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About Ben

 Media

Ben Reed, President and Chief Adventurer of adventures with ben LLC (Download my Media Kit), is an Orlando-based Travel Blogger that will try (almost) anything once. With over 600 articles written, his travel blog adventureswithben.com, encourages readers to do the same as they are challenged to Do Extraordinary Things. Ben has been interviewed on FoxNews.com sharing his thoughts on The Seven Most Bucket List-Worthy Destinations for 2011 and Tips for Crossing Borders, been featured on the VISIT Florida Blog - Florida’s official tourism marketing arm and BBC News. He was also an invited member of the NASA STS-135 Tweetup and was interviewed as an Orlando and South Africa Expert for the Fare Compare.com Travel PodcastIn September of 2011, Ben was a featured speaker at the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) Travel Blogger Show in Las Vegas, NV.

Locally in Orlando, Ben writes a monthly travel column for The Conway News, an Orlando-area paper with a circulation of 20,000. He’s also written for the Gecko’s Grassroots Adventures Blog – an Australian Destination-Based Tour Operator and is a member of the Central Florida Bloggers Conference Planning Committee. In 2009, Ben was selected by the Tourism Authority Of Thailand to blog from Pattaya, Thailand as part of their social media travel competition, Ultimate Thailand Explorers.

Having accumulated over 320,000 miles traveling to 16 countries on 6 continents, Ben has walked with lions, dived with Great White Sharks, dined on insects and jellyfish, climbed the Sydney Harbor Bridge, bungee jumped in front of Victoria Falls and stomped grapes in his hometown of Orlando, FL. His writing encourages others to seek out an adventure-filled life in their backyard and beyond.

In addition to writing, Ben also manages an online, travel store with downloadable travel ebooks and other travel accessories. He is also a regular speaker at conferences for travel bloggers and general travelers. His keynote speech, “9 1/2 Ways to Ignite Adventure in Your Life”, is 60-minutes chock full of travel stories, tips and motivation to help audience members travel more and have more fun when they travel.

Active in the larger, travel blogging community, Ben is a founding member of the Central Florida Chapter of Travel Blog Exchange.com.

You can follow Ben on Twitter, @adventureswben and on Facebook, www.facebook.com/adventureswithben

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Awards & Accomplishments

Media Mentions

[Listed below are additional online stories featuring adventures with ben]

June 2012 - Amateur TravelerCamping Stories for National Camping Week

–> June 2012 - This Week in Travel Podcast Episode 117 - Guest on the Industry-Leading Podcast Live from Keystone, CO

June 2012 BRINK Magazine June/July 2012 - A Profile of Adventures With Ben

–> April 2012 - Vancouver Sun - Savvy Smart Phone Apps for Travelers

Also featured in the Edmonton Journal, Calgary Herald, Detroit News and Ottawa Citizen on the same topic

April 2012 - SA Experience-it – Interview: Benjamin Reed from adventures with ben

March 2012 - Visit Florida (Official Tourism Page for Florida) - Why You Should Hang Glide: The Best Video EVER

March 2012 - Frugal Dad - Frugal Dad’s Top Travel Blogs, North America Edition

March 2012 - depixtions iphoneography showFlying into Orlando (photo)

–> November 2011FoxNews.com, Shira LevineCrossing Foreign Borders Can Be a Lesson in Patience

–>August 2011 - Fare Compare.com Podcast - Cape Town Travel Q & A

August 2011 - Thunder Bay Press – Orlando Then and Now Spotlight

July 2011 - Gal Time – Orlando Bloggers – Who They Are and Why They Blog

–> July 2011 - BBC News – Endeavor, Discovery and Atlantis: The Final Launches

June 2011 - retirement life Matters - Top Travel Blogger Says Top Travel Destinations Worth It

May 2011 - Rori Travels Florida – Adventures With Ben; A guy, a dream, a lot of fun

–> May 2011 - VISITFLORIDA.com – Hang Gliding with Adventurous Ben

–> April 2011 - Fare Compare.com Podcast – Secrets of an Orlando Expert

January 2011 - iZonOrlando Web Television - Central Florida Top 5 Season 1

January 2011 - Freelance Tourist – Why Follow These Top Travel Bloggers?

January 2011 - Go Green Travel Green – Best Travel Writing of 2010: Favorite Blog Posts from the Past Year

–> January 2011 - FoxNews.Com, Paul Eisenberg – The Seven Most Bucket List-Worthy Destinations for 2011.

January 2011Chris CruisesWhew! #FollowFriday already?

January 2011 - MarenatedMaren Hogan – 2010 Professional Peeps: Travel Edition

September 2010Marie Robinson Personal Blog, Orlando, FL – Orlando Travel Writer Inspires Library Crowd

December 2009 - Pattaya Mail, Pattaya, Thailand – Win or Lose “TAT” Pattaya Internet Explorers Call Contest a Success

December 2009 – Pattaya Mail, Pattaya, Thailand – Twitter-powered American Duo Named Internet Pattaya Ambassadors

December 2009 - Fall River Herald News, Fall River, MA – Somerset Native Competing in Ultimate Thailand Explorers

Speaking Engagements

September 2012 - CFLBlogCon

October 2011Meet, Plan, Go Central Florida Chapter - Panelist

September 2011 - Central Florida Urban League - The Ultimate Entrepreneur’s Forum

September 2011 – American Society of Travel Writers (ASTA) Travel Bloggers Show - Beyond Guest Posting

August 2011 – Global Bloggers Network Webinar Beyond Guest Posting

July 2011 Central Florida Bloggers Conference - Beyond Guest Posting; Broaden Your Audience by Increasing Brand Awareness

September 2010 - Orlando Public Library – 9 1/2 Ways to Ignite Adventure in Your Life

Photos

[Hi-Res and Low-Res Photos are Available Upon Request]