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Google Trips

Exploring the world with all your travel info in one place

Lachlan Campbell- Code, apps, design, high school.
Google recently released an app for traveling! I don't love it but it surfaces reservations out of Gmail automatically.
Jack Dweck- Product Manager at Unroll.Me
I agree with Lachlan. Google Trips has become indispensable when traveling. It automatically pulls in all of your travel info from Gmail (flights, accommodations, reservations, etc...) and let's you download an easy to read itinerary.
Chakkaradeep- Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
Hands down best app if you want to explore the area you are traveling. You can also download the details offline so you can plan something in your flight before you reach the destination.
15 Alternatives to Google Trips

Sidekix

A new way to explore hundreds of cities on foot. It's free!

Sidekix is a smart walking and urban discovery app which offers routes according to your interests.

Jenny Drezin- Co-Founder, Sidekix
Helps you avoid FOMO when you travel so you won't miss our on cool things around you when exploring around town.
latimes.com
Skip the tourist bus and see the sights on foot with the help of this app. Name: Sidekix What it does: The app helps travelers find local points of interest, creates a walkable itinerary and navigates the route. Cost: Free Available: In the App Store, requires iOS 8.0 or later.
5 Alternatives to Sidekix

Foursquare 10

Your ultimate city guide, in your pocket

Ben Tossell- Co-Founder, Token Daily
I use FourSquare a lot when travelling (not so much at home), especially going to the USA. The wealth of data they have is just huge. So much useful things on there.
Sezgin Hergul- Product Marketing @ GetResponse
Alternatively, if people are active on Foursquare in your city, you can also see this type of information inside the app too.
Karri Saarinen- Design at Airbnb. YC alumn.
My favorite tool for looking up places. Only app I actually trust the recommendations.
17 Alternatives to Foursquare 10

Journy

Tastemaker-driven concierge to plan your perfect trip

Ryan Hoover- Founder, Product Hunt
My and @suzywillow used Journy to plan our trip to Lisbon late last year, super useful as someone who hates planning trips and messy logistics. They pair you with a concierge that recommends places to visit, things to do, and restaurants to go to, based on your preferences and budget. They literally plan your day for you.
Ryan Hoover- Founder, Product Hunt
Journy is awesome. Me and my girlfriend used it in Lisbon last year. They pair you with a real life human (crazy, huh?) that plans your trip, hour-by-hour. They'll select the restaurants, sites, and other activities based on your requests. As someone that hates to plan trips, it's super useful and only $15/day.
Nick Abouzeid- Ship & Growth at Product Hunt ⛵
Haven't used it personally but heard great things!
15 Alternatives to Journy

Tripomatic 3.0

Itinerary planner for independent travelers

Kunal Bhatia- Co-founder & Design Lead @SlidesUp
When I traveled to India for 3 weeks, I used Tripomatic (now called Sygic Travel) to plan each day. I got quite a few recommendations on what to go see when I started planning. It's really helpful with the map feature, and you can organize your trip however you want. The route mapping is really helpful, and it can help you decide how many things you should d… See more
Alex Restuccia
Great for creating an itinerary and sharing with others.
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TripScout

Self-guided city tours from local experts

TripScout produces high quality audio guides and offline maps with a quirky twist that I really appreciate - they cover the highlights you'll obviously want to know but also slightly more obscure points of interest. I don't get to travel as much as I'd like to anymore but have also found the guides to be fun armchair traveling - I can learn about cities I'd like to visit someday. 

7 Alternatives to TripScout

Flamyngo

Create a city guide with help of your friends.

Maarten Graven- Founder, Flamyngo
Biased as a founder... but hey, our community thinks it's a great app for getting the suggestions coming in from friends and then explore the city with the free Flamyngo app which works offline! 🌴
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Timescenery

Amazon meets Airbnb for packaged trips

Timescenery is a social marketplace of trips, connecting trusted providers in one interface on a single website. Booking.com, RentalCars.com, Foursquare, Google Maps and others – in one window. Trip planning, cashbacks for bookings, recommendations of places and affiliate program for everyone.

Journal of Time
Who are your providers? Booking via Timescenery is the same as booking directly with our partners. These trusted providers are already integrated into our platform. We are not going to stop and will continiously update this list. Is it safe to book via Timescenery? We are not taking your money or any commission from you.
Journal of Time
Ready-to-book trips with flights and accommodation next to the marina for the night before the cruise. Special project in partnership with Author's scenarios based on travels of the famous Russian blogger - Artemiy Lebedev. Personal stories and impressions from trips that can be repeated.
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Detour 2.0

Explore cities with guided audio tours

Daylen- Student and Wikipedian in Vancouver
Detour is currently only available in a few cities; however, it allows you to explore the city via a smartphone. I have never personally used the service, but I would definitely recommend you look into it.
Vinh Pham- 🤤
I really like the concept behind this app, which gives you guided audio tours by the people who know it best. As far as i know, the app is limited to specific cities and focus on noteworthy sites around these cities, but the experience is meant to be immersive with location based audio, audio syncing abilities to listen with friends, and feature respectable … See more
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Mapify

Your beautiful and smart travel companion

Hey Makers! Today, we are launching Mapify, a smart and intelligent travel platform.

With Mapify, we aim to eliminate googling from travel planning. Forget hours of searching 100 different tabs, Mapify does not only provide you with a beautiful tool to visualize journeys, it also connects spots travelers share with valuable information.

Medium
Last year, I went on a surfing trip to San Diego. Starting in San Francisco, my hometown at the time, we drove down Highway 1 to Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara, Big Sur and LA to finally get to San Diego...
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Firef.ly

An app that's your local guide and intimate travel journal.

Firef.ly is a smart, location-based mobile app that distills the best of trip planning, travel guides, journalling, sharing and personalised mementos, designed for today’s smartphone-enabled traveller.

Shawn Low- Co-founder, Firef.ly (travel app)
Smart travel journal with curated recommendations across several major cities (Singapore, NYC, London, Paris) etc.
Mashable
With Facebook taking more swipes at Snapchat and courts upholding your right to take selfies while you vote, you may have missed some of this week's best new apps. Each weekend, we round up a few of our favorite new and updated apps.
Voyager's World
Firef.ly is a mobile app that helps people connect the dots of their travel life cycle. It has a map-based journal that captures where one has been and one's moments such as photos, notes, video, weather, etc., apart from giving relevant recommendations for places to eat, sleep, stay and play.
Disrupt 100
Concept Firef.ly is a rolling travel memoir that offers curated travel recommendations based on your interests. Firef.ly helps you discover interesting places, by getting to know you. It provides you with personalised guided content while in a destination. All this information is wrapped up in curated moments in the form of a beautiful map-based journal.
TODAYonline
Singapore - You can say that Shawn Low is a Singaporean who is abroad a lot. The former writer-editor at Lonely Planet (who authored 14 titles on various topics from Australia to the Trans-Siberian rail) and host of National Geographic's Roads Less Travelled has made a dream job his career.
7 Alternatives to Firef.ly

Beacon Me

An emoji-laden discovery platform for travelers

Beacon Me is an emoji driven discovery platform that visually connects travelers with the world around them. We use emoji to highlight local places and businesses. This design eliminates the need to guess if you’re looking at a restaurant, a bar or a dog park. You're in control so that you can travel better, and experience more.

9 Alternatives to Beacon Me

All New Spottly

World's first picture-based travel guide

Edwyn Chan- Founder @ Spottly
I built this to quickly find places cool places to go without having to spend loads of time reading reviews
Nyaundi brian- Software Developer
You get to see lots of awesome pictures from the best places like restaurants in the city you'd want to visit, try it
3 Alternatives to All New Spottly

AirTrack

Telegram ​​bot for flight ​price ​tracking

AirTrack is a Telegram ​​bot ​​designed​​ for searching cheap flights​ and​​ tracking the ticket prices for virtually all airlines around the globe.

To start monitoring the ticket price, all you need to do is to tell the bot your desired route and subscribe to notifications. AirTrack will notify you if the price is getting lower or higher.

TravelDailyNews International
Airline tickets prices, especially those for low-cost airlines, change very often due to various factors. Thus, within a minute, all the airlines of the world make more than 225,000 changes in their databases. To find the lowest price, it is necessary to manually check ticket prices every day, and that may take a lot of your time while planning a trip.
9 Alternatives to AirTrack

2GIS

Great offline first maps & business listings

2gis is offline first maps for windows machines with a best local phone book of organizations. Now it is global product with full-featured maps for Russia, Chile (Santiago) https://2gis.cl/santiago, Italy (Venezia e Padova) https://2gis.it/padova, UAE (Dubai) https://2gis.ae/dubai

4 Alternatives to 2GIS

Voyagr

Enables Voyagers to experience, capture and share adventures

Voyagr is a iOS mobile app that enables voyagers to experience, capture and share adventures. We strive to create a positive, fun online community by connecting people with common passions and encouraging the exploration of our world.

10 Alternatives to Voyagr

Vacation Fund

Employer-matched travel saving.

Vacation Fund is a research-backed benefit for employees. It allows employees to direct a portion of their paycheque into a separate Vacation Fund Account, and allows employers to match a portion of the contribution. This makes employees' dream trips more financially attainable, and encourages employees to take time away from the office.

9 Alternatives to Vacation Fund

Cool Cousin

Plan a trip with recommendations from matching locals

Max Yakin Bozek- Designer
Local people suggesting their favourite city spots.
Chris Messina- Go ahead, AMA 👉🏻 molly.com/chris
I used this app recently on a trip to London and found that the recommendations were pretty great — as seen through a local influencer's eyes!
5 Alternatives to Cool Cousin

Do you have a favorite traveling app?

dimitar inchevTeam Coworkies & StartupBerlin.co
Google Trips - Exploring the world with all your travel info in one place
"Google recently released an app for traveling! I don't love it but it surfaces reservations out of Gmail automatically."
Guides by Lonely Planet - Explore city guides curated by experts.
"Lonely Planet is an amazing company for travellers and this app is no exception. I wish they had more places on there but what they do have… See more
Foursquare 10 - Your ultimate city guide, in your pocket
"I use FourSquare a lot when travelling (not so much at home), especially going to the USA. The wealth of data they have is just huge. So mu… See more

Whats the best app for discovering cool places in a foreign city?

William FalloonInteractive emerging tech and media
Foursquare 11 - Find the best places everywhere, every time with place pages
"Haven't tried the new version, but it's Foursquare, so, there you go :)"
Google Trips - Exploring the world with all your travel info in one place
"It's really good!"
Google Maps 4.0 - New material design brings bold graphics and fluid motion
"The reason why I need data in a foreign city is to have access to Google Maps 🗺 especially useful for finding quality food once you know y… See more
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