ThereArePlaces (http://www.ThereArePlaces.com), a division of the TeleMapics LLC, is a travel information publisher. Our website is designed to provide you with concise, targeted, accurate travel information that can help speed you on you way to your best vacation ever.
We have created this blog to share some of our musings on the travel industry, describe our adventures running a travel website and, in general, to provide an outlet for us to share travel information with you that does not fit within the framework of ThereArePlaces.
ThereArePlaces was founded by Dr. Mike Dobson, a travel industry professional and avid traveler, who helped to create some of the world’s best-selling travel publications during his 13 years as the Chief Cartographer and Chief Technologist for Rand McNally & Company.
Before that Mike was a tenured professor of Geography in upstate New York. More recently, he was the CTO and EVP of a company involved in publishing Yellow Page information to Internet-capable cell phones. Although Mike spends most of his time managing his consulting practice focused on Local Search, Geotargeting and Location Based Services (www.TeleMapics.com), he is always willing to take a layover to help us out with some on-the-spot field research.
ThereArePlaces is not a travel service provider. We do not sell travel goods, make travel reservations, sell travel packages or provide ticketing services. Our only product is information and our editorial goal is to provide travel advice that might help you take the journey of a lifetime.