David I Thompson

David I Thompson
member for over 8 years

Member Since: Aug 2010

Dave is the founder of Dave's Travel Corner. With nearly 20 years of online exposure, the site has become a leading Independent online travel and lifestyle platform for content creation and promotion. We work with destinations and brands to execute campaigns and stories using a combination of written content, photography, videos and social media platforms & events. We maintain a strong social media presence of more than 300,000 followers across Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and other mainstream social media channels.

Clients have included American Express, Can Am Spyder, Contiki, Holland America Line, LAXishappening, Marriott, NatureBox, Oceandwide Expeditions, Rocky Mountaineer, Stearns & Foster, Tourism Australia (one of their CorOZpondents & winner of Adrian Awards in NYC) & Viking River Cruises among others.

This site has been mentioned in Huffington Post, National Geographic Traveler, Seattle Times and USA Today Travel. Dave has freelanced for Four Seasons Magazine, Napa Valley Life, Robb Report and Travel Mindset. Over the years, we have worked with numerous domestic and international destinations. Dave is a member of the Traveler’s Century Club, NATJA & IFWTWA.

Over 450 contributors have posted content to this site; our contributors come from various backgrounds, locations and maintain their own contacts, outlets and publications they write for.

Combining these interests with his expertise in technology, photography and writing, he shares his adventures on Dave’s Travel Corner and in select media outlets. Dave is most at home in Bangkok, Los Angeles, the Napa Valley or California’s Sierra Nevada mountains.

In 2006, he conceived the Napa Wine Project., a challenging endeavor to visit, taste with and write about every winery in Napa Valley, California. He has now completed more than 800 visits and written reviews of Napa producers.

His first book titled 'The Freeways of Los Angeles' was published in 2010.

He is a big proponent of experiential travel, valuing experiences far above "things". 

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Published Articles (7)

Travel Guides

Over 60 in depth travel guides

Travel Journals

Approximately 120 International travel journals

Robb Report: Reds

One of three articles on recommended holiday wines from the Napa Valley
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Napa Winery Reviews

Over 800 individual write-ups and reviews of Napa Wineries, all listed here – based on personally visiting each winery

Four Seasons Magazine: Best Wineries in Napa Valley

Best wineries in the Napa Valley

Exposure & Media

Listing of exposure and media publicity

corOZpondent Influencer

10-month contract with Tourism Australia to promote Australian experiences

Published Books (1)

The Freeways of Los Angeles

The Freeways of Los Angeles highlights all major freeways in the Los Angeles and Orange County Metropolitan regions. Short descriptions are provided about each freeway and include their common names, […]

Global Writes (1)

Island Escape: The Maldives  – Zitahli Resort & Spa Kuda-Funafaru

Island Escape: The Maldives – Zitahli Resort & Spa Kuda-Funafaru

A stay on a private island in the middle of the Maldives can make the rest of the world seem mundane, pedestrian in comparison. Such is the case of Zitahli Resort & Spa Kuda-Funafaru on its own private island in the heart of the Noonu Atoll, accessible via a 50-minute seaplane ride from Male (the capital city of the Maldives).