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David Thompson

International Travel & Wine Writer, Dave's Travel Corner

Dave's Travel Corner


Dave is an international travel writer and founder of Dave’s Travel Corner, a premier travel resource since 1996. He is well traveled and enjoys the outdoors, backpacking, mountain climbing, meeting people, and experiencing other cultures. Combining these interests with his expertise in technology, photography and writing, he shares his adventures on Dave’s Travel Corner and in numerous media outlets. Dave is most at home in Bangkok, Los Angeles, the Napa Valley or California’s Sierra Nevada mountains.

He is a big proponent of experiential travel — valuing experiences above “things”.

A pioneer in the travel blogging field, Dave has extensive contacts and wide influence in the travel and wine industries as well as a large audience of DTC readers and social media followers.

In 2006, he conceived the Napa Wine Project, a challenging endeavor to visit, taste with and write about every winery in the Napa Valley, California. He has now completed more than 770 visits and reviews of Napa producers/wineries for the project.

His most recent projects include the American Express Points Program, a 10 month-long assignment as corOZpondent for Tourism Australia, and expert wine guide for Bravo Your City.



International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association
The Traveler's Century Club
Los Angeles Consortium of Online Travel Writers
Travel Massive, Los Angeles
North American Travel Journalists Association


Ownership of most things is overrated. Ownership of worldly experiences is not.

Perspective is the most important word in travel. Sometimes those who grow up in an urban environment don’t have the perspective that one has who grows up in the country and vice versa. Both perspectives are equally important and a person who deeply understands both and is comfortable in both environments is exceedingly rare.