David Hoffmann wants to leave his mark on the places he’s visited—and help other travelers leave their mark, too. Inspired by the graffiti he saw throughout his travels, David created a website called “David’s Been Here,” which not only features his blog but also offers videos, guidebooks, custom tours, stock footage, and trip planning services.
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Most people who work in the hotel business are driven by a passion to help take care of others. It is this passion that led hospitality expert Anthony Melchiorri to elevate his focus, teaching hotel owners to successfully run their business and accommodate guests in the Travel Channel original series “Hotel Impossible.” This position as […]
Spud Hilton was working for the San Francisco Examiner in 1999 when a travel feature containing several short stories landed on his copy desk. “I got halfway through the second one and called my wife [to say], ‘We’re booking this trip today.’ I discovered travel and the power of travel writing on the same day,” […]
Author and entrepreneur Mark Murphy has been to more than 50 countries around the world. For Mark, travel came as a byproduct of building a business in travel media, when, he says, “the more I traveled and visited different places, the more I became hooked.” Instead of focusing just on business, Mark began to explore […]
When she was growing up, Lauren DiMarco, known henceforth by her travel moniker Lola, enjoyed traveling throughout the United States with her family, meeting new people, learning new things, and having different experiences. As she grew older and became more independent, she realized how important travel was to her, which led to a desire to […]
For Ashley Colburn, travel show host and founder of Ashley Colburn Productions, travel has become a way of life. She has grown used to being away from home, waking up in a different bed each day, and finds beauty in the adventure and spontaneity that comes with it. “I have a quote I always like […]
Although personally both Stuart Paskow and Michelle Cohen cannot remember a time in their lives when travel was not on top of their to-do lists, professionally, as founders of Mitch-Stuart Inc., they have a desire to learn more about the customs and areas of any given destination. This knowledge helps them enhance the experience for […]
It seems every avid traveler has a moment. The one when things just clicked and travel suddenly became a way of life. For Mickela Mallozzi, host and producer of the web series Bare Feet™, that moment came in college while she was studying abroad in Florence, Italy. “I had a taste of what traveling alone […]
Linden Schaffer was 16 when she took her first trip abroad. The founder and director of Pravassa Wellness Travel, a website dedicated to finding wellness on the road, was heading to Australia to play volleyball and discovered something that would come to play in her future.
Leah Walker realized life is too short to live with a “someday mentality” after her mother was diagnosed with cancer and she learned that she too carried the BRCA gene, putting her at a higher risk of developing breast and ovarian cancers. Her blog “Leah Travels” was born out of that desire to get out […]