Gamechangers: Technology - Full-Time Travel

Gamechangers: Technology

Gamechangers: Technology

Our winners in the technology category have created solutions to streamline travel experiences, from tackling jet leg and booking boat rentals, to finding the best travel deals and trip planning with your community. 

Out of Office

Out of Office app helps you make travel plans with help from friends

If you're sick of scouring unreliable or irrelevant reviews online, you need Out of Office, the app that allows you to gather travel recommendations from people you know and trust. First, connect with friends who share your travel tastes. Then you can create collaborative wishlists for your dream trips, add must-go places, book hotels, and make restaurant reservations directly from the app. After your vacation, pay it forward by uploading your own recommendations and sharing them with your network. Out of Office will save you from writing a long-winded email the next time a friend asks you for destination tips, plus, it serves as a kind of travel journal to record all the places you’ve been and loved.



Courtesy of Dayuse

Founded by a young hospitality insider back in 2010, Dayuse gives users access to 4 and 5-star hotels for a few hours during the day, providing them with a private space to utilize in any way they need. Book a stay at over 7,000 partner hotels in 25 countries and dive into uninterrupted deep work, escape for a romantic rendezvous, take a break from the responsibilities of parenting, or enjoy a mini daycation by the hotel pool. Dayuse makes finding yourself a luxurious, temporary base for a well-earned break quick and easy.



Courtesy of Timeshifter

Make the most of your precious PTO by downloading Timeshifter, the world’s most popular and highest-rated jet lag app. By harnessing the latest circadian science, Timeshifter provides a jet lag plan tailored to your specific habits and travel itinerary, advising you when to seek or avoid natural light, whether you should take a nap or push through fatigue, and what sleep or wake aids to consider trying (e.g. melatonin or caffeine). Over 96 percent of Timeshifter users reported successfully avoiding jet lag while crossing timezones, a convincing endorsement for any traveler who wants to hit the ground running when they reach their destination.



Courtesy of Hopper

Ask any seasoned traveler for their top money-saving hacks and they will inevitably mention Hopper, a travel app designed to get users the best deals on flights, hotels, and car rentals using AI technology. Initially, Hopper works like any other price-comparison site – plug in your desired dates and destination and the app scans the internet to bring you the best prices available. But it’s the flight price prediction and freezing features that really impressed us. Here’s how it works: Imagine you’re hoping to visit Greece this summer. You enter your dates and Hopper finds you the best price currently available, then predicts whether that price is likely to go up or down in the coming months. If prices will go down, it advises you to wait. If prices will probably go up, it tells you to snag the flight now and offers you the option of freezing the low price for a small fee, in case you’re not quite ready to book. Additionally, Hopper’s in-app rewards, discounts, and flash sales will help you shave even more off the cost of your next vacation.



Courtesy of GetMyBoat

During the pandemic, demand for private boat hire soared, and it doesn’t appear to be slowing down. If the idea of a day on the water appeals but none of your friends happen to own a boat, simply fire up the GetMyBoat app and access thousands of captained experiences and drive-it-yourself rentals in your chosen destination. Billed as “Airbnb for boats,” and with over 150,000 water experiences in 184 countries, GetMyBoat allows users to find and book motorboats, yachts, jet skis, kayaks, and even fishing charters anywhere in the world. It’s a quick and easy way to organize a memorable day out, whether you’re close to home or on vacation.

In the latest episode of our podcast, author Meg Stafford joins her daughter on a high school project to Nepal and Bhutan researching happiness. It was a mother-daughter trip that pushed Meg outside of her comfort zone. She found herself avoiding avalanches while climbing to Annapurna basecamp and dodging paint at the Holi Festival in Kathmandu. It also gave her the opportunity to examine what it means for a parent to love and to let go. 🎧 Link in bio to listen! ...

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Istanbul`s beauty lies in its historic architecture, the Bosphorus Strait`s scenic charm, vibrant neighborhoods, bustling markets, rich cuisine, Sufi traditions, captivating sunsets, street art, and its unique blend of cultures as a crossroads of Europe and Asia.

Reel: @samisrt

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Sweeping mountain views of the Dolomites, beautiful wildflowers, and the most delicious dinner included with your stay at @hotel_dolomitenhof_u_altepost.

Reel: @tc.travels

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In the latest episode of our podcast, Christine Winebrenner Irick, entrepreneur (@lotussojourns) and podcaster (@souloftravelpodcast) shares the story of her first big trip to Asia. In the midst of a period of rebirth, as her career and marriage were crumbling, Christine took inspiration from Alex Garland`s book, The Beach, and set off for Thailand with one good friend and no solid plans. What unfolded was a perspective-shifting experience that would, in Christine`s own words, "reveal who she would become." 🎧 Link in bio to listen!

#tttcm #traveltok #thetripthatchangedme #podcast #travelpodcast #thailand #travelthailand

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Is it too early to think about Fall? Daydreaming of autumn in Patagonia.

Reel: @ramirotorrents

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A lovely town on the French Riviera, Menton is known for its beauty, mild weather, colorful buildings, and lemon production. Enjoy beaches, history, and a laid-back vibe.

Reel: @sofikulin

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Full-Time Travel`s sister brand, @kingdomgolf, invites you to a join special guests from the world of golf and entertainment, including Jack Nicklaus and Annika Sörenstam, for a luxury island experience. Play the incredible courses at Wexford and Palmetto Hall Golf and Country Club. ⛳️ Link in bio to reserve your spot at the 2023 Kingdom Cup on Thursday, September 21st thru Sunday, September 24th. ...

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One night in the desert inspires a corporate worker to follow her dream of becoming a travel journalist.

In the latest episode of our podcast, The Trip That Changed Me, travel journalist, podcaster, and entrepreneur Yulia Denisyuk (@insearchofperfect) shares the story of a career-altering trip to Morocco. It`s an ode to the power of looking for signs when you need confirmation you`re on the right track. If you`re harboring a dream but it never quite feels like the right time to make the leap, this episode is for you. 🎧 Link in bio to listen!

#fulltimetravel #travelreel #ftt #thetripthatchangedme #podcast #travelpodcast

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Submerged beneath the ocean waves or inside a kaleidoscopic aquarium, these rare underwater restaurants serve meals alongside a cast of aquatic creatures. Book a table and enjoy a whole new spin on dinner and a show. ...

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Bike through the world`s largest salt flats in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia.

Reel: @islayjoy

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Known for its stunning sand dunes that create a landscape resembling white sheets (lençóis in Portuguese), Lençóis Maranhenses is a unique national park located in the state of Maranhão, Brazil.

The park`s most iconic feature is the series of turquoise lagoons formed by rainwater that collects between the dunes. These lagoons are a stark contrast to the surrounding white sands and provide a refreshing oasis for visitors.

Reel: @melly_ba

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A travel entrepreneur rows 3,000 miles in 36 days, completely unsupported.

In the latest episode of our podcast, The Trip That Changed Me, travel entrepreneur, Jimmy Carroll (@jimmyalexandercarroll), shares his experiences of participating in the world’s toughest rowing race: the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge.

For 36 days, Jimmy and his three teammates rowed in alternating two-hour stints for 24 hours a day, through storms, sleep deprivation, and an unexpected attack from a 12-foot blue marlin. It was an experience that pushed them to the limit of their resilience but one that was also full of profound beauty and awe.

🎧 Link in bio to listen!

#thetripthatchangedme #fulltimetravel #ftt #travelpodcast #podcast #jimmycarroll

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