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About Santorini Dave

Who is Santorini Dave?

  • I’m Dave and I love to travel. I call myself the hotel expert which means I love hotels that thrill, surprise, amaze, and delight.
  • is the most popular hotel and travel blog on the internet. It attracts over 2 million readers every month and is one of the top websites for hotel reviews and hotel-related searches.
  • The Santorini Dave website has a five-star rating with readers. Read reviews here.
  • The long-term goal of Santorini Dave is to be the most trusted site on the internet for hotel information and reviews. And to use that popularity to raise money for the world’s poor (see below for more details).
  • The site is now so popular that I can’t do it all by myself. I get help from Anne O’Neill, Lindsey Walker, Dawn Shepard, and Len Davis in Seattle. Beth Reiber in Tokyo. Rushabh Mehta in Mumbai. Paul Greenway in Australia. Anna Kaminski in London. Diane Ruengsorn in Paris. Demetra Poulios in Greece. Robert Kachelriess in Las Vegas. And Eleanor Berman in NYC. They’re local experts and help me review hotels and update travel information.
  • I have a monthly newsletter. It sends free tourist maps, travel guides, and new hotel reviews to over 30,000 subscribers. Get Started Here.
  • I started travel blogging in January 2010 on the website My Little Nomads – a site about traveling with kids (I’ve since moved that content to Santorini Dave). I started Santorini Dave in September, 2012.
  • I don’t accept advertising. I do have a privacy policy and affiliate disclosure.
  • I post travel photos and videos to Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.
  • To ask me a hotel or travel question subscribe to my newsletter and you’ll get instructions on how to post questions. To contact me for any other reason my email is [email protected] Also: I truly appreciate emails about mistakes, errors, or anything outdated. If it helps other readers then I’d love to hear about it.
  • Disclaimer: “Love truth, but pardon error.” -Voltaire

Making The World A Better Place

Charitable donations to GiveDirectly from the Santorini Dave Hotel Site.

For every hotel booking made through my site I donate $3 to GiveDirectly – a wonderful charity that gives cash transfers directly to people living in extreme poverty (usually in Kenya and Uganda).

Total Donated in 2019 (so far): $179,541.
December 1, 2019 Donation: $8007
November 1, 2019 Donation: $9,018
October 1, 2019 Donation: $10,065
September 1, 2019 Donation: $12,018
August 1, 2019 Donation: $14,196
July 1, 2019 Donation: $15,822
June 1, 2019 Donation: $20,616
May 1, 2019 Donation: $19,626
April 1, 2019 Donation: $20,181
March 1, 2019 Donation: $18,529
February 1, 2019 Donation: $20,629
January 1, 2019 Donation: $10,756

Here’s more info about my donations. (Note: Until recently I was basing donations on pageviews. From now forwards they’ll be based on hotel bookings.)

I’m hoping Santorini Dave will continue to grow and my contribution to a great cause will be able to increase.

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