We’re in June, summer is around the corner and you’re probably thinking of taking a well-deserved break.
But along with these much-need vacations also comes the must-do organization before, during and even after your trip. In 2014, this apparently caused unwelcome stress to 89 percent of families in the US.
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This week, we highlight five startups that will make life easier beginning the moment you decide to take a vacation.
Choosing a destination: Owegoo
First things first, where to? You go on an online booking site and blank out on which destination to search for (the world is just so vast!). You know what type of vacation you need, just not where.
I have some good news, Owegoo set out to solve your problem. Type in “beach”, for example, and get inspired by the relevant list of destinations. Once you’ve figured out the “where factor”, you can also use the all-in-one platform to book your flight and hotel.
Planning your itinerary: Favoroute
You’ve figured out where you want to go, now you need to plan your itinerary. Favoroute is a community of passionate travellers who share their travels around the world, providing ideas and inspiration for those who don’t want to miss hidden gems.
And who knows – maybe your summer travels will inspire you to share your journey and contribute to the Favoroute community!
Tracking expenses: Splitwise
Vacation is great, friends are fun and the two together equals a wonderful time. The only iffy part of this equation? Money.
It can be a hassle to keep track of who paid for what and if not handled well, can create unnecessary tensions.
Splitwise allows you to record expenses throughout your trip and automatically splits how much everyone owes.
Keeping busy: Tiqets
In theory, museums and touristic attractions sound wonderful. In practice, they involve lots of queuing and patience. Tiqets wants to meet your theoretical expectations by letting you book all your outings through their platform.
For the first time you can be that person skipping the lines because you finally remembered to get your tickets in advance.
Creating and recording memories: MyAlbum
When it’s all said and done, and you’re left with nothing more than loads of pictures to look back on.
We’ve all sworn to compile that “Disneyland 1989” scrapbook, yet the closest any of us have ever gotten is throwing those memories into a box.
MyAlbum’s founders believe in the value of safeguarding and curating your best memories so they’ve created a product that lets you upload your pictures and create a personalizable album.