Free Camping as an Information Exchange

Recently, while hiking Heart Mountain, I met Matthew.

It was my pleasure to share with him the name of a camping app, “WikiCamps.” This app not only tells you where all rest areas and campgrounds are, but it also tells you where there are free places to camp. You can use it in five countries.

He will likely make use of this information which could positively affect his summer plans. This is an example of the “Information Exchange” that is always possible when two or more people meet and have a conversation. That’s all it takes to have a “Talk2MorePeople” encounter. Conversations like this change lives for the better. Even though we need to physically distance at this time, it remains important and worthwhile to Talk2MorePeople.

What a lovely compliment to my hike.


Creating connections in Calgary, Canada, Tony Esteves is a play-based facilitator, keynote speaker and performer. He studied at the Second City Improv Training Centre, has a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and has been performing with Le Cirque de la Nuit since 2014. He was a part of their 2016 TEDx performance, “The Creative Process.” In the circus, Tony dazzles, juggles and plays with audiences to create memorable experiences. 

He believes that people can move their lives and businesses forward by having more face-to-face conversations and therefore created the Talk2MorePeople Project. During this social experiment, Tony met at least one new stranger a day for an entire year, and through the people he met, transformed his life for the better. In total over 550 strangers came into his life that year. The Talk2MorePeople book teaches people how to make face-to-face connections and will be released in 2020.

Many of Tony’s connections came from the 40 countries that he has travelled to or worked in. In his free time, you can find Tony scrambling or snowboarding in the Canadian Rockies, studying a language or playing mini-Ping-Pong.