Posts Tagged ‘Gtrot Travel’

gtrot makes travel sharing social

Want to learn more about what’s next in Social? Check out Margaret Yekulis’s piece on Keeping Up With Social in NYC.

“Gtrot Around the Globe If you’re like me, nothing makes you more excited than an impending vacation. That’s why my ears immediately perked up upon hearing about Gtrot. You can add and share information about the upcoming trips you have planned and tag friends you’ll be traveling with. For example, I entered my upcoming trip in April to Liverpool, England and tagged my husband as well as a friend that lives in the Liverpool area. I’m also able to share a little about what we’re doing, and can post more information while we’re there. Friends can click on the link I’ve shared on Facebook to find Gtrot’s site and discover more information about my trip. They can also see what trips I’ve previously taken and any information I’ve shared about the cities I’ve been to. The information you share can be whatever you took from your experience, from neighborhoods not to miss to my holiday favorite, what the guidebooks don’t tell you!

Besides the social aspect of sharing your trips with your friends, and also finding out where your friends are going and what friends will be in the cities you’re traveling to, you can book your next trip as well. Yup, all of your travel sharing and booking needs in one spot. The flight and hotel search is powered by Kayak and works in the same fashion, taking you to an outside site to get the booking done. You can even go a step further and share your booked flights. I may be very into social sharing, but this part might be a step too far for a simple vacation! On the other hand, it could come in handy for that next business conference or event you’re traveling to. ”

via IT’s Happening .

#FF 8/20: Gtrot Travel Tweeps to Follow

Follow Friday, #ff,  is a weekly Twitter event where participants list users they recommend. Below are 5 you should follow:

@CGTravels: Leslie gives excellent advice: Give in to the Wanderlust! Visit her blog CG Travels for this advice and stories on the road from this California girl.

@traveldudes : Travel Dudes will provide useful travel tips and advice through their twitter feed. Visit their website to find great information about off the beaten path hostels and hotels.

@SadieGeoghegan: We love any self declared Globetrotters ( is short for globetrotter…). Follow for some great #TNI answers and travel advice from across the pond (for the US folks). Check her travel blog and photos at Sadie Geoghegan.

@TryItFoodTravel : We have to show love to fellow New Yorkers! This lady tells it all at Try Anything Once, even about the time she ate Zebra in Namibia!

@MaiTravelSite : Federico has been to over 80 countries and counting. Wow that’s a lot of miles! His goal is to make travel cheaper and easier - we’re game for that! Read more on maitravelsite.

Do you have other suggestions of people we should follow? Give a shout out @gtrot. Check out how we’re making travel easier by signing up for our free application.

Eat, Pray, Travel for Free!

Have you seen the movie Eat, Pray, Love yet? The billboards of Julia Roberts eating gelato in the beauty of Italy may be enough to get your travel itch. You might be able to save your $12.50 ticket money to experience the trip for yourself. STA Travel is giving away a free travel package to experience Italy, India and Bali just like the movie. So what are you waiting for? Enter to win your Eat Pray Love adventure today!

Where would you go if you won $25,000? Leave a note in the comments or let us know on facebook or twitter. Don’t forget to keep sharing your travel plans on Gtrot!