J.R. is the Founder/CEO of Trippy.com, a community of travelers helping each other travel better. In 1999, he started VirtualTourist.com, the premier travel community of its time, and he eventually sold it to Expedia/TripAdvisor for $85 Million in 2008.
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- ‘Desperation breeds creativity.’ – Unknown click to tweet!
- VirtualTourist.com went through an incredible number of near failures – until it sold for $85 million in 2008. BAM!
Entrepreneurial AH-HA Moment
- J.R. knew in his heart of hearts that the best content for travel was through user-generated content, even before that was a word!
- Trippy.com is rocking the travel world once again, and thanks to Tim Ferriss and Anthony Bourdain, social proof is taken care of!
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