To me, one of the highlights of being a travel blogger is being able to be part of an amazing community.  Living in DC, I love the personal friendships I’ve been able to make with such a diverse and talented group of travel/lifestyle bloggers and content creators.  Early 2015, I decided to start a community in which DC-based travel bloggers can come together, exchange ideas, and build brand/peer relationships.  This is how #DCTravelBlogger came alive.  It all started with a happy hour at Rural Society at Loews Madison Hotel back in February.  Since then, we’ve brunched at Jaleo with Stay Arlington, spent a weekend in nature at the Pocono Mountains, sailed away in Annapolis, among other experiences.  Want to be part of our mailing list to learn about events? Please send me an email at jessica(at)diningtraveler.com

About our #DCTravelBlogger community:

The #DCTravelBloggers are savvy, food-centric folks with a knack for creating valuable social conversation. We loved hosting them at Loews Madison Hotel & Rural Society.”  – The PR Team at Loews Madison Hotel

#dctravelblogger brunch avec #selfiestick #travel #food

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“#DCTravelBloggers was a wonderful opportunity to connect with bloggers and showcase our destination to many different people all at once. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with them again!” – Cara O’Donnell, Stay Arlington

“Because of the #DCTravelBloggers community, I’ve been able to befriend influencers in the field and experience trips that I didn’t think I’d be able to be a part of as a new blogger. The group instilled confidence in my abilities and expanded my horizons in the travel blogging world”. – Elaine Clayton, Travelaine

“We love being a part of the #DCTravelBlogger crew, as it is filled with wonderfully talented, friendly, and fun bloggers!” – Evan & Tina Shaw,  Get in my Mouf

“What better way to make new friends and explore new places, but with #DCTravelBloggers” – Tanvi Rastogi,  Tanvii
“I’ve enjoyed meeting up with the #DCTravelBloggers as it has allowed me to network and exchange ideas with a great group of bloggers in the DC area as well as connect with several DMOs” – Brianna Jellerson Simmons, Casual Travelist

Director's Cut – Evan's shot of the Torrjas con Platano #DCTravelBlogger MeetUp

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“I love coming together with other like-minded bloggers who enjoy travel and experiencing life just as much as I do.  We each have a different niche, so it’s always great reading other bloggers’ perspectives about something we experienced together.” – Ashlee Tuck, Will Drink for Travel
#DCTravel Blogger is synergistic for bloggers and destinations. Participants are exposed to similarly minded people using other communication methods—whether video, photographic, or written—from various fields (travel, fashion, food). Destinations realize better ROI by hosting such a passionate and creative group.  – Charles McCool, McCool Travel 
It’s been great to co-host events and trips with destinations such as Visit Washington DC, Visit Holland, Stay Arlington, Visit Annapolis and Visit Pennsylvania.
A recap of a previous DC Travel Blogger meetup.