baked breads and pastries, ripe fruits, beautiful vegetables and cold cuts, and an array of hot dishes, from ratatouille and Mexican-style chard to build-your-own omelets and crispy fried potatoes.

I’m afraid I stuffed myself rather happily during my 4-day stay, and loved every moment of it. ๐Ÿ™‚

What is your favorite breakfast while on vacation?

(If youโ€™d like to know more about this resort in Cancun, it is the Cancun Caribe Park Royal Grand. I spent four days there last month courtesy of Royal Holiday.)

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Anna Johnston - Although I have indulged in the odd ‘snow’ holiday because there’s nothing like all the sitting around sipping great wines in front of the fireplace watching the snow falling & hitting the slopes…., my heart belongs forever to the tropical holiday destinations…, heat, sun, sea, diving & even a bit of surf would make any holiday I could dream up the best….. so its a no brainer to say….. “Feed me tropical fruits, BBQ’s & salads of any & all descriptions” & I’m a happy girl… (& restaurants at night with my guy & I’m even happier)
I too love a good conference that will let me meet ‘n mingle with my peers, so good ‘on ya’ for heading over to the UK and learning up all the good stuff…. have loads of fun and learn lots. ๐Ÿ™‚

Nicole - What a fun trip. That water is gorgeous. I love fresh papaya and pineapple for breakfast! ๐Ÿ™‚

Corinne @ Gourmantic - I’m tossing up which is tempting me more, the beach or the breakfast. You’re lucky to be able to enjoy both!

RamblingTart - Oh Jamie, thank you SO much for your kindness and support. ๐Ÿ™‚ You’re such a luv! ๐Ÿ™‚

RamblingTart - I love that you stuff yourself on vacation too, Lequan! ๐Ÿ™‚ It really is “all about the food.” ๐Ÿ™‚

RamblingTart - Thank you, dear Jen!! You’re so lovely and supportive. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you get a bit of paradise in your future very soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

RamblingTart - Thank you, Astra! Oh, your Israeli breakfast sounds absolutely heavenly!! I ADORE halvah! ๐Ÿ™‚

RamblingTart - Thank you, dear Jacqueline! I do hope it works out to visit. ๐Ÿ™‚ I LOVE these fall colors!! Though I think your coast gets even prettier ones. ๐Ÿ™‚

Jamie - That conference in England sounds so incredible and I am thrilled that someone as talented as you is finding a home in travel writing! You’ll have a wonderful time! And I love your food shots from your trips ๐Ÿ™‚

lequan - Krista,

Those fruits look super fresh, tasty, and sweet. I don’t blame you for stuffing yourself for 4 days. When I go on vacation it’s definitely all about the food so needless to say, I’d totally do the same. Hmmm…I don’t know if I have a favorite breakfast. That’s a great question. I do enjoy poached eggs.

jen cheung - oh em gee!! PARADISE PARADISE!! This is what I want and in need of ๐Ÿ™ makes me sad. you must be enjoying life eh. ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for always sharing with us. your awesome!!

jen @ http://www.passion4food.ca

Astra Libris - I’m so sorry to hear you’re fighting the flu too! I hope you feel better soon! Sending much sympathy and fervent get well-wishes!

Your breakfasts are positively dreamy… The array of colors and textures is absolutely divine! My favorite traveling breakfast is always when I’m in Israel, where I happily have pita, hummus, cucumbers, and halvah for breakfast every single day… Simple little bit of heaven. ๐Ÿ™‚

Jacqueline - What a fantastic conference opportunity for you, Krista. I love England, and understand your longing to get there! Gorgeous colours in your photos. Are you loving the fall colours on the coast? They’re superb here!

Jacqueline - What a fantastic conference opportunity for you, Krista. I love England, and understand your longing to get there! Gorgeous colours in your photos. Are you loving the fall colours on the coast? They’re superb here!

RamblingTart - Thank you so much, Andi! ๐Ÿ™‚ Any chance you could make it? It would be great to meet you!

Andi - Ugh I’m drooling over those food pics, and that beach is just amazing!!! Have the BEST time in England. ๐Ÿ™‚

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RamblingTart - You’re so welcome, Faith! ๐Ÿ™‚ I would love to meet you there! ๐Ÿ™‚

RamblingTart - I’ll be sure to tell you all about it, Tuula! Just wish you could be there too! ๐Ÿ™‚ Wouldn’t we have fun bashing about Manchester together? ๐Ÿ™‚

RamblingTart - Don’t they look delicious, Rosa? ๐Ÿ™‚ Yum!

RamblingTart - I’m with you, Paradis! I LOVE being cooked for. ๐Ÿ™‚

Ohhh, does that mean you’re thinking of going?!! I would LOVE that!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Faith - This sounds like a great event, thanks for passing the info on to us! The breakfasts look fantastic — what could be better than starting the day with a gorgeous ocean view and a lovely plate of food? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Tuula M - How fun! What a great idea to go to TBU ’11 & visit England in the process…sure you’ll learn a ton and meet a lot of great folks. Can’t wait to hear all about it…& by the way, yum!! Another great-looking breakfast, go Cancun! ๐Ÿ™‚

Rosa - A great holiday place! Lovely fresh fruits.



mlleparadis - all of this sounds great. as someone who loves to cook, i never complain and i fill up too if it’s someone else doing the cooking!

your manchester trip sounds great! giving me ideas over here!

RamblingTart - Thank you, Lindy Lou – I hope I get to explore a bit too. ๐Ÿ™‚

RamblingTart - Me too, Karen! I always feel so spoiled with a lazy breakfast. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you get to travel very soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

RamblingTart - Isn’t it so pretty, Elra! I was in a meeting at the time and had such a hard time concentrating. ๐Ÿ™‚

RamblingTart - Lobster Benedict sounds AMAZING, William!! Wow! I will definitely have to try that one day. ๐Ÿ™‚

LindyLouMac - Wow I am impressed that you are attending a Travel Bloggers conference. I hope you will be spending more than a few days in the UK so that you can explore.
Thankyou for calling by News From Italy and commenting, always appreciated.

Karen - Oh my! I LOVE eating an all out and lazy breakfast when I’m on vacation. Those fruit look delicious… Looking at your beautiful pictures from Mexico gave me a bad case of the travel bug… Hope you’re felling better!

elra - Envy … envy … ๐Ÿ™‚ nice view to enjoy breakfast !

William H. Stoneman - What is your favorite breakfast while on vacation?

Had to be Lobster Benedict with Lime Hollandaise at Blue Heaven, Key West, FL

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