Hi I’m Rob and I’m the creator of Distantias a travel planning and community tool.
What does Distantias even mean? Is it a word? Where does it come from?
Well, I was looking for a one word name that was different and not in everyday use that had a relationship to the word “Distance” without being too generic or distant from the meaning. Quite a tall order.
Distantias seemed like a good fit and it derives from the latin “Distantia” and is a plural of the noun.
Distantia has two meanings:
- distance, remoteness
- difference, diversity
I like the fact that its very meanings encompass what the domain is intended to be all about as it covers; closing the distance between remote locations whilst celebrating our differences and diversities across borders.
The more that people get involved, the better the project will be. It’s ok without, but is more fun and useful with.
Travel and planning should be fun and I’d hope that as this thing grows, it’ll help add to that outcome.
You can read about some of the reasoning behind this project here if you’d like to.
Peace and love