App Chat: Trover
I like to do internet research, take notes, then see what the locals recommend once I've arrived to wherever I'm heading. I'm pretty sure the last time I traveled with a guidebook was with my hardcopy of Lonely Planet's Andalusia guide back in 2009.
I'm also a fan of travel photography, though I rarely break out the DSLR ever since upgrading to the fancypants new iPhone 6. (Connect conmigo on Instagram!) Lucky for me--and all of you who love travel, tech, and taking pictures--there's Trover: an international app that's part guidebook, part photography.
Similar to a travel-centric Pinterest community board combined with an essence of Instagram, you can share your own photos and travel stories while gathering info + inspiration for future travels. (Forbes actually called it “The baby of Instagram and Trip Advisor," haha.)
Define your search by:
Destination Type (beach, amusement park, etc.)
Activities (hiking, surfing...wonder if they'll add SUP yoga?!)
History + Culture
Places To See
Explore and follow others to collect tips, bucketlists, and must-see locations for future travels from people who've already been there/done that thanks to geo-tagged photos. You can also view how far away the destination is from your current city, or find out what's happenin' near you right now.
I'm new to the app, myself, but if you've signed up, feel free to follow.
Would love to hear your experience with the app below!