About Traveldudes

Hi fellow Travelers and welcome to Traveldudes! - The first Social Travel platform!

I'm sure you've had similar experiences I had whilst traveling. You're in a certain place and a fellow traveler, or a local, tip you off on a little-known beach, bar or accommodation. Great travel tips from other travelers or locals always add something special to our travels. That was the inspiration for Traveldudes.

Traveldudes is a private initiative & doesn't have a big budget like other commercial sites. What Traveldudes provides, are valuable tips, inspiration and advice from travelers based on their first-hand experience.

Traveldudes is a community of travelers whose aim is to assist fellow travelers on their adventures around the world and help enhance their travel experience. Follow Dudes or specific niches (keywords) to get quality travel content listed in your own profile timeline! For Travelers, By Travelers!

If you like to travel, register for free & share your own travel experiences! Recommend Traveldudes, invite your friends and travel buddies to join as well! Fellow travelers around the world will thank you for it!

Thanks! Yours Melvin

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Melvin Böcher

Founder, CEO

Melvin loves to travel, to discover the world, to travel free & untroubled & still be informed like an insider. Founder & CEO of Travel Dudes, COO of iambassador and he is the creater of the award winning marketing campaign & concept "Blog Ville".

Travel Dudes

Keith Jenkins


Founder of the Velvet Escape luxury travel blog and iambassador.net. Inspired by travel, nature, people, music, sports, architecture, aviation and photography.

Velvet Escape.com

Alastair McKenzie

Publisher Blog/News section

Travel editor/broadcaster/blogger for over a quarter century, social media evangelist, and still eagerly looking for what's coming next!


Bridget Williamson


South African writer and blogger looking for the awesome in travel, food and delicious wine. Collector of passport stamps.

Here n There

Nicholas Montemaggi

Director of Marketing

Travel & Digital are my passions! Director of Marketing for Travel Dudes & iambassador. Former Digital PR & Online Media Manager for the Emilia Romagna Tourist Board.

Jenna Davis

Marketing & Campaign Management

Jenna is a Canadian content creator and freelance travel blogger currently based in Dusseldorf, Germany. She loves sustainable and philanthropic travel experiences across the globe. Jenna is blogging her way through our Travel Dudes adventures abroad!

Give for Granted

Nienke Krook

Social Media Manager

Dutch travel blogger and Pinterest consultant living in London. As 'The Travel Tester', Nienke writes about expat life and self-development through travel.

The Travel Tester

Greg Snell


Greg Snell is a Canadian Adventure Tour Guide, Documentary Film Maker, Freelance Photographer, Youtube Video Producer, and winner of Australia's ‘Best Jobs in the World’ competition.

Travel Global Think Local

Jenna Finch

Social Media Manager

Jenna is an American Social Media Manager currently based in Cape Town, South Africa. She specializes in managing our campaigns across various platforms. Jenna enjoys offbeat travel in the Middle East and Africa and is always in the process of plotting her next adventure.

See Jen Travel

Arpita Bhattacharya


Arpita lives in the midst of the cacophony of Kolkata, India but has spent the majority of her life living and travelling the world, spread over three continents. Currently she is devouring her 'To Be Read List' and exploring the world, one book at a time.

Bag Full of Books

Rui Dantas Rodrigues


Rui is a filmmaker from Madeira Island, Portugal and founder of Terminal 7. Rui is always looking for inspiration, to achieve crazy ideas and improbable angles. From food, wine, cities and people, everything and everyone has got a story to tell.

Terminal 7

Here you will find the most popular travel tips:

New York City welcomes tourists with open arms, but don't fall victim to all the tourist traps on your next trip! Differentiate the "tourist traps" and the must-see attractions, in order to get the most out of your trip.
Lizz Riggs recommends: The Do's and Don'ts of Being a Tourist in New York City

Tutte le strade portano a Roma - All roads lead to Rome. This is an ancient Italian saying, and if it is true, then you'll be visiting Rome sooner or later! Advice No1: Don’t do what the Romans don't. This is because some tourist habits are somewhat funny, while others are just plain offensive. Let’s see some suggestions!
ryanaimclear shared: Tourist Alert! 10 Things NOT To Do When in Rome

"I dont have much money, nor do I like to spend it when I do."  Sounds familiar? Then road tripping can be a surprisingly cheap adventure, give your country has fairly maintained roads, and interesting things. Here are 5 general tips for the sleepy road tripper on a budget, the camper who gets caught in some serious rain, or just someone who wants the option.
Migrant_Mind recommends: 5 Tips for Sleeping in Your Car

32 of the best things to do in New Zealand. From bungee jumping to spotting glowworms, New Zealand is packed with amazing options. New Zealand is one of the world's most beautiful travel destinations.
Victoria recommends: 32 Things Not to Miss in New Zealand

London is just one city in the United Kindom. But with the cost of travelling the country being so ridiculously high, can you blame so many visitors for not venturing beyond the capital? However, there are cheap ways to travel around the region... Sometimes ridiculously cheap. Want to see the UK but can't afford to get out of London? Here are some tips to cheap travel, including how to find £1 cross-country bus fares.
Megan shared: How to Travel Cheaply in the United Kingdom

From Tokyo’s dizzying skyscrapes and head-spinning nightlife to the stunning temples of Kyoto, you’ll never be short of things to do in Japan. Combining traditon with bustling modernity, Japan will get your head spinning! Follow this guide to make the best out of your stay!
A Girl Who Travels experienced: Five Unmissable Japanese Experiences

Travel for free or next to nothing? Who’s kidding whom? Is that even possible? We assure you, it’s very much possible. People do it all the time. You just have to know how. Check out these 18 ways!
Teena shared: 18 Ways To Travel For Free Or Next To Nothing

We would like to recommend Top 10 things to do in Hanoi, Vietnam.
VietnamHeritage recommends: Top 10 Things To Do in Hanoi, Vietnam

Secrets are meant to be kept, but in this case we could not hold it in any longer. Barcelona has a few secrets ready to be revealed and this Top 7 List of Secrets will help you do just that!
ApartmentBarcelona shared: 7 Top Secrets about Barcelona

Here are the most inspiring experiences that will make your heart beat faster. You can only  fall in love with South Africa!
Villy knows: The Best Experiences of South Africa

So you’ve fallen in love with the idea of visiting Ljubljana, Slovenia, but you have no idea how you’re going to fit this entire trip into a long weekend off of work.
Here you go!
Jenna recommends: The Long Weekend Guide to Exploring Ljubljana

You don't need to be fluent in the language of the country that you are traveling to, but learning some key phrases makes a great impression.
These helpful phrases will open doors and help you gain immediate acceptance.

Here are some helpful phrases in 5 common languages to know when traveling in Europe - French, Italian, Spanish, German and Dutch:
JonALA translated: Phrases in 5 Common Languages to Know when Traveling in Europe