• Ex-Googlers Try To Create A Better Travel Guide With Nextstop

    Are you looking for the best beer bars in the world, good places to make out in San Francisco, or where to go on the Big Island in Hawaii? A travel recommendation site called nextstop mixes social recommendations with search and adds a reputation system and elements of gameplay to come up with a new social online travel guide. The site has been in beta for a few months, although it… Read More

  • Social Travel Site TripSay Opens Up To The Public

    After about four months in private beta, social travel site TripSay is now open to all travelers. TripSay combines travel search with user-generated travel guides and ratings. When you enter a city or place, it comes up on a map, along with recommendations from other TripSay users that can be sorted by restaurants, hotels, bars, beaches, transportation, sights, and other categories. I… Read More

  • TripSay Rolls Out Improvements, Expands Private Beta

    TripSay, the site that uses social recommendations to guide users through the plethora of travel information on the web, has introduced a number of new features that it hopes will improve the site’s accuracy and encourage collaboration. The site now features leaderboards that should encourage users to become “experts” in their region, which will be essential if it hopes… Read More

  • TripSay Lets You Discover The World With A Little Help From Your Friends (Beta Invites)

    When I was in Amsterdam a week ago, a startup founder from Finland named Leo Koivulehto showed me his travel site TripSay, which is in closed private beta. The first 200 readers to send an e-mail to info [at] tripsay [dot] com with “TechCrunch” in the subject will get a beta invite. TripSay combines social recommendations with a travel search engine that auto-suggests cities… Read More