The last time I went to Thailand, I did one thing daring. No, not consuming ants, boxing with ladyboys, or getting cheap plastic surgery. I went with no guidebook. No Lonely Planet, no Rough guide, not even a skimpy Fodor’s or Let’s Go. Instead, I trusted my destiny to the World Wide Web. The consequence was very practically a disaster.
Nevertheless, we signed the agreement and the following 12 months passed in a blur. I stop my job and began doing the million and one issues needed to get this off the ground. We set up Wikitravel Press, Inc in Montreal, Evan and Michele’s hometown. (I would have most popular Singapore, a significantly extra enterprise-friendly locale, however for Internet Brands even Canada was reasonably exotic.) Since the initial costs had been low, we opted not to pursue venture capital, financing it ourselves.
That’s when another difference between Wikitravel and Wikipedia … Read more