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So far gokonrad has created 133 blog entries.
  • The Millennial Traveler

What the Travel Industry Needs to Know About the Millennial Traveler

What the travel industry needs to know about the Millennial Traveler The travel industry is scrambling to adapt to the Millennial Traveler. Most initiatives involve weak attempts at low-hanging fruits, like “let’s build a mobile optimized website” and “let’s do more with social media.” These no-brainer initiatives are table stakes to compete today, not ways [...]

  • travel startup

TripScout’s 0 to 1M Users Update: August 2017

0 to 1M Update: August 2017 My team and I are working hard to build the best tool for travelers. As frequent travelers, we’re building the app we wished existed. We’re building it for us. And as a result, for (hopefully) all of you. We made a lot of progress, but still have a long [...]

  • food tourism

Travel Startup Learnings: Food Tourism (and the mistake we made)

Travel Startup Learnings: Food Tourism I made an obvious mistake when launching TripScout. I underestimated the importance of food tourism in our app. Food isn’t just an important part of travel – it’s arguably the most important. I knew showing travelers a good meal and teaching them the history and culture of a place through [...]

  • best travel apps

The Best Travel Apps You Should Have Before Your Next Trip

There are hundreds of travel apps out there and it can be overwhelming for travelers to know which ones they should actually use. My obsession with both travel and tech leads me to try everything that comes to the market. After trying them all, here is my shortlist of best travel apps you actually need before [...]

  • Startups in emerging markets

7 Tips For Startups In Emerging Markets (written for Entrepreneur Magazine)

As the founder of TripScout, and as someone who has traveled to over 75 countries, I spend a lot of time with startups, investors, and incubators in emerging markets. The resourcefulness, drive, and vision I see in these markets continues to inspire, and convince me that the “next big thing” is increasingly likely to come [...]

  • Travel Checklist

A Comprehensive Travel Checklist for Any New Traveler

This travel checklist is designed for new travelers going on a trip, studying abroad, or moving overseas.   My sister-in-law decided to study abroad in Barcelona and it was her first time traveling overseas. After all the fun chats my wife and I had with her about why she should do it and where she should [...]

  • how to get your boss to let you work remotely

How To Convince Your Boss To Let You Work Remotely

How to convince your boss to let you work remotely, written in collaboration with @annieergo There was a time when full-time employment was synonymous with commutes, cubicles, and industrial coffee makers. Thanks to technology, more Americans are skipping the gas-guzzling commute to work remotely. In 1995, only 9% of U.S. workers telecommuted (Gallup). In 2015 [...]

  • Addis Ababa Travel Blog

Addis Ababa Travel Blog: Gateway to a Mythical & Ancient World

goKonrad's Addis Ababa travel blog (Ethiopia) Sitting at the helm of one of the world's fastest growing economies, Africa's diplomatic capital and fourth largest city will confound all expectations. This urban center serves as the gateway to Ethiopia's mythical and ancient world and continues to earn its reputation for friendly people, delicious food, and the world's [...]

  • productive

7 Productive Routines for Unpredictable Environments

As a digital nomad, my schedule and environment are usually unpredictable. My office is regularly a new co-working space or coffee shop around the world. I therefore need to focus even more on optimizing my work routines to stay productive in any environment. Through lots of testing, here are the daily work routines I have [...]

  • Sydney travel blog Australia

Sydney Travel Blog:

goKonrad's Sydney travel blog Sydney is a city properly designed for people. Numerous parks with free grills, new construction with corresponding art projects, and breath-taking walks along the sea perfectly compliment the laid back, friendly, and sophisticated nature of the Aussie people.   I hope you enjoyed my Sydney travel blog, check out more [...]