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.

takemeoutofoffice.com

 

Dayuse

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. 

Dayuse.com

 

Timeshifter

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. 

Timeshifter.com

 

Hopper

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.

Hopper.com

 

GetMyBoat

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.

getmyboat.com

Swim with killer whales, camp with friends, and cool off in a river surrounded by the beauty of Baja, California. 🇲🇽

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This surreal store in Chengdu, China, which includes over 80,000 books, is lined with images of books on the upper shelves so it would appear that they stretch from floor to ceiling.

Reel: @losojosdelau
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Patagonia is pretty much the most magical place on Earth.

Reel: @kylekotajarvi
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inspired by Space exploration’s seminal era, as it sits in quiet solitude surrounded by pitted rock format, Echo Camp in Antarctica gives you as close as you can get to feeling off the planet without leaving Earth.

It`s the newest luxury adventure experience from White Desert where you can enjoy fine dining, ice climbing, cross-country skiing and for the adventurers learn life saving techniques.

Reel: @jeremyaustiin
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Welcome to the new @thewhitelotus hotel @fskohsamui 🌴 The resort offers stunning views, beautiful beaches, and upscale amenities, which align with the high-end and exotic backdrop often sought after by TV producers. Will you be tuning in to the new season?

Reel: @postcardsbyhannah
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Dreaming of traveling to warmer destinations like Lucky Bay in Western Australia.

Reel: @haylsa
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Discover the allure of Pidurangala Rock, a captivating geological marvel adjacent to Sigiriya in Sri Lanka. Embark on a scenic hike that unveils panoramic vistas of Sigiriya Rock, lush forests, and distant mountains. Explore a historic cave temple at the base and catch the magic of sunrise or sunset from the summit.

Reel: @natigana
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Located in Lahaul Valley, Himachal Pradesh in India, Kardang Village offers stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan landscapes and its 12th century monastery that holds cultural and historical significance in the region.

Reel: @shiv.mer
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Picture this: kicking back in a waterfall in Akureyri, Iceland. Laugafell is the spot – where the warm meets the cool. It`s a chill time with nature`s own spa. Keep an eye out for dolphins jumping in the ocean!

Reel: @asasteinars
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Considered as a modern alpine village, Avoriaz is a popular spot for skiers and families. The village is one of the largest stations within Les Portes du Soleil which is a major skisports destination in the Alps, encompassing thirteen resorts between Mont Blanc in France and Lake Geneva in Switzerland.

Reel: @djemographic
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In search for the best hot springs that will warm us up until the arrival of Spring.

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Located near the Katla volcano in Iceland, the Katla cave features stunning blue ice formations and intricate ice sculptures. It`s a popular destination for guided tours, offering a glimpse into the otherworldly beauty of Iceland`s glacial landscapes.

Reel: @asasteinars
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Sunsets at Ruby Beach, Washington, are a mesmerizing display of nature`s beauty. The rugged coastline, sea stacks, and driftwood-strewn shore create a dramatic backdrop for the sun`s descent. A serene and picturesque setting, attracting photographers and nature enthusiasts alike.

Reel: @ryanresatka
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Take a dip in this 50 meters long infinity pool at Hotel @krallerhof where you`re surrounded by stunning Austrian Alps.

Reel: @meirr
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