Hostel Dog Launches Custom Travel Cards

| September 12, 2010 | 5 Comments
hosteldog Hostel Dog Launches Custom Travel Cards

Personalize your trip with custom travel cards from Hostel Dog.

Note:  This isn’t a sponsored post. The blogger’s curse is this — whenever we rave about something, the very next question we get (without fail) is whether the target of our affections is a paid advertiser or not—Hostel Dog is not. We simply admire their design aesthetic and felt that their product deserved wider attention. We want to be really clear about our own blog and our own business standards. We disclose everything we imagine to be materially relevant to things we write about. Our disclosures have been posted here since the blog was launched. Of course, all our readers are always weclome to ask, but we are fairly quick to disclose in-post and even in-tweet when we’re talking about something that might afford us gain.


Are you about to set off on a big trip or round-the-world tour? Check out the new line of custom travel cards from the folks at Hostel Dog—’Hostel Dog Custom Travel Cards‘.

These pocket-sized and cards are a unique way to personalize your travels, promote your brand (if you’re a blogger) and stay better connected with new friends on the road—as well as family back home. These are such a good idea, we’ve added them to our ‘Round-The-World Pre-Departure Travel Checklist’.

Kathryn and I really dig the products available from Hostel Dog—they’ve identified a great niche and are knocking it out of the park with some interesting designs.

Available in quantities from 100 to 500, Hostel Dog’s travel cards are custom-designed to fit your unique needs—whether you’re looking for a travel-inspired business card, a more convenient travel journal or a way to quickly let others know where you’re going and when, these travel cards make for a truly polished and convenient way to stay in touch. Check out the inaugural launch of Hostel Dog’s travel cards here.

They use only the best materials that will stand up to challenges of being on the road. All cards are created by hand and are made from 15 pt card stock, feathure full colour printing and a matte finish. These cards are great for:

  • Quickly and clearly provide contact info, including Twitter account, email address and website URL
  • Easily stay in touch with new travel friends and hostel dwellers
  • Give a stack to friends and family to calm their nerves
  • Inform others of your Twitter and blogging efforts with…no effort.
  • Use them to identify your stuff and slap hands that get too close.

Design and shipped within 1–2 weeks. Cool stuff! Check all their designs out here.


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For nearly ten years now, Daniel of Two Go Round-The-World has explored how travel captures our imagination and engages our deepest emotions. One half of the duo that maintains the widely read Two Go Round-The-World blog, Daniel treats his subjects not only as works of art but also as symbols of the cultural and political forces that inspire them. His latest book, The Physics of Flocking, gathers his favourite writing featured over the past two years on Two Go Round-The-World in columns like 'Looking Back' and 'The Whole Picture'—along with new reflections.

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  1. Daniel says:


    Is this a sponsored post?

    • Daniel says:


      Hi Daniel—fair question. No this isn’t a sponsored post. The blogger’s curse is this — whenever we rave about something, the very next question we get (without fail) is whether the target of our affections is a paid advertiser or not.

      I merely subscribe to Hostel Dog’s newsletter and — because we admired the ingenuity here — thought it deserved a wider audience. And because it fit our readers’ interests, we felt this was the perfect place for it.

      At the same time, this isn’t a review—just information regarding a new product that we’ve never seen. As mentioned in the post, we just admire Hostel Dog’s design aesthetic.

      That being said, it’s reasonable and absolutely undertsandable that people ask. In a world where so few people disclose their relationships, we find ourselves wondering sometimes, ourselves (er, not about us, but others).

      Let me be really clear about our own blog and our own business standards. We disclose everything we imagine to be materially relevant to things we write about. Our disclosures have been posted here since the blog was launched.

      Of course, all our readers are always weclome to ask, but we are fairly quick to disclose in-post and even in-tweet when we’re talking about something that might afford us gain.

    • Daniel says:


      Thanks for clarifying. To be honest some of the recent travel blogger (not this blog but others) controversy over this topic is why it was on my mind. I’m glad to hear that you’re cautious to always provide disclosure.

      Honestly, I read the post over several times before deciding to ask. I completely understand wanting to share cool new things you come across.

      In the interest of providing something constructive, you should check out moo cards us.moo.com. The aesthetic of those cards is pretty different than the hostel dog cards, but they serve a similar function. I was thinking of getting them for our trip. They focus less on the topography, which is quite nice on the hostel dog cards, and more on color and photography. They’re cheaper too I think, starting at $20 for 100

    • Daniel says:


      Thanks, Daniel. Like I said, I appreciate your asking the question — it gave us a chance to clear the air! And thanks for the recommendation — I’ll be sure to check out moo cards, too, and we’ll collect all of these suggestions into a post.

  2. Garrett says:


    Daniels – I’m the owner of Hostel Dog and I randomly just came across your post. I’m glad you appreciate them!

    And I’ll echo that this was in no way a sponsored post. I see this went up two weeks ago and I just randomly found it now.

    I’m glad you like our gear. Thanks!

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