You may be wondering why we’ve slowed down a little at Globetrooper HQ with regard to blog posts and social media. The cold weather in North America could easily have pushed us into hibernation, but alas, we’ve actually been working tirelessly on a new project.
We launched Globetrooper with the intent of getting more people to travel together more often. In this quest, we’ve learned a lot, a helluva lot. Not just with respect to the web and social media, but in terms of the way people travel, or at least the way they want to travel. Even more than that, we learned that people join trips when they’re unique, audacious and adventurous. Who would have thought a 1000 mile trek across a desert in Mongolia would fill up so quickly?
As I write this, I’m sitting in a hotel in India, waiting to embark on an epic adventure with about 20 people, most whom I’ve never met before. This trip, the Great Circular Indian Railway Challenge, was published on Globetrooper and has since been one of the most popular. It really sums up our original vision for Globetrooper:
People from all corners of the world with similar aspirations and interests traveling together on crazy, irrational and generally unreasonable itineraries, all in the name of learning a thing or two about something… anything.
So why the new project? Well, we have another idea to help you travel cheaper, farther, longer and more often. I can’t reveal too much at this stage, but we wanted you to know that we haven’t disappeared or grown weary; we’ve been working madly to get our new platform live for you to use.
We hope to be writing and tweeting as much as possible over the course of the train trip (dependant on Internet availability) and then to launch the new website within the next month and a bit. So, if you have any questions about India, train travel, whatever, now is the time to ask us, as we’ll be able to get the answer quickly from our fellow train comrades. And we promise to update you soon on our new project. :)