This website is pretty neat. In order to do a full review I would need to download the free mobile application and actually track a trip so if any of you are going on a trip soon and want to try it out please do and report back here.
Basically the BuddyWay mobile application is a GPS tracking system that tracks and saves your trips. You can then share them with your friends or view your trips in 3D by using Google Earth. Other tracking capabilities include: speed, altitude and even where you stopped to take breaks.
GeoBeats.com is a great website for getting a sneak peak of travel destinations. You can search the website by Destination and by Topic which is pretty convienent. It’s also really good for the traveler who wants to know what are good activities to do in a particular destination. The videos are professional and give a good preview of each location. Some of the videos even have tips about the public transportation, restaurants and local etique. They even have videos that will teach you local phrases that can come in very handy.
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I have seen some cool and unique hotel pools, but the Rooftop Swimming Pool at the Hotel Elan in Dallas Texas is so cool that I thought it needed to be shared.
I just got the October 2008 issue of Travel + Leisure and wanted to share a funny cartoon from a British Airways advertisement.
“Ma’am, you’re going to have to check that.”
GoPlanit.com is a travel social network that assists you in planning your next trip. Your itinerary is completely personalized by taking into consideration important factors such as your preferences, budget, locations, hours of operation and friend’s recommendations to create the ultimate trip catered specifically to you. The recommendation engine suggests the most popular and highest rated items.
The extent of planning your trip can be simple or advanced (you choose this option in the beginning). The main difference between the two is that the Simple mode allows you to plan by day and the Advanced Mode allows you to plan by the hour. In the planning phase you choose the date and then you choose from several options to add activities, dining, lodging, your flight or you can add in your own custom item. Each activity, dining and lodging option has ratings for each choice that is presented to you to choose from which is pretty cool and useful. The flight feature allows you to enter your flight information which needs to be chosen by other means.
Once you are finished planning your trip you can export your itinerary into iCal/Outlook, a public URL or load into your Google Calendar.
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Photosynth allows travelers to share their photos in a way we have never seen before. This innovative photo sharing solution takes images and transforms them into a cinematic quality, 3D tour of the location. Getting started using this service is fairly simple and they even offer a downloadable video that will walk you through how to take overlapping photos, how to load your images and how to create a synth.
Currently they have quite a few travel destinations that synths have already been created for. To view them all you need to do is download the free Photosynth program to view and create synths. Feel free to post any synths you create below.
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RTravel.com is a travel social network that allows users to share travel videos and travel photos. Currently the website is running a contest with a $300 prize for the best travel photo album and a $300 prize for the best travel video upload. Here are some features that I found to be pretty useful:
- You can see how many videos users have uploaded for each destination.
- To keep up with the newest photos and videos the website’s navigation offers you the option to view Features, Most Viewed, Top Ranked and New Uploads.
- The videos page there are channels that provides effortless browsing.
- Users can take videos of hotels for other users to view and even rate the hotels.
Overall this social network is very organized, provides easy navigation and offers some cool features.
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Redeeming points is easy and there is no fine print, what you see is what you get. TripleDip points are deposited into the member’s account one month after the checkout date of their purchased trip. No additional fees, taxes or black out dates will apply, what you see is what you get. So head over to the Last Minute Travel Club and sign up for your account to start saving big today.