Some of you know I travel often. After thinking about it a while, I realized that I had lots of information to share with people about gear, hotels, restaurants, venues, and more. So, with that in mind, I’m soft launching Man on the Go, a travel site covering reviews of products, places, and experiences (mostly with the business traveler in mind).
There are many reasons why I’m launching this. I’m using it as a teaching project, to show people how to build sites to help them achieve escape velocity. I’ll be building the results into a new course I’ll be launching shortly, so that you can see my failures and successes as they progress. How can I talk about it without doing it.
Another reason is that I am building out the media capabilities of my new company. It won’t just be a “Chris Brogan” project, but rather, a project that my new company maintains. Because my new company focuses on media and education, this is a great project to use to flesh out those experiences.
Finally, it’s a way to make use of all the travel material I seem to do. I’m on the road a lot. Why not make some value out of it by sharing what works for me and what doesn’t? As time goes on, you’ll see more hotel tours, more interviews with restauranteurs, more travel tips and ideas, and whatever else evolves.
The site was designed by the team at 9seeds. John Hawkins and I had a beer or two in Las Vegas, and I knew immediately that I wanted to work with his team. They don’t just do WordPress work; they do all kinds of back end PHP design. They’re not artists, which is why I hired someone for logo design.
The logo was designed by Craig Lee, who I met over at 99designs.com. I liked how he interpreted my idea, and I think this is a great iteration of his work. I have two other variant logos, but will keep this one for a while.
The theme is called Press75 Video Elements, a premium theme dedicated to video. It’s been weird using a non-Thesis theme (as I’ve been using Thesis for quite a while), but I’m getting used to it, and I love how it presents video.
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If you’re into business travel, take a glance at Man on the Go and let me know what you think. And if not, keep your eyes peeled for the other related announcements.