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Travel Like a Baller on a Budget

The Internet is freaking awesome. Not only does it enable you to look at amazing photos of cats, but it also has opened up the possibilities of epic international travel on the cheap. Join us for a conversation with some of New York's most baller budget travelers and travel tech startups to learn how you can get out of the city in style, but on a dime. With travel-obsessed speakers from Airbnb, Jetaport, Skift, and WeHostels, and moderator Erica Swallow (@ericaswallow), this panel shan't disappoint!

There will be beer and foodstuff, and this event also happens to be the kickoff event for the relaunch of the New York Travelers Guildso don't miss it!

About Our Speakers

Jason Shames (@JasonShames) is the CEO and co-founder of Jetaport, the simplest way to plan and book group travel. Traveling is a passion of his, and helping people to enjoy their own passion for adventure is something that motivates him to make the best platform available. Jason also happens to be a fan of Chelsea Football and good quality headphones.


Jason Clampet (@jasonclampet) is the head of content and co-founder of Skiftthe travel intelligence brand. Jason previously oversaw original content programming for and is widely quoted as a travel industry expert. His advice has appeared in print, web, and broadcast in places such as CNN, The New York Times, The Associated Press, NPR, Forbes, Fortune, The Los Angeles Times, The Toronto Star, and The Travel Channel.

Sheila Karaszewski (@sheeeski) is the New York Community Manager for Airbnb, a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world. She's also a passionately curious, travel-addicted, food-obsessed freelance marketer, strategist, and communicator. She's been called a pretty good friend and family member, too!

Diego Saez-Gil (@dsaezgil) is the CEO and co-founder of WeHostels, the largest and most social hostel and budget accommodations booking app in the world, with more than 40,000 accommodations available in 800+ cities. From Argentina, Diego brings a global perspective to entrepreneurship and was selected by Endeavor as a "High-Impact Entrepreneur" in 2012.


About The New York Traveler's Guild

The New York Traveler's Guild is a community of people who simply love traveling. The meetup is organized by Hostelling International New York and WeHostels, two groups of adventurous world travelers. We love the road, and we love talking about travel over a beer or a movie, and inviting our awesome friends to come talk about their adventures.

Sign up for our events to come hear talks from world class photographers, mountaineers, filmmakers, adventurers, writers, storytellers, musicians and many others as they share their experiences from the road. Get inspired for your next trip!

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  • Michael C.

    Thank you for a fun event last night. I wanted to provide some additional resources to help people travel like a ballet on a budget. First off, google flights is amazing if you have/want flexibility with your destination. I reviewed how to use it on my website ( Someone had asked about domestic/intracountry flights. There are many resources for those, and you can usually just google that to find a good site. is excellent for flights within china. Also is an excellent consolidator for European train tickets.

    Best way to travel like a ballet? Earn tons of Chase points, Amex points, and united miles, and learn the art of credit card churning. Have fun traveling everyone!


    June 14, 2013

  • Damaly G.

    Thank you so much for this event! It was great!

    1 · June 14, 2013

  • Sophy

    First time attending an event like this, informative! Loved it!

    1 · June 14, 2013

  • Yangbo D.

    Unfortunately no longer able to attend, as I will be at another Meetup with the founder of a venture I am helping ramp up. Hope to make the next event.

    June 13, 2013

  • Andrea

    bummer I have a conflict, but would love to attend another event

    June 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    if I didnt have a wine tasting dinner, I would be there! Sounds like a great group of speakers.

    June 13, 2013

  • becks

    Air Travel Data mining startup, GDS/front end developers wanted!

    June 13, 2013

  • Kenny

    Will be travelling :-)

    1 · June 13, 2013

    • Erica S.

      hehe, love it! Where you going?

      June 13, 2013

    • Kenny

      Pgh, and possibly followed by a Rust Belt road trip loop through Ohio to Detroit, return via Toronto. Should actually be starting now! Now reminded I should bring a passport....

      1 · June 13, 2013

  • Diego S

    Looking fwd!!

    June 6, 2013

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