Dave Dean was born and raised in small town New Zealand, providing him with the perfect beginnings for a life of travel. If there's one thing guaranteed to make a person want to get out and see the planet, growing up in a little town in a little country at the bottom of the world is it.
He spent over a decade trying to juggle a high-flying technology career with a travel addiction, working for large corporations around the world and trading his briefcase for a backpack every couple of years.
Finally, in late 2011, he hung up his suit and tie for the last time and boarded a plane to Thailand. Since then he has visited five continents, started two businesses and written about travel and technology for dozens of publications, working from anywhere with an Internet connection and a great view.