Archive for the ‘Travel Tech’ Category

Travel Tech | Postcard On The Run

Monday, September 12th, 2011

You know how much we love sharing our travel on-the-go! We stumbled upon a cool app that allows you to send postcards directly from your iPhone! We’re excited to test out Postcard On The Run! What we like most is that you don’t have to know the person’s address you’re sending the postcard to. Postal Gopher, the In App Address Retrieval, takes care of it all! They’ll contact your friend directly via SMS or email to request their address, and once they respond, Postal Gopher will automatically update your address book. Using Postcard On The Run is really simple. Upload your photo, add a comment, choose your font, sign your name (sweet, right?), add a GPS map to your photo if you want (to give your friends severe wanderlust), preview the postcard, and it’s ready to go! Each postcard is $0.99.

Check out the video below for a detailed view of how Postcard On The Run works.

What do you think? Would you use Postcard On The Run while traveling?

Travel Tech | Citygrams

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Travel and Tumblr lovers unite! We recently found this cool Tumblr while browsing the web. Citygrams is a photo blog that posts Instagram photos from across the world. Want your photo on the blog? Use the hashtag #citybit when sharing your city photos on Instagram. We love this idea! Head over to for more photos! Warning: severe wanderlust ahead.

Happy travels!

#wwkds Roundup: Week Three 08/22

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

This was our third week hosting “Wander Weekends” (#wwkds) on Twitter. As always, we loved reading what our followers did this past weekend. We’ll be hosting it again next Monday for the entire day. We look forward to more people joining #WanderWeekends!

Here are a few #wwkds tweets from this week:

@Joefry#wwkds @gtrot @dyemondgrl @TMZ Eminem made $3.3 million for two nights of rapping. What did you do with your weekend?

@amymarden: @gtrot We went to Day out with Thomas in Union, IL #wwkds

@ChrisRill: @gtrot I had an amazing dinner at Noma in Copenhagen, the number 1 restaurant in the world according to S.Pellegrino. #wwkds

Happy travels!

Travel Tech | Jetman

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Yves Rossy, also known as Jetman, was the first pilot to fly with a jet-propelled wing. Check out this video of Rossy soaring above the Grand Canyon. Enjoy!

Travel Tech | gtrot Redesign in 60 Seconds

Friday, August 12th, 2011

gtrot’s Head Designer Matt Williams put this video together to show how he redesigned gtrot! He turned 10 hours of work into this short video. Enjoy!

Travel Tech | #WanderWeekends (#wwkds)

Monday, August 8th, 2011

gtrot is excited to announce a new Twitter initiative, “Wander Weekends”. Wander Weekends will be a weekly event hosted by gtrot every Monday. It will be a recap of what people did for the weekend: where they traveled, what they explored in their city, etc. The travel world is adding Monday to its weekly roster of events. The event is open to everyone and we’re extending an invite to you first. For the first few weeks, there will not be any questions, we simply want you to use the hashtag #wwkds when tweeting about what you did the previous weekend. #wwkds will take place from 2 p.m. EST to 4 p.m. EST. We want you to share your weekends with us and the travel community! If you’d like to be one of the hosts of #wwkds in the future, please email our Community Manager Kamaria at kamaria[at] Now, tell us what you did this past weekend if you can remember! Happy travels!