I’ve always been close to the startup and tech scene, and if there’s an opportunity to combine tech and travel, I’m all for it. I have kept my eye out for travel start-ups. Here are three that I particularly like:
Lately there’s been a lot of interest around map making and redefining what maps should look like, from creative designs to crowd-sourced images. Maptia has yet to be released but it’s already building momentum by collaborating with various travellers on their blog. I found myself doing an interview on travel photography for them a few months ago. I’m looking forward to their launch in summer 2013.
I hate reading online reviews and I’m glad Triptease is giving reviews a facelift by putting photographs at the heart of the review. I’ve tried my hand at writing a few reviews on Las Vegas and New Orleans and the experience was easy, visual, and I found myself wanting to actually invest more time in writing reviews because it felt like blogging.
Peek caught my attention just this past weekend. I was casually clicking through their website and found myself dying to check out Hawaii with the different activities that Peek offered. I also enjoyed their Tastemaker Perfect Day stories where celebrity guests share their favourite way to spend 24 hours in a place.