Espacio announces today that the travel blog, Hibiscus & Nomada, was acquired by the media incubator.
“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 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 it’s voice into the travel community. Hibiscus & Nomada’s editor will be Mathew Di Salvo, a former news wire journalist who also has experience in travel writing.
In a press release, Mathew commented,”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.”
Espacio’s upcoming investments into the publication will include an expansion of its editorial newsroom, investments into video, and a series of events in 2018.
In addition to its blog, Hibiscus & Nomada provides travel Guides to Europe, Asia, Africa and the 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.”