Our Mission: Authoritative, Original, Professional Travel Writing About the World’s Greatest Trips
The Web is cluttered with travel sites so why are we here now?
BucketTripper goes straight to the heart of WHY you travel: Not for five-star hotels (nice as those are). Not for great deals (although we wouldn’t turn one down).
BucketTripper readers travel for EXPERIENCE.
- History and Culture
- To Learn Something New
- To Do Something Fun
And EXPERIENCE is what we’re about: Things to do that are unique, entertaining, adventurous, exciting, different, challenging, intriguing, and even a little weird. Clean an elephant’s toenails in Thailand as part of a day of learning how to be a mahout. Catch a crocodile (well okay, the guide does that — but YOU can measure it, weigh it, and note its details for scientific research). Help endangered baby sea turtles get to the safety of the ocean before they get eaten by seagulls. Learn to make pasta in Italy. Dive with sharks in Fiji or with dolphins in Israel. See Jerusalem from the top of its ancient walls. Ride a horse-drawn carriage through the streets of Petra.
And yes, visit the Louvre, the Tower of London, Washington D.C.’s monuments, and the Empire State Building.
What’s Different About our Travel Site?
- Been-there-done-that reviews. No short cuts, no writing from phone interviews, press releases, or other people’s websites. Should go without saying, but it doesn’t.
- The best credentials in the business: Our writers have clips from National Geographic Traveler, Islands, AAA magazines, airline magazines, the New York Times, and newspapers from coast to coast.
- Our reader-reviews tell you what people like you think of the trip.
No Filler, No Junk Content
We KNOW you have limited travel vacation time, and the world is a huge place. You need honest information, based on first hand experience.
You don’t need 1000 things to do in the place you’re going, spun out by a computer reading from an automated directory. And you certainly don’t need regurgitated garble written by someone who’s never been there.
Our writers have hiked in New Zealand and climbed in Africa and toured palaces in Russia and chateaux in France. We’ve walked, dived, sailed, ridden elephants and camels and donkeys, we’ve slept in yurts and tents and tea-houses and shacks and in some of the most luxurious digs on the planet.
We’re here to tell you about it.
And when you come back, we invite you to rate our trips and add to the well of information.
Our Travel Writers: Strength in Quality, Strength in Numbers
BucketTripper writers are, quite simply, some of the best, most intrepid, most experienced travel writers to be found anywhere.
We believe in living in good neighborhoods: We believe our writers will benefit from having their work placed next door to the work of other highly qualified writers. And we believe that we’ll be able to offer you a better experience by having all this great experience and writing and perspective under one roof.
We believe we’re going to earn your trust, and you’ll come back again and again.
Check Back Often
We debuted in May, 2012. In the short time since, we’ve attracted a wide audience, with a readership that has been increasing at more than 10 percent a month. And we received multiple awards from both the North American Travel Journalists’ Association and the Society of American Travel Writers. We’ve just added a blog, including our first multi-media posts and some photo essays, and we’ve optimized for Mobile devices.
We’ve got an ambitious road map for growth: more video and multi-media, reader photo contests, feature articles, apps and e-books are on the radar…. Like any journey,no matter how well-planned, we expect we’ll get lost along the way, have some new adventures, and learn a lot.
So join us, and check back often.
It’s proving to be quite a journey!