There’s no shortage of tools to figure out how to make the most of your limited vacation time. Launching today, Mosey.com jumps into a crowded space of itinerary planners and micro-guides—but with a few unique features that make it stand out. Like our own Weekend Getaways or The New York Times’ wonderful 36 Hours pieces, Mosey offers condensed itineraries for travelers, but here, they hover closer to a short four hours. Want to try a bar crawl in New York’s East Village or art-hunting around San Francisco’s Mission District? Mosey offers focused, niche adventures, each compiled by users looking to serve as digital tour guides. Naturally, each Mosey can be shared via social networks or kept private—but just scrolling through user suggestions provides a lovely way to get inspired.
Building your own Mosey is easy, too, and largely seamless for such a new product. Input your city, and a blank canvas pops up, waiting for you to suggest a start place and time. The selection of locations is rich, even recognizing brand-new spots, and allows you to add your own places should they not appear automatically. (Here, I’ll note that Mosey misinterpreted a residential address in the East Village as being located on Africa’s west coast. Oops.) The itinerary builder allows you to suggest the best ways to get from place to place—be it on foot or by subway, for instance—and offer tips, photos, and other such supplementals, creating a textured guide in its finished form.
Though it’s just launched today, there’s already a good amount of content being generated—some by companies and bloggers (art.com; Guittard chocolate), but largely by individuals. Check it out here, and let us know what you think in the comments below.
Nikki Ekstein is an Editorial Assistant at Travel + Leisure and part of the Trip Doctor news team. Find her at on Twitter at @nikkiekstein.