Ok so by now you’ve heard a little bit about Urban Globetrotter.
You’ve probably seen a few links to a couple of the places you can follow us around the web and got the picture that we’re all about creating a network of like- minded people who love to travel, maybe do a little art or enjoy trying new foods in interesting places and basically having a bit of fun with it all. Sounds cool right? Some people have asked about the art side of things, whilst others have mentioned the food angle and how that relates to the overall outline. Fair enough. So what’s the deal then?
Well, I’m an artist and creative type and so that’s where that comes from, and to be honest we all like good food right? I think creating a new painting from the ingredients on hand is kind of like making a nice dinner with what you’ve got there in the fridge, so it’s a natural fit. The cooking side of things has always been there, it’s just become a little more prevalent in recent times and I’ve always enjoyed writing too. They’re all creative endeavours that are more art than science and so too is travelling. Throw it all in a bowl and mix it and I guess it adds up to the birth of Urban Globetrotter.
The love of travelling is something that either bites you hard in a good way or just bites you hard and it’s not love, it a hassle, a chore, a pain in the bum, something to be worried about and to avoid. Well I guess you could sign me up in the first category. I really enjoy it. Of course there’s always certain aspects of it that aren’t the best but that’s true of any endeavour and of life itself. You’ve got to take the good with the bad but focus on the positives. That’s why I try to do anyway. It’s all an adventure.
So how has this all come about?
Well you can blame the rapid expansion of the web, social media and faster internet connections to start with and then add the fact that it’s become cheaper and cheaper to fly places! Really though, Urban Globetrotter was born out of just feeling passionate about the creative life I live and the places I’ve been and the places I want to go, it’s just as much about the stories in between too. I’ll tell you right now that I’m not the all time most travelled guy out there. Sure, I’ve been right around my home country, so much so that I can say that I’ve ‘planed, trained and automobilled’ across this great land to every city and almost everywhere in between and could recommend at least 101 places as must see. But that’s not the point.
The point is that in the course of organising my travels here and abroad searching the web for advice, deals and insights I came across a lot of bland descriptions, corporate speak and cut and paste reviews that all pretty much said the same thing about the same things. Sure there’s some interesting blogs about individual trips but I thought to myself that it should be a little more creative and a little easier to find out what’s good out there, where to really go and what to see. What if there was a resource that offered unique travel stories, photos and tips from around the globe by people that have been there, like me, with my interests and sense of style? A site that was original and engaging and creative. Well I hope there is one day and hope it’s called Urban globetrotter.
So that’s what it’s about. It’s about people with vision, funny people, creative people, cool people and if you’re reading this it’s about interesting people like you too. So thanks for the amazing support so far on this journey, it’s been really humbling to have people connect, say hello, drop a comment or two and just feel the vibe of the project. This isn’t meant to be a cold front for a travel agency, a bookings site or a one size fits all travel guide. No, it’s a lot more than that. This is about heart and soul, it’s about the real story in plain words, it’s entertaining and informative, it’s about you and me connecting with others to share experiences. It’s about videos, food reviews, interesting places to stay and cool things to do and off beat things to see. It’s sort of like the difference between going night clubbing in Tokyo and going to Disneyland.
It’s about the journey. Your journey.
It’s about being an Urban Globetrotter and the journey has only just begun.
Where do you do fit into the conversation? Be a part of it and have your say.A single word can start something!
Where do you like to go? We’d love to hear all about it so drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’d love to connect with you and see what you’re up to as well. So stay in touch and hopefully we can make the whole greater than the parts.
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So we've been busy spreading the Globetrotter word across the web lately.As the idea expands and our community does with it, you can catch up with the Urban Globetrotters in more and more places. One good place to start is http://socialurl.com/urban_globetrotter
This is where you can easily visit Urban Globetrotter profile's across many sites with just one click. It's a really interesting service.
Really though what is Urban Globetrotter all about? Well it's really about building a community of like minded people that like to travel and tell their stories, add valuable insights and offer handy tips based on real experiences that they've had. It's about being creative, it's about being unique and most of all it's about being real and having fun and sharing the experience. So while Urban globetrotter is about the latest travel news, it's also about stories. Most importantly it's about people because it's people who make and read stories. So what's your story?
Where have you been lately and had an interesting experience? We'd love to hear about it at: email@example.com Now about the main site, it's underway. So for now it's just about our blogs like this one. You can take a look at another one like http://urbanglobetrotter.tumblr.com
or you can check us out and connect in a few other places like these too: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=profile&id=100000479462311 http://www.twitter.com/UGlobetrotter
If you like food like we do then maybe you might like to have a look at our Travel Food page here: http://www.squidoo.com/urbanglobe_travelfood
Or you can catch the FOOD BUZZ http://www.foodbuzz.com/foodies/profile/paul+blazey/
Maybe you'd like to see some original travel pictures and videos? That's easy! http://www.flickr.com/photos/urbanglobetrotter/
Watch UGTV on You Tube right here: http://www.youtube.com/user/Urbanglobetrotter
There's so much more and it's been a really busy time, linking and connecting but more on that later.
It's been a fun experience finding all these new places to play and we hope you join in and have with us too!
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