“Ah, the problems budget travelers used to have. Hours on the phone with the airlines trying to pin down the cheapest fare. A bargain B&B that looked great in the brochure – if only there were a way to access feedback from previous guests. I wish there was a way to tell the world in 140 characters or less that I made it to the top of this Mayan temple!
How quaint. But there are still plenty of problems out there, just waiting to ensnare the traveler. Below are five, along with relatively new Web sites that are trying to solve them. Note: “trying.” None of them work perfectly and some have a long way to go before they become household names. But they all get an A for ingenuity.
-You have a day in Paris (or Seattle or Bangkok), but don’t have the time or patience to piece together a sensible itinerary from the standard sources.
Mosey lets you browse itineraries, walking tours, favorites lists and more created by fellow users. It’s not the first site ever to let travelers share tips, of course, but the format is compellingly concise, attractive and useful. At their best, these “Moseys” provide step-by-step agendas accompanied by photos and a map with all locations already pinpointed ” (via ) by SETH KUGEL
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