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Are you connected to the tourism/travel/hospitality industries or travel media in any way? If so, please specify how (kindly include any relevant company names/Web sites!).
Nick Kontis started out as a world traveler at an early age traveling back and forth between California to Greece every summer. But it was a back packing trip around the world at age 24 that proved to be a life changing experience. After traveling by car, train, , plane, bike and, boat around the world, it would be this trip of a lifetime that would lead to a life as a travel entrepreneur and world traveler. Nick has been on both radio and television. Featured on Arthur Frommer's television show, and referred by Lonely Planet writers. Frequently mentioned as the "father of around the world airfares" Arthur Frommer once said, "If Jules Verne were alive today he would use Nick to go around the world in 80 days." Nick and his various travel companies have sent over 10,000 people taking their dream trip through airfare discounts of as much as 50% off the airlines published fares. Now Nick promotes travel through his World Travel List and 'Trip Rambler' by World Travel List. If you love Tripatini, you may also Trip Rambler,

Founder of the discount around the world ticket market in the United States. Responsible for over 10,000 people taking their dream trip around the world. Many travel writers would say that i helped them jump start a life of travel.

Founder of the social media and marketing based travel site and group, World Travel List and Trip Ramber by World Travel List.

WorldTravelList is a company designed to empower destination vendors and service providers by forming partnerships, maximizing advertising dollars vis a vis Search Engine Optimization, Classified Listings, Banner Ads, Press Releases, Radio and Television Sponsorship, Global Presence at Travel, Destination, and Specialty Theme Exhibitions taking full advantage of global markets available to them. WorldTravelList also sets out to demystify travel by making travel more economically accessible as well as providing a wealth of resources and information for the traveler.
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business / first class discounts Around the world airfares, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Puerto Vallarta, Greece
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Other travel / language expertise?
I have traveled to over 80 countries. I founded the backpackers around the world travel market back in the 80s

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Belize Proves "Good Things Come In Small Packages"


The ex-British colony, lodged between big brother Mexico to the north, the jungles of Guatemala to the south and west, and nestled on the world's second largest barrier reef to the east, offers a wide range of exploration to satisfy all travelers. Belize may pack in more flora, fauna and diverse natural beauty per square mile, than any nation on the planet.…


Posted on July 21, 2014 at 12:02am

"Go Local!" and You Just Might Return a Better Person

Having started my career in the travel industry right after I returned from a yearlong backpacking excursion, I learned at a young age how to live with locals and experience familiarity wherever I traveled.…


Posted on June 19, 2014 at 9:27am

Riding The Whiskey Trail in Scotland's Speyside at the Macallan Distillery

Growing up and living in the cultural mecca of  San Francisco, and having a wife who makes palatable, refined wine as a hobby. I'm drawn to the travel destination that also produce a delectable spirit.

In early November I embarked on the one hour Easy Jet flight from London Gatwick to Edinburgh to make my first visit to Scotland, and finally live the dream of my first sojourn to the Whiskey Trail, and taste the amber "nectar of the gods," in its native land, the…


Posted on May 19, 2014 at 10:08am — 2 Comments

Does Travel Make You More Employable?

This is an easy one for me. Right after college, I took a backpack trip and traveled around the world for a year. Upon returning to my native San Francisco, I had no idea what I would do to make a living. Travel, for me, was an eye opener. Travel…


Posted on May 8, 2014 at 4:00pm

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At 4:46am on November 1, 2013, Corina Manea said…

Hi Nick, Buenos días :)

Thank you for your kind offer and I am sorry to get back so late to you.

I would love if you add my post on your site.

Let me know where I can send you the post and photos.

Thanks again and best regards,

At 1:29pm on July 29, 2013, Deependra Simkhada said…

Everest South Base Camp Trekking in Nepal is an altitude of 5360 MSL. A majority of foreigner tourist in Nepal dot trekking to Everest south base Camp that is following the Mount Everest climber in Nepal.

At 4:16pm on March 27, 2013, Sharon A McCoy said…

Sorry for taking so long to respond to your request.   Must have spaced out....

At 12:55pm on August 30, 2012, Pietro Ferraris said…

Hi Nicholas, I will not go to the conf in LA. We should meet in SF in the next days.



At 3:45pm on June 12, 2012, Iberia Airlines said…

Hi Nicholas! Thanks for accepting our friend request, and our compliments on your site and your work in general. We'd also like to let you know that we have a great contest going on Twitter in which you can win a flight for two to various Iberia destinations just by tweeting. Details/play at If you have the chance to let your readers know about it, we'd very much appreciate it. It runs through early June 18.

Thanks, and once again, we look forward to staying in touch!

At 12:50am on December 23, 2011, Steven Jones said…

Hi Nick,

Thanks for connecting man

I currently manage my own site

You will love to see it.



At 5:31am on September 22, 2011, Jim DeLillo said…
Thanks for the friend invite. Great to see you on Tripatini. I love the Cadillac Mountain piece. Awesome photo!
At 3:20pm on August 26, 2011, Chullachaqui Lodge said…
I will Nick!  Thanks.
At 3:18pm on August 26, 2011, Chullachaqui Lodge said…

Please do come visit.  Chullachaqui Lodge is about 97 kilometers up the Amazon River.  It is a very beautiful area and filled with flora and fauana.  I am completely smitten with the Amazon River and Rainforest.  I hope you can visit some day.



At 8:22pm on July 14, 2011, Morocco Travel Tours Of Peace said…

Warm Greetings From Morocco Sahara Desert,


When you have the time, you may want to check our website at

We always offer customized tours based on the tastes and requirements of our clients with the best price quotations.

Don’t hesitate to contact us If you ever have any questions

Best Regards

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