The RueBaRue App: Travel planning done right

If there is one thing that makes me cringe most is travel planning. Don’t get me wrong; I love to travel to new destinations and discover sights I’ve long had my eye on. But from where do I go to how do I go, there is always a bridge to gap. While an enriching experience whatever the mishaps, travel is often unexpected. Traveling from point A to point B always takes longer than you think, and that incredible coffee shop you’ve crossed half of … [Read more...]

Gogobot reloaded: my personalized guide to the world

I’m always eager to discover new places, and I love to share them with my friends. I’m not just any type of traveler; I’m picky and I want it now. The same old bar down the block just doesn’t cut it anymore. I’m always on the go and so I need fresh new ideas for where to go, wherever I may be. Luckily so, I don’t have to use four different apps anymore. The fully re-designed Gogobot app has 23 new features to satisfy even a particular traveler … [Read more...]

90 miles to Cuba. How to get there?

Once the wheels of our American Airlines charter plane screeched on the runway, signaling that we had landed on Cuban soil, a roar of applause started. Nothing surprising so far, we Romanians do the same once we land to safety. The difference was I had just landed in Cuba, on a plane full of Americans, myself included. The only ones applauding were the Cuban Americans, visiting their families. The rest of us still had our noses pegged to the … [Read more...]

FlipKey: top 10 trending vacation rentals destinations for 2014

As people are becoming more savvy travelers on a lookout for custom experiences to match their travel styles and personal needs, vacation rentals are at an all-time high. Whether it's finding the perfect family rental for the holidays, or simply a quick city getaway, FlipKey helps you find the perfect vacation rental. I caught up with Tess Morton from FlipKey to tell us more about the most popular destinations for 2013 and the top 10 trending … [Read more...]

Interview with Jodi Ettenberg: An Asian love affair with soup & spices

Jodi from LegalNomads.com is one of those people whose travel sites I had been following for a very long time, but I had yet to meet. She usually lives in Asia for half of the year, so when the opportunity came to see her at TBEX Toronto, I was very pleased. Our first talk was brief; better said, our quick hello and her warm hug. With 1,300 people attending the North American TBEX this year, it was close to impossible to have a conversation … [Read more...]