Interviews

From Startup to Going Public to Doing it Over Again With Jim Hornthal Triporati Founder

by Jason

If you take a look at Jim’s biography, you’ll quickly wonder if he even has time to sleep. He’s a founder (Triporati), partner at a venture capital firm (CMEA), investor, advisor, and is involved with a few philanthropic organizations to top it off. In fact, Jim’s first company actually handed out flyers that said “sleep […]

Interview with Traveler Jason Browne — 14 Months, 8,700 Miles, All By Bicycle

by Jason

Today’s interview is with Jason Browne, a cycling traveler that Sharon and I originally met in China. I’m very excited to bring you today’s interview, for two reasons: I get to tell the story of how we met and became friends with Jason. I’ve never met a traveler like Jason and his story is a […]

Profitable From Day 1 — Interview with Dr. Daniel Quadt GuideGecko Founder

by Jason

Dr. Daniel Quadt vividly remembers when the idea for GuideGecko hit him. He was in Penang, Malaysia watching all of the locals heading to their favorite lunch places and he thought if they could somehow write all of their local knowledge down, help travelers and get paid for it, it would be a win-win scenario. […]

Successful Entrepreneur Bypasses College with Viator Founder Rod Cuthbert

by Jason

The following interview is with Rod Cuthbert, the founder of Viator.com. He began working in the computer industry at 17 and eventually started and then sold a computer dealership. In 1995 he started a web development company with a friend where all of his initial clients were in the travel industry. This led to the […]

From Concept to Funding – The Formation of Trazzler with Founder Adam Rugel

by Jason

The following interview is with the founder of Trazzler, Adam Rugel. Adam first became interested in the travel space during his days at AOL Travel. He ultimately found his passion for entrepreneurship while working at Odeo alongside the eventual founders of Twitter. While at Odeo, Adam came up with the initial idea for Trazzler with […]

How A Non-Technical Founder Built NileGuide with Josh Steinitz

by Jason

Today’s interview is with the CEO of NileGuide, Josh Steinitz. Josh comes from a business background and started NileGuide by outsourcing its development. NileGuide has raised $13M of venture capital, acquired Localyte.com in May 2010 and has over a million visitors a month. In the interview, we discuss what he did before NileGuide and how […]

Interview with Joe Dudas — From Ankle Surgery to Ultra Marathon in 1 Year

by Jason

Today’s interview features my good friend and former colleague, Joe Dudas. With no previous endurance training he recently competed in an 8-day running/climbing race. The event covered 3 countries, with an average day consisting of 24 miles and over 1 mile vertical climb…for 8 straight days. Oh, and did I mention he had ankle surgery just 1 […]

Interview with International Volunteering Expert Kirsty Henderson

by Jason

I’ve been a fan of Kirsty’s Nerdy Nomad blog since back in my cubicle days. I was drawn in by her perpetual travel and completely transparent reports of how she earns her living online. As I followed her story, I learned that she not only travels but also volunteers, helping those in a time of […]

How, In Less Than 1 Year, Origaudio Has Had Their Product Featured in Numerous National Publications with Jason Lucash

by Jason

This interview is the exciting story of Origaudio with the co-founder of the company, Jason Lucash. In less than 1 year, Origaudio has had their product named one of Time Magazine’s 50 Best Inventions of 2009, as well as been featured on The Today Show, Fox Business News, Parade Magazine, and just last week, QVC […]

Professional Hacker to Location Independent Blogger – Interview with Anil Polat Foxnomad

by Jason

This is a new type of post I’ll be starting — interviews with entrepreneurs and fellow travelers. In this first interview, I spoke with Anil Polat, also known online as Foxnomad. He quit his job as a professional hacker 5 months ago to focus on running his various blogs. He is now officially location independent and […]