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2016-04-25
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Founder Go2Locals

“Bring back more than pictures… bring back a story!” is the statement, which summarize my motivation to create Go2Locals.  My name is Martin Dubreuil, full time retail professional and a travel enthusiast. During my career I had the incredible opportunity to work and live in 6 different countries in 3 continents.  My passion for travel, culture and discovery drove me, along with my family to visit over 185 cities in more than 30 countries.

 

Over the years, thanks to digital technology, we have accumulated thousands of beautiful pictures.  Pictures of beautiful places, breathtaking scenery, and famous landmarks.  But the things that we keep talking about, years after years, are the authentic and unexpected experiences that we lived during our trips; Hiking at the top of Mount Sinai (Egypt) during the night with candle in hand, take the tea with an old and unknown Chinese man at its favorite local tea house in Shanghai, getting to a semi-private Flamenco show in a cave in Seville (Spain).  These are some examples of stories that keeps coming back to conversation no matter how long ago it happened.

 

All these beautiful experiences happened with, or have been facilitated by passionate local people who know their city better than anyone.  And although I believe that every traveller should try to have these kind of authentic experiences from time to time, I have to admit that it is not an easy thing to do.  Being aware of what makes a city authentic and getting in contact with local people is not easy if you don’t get proper advises.  Therefore I have decided to dedicate some time to develop the Go2Locals platform, which will allow passionate local people to offer unique local experiences to travellers whishing to discover a city in an authentic way.

 

By facilitating the contacts, I hope to contribute to what I believe are the three core values for a better world:  Human relationship, Culture and Fun!

 

Enjoy the experience!

 

 

Martin Dubreuil

Founder, Go2Locals

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2016-04-25
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Go2Locals

“Bring back more than pictures… bring back a story!” is the statement, which summarize my motivation to create Go2Locals.  My name is Martin Dubreuil, full time retail professional and a travel enthusiast. During my career I had the incredible opportunity to work and live in 6 different countries in 3 continents.  My passion for travel, culture and discovery drove me, along with my family to visit over 185 cities in more than 30 countries.

 

Over the years, thanks to digital technology, we have accumulated thousands of beautiful pictures.  Pictures of beautiful places, breathtaking scenery, and famous landmarks.  But the things that we keep talking about, years after years, are the authentic and unexpected experiences that we lived during our trips; Hiking at the top of Mount Sinai (Egypt) during the night with candle in hand, take the tea with an old and unknown Chinese man at its favorite local tea house in Shanghai, getting to a semi-private Flamenco show in a cave in Seville (Spain).  These are some examples of stories that keeps coming back to conversation no matter how long ago it happened.

 

All these beautiful experiences happened with, or have been facilitated by passionate local people who know their city better than anyone.  And although I believe that every traveller should try to have these kind of authentic experiences from time to time, I have to admit that it is not an easy thing to do.  Being aware of what makes a city authentic and getting in contact with local people is not easy if you don’t get proper advises.  Therefore I have decided to dedicate some time to develop the Go2Locals platform, which will allow passionate local people to offer unique local experiences to travellers whishing to discover a city in an authentic way.

 

By facilitating the contacts, I hope to contribute to what I believe are the three core values for a better world:  Human relationship, Culture and Fun!

 

Enjoy the experience!

 

 

Martin Dubreuil

Founder, Go2Locals