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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…

Peru is one of the most frequently chosen destinations by adventurers, and it’s not difficult to see why. The country is filled with treks that await anxious travelers to discover them.  Some of these routes are the most popular in the world, with only a few still being kept a secret. Santa Cruz Trek is one of the remaining secret treks. photo: Esmée Winnubst Where is the Santa Cruz Trek? The Santa Cruz Trek is…

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.…

When you hear the word “Peru” you probably associate the word with Machu Picchu, amazing cuisine, and an incredibly rich culture. However, when you think of this South-American marvel, the Cordillera Blanca is what should cross your mind. The Cordillera Blanca is a mountain range located in the Andes. It extends for 124 miles, is 19,690 ft tall, and has about 700 glaciers which give it its name “the white mountain range”. This mountain range…

If you are planning a trip to Machu Picchu and wondering if it’s worth the trek, the simple answer is YES. However, there are a few things to consider to ensure the best possible experience for your trek to Machu Picchu. Before you travel to this bucket list landmark, there are a couple of things you need to know. How do I get to Machu Picchu? There are many ways to go to Machu Picchu.…

If you’re planning on trekking a mountain, weather is going to be a factor. One key ingredient to having a successful summit is to mitigate any issues with the weather. Dressing in layers is essential to regulating your body temperature. Since trekking is an active sport, you’ll also need materials that will wick sweat away from your skin. The best way to dress for the mountains is to focus on one layer of clothing at…

When you are planning a trip to China one of the most common asked questions is, “where should I stay?”  China has a wide variety of options that can accommodate all types of trips and all types of budgets. Here’s everything you need to know to book the best deals for your stay. The busy streets of China Is China safe for tourists? It is always important to be careful when visiting a foreign country. But…

China is an incredible country, its extensive territory is home to one of the Great Wall Of China, as well as some of the most spectacular views of the earth. If you are like us you probably already picked China as your next destination. Therefore you’ll be asking yourself… “How can I make the most of my trip?” Do not worry, we are here to recommend you some activities that everyone should do during their stay. You…

If you decide to travel to the land of the Red Dragon and explore the Wonders of China, then you must begin the process to acquire your China tourist visa. No need to worry, it is a painless process and we will walk you through it. Obtaining your Chinese tourist visa is a lot easier than you think, continue reading if you want to learn everything you need to know about China tourist visa application…