The very nature of vacationing has exploded into a whole new industry in the wake of social media. In the old days, you’d go to a travel agent to have a hotel booked, plane tickets negotiated, and any activities you want to engage in planned months in advance. Don’t want to attend the hula luau? Too bad, you paid for it six months ago.
Now, we’ve got a whole new style of relaxing in a foreign land, and the peeps at Traveler magazine are riding the crest of that wave. Here, they talk using crowdsourcing to take your next vacation. From Airbnb to Yelp for restaurants and hotels, you should never have a bad experience abroad again. And with Facebook and other social media tools at your beck and call, your ability to make friends around the globe is limitless.
Imagine walking into a strange pub in Ireland and everyone knows your name, as if you’ve been a regular for years. That’s the magic of crowdfunding — that’s what Traveler is explaining. And that’s why we just had to share this excellent wisdom with you.