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Posted September 8, 2009 by Jennifer Lam (Jenius) in Technology
 
 

Trip planning

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So I’ve just returned from 5 weeks away in Europe. Anyone who knows me personally or who reads my blog will know that I’m uber organised and will travel almost anywhere to eat. Planning a holiday can be exciting but also time-consuming and frustrating if you’re researching via a multitude of mediums like blogs, forums, magazines or word-of-mouth. Here are some of the tools I have discovered and can’t plan a trip without:

Google Calendar
Copy and paste all your flight, accommodation details and restaurant reservations for an itinerary you can access anywhere. It is print-friendly and shareable with family and friends. www.google.com/calendar

Duffel
A sexy and more collaborative version of Google Calender! I love the pin-board visual and the drag & drop functionality makes shuffling activities much easier. www.duffelup.com
Duffel Up - trip planning tool

Seat Guru
Ever wished you had booked the seat in front of you with extra leg room or flown with another airline which offers wi-fi? Now with Travel Adviser’s Seat Guru, you can get the lowdown of airplane seating and in-flight amenities! Handy as hell. www.seatguru.com
Seat Guru chart

Know others I have missed? Leave a comment to share your trip planning tips.


Jennifer Lam (Jenius)

 
Jennifer is the founding blogger of I Ate My Way Through (originally, Jenius.com.au). Having grown up in a family where food was always at the centre of all celebrations, family events and milestones, Jen is obsessed with capturing irresistible flavours and stories from myriad cultures. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering people to have good food and invigorating adventures - because life is too short for mediocre meals or dull travel. Her hobbies are breakfast, lunch and dinner. She's globally curious, passionate about female entrepreneurship, is a soy chai latte fanatic, and loves vintage, dressmaking and photography.