I stumbled upon Desti last week as I was exploring options for our family’s 2014 summer vacation, a two week road trip across a 1000 miles with stops at five different destinations. A bit complex to plan, right? Or at least it used to be, until I met Desti. I have to say, I was pretty impressed with this powerful travel app. Here’s why!
Meet Desti – A Powerhouse Trip Planning App
Meet my new-found trip planning adviser and partner, Desti. This powerhouse of an app helps you find just the right hotels, attractions, activities and restaurants for that next trip, without ever leaving the app. You tell Desti where you want to go and what you want to do. Desti does the rest, searching and reporting back with hotels, activities and dining options that best match what you are looking for, even mapping them out for you!
Best of all, Desti is easy to use. Simply ask Desti your trip planning questions, and Desti can have that next trip planned in a flash! Here’s five trip planning scenarios that can be answered with just this one powerful app.
1. What’s The Right Accommodations for Me?
And at the prices you want to pay! Whether you need a pet friendly hotel, a kid friendly resort, or an upscale hotel, just ask Desti. In less than you can say sassafras three times, you’ll have a list of accommodations that best match your request. You can even book hotels through Desti via Expedia or Hotels.com.
2. Find Nearby Activities and Attractions
Looking for stuff to do at your destination? Searching for a family friendly tour, or the best place for a night out on the town? Ask Desti and just like that, you’ll have a list of activities and attractions in and around your destination that best fit what you want to do.
3. Make Dinner Plans
Got a hankering for a burger? Or maybe you are planning a special family dinner? Just ask Desti! Desti will let you know what dining options are nearby, including type of food served and reviews from others who’ve dined there.
4. Map Your Trip
Planning a road trip? Desti can help you put it all together. Use the app to quickly find hotels, activities and restaurants for each destination along your driving route, and then map it out for you. Read 7 Easy Steps to An Awesome Roadtrip at the Desti blog and see for yourself how to put Desti to work planning your next road trip.
5. Share Trip Plans With Others
Found that perfect hotel, the attractions you want to experience? Save them with just a swipe of of the screen. Then share your trip with others and plan it together!
So go on. Just ask Desti! See how it can simplify your searches the next time you plan a trip. Learn more about Desti at the Desti Blog.
Getting Started with Desti
Note: Desti is currently only available for Apple devices, and works best with the iPad. I sure hope the Desti gurus expand this awesome app to other mobile devices soon!
Got your iPad ready? Now download the Desti App.
Then, ask Desti your trip planning questions. Family friendly hotels in Washington DC next weekend? Got it! Activities for that two week road trip through Utah and Arizona? Got that too! Recommended restaurants along Route 66 in Airzona? Yep, Desti can answer that question as well.
That’s all there is to it! Just tell Desti your specific trip need and Desti is off to find the best matches. Within seconds, you have a list of options to complete that trip planning.
What I Love About Desti
It’s the overall simplicity of the app. I love how easily and quickly I am able to find and save key components of my trips without ever leaving the app.
I recently put Desti to the test planning two different trips – a last minute excursion to a nearby city, and our tentative summer of 2014 family vacation.
The Summer 2014 Trip – In less than thirty minutes, I was able to make a rough plan for a road trip that includes five different destinations across 1000 miles. I quickly identified hotels at each destination that meet our family’s travel needs as well as recommended activities and dining options. Loved it!
The Last Minute Excursion – Success again! Within minutes I had a list of hotels that fit my budget as well as activities for the whole family.
What do you think about Desti? Do you think it might just change the way you plan your next trip? Let us know what you think in the Comments section.
Images from Desti.com.