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Dream. Discover. Go...

TripsToDiscover is on its way to becoming the #1 travel discovery platform. Our mission is simple. We aim to inspire you to travel more, to turn day dreamers into fanatical travelers. You don't need another travel booking site. You need ideas. We will help you discover your next destination and then provide you with the tools to turn that trip into a reality. So, get those bags packed!

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Dream.

The world is vast and incredible. Dare to go beyond your borders. Dare to experience something new. Sharpen your pencil and start your bucket list!

Discover.

Uncover unique experiences and destinations across the world. Whether you want to explore your own state or journey through another country.

Go.

Use our comparison tools to save money on everything from your hotel to your flight. Pack your bags, it's time to go!

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Meet the Team

Dayne Ford

Founder/CEO

Dayne Ford

Dayne was born in South Africa and spent the early years of his life there before moving to Sarasota, Florida. He founded Strive Media, the parent company of Trips To Discover in 2008. He has a lifelong passion for entrepreneurship and eats, sleeps and breathes everything digital. Most of his time at the office is spent furthering the impact of our brand and finding awesome, talented people to join us in our mission.

Shanna Bell

Managing Editor

Shanna Bell

Shanna is a true wanderlust at heart. She takes great joy in detailing the beauty of the destinations she sees firsthand, as well as the one she encounters through the web. Uncovering secrets of the world’s leading destinations has only heightened her desire to trek across the globe one article at a time.

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Megan Ribbens

Content Strategist

Megan Ribbens

Megan is an award-winning journalist who grew up on Florida's Gulf Coast, but dreams of living in the mountains. She loves writing about new businesses and restaurants, and her favorite part of traveling is sampling the local cuisine.

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Maribeth Snyder

Social Media Strategist

Maribeth Snyder

Maribeth is a true Florida Native. While she calls the Gulf Coast home, she's not afraid to go where the wind takes her. Receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from the University of Central Florida, Maribeth joined the Trips to Discover team in 2017. She is responsible for all things Social Media and enjoys interacting with followers across the country and even across the globe.

John Vitolo

Business Development

John Vitolo

John has been inspiring smart, buying decisions for two plus decades. His career began in New York advertising with magazines that included Bon Appétit and Condé Nast Traveler. He later moved into the digital advertising space at Miles Partnership representing large travel destinations such as Visit Florida. He now helps brands drive more visitors through stand-out digital content and reach with Trips To Discover.

K.C. Dermody

Contributing Author

K.C. Dermody

K.C. Dermody is the author of the " Best Travel Guide for First Time Visitors to Ireland" as well as hundreds of travel articles both online and in print. She has traveled to nearly all 50 states and many countries worldwide and has a passion for imparting what she has learned from her experiences to others.

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Alyssa Ochs

Contributing Author

Alyssa Ochs

Alyssa is living the nomadic life as a full-time RVer and writing about her favorite places from the road. Armed with a passion for nature and the outdoors, you can usually find her hiking, climbing, kayaking, and exploring amazing new destinations with her insanely energetic dog, Monkey. Keep up with Alyssa's adventures at alyssavnature.com.

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Charity De Souza

Contributing Author

Charity De Souza

Charity is a Florida native and travel enthusiast. Traveling to over 50 countries abroad and residing in 6, she has a passion for exploring new cultures. While Central Florida is where she calls home, her favorite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland and watching the sunset in Morocco.

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Madison Dragna

Contributing Author

Madison Dragna

Madison is a freelance writer and small business owner living in Fort Collins, CO. When she's not writing about the best places in Colorado to visit, she's hiking, biking, doing yoga and traveling the world. Follow her adventures on Instagram @madidragna.

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Jenn Baxter

Contributing Author

Jenn Baxter

Jenn is a freelance writer and author living in Charlotte, NC. As a tiny house enthusiast and minimalist, she believes life is more about doing things, than having things and loves to travel with her 2 dogs as often as possible. She also helps others learn how to strip down and clean up their homes, bodies and lives through her blog, Live a F.a.s.t. Life.

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Karyn Wofford

Contributing Author

Karyn Wofford

Karyn Wofford is a lifestyle writer, avid traveler and Georgia native. She grew up exploring everything from the mountains to the ocean and continues to find new and unique things to do in the places she travels.

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Nathan Ferdinandt

Video Editor

Nathan Ferdinandt

Nathan received his degree in film from the University of Central Florida before making his way to the Trips to Discover team in 2016. He is the talent behind all of our travel videos, on top of having an exciting film career.

Lauren Gilbride

Web/UI Designer

Lauren Gilbride

Lauren joined the Trips to Discover Team in 2016. She earned her degree in Design from Illinois State University, and has since lived in some of the most beautiful areas in the U.S. before settling down in Florida. She is responsible for the overall design and user experience of Trips To Discover, and enjoys incorporating the styles she's encountered from her travels into her design elements.

Ravi Gehlot

Back-End Developer

Ravi Gehlot

Ravi is a trilingual, Brazilian native living in Sarasota, FL. He is a Web Application Developer and Software Developer. He attended Valencia college where his primary focus and inspiration was Web Development. He is constantly experimenting with new technologies and techniques. He is very passionate about Web Development, living in the world of API's, schema's and code pushes. He strives to better himself as a developer, and the development community as a whole.

Tyler Petz

Front-End Developer

Tyler Petz

Tyler is a Florida native and self-taught web developer that joined the Trips to Discover team in 2015. Blessed and cursed with a keen eye for detail, Tyler is responsible for the look and feel of all of our web projects. In his spare time he enjoys listening to records, cycling, lifting weights, and hitting the local dog parks with his dog Morty.

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