August 19th, 2008, a new travel site launched. This one is a bit different than the others I’ve seen so far, because it’s based on a TRIP and not on YOU as a user. You create a homepage for your trip you’re planning.


What did catch my interest at once – of course – was that they dared to show their sense of humor: “Don’t forget clean underwear”. That’s a very good start in my eyes… *giggles*

TravelMob is a combined social travel network site and travel booking site at the same time. It’s also a quite nice group travel site, since you can invite your fellow travelers there and keep them updated with a similar status feed as in Facebook and other popular sites.

This means that it makes it a very good travel tool for both business and hobby travelers. You can easily keep track of each other and meet up in different places in the world if you’d like to. In similar way as Evite, for party planning.

There are lots of features supporting travel in there, no doubt about it: photo galleries, message board, tour information for destinations and booking system for flights, hotels, cars – even though you don’t have to book through them. You still can add your booking details yourself from other booking sites.

I’m sure more will be coming later on to. You really get the whole feeling of planning it all in one place.

As they so well are saying themselves:

“…Just set up a quick travel page, send it to your friends, and the mob mentality takes over. People love throwing out suggestions of where to go and what to do. It’s a giant brainstorm, a collaborative travel fantasy that actually comes to fruition with the click of a button”.

Oh, and don’t miss that half of the TravelMob there will go around the world during a year. All users will be able to keep track of them during this trip. Some good example I say. Screenshots
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So, does it have anything I don’t like? Of course, nothing is completely without flaws! Remember, this is a very new site!

One feature that I missed, where the ability to save a search in there. For example, when I searched for tours and found one to click on, I got the information about the tour, but also the only option were to pay.

I’d love to be able to save it until later, because as an investigating travel planner, I might need to compare a lot before I decide which ones I wanna go to and I need to be able to find them fast again.

Then there is the very important first impression when you comes to a site. I don’t like the web design on this one. It looks very plain and don’t give that new, hip impression to me that I know that others than me always want too – even if it should be the functionality that rules.

Have a look for yourself – plan a trip!

Lifecruiser Travel


16 Comments on “Travel site launch – TravelMob”

    Ling said:

    Sounds good, captain. Lot of travel sites coming up these days where you can interact and share with other users. Getting hard to keep track of all the trip planning tools.

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    Maribeth said:

    Interesting. I tend to get tired of just doing my own blog. I think I am getting old! LOL!

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    Debbie said:

    I would love to just be able to travel! Maybe one day!

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    will check that new site…to plan my next trip…err…i love unplanned travels so how come I’m planning one? :P

    Gattina said:

    Ah ! you are finally back and alive ! we didn’t hear a lot of you this summer lazy girl ! I was for a week at the English coast and am back now for a few months until November then I will fill up with sunshine for the winter and go to Egypt again for 2 weeks.
    This summer was quite busy, first Greece, then Italy, then summer school and then England, but I blogged !
    I saw you deleted the cruiser blog, why ? I just published the flower carpet of Brussels on my travel blog.
    Hope you are well and your cold is gone, what a summer this year !!

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    claudie said:

    Sounds very interesting and will have a look to plan our trip in Filand in march 2009. I want the best for this trip with all my family. yes, why did you delete the cruisers site? how will we do now??? I hope you will rent a new ship in Stockholm for your Cruisers!!!!
    Have a beautiful sunday, my Captain!

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    RennyBA said:

    Sounds interesting – you know I love planning for a trip: half the fun you know.

    I used Evite to plan and invite for my 50 years BD – but of course that is long time ago :lol:

    Maybe we could use TravelMob as a joint planning tool for our trip to France in 2009?

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    Kuanyin said:

    Hey, this sounds like a great travel site. I’ll check it out. Have you tried Doppler? I signed up for that one recently, but this one sounds even bettah!

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    This is a pretty cool site, I’m considering signing up so the wife and I can maybe meet up with more people when we travel. If nothing else, it’s a truly good place to keep the itinerary details (as opposed to my normal loose sheets of paper!)

    TorAa said:

    I’ll do I’ll do I’ll do
    you are really fabulous when talking about to find and share interesting websites.
    My journey right now is to get rid of my Cold and guide you two wonderful persons right here:
    big hugs
    Anna y el Toro

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    Maribeth said:

    Hi! I wanted to let you know that if you follow in your Google or bloglines reader, you will need to unsubscribe and then resubscribe to get the feeds. I switched my platforms from Movable Type to WordPress and so the feed switched.
    I hope you’ll follow me!
    The Dackel Princess

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    goofy girl said:

    Sounds like a pretty cool site :) Getting suggestions from other people is always great.

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    Anders said:

    Hi There Lifecruiser!
    Thanks for showing me this webpage, I might use it…eventually…
    And keep the good posting up!

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    An excellent review, Mrs. Lifecruiser. :) Stumbled.
    Thanks for letting a comment on Rounite, btw. I was not familiar with your site either. Now we are connected. A link to has been added to my blogroll as well. :)

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    Mark H said:

    Looks a promising site….

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    Pierre van Eck said:

    hmmm … seems quite nifty for keeping track of who is where when. As for the bookings, I’ll stick to my trusted source at trivago (another Web 2.0 portal which I can highly recommend). Thanks for sharing! :cool:

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