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Yonderbound: Your Hotel Travel Scrapbook

This post was written by me, brought to you by Yonderbound.

Okay fellow planning-files, listen up, this one is for you.

Anyone who has traveled extensively knows that there are two types of travelers. There are the fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants guys, who like to just show up somewhere new and roll with whatever comes their way. My husband is one of those, he once flew across the Pacific to Beijing with no accommodation lined up whatsoever. Some might call that exhilarating and some might call that insane.

Then there are the second kind of travelers: the planners. For us, trip planning is half the fun. We know that the research and work we do ahead of time not only ups the anticipation factor, it makes your on the ground time so much more enjoyable.

You can  guess who organizes most of our travel, can’t you?

I am obviously a planner, which is why I find the concept of  this new website, Yonderbound so appealing. It’s a website where users can create trip specific planning folders, called Yonderboxes, that hold notes and hotel ideas for a specific trip. You can create your own or browse others depending on where you are going. It’s a great way to organize your accommodations and you can even read TripAdvisor reviews, see prices and book directly through the site.

To test it out I made a handful of my own Yonderboxes:

  • Riviera Nayarit Road Trip– The stunning but underrated area of Mexico where I spent most of the past year.
  • Hip Hotels in Washington DC– Everyone thinks DC is boring. Here I’ve listed some of the more energetic and interesting hotels the city has to offer.
  • Affordable Hotels in Buenos Aires– Finding affordable accommodation that wasn’t awful was a huge problem when I was in Buenos Aires, so I made this list of decent cheaper hotels.

Planners know that where you stay is important. The location, ambience and comfort-level can totally change the way you experience and enjoy a city. Sometimes that means opting for a great hostel (which sadly, are not yet a part of the website), but sometimes it means finding the perfect affordable hotel situation. If you’re going to spend the extra money for that, you want to make a good choice.  Yonderbound has hundreds of thousands of hotels in their databases, so you can thoroughly explore all your options.

Want to give it a shot? It’s free to create and account and make your own boxes. Have a look and let me know what you think!

This post was written by me, brought to you by Yonderbound. I receive a small amount of affiliate money if you book any hotels via Yonderbound via my links.

6 Responses to Yonderbound: Your Hotel Travel Scrapbook

  1. Sammi Wanderlustin' August 26, 2014 at 7:20 PM #

    this looks FUN! i am a total trip planner 😀 I have a 4 (sort of) day trip to Iceland coming up & already have the first two days totally planned out! leaving one day to explore the city at my own leisurely pace 🙂

    it’s not that i have ocd, it’s just that i don’t want to miss things because i didn’t know about them!

  2. Laura August 27, 2014 at 1:13 AM #

    I am a total planner. This sounds like something I would definitely like to use for planning my trip around SEA! Can’t wait to give it a try!

  3. LisaLDN August 27, 2014 at 2:51 PM #

    This is a great idea! Heading over to the Yonderbox website right now! 🙂

  4. Elizabeth August 31, 2014 at 10:01 AM #

    It is perfect that you have one planner and one not planner! I like to plan what to see, do, and eat, but I’m not a big fan of planning hotels.

  5. Where in the World is Nina? September 4, 2014 at 7:02 AM #

    OMG what a fab idea! I’m going to the Philippines in a few months and I’ll def use that site. I’m half and half… I like being spontaneous, but I also like to make sure I don’t miss anything, so I do research a bit. Thanks for this!

  6. Neysha September 5, 2014 at 4:03 AM #

    This is awesome! Definitely going to make an account. 🙂

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