A new wave of travel-focused apps are helping holidaymakers get away from the tourist crowds and under a destination’s skin; Vogue rounds up the top three to download now.
Starting as a Facebook group, Trippin quickly transitioned into an app, and now has evolved into the sprawling website that it is today spearheaded by two of the co-founders Kesang Ball and Sam Blenkinsopp. A new-wave travel platform that has resonated with the au courant like no other, its comprehensive guides to 97 destinations – from Malawi to Manchester to Mumbai – are written by those genuinely in-the-know. With navigation options to find Black-owned spots, and helpful features on cultural histories and conscious travel, it’s a site you can get lost in.
How many times have you been recommended a restaurant, club night, or bookshop only to forget what it was a day later? Bimble works as a bookmarking and list-making system so that you can keep track of all the places you hear about, then recommend them to others. A great excuse to chat to people on your travels and note down their suggestions.