Santorini Dave

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About Santorini Dave

Who is Santorini Dave?

  • I’m Dave and I love to travel. I’ve named myself the hotel expert which means I love hotels that thrill, surprise, amaze, and delight.
  • is the most popular 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 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 and Lindsey Walker in Seattle. Beth Reiber in Tokyo. Rushabh Mehta in Mumbai. Paul Greenway in Australia. Anna Kaminski in London. Diane Ruengsorn in Paris. Robert Kachelriess in Las Vegas. And Eleanor Berman in NYC. They’re local experts and help me review hotels and update travel information. If reviewing hotels sounds interesting to you take a look a this travel writing job.
  • I have a monthly newsletter. It sends free travel guides and new hotel reviews to over 16,000 subscribers. Sign up 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 don’t put any effort into social media. If you want an easy way to get all new content then subscribe to my newsletter.
  • I answer all travel questions on my site (leave a comment on any page) but if you need to contact me my email is [email protected] Also: I truly appreciate emails about mistakes, errors, or anything outdated.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 100 pageviews on Santorini Dave I donate $1 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): $49,914.
January 1, 2019: $10,756 (based on 1,075,575 pageviews on
February 1, 2019: $20,629 (based on 2,062,851 pageviews on
March 1, 2019: $18,529 (based on 1,852,853 pageviews on

Here are screenshots of my donations.

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