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Founder, Travel Massive
⭐️ Community Leader πŸ”₯ Top 16%

Hey everyone, I built this community to do something good for travel.

πŸ‘‰ How I started this. Before starting Travel Massive, I co-founded a software consulting firm β€” and worked on many projects (too many to list) including the first search engine for large-scale climate research data. On a trip to the US (way back in 2006) to visit some colleagues at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, my friend sent me on an adventure to the Green Tortoise hostel in San Francisco. That trip mostly changed my life, and I decided to build my own travel startup to help connect fellow travelers. I quit my job (blah blah) and continued traveling and after a few months of living cheap and working from internet-cafes in Thailand and Laos, I presented at CES Australia (2009) and met a travel insurance company who bought my startup. At a hostel in Sydney, me and a few friends started a meetup for travel startups and bloggers, that accidentally grew to a few cities around the world. After a few thousand meetups in a few hundred cities, this created Travel Massive :)

I've also invested in a few startups, including an accelerator in Sydney that funded (which floated on the ASX). I'm interested in programming, the open internet, and ways to help people connect and share ideas online and in-person.

I've spent time living in Sydney, Bangkok, Berlin, and Tasmania. Get in touch!

December 2014
East Coast, Tasmania
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  • Hey Chris, great to have one of the OGs of the travel blogging world (and a fellow software engineer) here! I’m curious how you manage such an extensive blog with over a decade of content! Any tips for people with long-term blogs to keep their content... show more

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    Amateur Traveler 6 hours ago

  • Yeah the game is hardcore, you’ve got to figure it out yourself !

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    GeoQuest 9 hours ago

  • Discovered this country guessing game (thanks @daamsie) and I really like its simplicity and style. It also provides awards for achievements such as "5 in a row" which makes it kinda addictive! πŸ’» GeoQuest is also open-sourced over at show more

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    GeoQuest 17 hours ago

  • Here's two people I'm following in the "build in public" space! Kacper GoliΕ„ski @thecaspg who created Traveler Map: Rod @rrmdp who created Tourist Itinerary Bot: show more

  • "Build in Public" is an internet community / movement of creators who share behind the scenes of how they do it. This means sharing their wins, struggles and learnings. Some people also share their business metrics. There's lots of interesting things t... show more