by Heather Moon
Hopper is a great app for people who fly often. It predicts the optimal time to snap a flight deal by analyzing airfares daily and picking out those brief moments when a price drops. Travelers with flexible dates can also use Hopper’s color-coded calendar to spot the cheapest dates in a month. You can also get notifications when the price of a given route tends to bottom out.
Trivago’s hotel search allows users to compare hotel prices in just a few clicks from more than 250 booking sites for over 1 million hotels throughout the world. It is a one-stop-shop for finding the best rates out there and helps you match the hotel to your personal needs for any given stay. Definitely a simplifier in the world of scouring hotel-booking sites for the best deals in any price range.
With listings in 33,000 cities across 192 countries, AirBNB features non-commercial, unique places to rent and stay from local hosts. This travel site is popular and fun to use! Photo quality is key when it comes to renting properties, and app shows you a great selection. Who knows, you may even want to list your abode with AirBNB.
Tech Product: GoPro
The GoPro claims to be the world’s most versatile camera. This incredibly durable camera is waterproof up to 10 meters down, without any need for separate housing. It features professional video quality and has a variety of photo modes. The new Hero4 Session is priced at $199, with other models varying in price.
Podcast: TED Radio Hour
This podcast is based on talks given by speakers on the world-renowned TED stage. Each show is centered on a common theme and is a co-production of NPR and TED. It’s a journey through fascinating ideas such as fresh approaches, inventions and new ways to create and think. This podcast is very well produced and informative, and its broad spectrum of subjects makes it suitable for everyone.