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Len Testa started TouringPlans.com Part 2: He left his career to help others vacation better


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Len Testa started TouringPlans.com Part 2: He left his career to help others vacation better

Len Testa started TouringPlans.com

Len turned his passion and love for Disney World into a career helping over
100,000 vacationers a year. With The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World,
Touringplans.com and Lines mobile app he continues his crusade to make vacations
more fun. We also talk about his other vacation books about Universal Studios
Orlando, Las Vegas, Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris.

Check out Part 1

Buy: The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2014

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Episode 12
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this is the dreamers podcast where
dreamers share their stories to inspire

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you

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now join host Joe Pardo as he interviews
a dreamer who’s living their dreams

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welcome to the dreamers podcast I’m your
host Joe Carter today I’m interviewing

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been tested for the second time he’s
living his dream by making a career out

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of visiting busy world welcome back to
the show and she in French hi Hayden I’m

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doing outstanding still still still it’s
amazing . so in the last episode we cut

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it off because you have so many awesome
stories to tell that we need to make it

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a two parter because you do
larger-than-life personality he the

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charitable way of saying I talk a lot to
thank you you’re very welcome but thank

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you for being on the show so what steps
did you take to get started so it’s a

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it’s kind of a funny story but once
bobbin I decided we wanted to the

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website we went to our publisher at the
time the book publisher the time we said

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hey we want to do this website do you
want to host it and it will write the

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content but do you want to put this on
on your infrastructure because you know

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you want to control it because you know
it’s your book and its most popular

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child book in the world like I can
understand how many people control that

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and and they said no they didn’t want to
go through the expense of managing the

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website you know this is back when
websites are expensive right so you end

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up doing it are ourselves so we built
the entire website from scratch and I’m

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a programmer in a computer programmer by
trade so it wasn’t particularly

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difficult but doesn’t use the scales
took me you know it took me awhile to

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figure it out but we built the first
version the website you know we ran it

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front four like around for a couple
years it was just a total labor of love

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for making any money on on it was just
there to support the book you know we

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would do book updates and we do touring
plans and answer emails and stuff and

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then over time the the success of the
website really sort of tract or the

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growth of the website really tracks for
the growth of the internet that every

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year from like 2,000 you know 2001-2002
java 2003 more and more people in

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writing in are using the site at one
point and around i guess like 2005 I was

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