TrekShare LLC Launches theCitizen

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Web's largest trip publishing resource launches travel guidebook

TrekShare LLC, the web's largest trip publishing resource, announces the launch of The Citizen (citizen.trekshare.com). The Citizen is a unique travel guidebook written for the anti-tourist. Citizen guidebooks are written by locals, and marketed to backpackers wishing to explore a city's darker scene. While other more traditional guidebooks favor tourist attractions, theCitizen focuses on the exploration of a city from the citizen’s perspective.

“The Citizen looks to serve a completely untouched market segment in the travel publication industry. There are hundreds of guidebooks focusing on over-priced restaurants, tourist attractions, and 5 star hotels. The Citizen focuses on the backpacker that barely has enough money to stay at a hostel. If you are looking to take a week off work to go to a dude ranch, theCitizen is not for you. If you lost your wallet last summer in a complicated scam ran by some junkie from Berlin, theCitizen might be for you. If you are that junkie from Berlin, welcome to theCitizen.” – Jeremy Ahrens co-Founder TrekShare LLC

In a related announcement, TrekShare LLC is searching for talented writers with a local’s knowledge of a city’s stranger side. Authors must have lived in a city for a minimum of two years. The successful applicant will bring a unique voice to theCitizen while illuminating a city’s scene with clarity and volume. Go to citizen.trekshare.com to learn more.

About TrekShare: TrekShare is a personal communication platform that facilitates interaction amongst like-minded travelers. In order to do this TrekShare has developed numerous applications enabling our members to create dynamic travel homepages or what we call "on the fly nostalgia." TrekShare was formed in October of 2001 and currently boasts over 15,000 bold wanderers. TrekShare members share their travels by uploading pictures, travelogues, movies, and tips to their own personal travel website.

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