The best free apps to prepare your trip!

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Gogobot.

Since I had my first Ipod touch and then my first Iphone,  I really enjoyed using them as my primary tools to prepare for my travels. I tried a lot of different apps to get ready to leave and to find the best spots at my destination. I made this list for you of my favorite free apps that will make your life easier before you leave.

1- Gogobot

Gogobot is a platform where you create your own profile choosing your preferences as a traveler. For example, I chose: budget, backpackers, outdoors enthusiast, history and local. That way when you search for informations and activities in a particular city Gogobot will match you with the activities corresponding to your preferences.

All the informations that the app contains is coming directly from the users who visited  a destination. For example, I went to the Chicago’s aquarium, so I could add my own photo of the place, put my own comment and rate it.  When you search for a particular activity or place you will see all the comments, photos and rating of everyone who went.

There is also the possibility to create a wish list for your next trip in which you can add the activities, hotels and restaurants you would like to visit. Gogobot is now affiliated with hotels.com, so you can book an hotel directly on the app.

One of my favorite feature on this app is your profile on which you have your own world’s map and you can see every places you visited (the places you commented on). It’s pretty cool.

  • Pros: Easy to use, nice look, a lot of contents, you can meet people, gives you an overall idea of the things to do for a given destination.
  • Cons: Some less popular destinations have less content or sometimes none, point system that encourages some people to do a lot of ratings and comments with no value to get more points.

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