The vast selection of websites and apps available can help to make your travel planning process more efficient and organized. In this article we’ll look at 7 unique websites that you may want to incorporate into your travel planning. Each site can help you in some unique way, so browse through the descriptions and see what can be of use to you.
TripIt helps you to organize your travel itinerary. You create an account, forward your travel confirmation emails to email@example.com and it will automatically pull relevant information from those emails (such as confirmation numbers, flight numbers, check in/check out times and dates, prices, etc.). Additionally, you can also enter your plans manually. TripIt has an iPhone and Android app that allows you to keep all of your travel plans right on your phone. You can then get directions, find restaurants in the local area, and more.
With TravelMuse you can plan by creating a trip, creating a schedule and saving items and locations. You can bookmark any website, page, photo or snippet of text. You can also invite friends to collaborate on your planning, and you can even print a customized guide (PDF) for your trip.
GoPlanIt combines trip planning and social networking. You can view destinations from around the world and see the most popular activities, restaurants, and hotels based on other users. When you are ready to plan, create the itinerary for your trip and share it with your friends if you like. You can save notes, find things to do nearby, export your calendar, and more.
As you’re leaving on a trip you probably have the feeling that you forgot to pack something or that you forgot to do something before leaving home. Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush is a highly-useful site/app because it lets you create a personalized checklist so you won’t have to worry about things like this anymore. View your checklist to see what still needs to be done, and avoid forgetting important details.
Triporama helps with organizing and planning group trips. You can create your trip homepage, send invites, share travel research, communicate with your travel companions, map your plans, and more.
If you are planning a trip and you wonder how much it would cost to take a taxi from the airport to your hotel just enter the details into World Taximeter and you’ll get an estimated price. A mobile version of the site is also available so you can use it on the go.
Are you planning a trip and wondering if you should drive or fly? Drive Pricing can help. Just enter starting point and destination, estimated miles per gallon for your vehicle, and it will calculate an estimated cost for gas.
Are there other unique websites that you use in your travel planning?
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