• Ex-Googlers Try To Create A Better Travel Guide With Nextstop

    Are you looking for the best beer bars in the world, good places to make out in San Francisco, or where to go on the Big Island in Hawaii? A travel recommendation site called nextstop mixes social recommendations with search and adds a reputation system and elements of gameplay to come up with a new social online travel guide. The site has been in beta for a few months, although it… Read More

  • Have Kindle, Will Travel — And Stay Up-To-Date Thanks To Offbeat Guides

    I used to think the Kindle was stupid. Then I bought one and realized I was wrong. It’s still way too expensive, but it’s great at what it does. And what it does keeps on expanding. Now, it takes a step into the up-to-date travel guide market, with a partnership with the customizable travel guide service, Offbeat Guides. Starting tomorrow, you’ll be able to find 500 of… Read More

  • Offbeat Guides Launches Affiliate Program; Grab Promo Codes Here

    Offbeat Guides, the travel site launched last summer by Technorati founder Dave Sifry, has launched a new affiliate program. Affiliates will make an 8% commission on every purchase driven from their sites; to help get the program started, Offbeat Guides is increasing this commission to 15% through June 30th for affiliates that sign up by January 31st. To join the affiliate program, you can… Read More

  • Technorati Founder Dave Sifry Takes On Travel Guide Industry

    Technorati founder Dave Sifry, who left the company a little over a year ago, is launching a new company called Offbeat Guides this morning into private beta. Sifry’s blog post on the launch is here. Think Lonely Planet travel guides, except they are created on the fly from Internet data sources, customized to you personally and then delivered via PDF instantly or (a color printed… Read More