Thursday, July 29, 2010
Four Sites To Add Adventure To Your Summer Travel Plans
Planning out the rest of your summer travel plans? Hoping to get out of the office before the summer is over? Trying to figure out what/where you will go in August? We've dug through our database of high tech companies, web sites, and startups and found four Southern California companies and web sites looking to cater to that adventure traveler in you.
AdventureLink is backed by Allegis Capital, Anthem Ventures, and the Mailroom Fund, and is run by adventurer Jeff Dossett. Dossett -- a former exec at Microsoft -- has climbed the Seven Summits, and has summited Everest twice. The site offers up a way to research and book adventure travel, across the globe.
Looking for your summer adventure? Want to learn how to surf, kayak, or take a helicopter tour? Laguna Beach-based Kijubi is looking to connect travelers with all of those vacation summer activities you were looking for. The firm is run by Billy Fried.
Want to connect with a travel buddy, or meet others at your adventure destination? This bootstrapped firm, based in Los Angeles, is the brainchild of Eric and David Bjorndahl. The allows travelers to find travel buddies, meet others, share travel reviews, photos, and more.
Are you a hiker or mountaineer? Trails.com offers trail guides, topographic maps, travel gear, professional trail guides and reviews and more--and happens to be owned by Demand Media, the online media empire run by Richard Rosenblatt. Demand acquired Trails as a part of its buy of Hillclimb Media back in 2006.
Did we miss your favorite Southern California travel/adventure site? Comments are below!