David Dean

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David Dean

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. 


  • David started traveling and full-time freelancing in 2011 
  • He runs a travel technology site and a travel blog, and has appeared in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and other major publications
  • He has a BA in History and Political Science from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand


David runs his own travel technology site—TooManyAdapters.com, and his own travel blog—WhatsDaveDoing.com. His work has also appeared in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and other major publications. 


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

TripSavvy work:

TripSavvy Product Review Editorial Guidelines & Mission

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