By Becca Schwartz | Wednesday July 25, 2012 | Comments
Since returning from our trip to San Francisco last week, I’ve noticed that Mako Mark’s been a little blue (he’s a Great White, so this was slightly alarming).
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By Becca Schwartz | Tuesday July 17, 2012 | CommentsLess than an hour after getting into San Francisco on Sunday night, Katie O’Block, Mako Mark, and I were trudging uphill with all of our luggage. The three of us were in town to make a series of in-depth TravelShark videos about the ins-and-outs of San Francisco, just as we had done in New York and Chicago. Read more
By Sue Heilbronner | Tuesday June 19, 2012 | CommentsOne thing we love about having our TravelShark U.S. headquarters in Boulder, Colorado, is being smack in the middle of one of the most exciting startup communities in the world. Speaking of the world, the startup community in our company HQ city, Singapore, is pretty exciting as well. [more] This week we... Read more
By Becca Schwartz | Thursday June 14, 2012 | CommentsBy the third day of TravelShark’s sharky Chicago adventure, Mako Mark’s investigation was in full swing. Katie O’Block, Mako, and I had arrived in Chicago to film a series of in-depth TravelShark videos about the city at the beginning of the week, and at the request of Mako Mark, to find out why... Read more
By Becca Schwartz | Wednesday June 13, 2012 | CommentsDay Two on TravelShark’s sharky Chicago adventure was just as jam-packed—if not more—than the first day. Katie O’Block, Mako Mark, and I had started working on a series of hyper-local TravelShark videos about the true travel-finds of the Windy City at the beginning of the week, and so far, we... Read more
By Becca Schwartz | Tuesday June 12, 2012 | CommentsYesterday was the first day of TravelShark's sharky Chicago adventure. Katie O’Block and I had been planning this most recent trip, where we’d be making a series of in-depth TravelShark videos about the ins-and-outs of the Windy City, for weeks. The catch: Mako Mark was coming with us.... Read more
By Becca Schwartz | Wednesday June 6, 2012 | CommentsLast week, TravelShark launched Trip in a Tweet, a social media contest that asks users to share their best travel stories in 140 characters or fewer. Each week, we’ll announce a new theme, a new prize, and eventually, a new winner. [more] Last week’s theme was “A Travel Disaster Turned... Read more
By | Tuesday May 29, 2012 | CommentsYou just got back from a big trip. You’re jet-lagged, exhausted, and ready for 12 hours of uninterrupted, black-out-curtain sleep. And yet, you’re also full of astounding travel stories that you can’t keep to yourself. [more] Whom can you tell? Family? Co-workers?... Read more
By | Wednesday May 23, 2012 | CommentsJust under a year ago, our company changed its name to TravelShark. We boldly cast off our inscrutable shell of a name and embraced the reliable "Industry + Animal" technique of branding. (Observe: MailChimp, BlogFrog, RateTiger, TicketHorse, and now…us). With nearly 12 months of... Read more
By | Monday May 14, 2012 | CommentsAs Madeline Albright once said, “there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.” This is especially true in the startup tech community, because there are so few women working in digital, and without strong networks, this space can seem intimidating and... Read more
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