Travelers who inspired me the last few weeks...intro

 
By Jonathan Alford // 12.15.08
 

Did I think I’d be writing a blog entry from a US Airways flight?  No.

But here I am in a packed plane - cursing the 15" laptop jammed into my gut - but generally enjoying myself because I’m thinking of what my job really is, and hey, a little discomfort is part of the experience, right?  And that’s to help create the best possible online travel site for you.

What does that mean? I'm not quite sure yet because while I could give you the elevator pitch, you’ll help create it. What I do know is that I look forward with great anticipation and curiosity.

We’re starting with some basics that look pretty familiar to lay the foundation, and while we are working on unique and powerful features, we also plan to open things up – a blank canvas in ways – so the travelers in us can connect, help each other out, and have a great time with it.

I’m a little on the shy side and not prone to putting my thoughts out there for the world, but I’ve also been inspired by some people I’ve encountered traveling in just the past few weeks and felt compelled to share some of them with you over the next couple of days.