David Dean

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David Dean

  • After working in a series of corporate IT jobs around the globe for fifteen years, David left the office behind in 2011 to travel and work from the road full-time. 
  • He founded and runs a travel technology site and a travel blog, and has appeared in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and other major publications.
  • David has a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.


David worked in corporate IT for 15 years in a variety of support and managerial roles in the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, before switching careers to become a travel and technology writer and small business owner.

Traveling full-time for 5+ years, he's now visited several dozen countries with a strong preference for places with great beaches and delicious street food. He started writing for TripSavvy in 2014.


David graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.

About TripSavvy and Dotdash

TripSavvy writers are on-the-ground experts — they speak the local language, know how to catch their city’s tram, train or bus, and definitely have tabs on the best of everything in town, from cocktail to kids’ menu. And since the world changes every day, your travel guide should, too. Our dedicated team of editors is regularly reviewing our library to perform updates on thousands of articles per month. If you see something that doesn’t seem up to date, please let us know by emailing us at contact@tripsavvy.com.

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