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May 21st, 2007

Last Travel Sites Standing Alone: BootsnAll Travel Network and Virtual Tourist

Mergers and Acquisitions left and right in the online travel space. Congrats to our friends at WorldHum, who got acquired by the TravelChannel.

Many of our competitors/partners have been gobbled up in the past 2 years.

IgoUgo by Sabre/Travelocity
TripAdvisor by Expedia
WikiTravel by InternetBrands (IB)
World66 by IB
These 5 by Tripadvisor

I’m sure there are more. There are only a few big ones left – VT – who else?

May 18th, 2007

How do I raise my first round?: Panel Notes

I just arrived in San Jose for the TIECON Entrepreneurship Conference to participate on a panel called: How do I raise my 1st round?

For those of you that know me, know that I never did raise a 1st or any round for the BootsnAll Travel Network. So you might be wondering, why am I on this panel? They asked me to join hoping that I might be a good example of a company that doesn’t take/need the 1st round.

I hope to listen, learn and share.

May 15th, 2007

Web Skillz Needed at Super Fun Place to work

We are hiring in a Project Manager/Web Developer in our Portland, OR office. If you are smart with a positive attitude and like building web based travel apps, check it out.

My friends and competitors that read this, please refer smart people to this listing. If the person you refer get hired, I’ll pay you $1000 once this person reaches the 6 month mark.

May 14th, 2007

Maya Beach Real Estate

I just got back from Belize and Mika sent me this advert of someone posting this lot in Maya Beach for Sale. 1.5 million for 1 acre on the beach and 8 acres on the lagoon.

The 1 acre for 1 million on the beach – maybe it’s worth it the US of A, maybe even in Belize, but that is a lot of coin for the houses/junk that are on that 1 acre. They are what I refer to as shit shacks. Whoever Bubba is, is asking a lot. Of course, in an up market, he/she may well get it. 🙂

May 14th, 2007

John Gruden Quote

“They better quit watching The NFL Network all day and they better quit playing their video game, and get off the cell phone and the Blackberries and all that stuff, and get outside here on the nice, green grass. Find a place to run and run. And then run again, and run again.”
— Tampa Bay coach Jon Gruden, upset about the conditioning of his rookie class after observing the group at last week’s minicamp. via LenPas

May 13th, 2007

India

Feb 2008

May 10th, 2007

View from Maya Beach Hotel

This is taken on my Nokia Phone.
Maya Beach Hotel

May 10th, 2007

Poop Patrol: Dog Crap Bags

I usually get the basic blue dog crap bags, but they were out of them at Petsmart the other day. So we had to get the next best thing. Poop Patrol system Cracked me up bigtime reading this.
Poop Patrol

May 9th, 2007

Travel Treasure Hunt

Since May 1st – we have been running a Travel Treasure Hunt on BootsnAll.

For all my friends who don’t know about it we are giving away an Around the World Air Ticket, a Trip to Turkey, 2 x 1st class Eurail passes and more. Anyone can play and win. There are about 1000 registrants and only 100 or so people are up to date on it so far. So your chances are very good to win even if you start now.

This is not your McDonald’s contest where you have a 1 in a million shot at something decent.

Check out how to play and Contest Message Board for more info.

May 1st, 2007

Vacation Rentals on BootsnAll

As I get older, I am not always crashing on the beach, in the cheapest guesthouse, or at a friend’s place so much anymore. I appreciate and nice place that has a lot of the ammenties that I enjoy at home like internet, kitchen, deck. In the past 18 months, I have rented apartment and/or Vacation rentals in Europe, Africa, North America, and Central America. So the service that we are launching has me stoked.

Vacation Rentals

It is a very soft launch, but we still have a tonne of properties. See our Sunriver Oregon Rentals page. Lotsa inventory baby! I’m telling me girlfriend to start the booking process here next time. 🙂

Coming soon on this section:
– filtering via price, bedrooms, and more.

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