With the rise in popularity of social media, travelers are looking for ways to share their experiences with friends and family. A new app called Place List allows users to create a personal travel journal that can be shared on social media or emailed to friends and family.
The Bimble app is a new travel app that helps you find the best places to visit based on your preferences. It has been described as the Spotify of Travel.
PICK YOUR POISON The app offers location listings sorted by topic (such as Food & Drink, Culture and Outdoors) and guides (Wimbledon Village, Catskills Weekend Getaway) (Wimbledon Village, Catskills Weekend Getaway).
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Christian L. Wright wrote this article.
3:00 p.m., July 20, 2021 ET
BIMBLE, A SMARTPHONE APP RELEASED IN JUNE, SEEMS LIKE A DATING SITE, BUT IT’S MORE LIKE SPOTIFY. During the epidemic, Francesca Howland and Julia Mallaby Rossler—two previously globe-trotting corporate refugees—created the app for travelers to save, discuss, and suggest favorite drinking spots, small hotels, local bookshops, and other kind of discoveries that can make a journey transporting.
The platform’s aim is to share insider knowledge with a community of individuals who want to see the world through the eyes of locals—think of it as the app equivalent of that buddy you usually ask for advice before flying to Boston or Berlin. You wouldn’t be able to discover the petting zoo buried in the Amsterdam Forest or Lucky Chip, a cheery burger restaurant in London’s Netil Market without Bimble.
I’M GOING TO WHERE SHE’S GOING. Bimble, which was created by Francesca Howland and Julia Mallaby Rossler (seen here in front of one of their suggestions, Barefoot Bakery in Oxford), is intended to be the app equivalent of that buddy you usually ask for advice before your vacation.
You may also use the app to make a “place list” for your next trip or a guide to your own town to share with friends—or strangers from far away. Users fill up brief profiles that include their favorite locations as well as their hobbies (“ballroom dancing,” “eating great food”), allowing you to find like-minded travelers with similar tastes in drinks and caftans.
Bimble is still in its infancy and does not yet reach every part of the world. The coverage is patchy and sporadic. (One user from England named her location list cryptically: “Nice pubs to try not necessarily close us.”) However, the digital site has attracted high-profile investors such as Dimitris Panagopoulos (an early supporter of Net-a-Porter) and is on pace to reach 300,000 subscribers this year, according to Ms. Howland.
Think of Bimble as a leisurely, unexpected walk until then. Browse lists and guidelines grouped by topics (such as Food & Drink, Student Life, and Well-Being) (Vegan Barcelona, Catskills Weekend Getaway). Then, using the “thank you” option, tell the poster that their choice was perfect.
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