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business: 2013 review

Endless Mile

What’s that? No blog update in over a year about our guides? Exactly where did the time go? Brief announcements are made regularly via Twitter, but this seems to be a better format to review all that’s happened in 2013… what a year!

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year in review: 2012

2012, travel, year in review
● Where was I? Argentina, Portugal, UK, Romania, Bulgaria, Italy & Uruguay.

Seems like I say the same thing every year—just check out 2010 & 2011—but where the heck did 2012 go?? Lots of guide releases (asterisks above) took up time but so did travel. Below are some major events from this past year:

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business: e-book development

Kindle Fire, Endless Mile, screen capture

“Excited” best described my mood when the Kindle Fire became available in November 2011. An affordable alternative to Apple, the device even enjoyed good (although not great) early reviews. Was it set to compete with the iPad, especially at a below-profit price? Didn’t matter much to me. The KF was the first tablet connected to a big e-book provider, & I couldn’t wait to see how it performed.

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business: focused

Endless Mile: Lisbon, Azulejos guide

Last week Endless Mile released its latest guide… breaking away from Buenos Aires & now covering Lisbon! Discover 84 of the city’s best azulejos (tile panels) with this new, map-based PDF. Although tilework is such a striking feature of Lisbon, no one had developed a guide like this before. Now I know why… publishing this release was anything but easy.

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business: what’s in a name

Robert Wright, explaining flamenco in Sevilla

During 11 crazy years of working for Rick Steves my responsibilities included everything from guiding groups around Europe to updating & writing new content for their guidebooks. Over time, I even helped develop new tours. It was an incredible learning process & very interesting to see what worked & what didn’t. In many ways, the company & I grew together professionally.

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