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Horizon’s Android is Ready for Open Testing, with Sublet Support

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We released our Android beta of Horizon on Product Hunt. The big change in the product is that we now support posting and finding sublet opportunities. Most people find a shared room to live in for several months the exact same way they find a place crash for 2 or 3 nights — but sublets come with a much stronger host incentive to fill their room (since they are paying for that room regardless of if someone is living in it). If you are on Android, please give it a go and let me know what you think. PS: Do you or someone you know have a room you’re looking to sublet? I’d especially love feedback from … Continue reading

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A Glimpse into Start-Up Chile

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If you want to get a glimpse into Start-Up Chile, here’s a short video for you… Indeed, Start-Up Chile has been an amazing experience with a truly, truly international community of entrepreneurs.

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Travel Planning: What You can Learn from Others

I’ve been light on blogging recently. That said, I have been working on a piece on travel planning (one of the many consumer travel angles I’ve worked on), and finally published it on TravelStartups.co. You can read the whole thing here.

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The Mobile, Social Email Newsletter Reader…that Never Was

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Many startups wireframe, design and sometimes even build working prototypes of many concepts that don’t ever end up seeing the light of day. We were no different. After we built Oh Hey World and couldn’t get it to scale, one concept we wireframed and did customer validation against was a mobile, social email newsletter reader. MyBlogLog + Google Reader + email + location. I detailed the entire concept, thought process, and learnings over on the Horizon blog for the curious folk. I’m still crazy, crazy bullish on the idea. If someone ends up building it, please let me be an early beta tester.

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Will Travel Blogging as We Know it Fade Into the Sunset?

Is travel blogging here to stay? I’ve had a travel blog since 2010. I love writing, and am a massive content creator (I have 5 blogs). I’ve done social media marketing and community building for a living in the past at Zillow. I’m a huge travel addict. I’m building a travel startup (Horizon). All the signs say I should be a diehard travel blogger, right? Well, I’m not anymore.. You can read the rest of the article over on Tnooz.

A Little Surfing

Yea…this looks awesome via Matt Beall

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Spreading Stereotypes of the 3rd World

There was an article in the Atlantic recently – How Millennials are Changing Travel – that I saw shared by multiple people over the course of a week. There are over 200 comments on it, but here’s one that particularly caught my attention: We know how people in 3rd world countries live without having to go to them. Fact is they are extremely dangerous and their really is no reason for people to travel to them. Their is a reason they are so cheap to visit Honestly, I just about threw up in my mouth when I read it. This is clearly someone who knows absolutely nothing about the 3rd world, aside from what they hear in … Continue reading

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