Travel and Exploration
AirBnB - From apartments and rooms to tree houses and boats: stay in unique spaces in 192 countries. Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 33,000 cities and 192 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions. To learn more about AirBnB click here.
More Like AirBnB:
- Travelmob - Specializes in renting apartments, houses, bungalows to stay in for your vacation or holiday that are mostly out of the U.S.
- Onefinestay - This is similar to AirBnB, but has options in only a select few cities right now. They offer finer places to stay in the upscale houses, apartments or mansions in LA, New York, Paris and London.
- HomeAway - You’re all set! Check in and enjoy the extra space, privacy, and amenities that come with staying in a vacation home—and make for a truly unforgettable getaway.
- Love Home Swap - Swap houses with anyone around the world. You get their house and they get yours. You can even arrange to swap cars while you're in their home.
- Home Exchange - The world's leading home exchange service! Travel anywhere. Live like a local. Stay for free. With over 65,000 homes in 150 countries you have a cheap and easy way to see the world.
Bing Maps - a great mapping tool that gives you a great variety of information and views. View an interactive map and get turn by turn driving directions. Find traffic details, road conditions, street maps, Multi map, satellite photos, and aerial maps.
Google Maps - Google Maps (formerly Google Local) is a web mapping service application and technology provided by Google, that powers many map-based services, including the Google Maps website, Google Ride Finder, Google Transit, and maps embedded on third-party websites via the Google Maps API. It offers street maps, a route planner for traveling by foot, car, bike (beta), or with public transportation and a locator for urban businesses in numerous countries around the world. Google Maps satellite images are not updated in real time, but rather they are several months or years old. To learn more about how to use Google Maps click here.
Kayak - Kayak is a travel site that will help you find the perfect destination spot at a low price. They help you find flights, hotels, and rental cars all on this easy to use website. They make traveling easy. Kayak will send you price alerts right to your email of low prices on trips you've always wanted to take. With Kayaks trip forecast, you will know the right time to book your flights, hotels and rental cars. They have done the extensive research so you don't have to. You can also create and save a trip all on this convenient website.
Roadside America - Roadside America is a caramel-coated-nut bag-full of odd and hilarious travel destinations -- over 10,000 places in the USA and Canada -- ready for exploration.
Road trip know-it-alls Doug Kirby, Ken Smith and Mike Wilkins introduced readers to the world of offbeat tourist attractions with their books, Roadside America and New Roadside America. On the web since 1994, and now with a companion mobile application.
Roadtrippers - This website is awesome. You put in a road trip and it shows you all the cool places to stop along the way, mileage, and even how much gas will cost! Roadtrippers is a web based software application and mobile app that helps travelers plan road trips. The software lets users discover independently owned points of interest in the United States and Canada.
Travelocity - reserve, book, and purchase flight tickets, hotels, cruises, cars, and more all from one place.
Uber - Creators Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp, came up with a convenient way to travel or earn money. In over 462 cities, people are signing up to use their vehicles to drive people around. It's the new age taxi service. You could get paid to be a driver, or get a ride home with just a click of a button. The Uber app is available for free through Iphone and android devices, which makes hailing an Uber a piece of cake. Check out the new way to get around on uber.com.
Options Similar to Uber:
- Lyft - Wherever you’re headed, count on Lyft for rides in minutes. The Lyft app matches you with local drivers at the tap of a button. Just request and go.
- Curb - Request your Curb ride in seconds and watch your trained driver arrive in minutes. Curb drivers are always available and ready to pick you up.
- Summon - We will match you with a great driver and you will get a confirmation text. You can see the details of the driver in the app or online. California car service with no surge pricing.
- Ruby Ride - We’re your go-to personal driver. Call us or use the app – there’s no easier way to get around. Your habits become our routines – we manage the details so you don’t have to! “Tap tap tap, and you’re there!”
Waze - Waze is a free community-based map. Get the best route, every day, with real–time help from other drivers. Waze is the world's largest community-based traffic and navigation app. Join other drivers in your area who share real-time traffic and road info, saving everyone time and gas money on their daily commute. Traffic is more than just red lines on the map. Get alerted before you approach police, accidents, road hazards or traffic jams, all shared by other drivers in real-time. It's like a personal heads-up from a few million of your friends on the road. With the free app available in Google Play and Apple Store, you can get the travel updates right to your phone.
Page last updated June 14, 2018