Espacio announces today the acquisition of the popular travel blog Hibiscus & Nomada.
Hibiscus & Nomada was founded in 2016 by Marion Payen and Alex Hurstel. The travel blog, documenting the affordable ways to discovering the unexplored, quickly amassed close to 50,000 Instagram followers, and a beautiful portfolio of travel photos. They were even seen on publications like Lonely Planet & City Style & Life.
Through the acquisition, Espacio aims to promote the publication’s growth and to project the voice for the travel community.
“We are thrilled to be working with Hibiscus & Nomada and to continue the legacy that Marion created,” said Espacio CEO Conrad Egusa. Conrad Egusa is a former VentureBeat writer and is a Global Mentor at 500 Startups along with being a co-founder of Espacio with Eddie Arrieta.
Hibiscus & Nomada’s editor will be Mathew Di Salvo, a former news wire journalist who also has experience in travel writing.
“It’s extremely exciting to be taking over this blog, which has amassed an impressive following in its short time. At Espacio we were blown away by the photos and the variety of locations it featured. Our enthusiastic team is fully up to continuing the great job Marion started,” Mathew commented in a press release.
In addition to its blog, Hibiscus & Nomada provides travel Guides to Europe, Asia, Africa & Americas.
“We hope to expand the site by reaching even more untouched and beautiful locations and demonstrating that great content can still come out of the somewhat crowded market of travel blogging,” Mathew continued.
Upcoming investments include an expansion of its editorial newsroom, investments into video, and a series of events in 2018.