Rome2rio Blog

France’s incredible mechanical elephant at Les Machines de l’île in Nantes

The French are known for some pretty impressive engineering feats, such as the Eiffel Tower or TGV Train network. Less well known however is the amazing engineering accomplished by the Les Machines de l'île, an artistic and tourist project based…

France's incredible mechanical elephant at Les Machines de l'île in Nantes

The French are known for some pretty impressive engineering feats, such as the Eiffel Tower or TGV Train network. Less well known however is the amazing engineering accomplished by the Les Machines de l'île, an artistic and tourist project based…

Out and about in Melbourne, spreading the word

Since rome2rio launched, we've received advice from various people in the startup and travel tech industries about rome2rio, and how we can improve the product going forward. The advice has been invaluable and offered freely. So it's only fair tha...

Ed Hooper joins rome2rio as BizDev

We are excited to announce a new member of the rome2rio team. Ed Hooper will be joining us part-time as Business Development Manager. Ed is a business-minded technology enthusiast and no stranger to the world of startups. For the past…

rome2rio launch analysis

A few weeks ago Bernie and I visited San Francisco to kick off the launch of the beta version of rome2rio. The launch went well and we received a healthy spike in traffic, some great user feedback, and interest from…

rome2rio can save you a lot of money

rome2rio can save you money. A lot of money. I'm going to show you how. Image you live in Quebec City. You need to travel to Brussels for business. You do a search on a travel search site like Orbitz…

Adding visual appeal: rome2rio’s evolving interface

We've spent a lot of time thinking about rome2rio's user interface. The graphic design has had a major revamp over the last few weeks, thanks largely due to the contributions of my talented sister, Lara Cameron. Lara is now busy…

Adding visual appeal: rome2rio's evolving interface

We've spent a lot of time thinking about rome2rio's user interface. The graphic design has had a major revamp over the last few weeks, thanks largely due to the contributions of my talented sister, Lara Cameron. Lara is now busy…

Snappy results: why performance really matters

We've spent the last few weeks working on cleaning up our UI, improving our flight results and increasing performance. I want to talk a little about performance and how we went about improving it. Why? Because performance, in my opinion,…

rome2rio attends Window Azure BizSpark Startup Camp

A few weeks ago we got an email from the BizSpark mailing list alerting us to a Startup Camp happening here in Melbourne. The agenda sounded pretty cool – one day of tech talks all about Azure and developing for…

Train travel in India

At rome2rio we love to travel by train. We believe it's one of the most enjoyable form of transport. Often accompanied by great scenery, it offers a chance to travel with the locals. It's also often cheaper, and sometimes faster,…

Start-up life in Melbourne

It's been over four months since we both moved from Seattle back to Australia to start working full-time on rome2rio. With our inaugural blog post we've decided to reflect on those first few months, and what it has been like…