There's a new search engine in town, but it isn't just any search engine...it is specificially a TRAVEL search engine. It's called Uptake, and it pulls reviews from other travel sites and ranks the results, so that you have even more info at your fingertips than before. I'm super impressed by it (and no, not getting paid one bit for this post! darnit).
Ok, so, say you want to go to California (like I do). I'd go to http://www.uptake.com/ and choose hotels in, say, Monterey. I can have them listed by best family hotels or pet friendly hotels or romantic getaways...whatever floats your boat. Then Uptake lists and ranks the hotels with user reviews from other sites, such as Trip Advisor, CitySearch or Orbitz to name a few. Then you make your choice based on what other travels have said about those hotels. I don't know about you, but I like to hear from real people who've actually been there, and you can find that out through Uptake!
You can also use Uptake to search for things to do while there. Family friendly outings, pet friendly outings, good places to eat, unique restaurants, you name it!
I love to plan trips. I don't get to travel much, but planning is a lot of fun. And, now I have a new favorite website to do this, because it has so much info in one place. Summer is just weeks away and I'm taking my boys to California, and I plan on using Uptake to help me get there!!
So, please go check out this new travel search engine!! Please!! And, ok, while I'm not getting paid for this post...my little sister, The Bug, might work there...