It’s my third year going to The Hive Conference, a gathering for digital storytellers, trendsetters and European bloggers. This year the conference was in Berlin again, at the Scandic Hotel at Potsdamer Platz which was a great choice, because it was incredibly accessible from the airport and provided great service!
I’d written about my wanders around the chilly streets of Berlin earlier but I wanted to save my design store finds for a separate post. Since we had a week, my travel buddy and I looked into a few different neighborhoods and found some goodies indeed! [Read more…]
Going to a conference is fun! Last time I was in Berlin was for the Hello Etsy 2011, the first Etsy conference in Europe. I truly enjoyed it and learned a lot. I also learned how to prepare, and what to expect at a conference. That time I traveled with Moni, my marketing assistant at the time and I spent most of the time with her evaluating what we learned. I brought most of my business cards home with me. That was no good. Evaluating was a great thing, but that we could do later at home. [Read more…]
I love to travel! I did quite a lot of traveling before having kids. As they were born right after each other, traveling was not an option! 2011 everything has changed. Thanks to my glass jewelry brand I started to travel around Europe: Berlin, Basel, Brussel and my favorite city Paris. Last year I did not travel much and the smallest girl was born. Being pregnant I told my husband that we have to organize our lives that I can thavel. Traveling is a kind of excitement for me, that I need. I need the craft fairs, and the conferences. At least one or two times a year. He assured that we can handle that.
In January 2013. the tickets for The Hive Conference went on line. I bought one right away. The conference will take place in Berlin this week-end. I am so excited. Preparations I did start a lot earlier. This time it is not only about tickets-accommodation-travel and my outfit. It is a 6 months old baby traveling with me. My husband will come along, to help me out and babysit her. The older ones will taken care by the grandparents.
The first thing was to buy my ticket for the conference. Then I searched for a discounted flight making. I will not travel light. Big suitcase with the belongings of three and a baby cot. I called each airline to make sure, the baby cot is an extra lugagge or it is included. Finally I found a great deal! Considering the accommodation I had one thing in mind. Since I still nurse my baby it had to be
close really close to the conference, so I can nurse her even during the dinner chit-chats!
Last time in Berlin going to the Etsy conference was a piece of cake. Just pulled my lugagge to the train station at the airport, changedtrain and subway a couple of times an voila there was the hostel. This time changing transportation several times would not be a good idea. We will travel from the airport to the Motel with a taxi!
This week I will write a bit more about the Hive especially the business preparation for the conference and my outfits!