Bucket Turns Web Pages Into Easy-to-Organize (and Collaborative!) Travel Itineraries
The Internet is great for a number of reasons, but the ability to freely feed our wanderlust is at the top of the list. Bucket—a new service that's currently been launched as a beta version—wants to help bring those travel wishlists a little bit closer to reality with its ability to organize data from any given web page. Here's how it works: The website lets you choose between exploring Facebook, Lonely Planet, Google Mail, and a custom URL. After inserting the website into the form, Bucket pulls together the data for any locations that are mentioned. Note: This service works best with specific locations, not entire states or countries. For instance, if you turn to Facebook to ask friends for recommendations on places to visit in Los Angeles, Bucket will pull the information for the suggested venues along with visitor reviews and other business information.
Bucket's grid-like interface makes it easy to organize and compile "Bucket" lists. Other users can be added to lists, making trip planning for a group a less intimidating task. Once a webpage has been scanned, the service pulls a map of the locations, giving the user a personalized itinerary for their next trip. Currently, Bucket is only available in Northern California, but you can try it out for yourself on the website.
Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.
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