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I finally found the perfect travel planning app

I finally found the perfect travel planning app

Planning for a vacation is the next best thing to actually going on said vacation. I love opening hundreds of tabs, reading dozens of "must-do" listicles, bookmarking fun and odd things to do, and readying a half-rigid itinerary made of scheduled activities with room for on-the-spot whims. What I don't love is that there's no way to really tie all of this research together. Chrome bookmarks, Keep notes, Gmail, and Maps lists only go so far — I always end up going back and forth between them, fighting against this fragmented approach. Then a few weeks ago, I ran across Wanderlog and let me tell you one thing: If I was to build my ideal travel planning app from scratch, it would be pretty darn close to Wanderlog.

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Google's new travel tools are designed to help plan your next vacation safely

Google's new travel tools are designed to help plan your next vacation safely

Whether you're ready for it or not, a lot of people are planning to travel this summer for the first time in over a year. Even if you're taking a socially distanced vacation, it's essential to keep up with the latest local guidelines and restrictions for wherever you're headed. Google is getting prepared for the summer rush with some new trip-planning tools for its search results.

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Timeline view on Google Maps gets new Trips tab, coming to Google Photos

Timeline view on Google Maps gets new Trips tab, coming to Google Photos

We'll make no judgment of whether you're traveling for the holidays or not — the time of year always seems to amp up the urgency of things. If you do, Google may let you know what your hotel is doing to keep the coronavirus at bay. Even if you don't, the company will be introducing a couple of new ways to look over your travel memories.

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Google tries to make travelling less stressful during COVID-19 with new information on flights and hotels

Google tries to make travelling less stressful during COVID-19 with new information on flights and hotels

We're well into the summer tourist season now, but COVID-19 has thrown travellers for a loop. Since many vacations start with a simple online search, Google has been helping relay key info like coronavirus travel advisories and restrictions. Now the company is announcing a few new travel-focused features to make hitting the road easier during the pandemic.

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Google's community mobility reports show how the coronavirus has changed society (Updated)

Google's community mobility reports show how the coronavirus has changed society (Updated)

Google's apps and services are among the most-used in the world, so it's no wonder that people turn to the company when they want to find out more about the coronavirus pandemic. In order to suppress misinformation and help its users find trustworthy sources, Google took a lot of measures, including a COVID-19 website created in cooperation with the WHO and the CDC and many editorialized search results in all products. While it's pretty easy to spot all of this information yourself while you're using Google apps, we'd still like to give you a broad overview of some of the measures.

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Firefox Lite now has a useless travel-planning feature

Firefox Lite now has a useless travel-planning feature

Mozilla has several flavors of its Firefox browser for Android, with 'Firefox Lite' serving as the main choice for Indonesia and other Asian countries. Despite its name, the Lite browser has become more and more bloated over the past few months, and now there's a travel feature that isn't very helpful.

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TripIt streamlines adding meetings to your trip's itinerary

TripIt streamlines adding meetings to your trip's itinerary

Taking a trip can be a stressful time; remembering tickets, hotels, rentals, and plans can easily become a bit overwhelming. TripIt attempts to ease that burden by allowing you to link your email to its planning services and spitting out a professional-looking and easy-to-read itinerary. So far, you've had to manually enter any meetings or miscellaneous entries into your TripIt app when you wanted to add something besides travel. Now, TripIt is helping to streamline that process with seamless support for adding meetings and invitations to your itinerary.

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YouTube Music relaxes its draconian restrictions when traveling to an unsupported country

YouTube Music relaxes its draconian restrictions when traveling to an unsupported country

The music industry doesn't make things easy for any service in the business of distributing songs. Despite the tight laws and regulations, most music services have figured out a way to make your subscription valid across country borders. That, however, has never been Google's strongest suit, and YouTube Music is one of the biggest examples. When the service launched, subscribers noticed that if they traveled to an unsupported country, they lost all of their privileges. That doesn't seem to be the case anymore.

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Book with Google Flights through September 2 and get the difference back if ticket prices drop

Book with Google Flights through September 2 and get the difference back if ticket prices drop

Google might have shut down its Trips app, but it is far from giving up on acting as your online travel broker. It has just revamped its hotel search process on its new Travel site and is now offering better price-tracking on Google Flights. On top of this, for a very limited time, if the price for your trip drops anytime from when you book to when you take off, the company will refund you the difference.

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TripIt integrates with Assistant and Alexa to get you quick updates about your next flight

TripIt integrates with Assistant and Alexa to get you quick updates about your next flight

For those of us who only travel occasionally, Google search and alerts about upcoming flights are more than enough. But if you're a frequent traveller, you likely use a service like TripIt to stay on top of every detail regarding your flights. Starting today, you won't need to open the app on your phone to do so, you can simply ask your Google Home or Echo speaker and get the answer.

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