We had the good fortune of connecting with SIMONE SALTON and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi SIMONE, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
We started our “World Mappers’ Project” random, by publishing a series of #Face2Face pictures on Instagram and gaining lot of success. From then we decided to keep publishing more information and advise about our travels and to open a Travel Blog dedicated to LGBT Tourism but open to everyone.
From a random photo during our first trip together as a couple, the challenge was born to take a #Face2Face photo in every city and corner of the world.
At the same time we worked on the creation of a blog, creating a collection of practical guides to let our followers travel with us. Our blog is structured in different sections that can be easily consulted. The Map’Guide are Gay & Lesbian Friendly travel guides on different destinations internationally. These are then accompanied by single Map’City, collections of practical information on the main cities around the world, with many of our tips for living unique and out of the ordinary experiences. Finally, with the addition of the Map’Info, Map’Foody and Map’Hotel categories, we present useful tips to better organize a holiday, recipes and flavors from around the world and a range of LGBT friendly hotels.
After the great success with the Travel theme, we launched on an innovative section, through the Map’Advisor project. A collection of our greatest passions and the presentation of products related to them. Furnishing items, personal care, travel accessories, photography, unique experiences and much more that we like to recommend to those who follow us.
Through our writing, our photographs and our videos, we want to share everything that is worth seeing and experiencing for us. We want to create authentic content, intended for the LGBT + community and beyond, thanks to our experiences and memories. We have tried everything we tell on our skin, and it has given us such deep emotions that we have decided to share them with you.
Explore the world. Visit new destinations. Discover local cultures and flavors.
This is the true soul of the World Mappers.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
This the travel experience of two Italian guys who have decided to start a new chapter of their life, sharing their passion for travel and pursuing the goal of leaving a mark in every part of the world.
Travel / Friendship / Love – These are the three reasons that started our project.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
DOLOMITES – GAY FRIENDLY TOUR Day 1 arrival to TRENTO
Day 2 TRENTO – VAL DI SOLE Rafting – RENON Lama Trekking – BOLZANO
Day 3 BOLZANO – ORTISEI – SECEDA – QC TERME DOLOMITI – LAGO DI CAREZZA – BOLZANO
Day 4 BOLZANO – LAGO DI RESIA – MERANO – BRESSANONE
Day 5 BRESSANONE – TRE CIME DI LAVAREDO Full Day Trekking – BRUNICO
Day 6 BRUNICO – LAGO DI BRAIES – VAL DI FUNES Trekking – TRENTO
Day 7 TRENTO and departure
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
World Mappers – Simone & Marco