In the northern hemisphere, we're coming into summer--prime traveling season. So, let's look at some of the best new mashups that help you travel the way you want to. For many, one of the things we always do on a trip is try to find cheap hotels near a specific place, be it a friend's house or an event venue. Or, maybe you're looking for something city-specific. And, for those stuck in an office, you can always live vicariously through your friends and their travel photos.
Now, once you've found a place to sleep, you're going to need to get there. Sure, you could just use Google Maps, but that doesn't necessarily give you the best, most efficient route. For that, you might want to look at RouteXL.
Now, depending on where you're going and what you're doing, you might be looking for awesome places to eat, or just cool stuff to do, if you have extra time. If you're going to Toronto, you're in luck, and should check out Toronto Trending.
Now, while you're there, you meet some cool person who speaks French, and you want to impress them a little with your technological prowess. If they're into Twitter, you might show them Twitter Multilingual Voice Search.
Now let's talk somewhere more exotic. Say, Bangkok. A cool city, but sometimes, the traffic can be horrendous. If you want to know what the latest is, you might want to check out Bangkok Traffic.
Now after you're done with your globetrotting trip with a few of your good friends, you probably want to look at all the cool pictures you each took of everything. For an easier way to do that, at least if they're posted on Facebook, check out FriendLens
.Have a nice trip!