It’s been a year of travel here on Work|Wear|Wander I suppose. While I shared recaps of my Belizean Christmas vacation last week (here and here), today’s post is all about my favorite five websites when it comes to traveling. These innovative startups are changing the we prepare for travel and what we do when we’re vacationing!
I used to stay in hotels when I traveled, but thanks to Airbnb, now we’re able to find homes that not only perfectly suit our needs, but also are usually cheaper than a hotel stay! You can search for entire homes, private rooms or even shared rooms in cities all over the world, and select from a variety of filters to ensure your home away from home is exactly what you’re looking for. We specifically love it for trips that we want to bring the dogs with us on, as well as group trips! And bonus: you can even use it to offer up your home or room for rent to make a little extra cash.
If you’re a first-time user, click this link for $20 off your first stay or an $80 bonus to host guests at your place.
Trying to coordinate a group trip? Travefy can help! It’s the perfect place to discover, discuss and organize trip ideas together, and it enables you to collect money and deposits for trip expenses right in the app! With Travefy, you can search for restaurants and activities, as well as book hotels or vacation rentals around the world. Save ideas to a shared board to talk about them with your fellow travelers. Group travel for bachelorette parties, weddings, family trips and more have never been easier to plan together!
While Airbnb lets Michael and I bring the dogs with us on some trips, they unfortunately can’t travel everywhere with us. For that, luckily there’s Rover! On Rover, you can quickly and easily find petsitters to watch your furry friends at your home or theirs. Each sitter has a profile, where you can read reviews from their other clients and learn all about their experience. And bonus: most of them are background checked and carry Rover’s insurance policy should your pets need an unexpected vet appointment while you’re away.
If you’re a first-time user, click this link for $20 off your fur babies’ first service.
Just landed in a new city and not sure what to do? Enter Headout! This iOS and Android app is designed to help you find the best activities, events and tours happening around you, get exclusive last minute discounts and reserve them in seconds. Tours, guides, activities, events, attractions, local experts…they’re all in Headout and right at your fingertips! Who needs to plan ahead?
Traveling the world and looking for a truly unique dining experience? How about finding locals to host you for dinner in their house?! That’s exactly what BonAppetour can help you do! This isn’t your typical restaurant meal; it’s a true dining experience. Think cozy rooftop dinner in Rome or Paella-making workshop in Barcelona, for example. Truly experience a location, and make new friends in the process with BonAppetour!
If you’re a first-time user, click here for a $25 off when you dine or a $75 credit when you host.
What websites do you use for improving your travel experience?