Slacktyde is run by two travel enthusiasts who met during a semester abroad in Australia. We became friends immediately and within weeks, took off for a 10 day camping trip along the coast of Western Australia. We camped in a A$30 tent (not built for outdoors) and were 100% not prepared, but it was an unforgettable trip because of those mishaps.
After returning home from study abroad, we saw each other frequently by making 14 hour road trips. These trips became more frequent as we were putting Slacktyde together for the Entrepreneurship Initiative showcase (founded by Harold Grinspoon Foundation). While at the showcase, we got news that we would be receiving funding money from Grinspoon, plus additional grant money from another source.
One of us currently resides in Indiana and works in digital marketing, the other resides in Hawaii and works in marine biology. While we aren't where we want to be, we are both hoping that we will be able to call Australia our home again someday.