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Scott Petoff
Travel Blogger and App Developer, VacationCounts
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About me

I'm a travel blogger and app developer at VacationCounts. My writing covers taking more time off to benefit from a healthy work-life balance (Americans especially have vacation deprivation). As a software developer I released a web app to paid track time off and organize past trip memories. Currently I'm building a travel weather app for Android and iOS.

Why did you join the community?

Attended numerous Travel Massive events in Dublin when based in Ireland. Great community!

What is your favorite travel destination?

Someplace I haven't visited yet as I enjoy variety.

Where do you dream of traveling to?

The Galapagos but only if the seas are calm :)

What was your first travel job?

Software developer for Vacation Designer (Windows CD-ROM)

What do you want to learn more about?

Travel brand building, technology integration, advertising and affiliate marketing.

Three words that describe why we should travel?

Variety, Enrichment, Discovery


  • Makes perfect sense and that is an excellent reason for you to create your own UNESCO travel exploration and inspiration site. Looks great so far... As for Ireland (and the USA as well) I guess they don't think UNESCO status is a high priority for promo... show more

  • True and good point. Though with a popular site I'd be worried about getting a big bill from Google after returning from my own travels :) Just looking at the pricing and for 50,000 API calls per month it would be $350-$200 (free) =$150.

  • Great topic. I think if you survey people over 35 :) I imagine you'll find even higher travel guidebook usage. However I do completely agree with the set of pros and cons you've researched and documented in this post. I still rely on them for initial ... show more

  • I was wondering the same thing. Is Neal paying for Google Maps API and if so, how is this site earning revenue? I don't see any ads. Though I do agree this is a fun armchair travel site.

  • This is definitely a much needed source of world travel inspiration. UNESCO doesn't seem to do a lot of self-promotion to the traveling public. In the past I have rarely consulted their heritage list for destination ideas. Good luck with the project! ... show more