Hey everyone, I built this community to do something good for travel.
👉 How I started this. Before starting Travel Massive, I co-founded a software consulting firm — 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 Tinybeans.com (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!
East Coast, Tasmania
I wrote a booking engine for a small airline.
The most remote places in the world
Travel with purpose
Off topic, but for Barcelona members... here's an interactive website that shows only 8% of Barcelona's streets are named after women! https://only8.org/
Barcelona Travel Massive 2 days ago
"There is a 62% probability this text was entirely written by AI" according to https://gptzero.me 🤨
Good point, I agree that it's a social trend. I just hope the trend of impact travel doesn't lean towards "I'm saving the planet" and instead focuses more on "I'm traveling better than last time". The tourism industry has a fixation on being a "force f... show more
When we turn up to destinations with the intent of "making a positive impact", are we more or less some kind of modern-day tourist missionary? Did anyone actually ask us to visit? As a counter argument to "impact travel", look at China. They lifted 800... show more