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New app wants to be ‘Uber’ of camping

(May 17, 2017) -- Tentrr, a free iPhone app that takes the guesswork out of camping lets users find and instantly book fully private campsites in vetted, bucolic settings, all within a few hours’ drive of major cities.

NEW YORK — Former investment banker Michael D’Agostino, who grew up camping on a farm in Litchfield, Conn., calls the industry a broken business.

The tipping point came a few summers ago, when D’Agostino found himself on vacation “directly across from a campsite of 40 people at a Wiccan convention: robes and UFO spotters and streaking and all.” It wasn’t what he’d imagined as a quiet weekend with his wife—counting stars, listening to crickets, bellies full from prime steaks grilled over a man-made fire. “We definitely took them up on some mead,” he said of the Wiccans, “but we had to keep the dog in the tent—she was going bonkers—and it was kind of like camping in Times Square.”

Read the full story by Bloomberg.com.

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About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

One comment

  1. Wow Bloomberg recycled this story! Same exact story ran around this time last year; same pics same everything.

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