Hi! I’m Dave, founder of Dave’s Travel Corner. Over the past 19+ years our core focus has been promoting experiential travel; our readers are actively interested in a wide range of travel & lifestyle experiences across a variety of budgets. I began Dave’s Travel Corner in late 1996 as a result of of a life-changing trip to Nepal in which I trekked near Everest Base Camp. I began writing a journal while I was on the trip and it was the notes from this journal that became the foundation for Dave’s Travel Corner.
While one might assume I would have been completely turned off by travel after becoming deathly ill and needing to be carried down a mountain all day on a woman’s back to a lower elevation (due to severe weakness and complete inability to walk), this trip had the opposite effect. It was my first trip to a part of the world that wasn’t western centric and my eyes were opened by authentic experiences, culture, food and the massiveness and sheer beauty of the world’s greatest mountains. I wanted more of this in a big way. The site helped combine my new found interest in travel & adventure, a long time love of writing and photography as well as my interest at that time in the fledgling Internet world.
That particular trek is covered in more detail here.
With a strong background in Napa wine and a love for creativity, culture & cuisine – when not traveling, Dave spends much of his time in either Los Angeles or the Napa Valley.
TripBase says: "His own writing is a master class in good travel journalism, but his greatest gift to us is the aforementioned Dave’s Travel Corner. It’s a site renowned for its excellence and something every travel junky should visit and, subsequently, become lost in."
Proven Track Record
With nearly 20 years of online exposure, Dave’s Travel Corner has become a leading Independent online travel and lifestyle platform for content creation and promotion. We work with destinations and brands to execute campaigns and stories using a combination of written content, photography, videos and social media platforms & events. We maintain a strong social media presence of more than 350,000 followers across Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and other mainstream social media channels.
Clients have included American Express, Can Am Spyder, Capital One, Contiki, Holland America Line, HotelTonight, LAXishappening, Marriott, NatureBox, Oceanwide Expeditions, Rocky Mountaineer, Stearns & Foster, Tourism Australia (one of their CorOZpondents & winner of Adrian Awards in NYC), Viking River Cruises, Lufthansa & Swiss Air among others.
This site has been mentioned in Huffington Post, National Geographic Traveler, Seattle Times, TripAdvisor and USA Today Travel. Dave has freelanced for Four Seasons Magazine, Johnny Jet, Napa Valley Life, Robb Report and Travel Mindset. Over the years, we have worked with numerous domestic and international destinations. Dave is a member of the Traveler’s Century Club, NATJA & IFWTWA.
Over 450 contributors have posted content to this site; our contributors come from various backgrounds, locations and maintain their own contacts, outlets and publications they write for. We often send writers on press trips. Inquiries? Contact Us
We craft and edit customized and creative content including text, photography and videos to tell both our travel stories and yours through a combination of placements on Dave’s Travel Corner and our social media outlets.
A strong component of our work is with brands, most often in the travel and lifestyle sectors. We create campaigns with targeted reach for destination specific regions, services, tour operators, properties, or products. We become a brand spokesperson.
Social Media Outreach & Engagement
We maintain a sizable engaged and diverse group of followers across mainstream social media channels ideally suited to targeting your audience. Specific social media events can be arranged such as hosting a Tweet-up.
Based on our work with the Napa Wine Project over the past 10+ years we have become adept at creating and conveying specific content for wineries including personalized stories, tasting notes and both oenology and viticulture information.
We work with advertisers on a case by case basis & often create custom solutions and pricing. Text ads, widget ads, post sponsors, display advertising and guest posts are selectively available for placement on this site. Ask about product and app review pricing.
Personal & Favorite Quotes
Ownership of most things is overrated. Ownership of worldly experiences is not.
~ 1/3 of the world eats with utensils, 1/3 of the world eats with chopsticks and 1/3 of the world eats with their hands. ~ Unknown
Perspective is the most important word in travel. Sometimes those who grow up in an urban environment don’t have the perspective that one has who grows up in the country and vice versa. Both perspectives are equally important and a person who deeply understands both and is comfortable in both environments is exceedingly rare.
Waterfalls are like freeways – the bigger the better. I love the power both radiate.
“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm“.
~ Sir Winston Churchill
Make your travels as experiential as possible – do things that are not part of your daily life. Go out of your way to embrace the assault on your senses that only International travel can deliver.
“Those who push the limits will Discover; Sometimes, the limits push back” ~ Chasing Mavericks 2012