And I couldn't be happier! One of my 2016 blogging goals is to attend my first conference for my blog, and I have now officially registered for one! I am pumped!
The 2016 IDEA World Fitness BlogFest is the third annual conference. This year's BlogFest will be held in Los Angeles, California. I was selected to go with Sweat Pink, along with a group of other Sweat Pink Ambassadors. I'm going to be checking out posts from people who attended last year to get a good sense of what to expect, and what I should and shouldn't bring with me. Most importantly, I need to start figuring out my accommodations. I live in Maryland, so it's not like I can drive between my home and the hotel that's hosting Blogfest! If you've attended in the past, please feel free to leave suggestions in the comments down below! If you live in LA, or travel there often, I would love to hear your hotel recommendations!
While I've been to LA twice before, it has been a while since my last visit. In fact, I believe I visited LA twice in one summer! (Maybe they were back to back summers? I can't keep it straight...) Once was as part of a few-day layover before visiting Hawaii, in order to make the time adjustment less severe. The other time was during preseason/beginning of the season for my junior year of NCAA volleyball. We played in a tournament hosted by Long Beach State (we played against Long Beach State and Sacramento State). I had a chance to see most of the "must see" places during those trips; however, I'm really looking forward to trying out some interesting restaurants in LA, especially after reading this article in the Washington Post last week. Who knows? Maybe I'll even be able to make an extended trip out of it and check out Vegas or some National Parks, or maybe even visit friends in other parts of California. The possibilities are endless!
Regardless, I know that this will be an exciting trip for me. I cannot wait to see what all is in store for me next summer!