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DLD 231: Introducing the Statesider!

February 14, 2019

We’re big fans of all things travel so when a couple of friends launched a new destination guide site we were interested. Welcome to the Statesider, a new take on US travel.

Born from the goal of helping explore more within the United States and discovering the “foreign” available so very close to home, the Statesider is an email newsletter/website combination that highlights destinations within the United States. This episode we chat with the founders, Pam and Andy to get a feel for just what the new concept is all about.

That the interview happened while Seth was sitting in the lounge prior to a(nother) trip to Europe created an interesting dynamic for the conversation. Can we find new and different and unique and special experiences without spending 10 or 20 or 30 hours en route? Just how different are we, despite being very much from the same country?

And it is not just list telling you where to go and why. Indeed, the Statesider is pretty much anything but lists. Stories like The Bikes of Wrath – a modern take on the Steinbeck classic – or just hanging out in the Mississippi Delta, waiting for the Blues to reassert its power, are the fabric of the site. And it is really, really interesting stuff.

Give the episode a listen then go sign up for the newsletter and give the_statesider a follow on Twitter. And maybe travel a little more inside the USA.

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