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Ian Ord
Founder, Where Sidewalks End
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About me

Having spent more than half his life on the road, Ian has developed an insatiable thirst for travel. His love for the road less travelled is only surpassed by his passion the planet, its people, and the place tourism will responsibly fit within that realm. Travel blogger, host of responsible tourism twitter chats (#RTTC), advisor to the Travel Bloggers for Change charity, and Founder of the boutique positive impact travel company: WSE Travel, Ian plays a very active role in helping bring global awareness, education and experience to those looking to travel sustainably and responsibly. Ian is also a Robot-Costume enthusiast.

What is your favorite travel destination?


Where do you dream of traveling to?


What was your first travel job?

G Adventures

What do you want to learn more about?

Fundraising for International NGOs

Three words that describe why we should travel?

Inspiration, Education, Experiences


  • Eric!!! Good to see you Mex-side!! If you make it to Oaxaca later, please look me up! I'll be back there Dec 14 onwards! I've only been to Vallarta a couple of times, but... had some of the best cocktails of my life at El Colibrí Cocktail Bar! Amazing... show more

  • Thanks so much Maria!! Me tooooo.. I would love to get over there!

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    Where Sidewalks End 2 years ago

  • ps. if you are a locally based sustainable-tourism-focused tour operator and you would like to discuss potential B2B collaborations, please do not hesitate to contact me and see how we may be able to work together. Our focus is on ancestral, traditional... show more

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    Where Sidewalks End 2 years ago

  • To be honest, my networking in the travel and tourism industry really took off with Travel Massive - through this platform, and attending meetups (and setting up new chapters) all over the world, I was able to connect with trusted contacts to be able to... show more

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    Where Sidewalks End 2 years ago

  • It has been a humbling experience being able to engage so deeply with indigenous communities, ancestral practices, and pristine environments. Our goal is to educate foreign visitors to be the most respectful and honourable to the ancient and delicate wa... show more

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    Where Sidewalks End 2 years ago