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I had the opportunity to have an interview with Freddy Dominguez, Senior Director for Expedia Mexico. We discuss startups grinding their way for market share in the travel sector. Traveling is now considered a necessity. A millennial thirst that can’t be quenched, driven by Instagram models, Travel Influencers, Bloggers and a deep-rooted human instinct to discover the world. The exponential growth of the travel industry has driven demand of services for the better. High volumes of travelers…

As a founder, it’s always been a dream to hit that 7 digit number in revenue. $1M dollars sure has a nice ring to it. After 2 years, 10 months, 21 days, and less than $80k in funding, the LocalAdventures team has done it! We’ve hit the bar, $1M of bookings for 2018. For an outsider, it may seem like overnight growth. That our startup might be entitled to succeed after reaching this point. Not…

The Big Apple. The city that never sleeps. If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. We have all heard the stigma of the competitiveness of New York City. It wasn’t until my recent trip that I had gotten a taste for how competitive the New York startup environment truly is.    Some months ago LocalAdventures was accepted by NUMA NY, an accelerator for growth-stage startups looking to scale to global markets.…

Why would you climb a mountain? “Because it’s there.” …This was the famous response of one of the first mountaineers to attempt Mount Everest, George Mallory. Although I love that response, I’ll give you a more reasonable answer and explain the best ways to get prepared for climbing your first mountain in Mexico. Climbing a mountain brings multiple benefits; Health benefits – it improves physical condition, it is good strength exercise for different muscle groups, improves blood…

It was late 2015 in Guadalajara, Mexico. We were 3 guys recently out of college and working boring office jobs; I was a Financial Analyst, Sebastian a Mechanical Engineer, and Moises a Lead Developer. Though these jobs were good, they were not exactly exciting considering our deep rooted passion for adventure. It was hard to get up every morning knowing that we weren’t pursuing what we loved. We all had become friends over the years…