Welcome to Awayn

Founded in April of 2017, Scottsdale, Arizona, Awayn is a community-driven platform for traveling and outdoor discovery where our members can share and submit location-based contents such as traveling experiences, secret insights, recommended packing list or sell and buy used outdoor gears in "Gear Exchange Marketplace".

Our Story

It all started when we decided to travel to Southern California for our first surfing adventure.  Newbies to surfing, we had lots of questions and needed lots of information regarding our upcoming adventure.  Where should we go in Southern California?  Was there a beach that was particularly good for first-timers?  Where should we stay when we were there?  What equipment and gear did we need?   Would we have to buy that gear or could we rent it at a nearby surf shop?  What was the approximate cost to buy or rent a surfboard?

We spent hours on the internet…reading blogs, scouring travel tips, visiting forums.  There didn’t seem to be any one site on the internet that could tell us all we needed to embark on our adventure.  Finally, after wasting hours on the internet, we decided to just drive to a beach in Southern California and see if we could find any locals who could provide us with the info we needed.

It would have been so much easier if there had been a site on the internet that provided all of the information we needed to plan our adventure.   

With this in mind, we found Awayn.com, your “one-stop information shop” for your next adventure, activity, or experience.   Awayn.com is a community-based site in which you can gather information for your next adventure or you can share your last adventure with our site visitors.  It’s a place where you can get honest recommendations based on someone’s personal experience.  You can browse the site to get ideas for your next adventure, or, if you already have an adventure in mind, you can use the site to gather useful information that will save you time and money as you embark on that adventure.   If you don’t find specific information regarding your upcoming adventure on our site, we encourage you to post your questions on our forum.  We’ll bet that one of our helpful site visitors will be able to help you with the information you’re looking for.

Or, if you want to share one of your recent adventures with our community, we’d like to hear about it.  Maybe there are others who would like to have the same adventure.  Maybe your tips regarding that adventure will help other community members have a better experience.

And for those of you looking to buy gear for your next adventure or sell gear from your last adventure, we encourage you to visit the Gear Exchange Marketplace, located on this site.

Enjoy your next adventure.   Have fun and “seize the day”.

Founders:

Dela Ariela Rostami

Dela is a front-end developer and UI designer. She has received her BFA from Minnesota State University,  Moorhead and her Master’s degree in UX Research design from UC Davis. It was at UC Davis when she first became familiar with the concept of upcycling of found objects. During her MFA research study, Dela was also a teaching assistant for different classes with “textile, fashion industry, and sustainability” concentrations.  After graduation, she followed her passion for traveling and sustainability and collaborated with many projects promoting sustainable sports clothing.

Pedram Ariel Rostami

Pedram is an engineer with more than 10 years of combined experience in energy and mining industries. He has a Master’s degree from New Mexico Tech and received his Ph.D. in geological/geophysical engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno.

He is a gymaholic, and outdoor enthusiasts with a passion for flying but obsessed with making & designing jet engines.

www.pdrvc.com

Team Members:

Ben Cleaver

Media wizard, and head of communication. Ben graduated from the School of Management at University of Bradford

Contact us

General Matters: Hello@awayn.com

Business Matters: Business@awayn.com

Media/Feature: Media@awayn.com

Phone: (424) 279-8963