BITW 118: Travel Media Showcase Post Conference Review with Gary House & Kaila Yu

BITW 118: Travel Media Showcase Post Conference Review with Gary House & Kaila Yu

Travel Media Showcase Post Event Review with Gary House & Kaila Yu. In today’s episode, Gary and Kaila and I discuss the Travel Media Showcase as well as how to prepare for the conference and tips for follow up. Click here to listen to the full interview and hear Gary and Kaila’s advice about applying for the TMS conference as well as their tips for the tourism speed networking meetings. This is the “Travel Media Showcase Post Conference Review with Gary House & Kaila Yu”.

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The Finer Details of Episode 118 with Gary House & Kaila Yu:

Gary House 

Gary’s (4th from left) Pre FAM in Cabarrus County, North Carolina

Gary is a food & travel blogger. He founded in 2008 and it focuses on making outdoor cooking easy and fun for everyone. He has amassed a huge following on his YouTube channel that has over 26k subscribers, 3 million views and videos with thousands of views including a best dutch oven ribs that has received over 437k views. The channel focuses on Cooking Everything Outdoors with over 200 grilling, Dutch oven cooking, and cooking tips videos. Recently Gary has started sharing his love for travel on where he writes about his travel adventures, with the goal of showing how to enjoy traveling at any age.

Kaila Yu

Kaila Yu travel blogger

Alexa and Kaila at Great Wolf Lodge during TMS Conference

Kaila is a writer based in Los Angeles. She is the founder of the blog Kaila Yu, for the traveler in search of spiritual enlightenment and the most delicious eats. She also writes and founded Nylon Pink for those in search of the best beauty and spa experiences around the world. She has a combined social media following of 530,000 and growing and has been regularly featured in print and media publications around the world: including The Rolling Stone, FHM, MTV, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post and more.

In this episode Gary, Kaila and I discuss:

    • How to apply for Travel Media Showcase (TMS).
    • How to apply for the pre and post media trips (FAMs) for TMS.
    • Why TMS is a conference where you get 30 one on one appointments with brands and tourism.
    • Why TMS can book an entire year of travel/ media trips.

Full the Podcast with TMS Founder, Joanne Vero >> Listen to Episode 96 Now!

Episode Resources
Travel Media Showcase
Visit Mayberry
Cabarrus Creamery

Gary’s Post Conference Cabarrus County Articles
Charlottes Got A Lot – 72 hours in Charlotte, N.C.
Exploring Charlotte N.C. on a Segway Tour
Experiencing the Thrill of Riding in a NASCAR Pace Car

Alexa’s Post Conference Cabarrus County Articles
Exploring the NASCAR World of Cabarrus County, North Carolina

Connect with Gary House

Connect with Kaila Yu
Kailu Yu Uncensored on Facebook
Kaila on Instagram

Connect with TMS
Travel Media Showcase
Travel Media Showcase on Facebook
Travel Media Showcase on Twitter

Connect with Alexa, Break Into Travel Writing & My Travel Blog
The Aspiring Travel Writer, the Facebook group


  • Loved the interview with Gary & Kaila from on the Break Into Travel Writing #podcast w/ @writetotravel [Click to Tweet]

Hope you enjoyed this episode and are inspired to apply for Travel Media Showcase. Please join me in thanking Gary & Kaila for sharing such awesome information and actionable tips on today’s show! Interested in hearing the full podcast? Click here to listen now!

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  1. Bistra November 13, 2017 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    I’ve never heard it TMS conference before but I think it’s time to consider applying for it. Seems like a very interesting event facilitating connections. The tips from the experts were great!

  2. Joe November 14, 2017 at 10:34 am - Reply

    I’ve never been to any conferences like this. Maybe I should see if there are any in my neighbourhood, as I’m sure it would be great to connect with people like Gary and Kaila. I too agree with the sentiment that you are never too old to travel!

  3. Dan November 14, 2017 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    I lived in Charlotte for three years and didn’t do any of the things y’all did. I need to head back! Hopefully this your I can make it to TMS too!

  4. mark wyld November 17, 2017 at 2:11 am - Reply

    Seems these guys have it going on as far as the blogging lifestyle and getting press trips goes. We could all aspire to be as successful as these two

  5. Carol Guttery November 20, 2017 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    TMS just hit my radar this year. Although it conflicts with TBEX North America next year so I’m torn

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