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 fifteen 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 fulltime 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 Dotdash in 2014.


Convinced he was going to be a journalist, David graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand...and somehow ended up moving to London and falling into an IT career immediately afterward.

Life doesn't always go according to plan!

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