I travel, therefore I am.

Read this blog post.

Come on a 10 minute journey.

When it’s over, you’ll smile at life and life will smile back. Trust me.

I’m a big fan of watching the world in stop-motion:

Take a step back, take a deep breath, watch the world go by and take it all in.

WATCH THIS FIRST 4:50

But don’t take too long, don’t let life pass you by.

Live your life, don’t let life live you.

MOVE 1:00

Now check this out, and pay attention to the quotes…and the fun.

MAKE IT COUNT 4:38

Is it possible to live life like that, and DO MORE, everyday?

Yes.  Life is awesome when you travel, and now you can travel even more.

At Roomer, we get to help people discover the world, live life in the moment and indulge themselves at the same time. Because at Roomer it’s an experience, not a saving.

It’s not just “save 50% on your hotel room…”

It’s “save 50% on your lavish hotel room then go blow it on that cool t-shirt you saw window shopping on Fifth Ave, then pig out on a five course gourmet meal in a fancy restaurant that didn’t suit your travel budget, and for once in your life shout out in the middle of a bar in SOHO “this round is on me!”  to a bunch of strangers that you’re having the time of your life with,”

You can do that with Roomer.

Now, close your eyes, picture your next vacation, and smile.

THIS ONE’S FOR OLD TIMES SAKE

Roomer travel tunes

The Lumineers – The Dead Sea

I stood alone, upon the platform in vain
Puerto Ricans they were playing me salsa in the rain
With open doors and manual locks
In fast food parking lots

I headed West, I was a man on the move
New York had lied to me, I needed the truth
Oh, I need somebody, needed someone I could trust
I don’t gamble, but if I did I would bet on us

Like the Dead Sea
You told me I was like the Dead Sea
You’ll never sink when you are with me
Oh Lord, like the Dead Sea

Whoa, I’m like the Dead Sea
The finest words you ever said to me
Honey can’t you see,
I was born to be, be your Dead Sea

You told me you were good at running away
Domestic life, it never suited you like a suitcase
You left with just the clothes on your back
You took the rest when you took the map

Yes, there are times we live for somebody else
Your father died and you decided to live
It for yourself you felt, you just felt it was time
And I’m glad, cause you with cats, that’s just not right

Like the Dead Sea
You told me I was like the Dead Sea
You’ll never sink when you are with me
Oh Lord, I’m your Dead Sea

Whoa, I’m like the Dead Sea
The finest words you ever said to me
Honey can’t you see
I was born to be, be your dead sea

I been down, I been defeated
You’re the message I was heeding
Would you stay,
Would you stay the night?

Dead Sea,
You told me I was like the Dead Sea
I never sink when you are with me
Oh Lord, I’m your Dead Sea

Whoa, I’m like the Dead Sea
The finest words you ever said to me
Honey can’t you see
I was born to be, be your Dead Sea

 

The new economy – The good economy

“It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.”
― Roy Disney

“Don’t let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth – don’t let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.”
― Aesop

“Tell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are.”
― José Ortega y Gasset

There was no era at time where people had as much information as they have today. In one click of a button we can discover, share, teach or study information, unlike any other time before.

Information leads to knowledge, and in some cases – to understanding, of the world around us and ourselves as part of this world.

It’s nothing new that values become a big part of our consuming decisions – weather to buy a “green” shampoo or prefer buying the bit-more-expensive product because it was made by special people – it makes us feel better with ourselves to know that what we buy reflects the way we perceive the world and shares the same values with us, even in a superficial way.

And while the old economy was mostly based only on lower  price – meaning manufacturing power and operations effectivness – which leads today companies like Apple to move their operations to China and so on – the new economy will be based on values.

We can see the grassroots of the people that create that kind of new economy in Kickstarter – where people invest money for projects they care about and believe in the idea behind that. Old-world-investors care about much more “dry” managerial things than the Kickstarters, and as long as good entrepreneurs will arrive there and will keep chasing their dreams – and fulfilling them by crowdsourcing – this amazing cycle has no reason to stop.

The new economy cannot be based on greed or power or money;

It must be based on knowledge, truth, values and good.

And I’m very happy to know that this is what we’re doing here in Roomer, and that we’re a part of this new economy, the good economy.

“And in the end

the love you take

is equal to the love you make”

(The Beatles)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YH9P_vwpLXk