As someone with an insatiable appetite for wanderlust, my heart is constantly swooning over destinations to visit. Be it the exotic backdrop of Vietnam or the balmy nights and passion of Spain, each time I add a new pin to my map I can hardly wait to plan my next trip and commence day dreaming about the adventures yet to come (did I mention I am a travel addict?).
The excitement of travel starts long before I step on the plane but rather begins once I lock in a flight and start choosing accommodations and reading about the destination I will be visiting. Planning a trip is all about saving money and finding ways to prove that travel is inexpensive and can be enjoyed now. I am always on the hunt for travel hacks and ways to shave off dollars in the greater name of budget travel–in the past this has meant opting for hostels over hotels or off travel times vs. peak seasons–so when I came across the new platform, Yonderbound, I was thrilled to find a resource for finding affordable hotels that also pays its visitors for their travel stories.
In a time where travel websites and apps seem to spring up like daises, Yonderbound is already proving a strong contender for must-visit travel sites when planning an upcoming trip. Seeing an opportunity in the market, Yonderbound is a start-up platform that gives back to the community by allowing users to share their travel stories via Yonderboxes–essentially online travel scrapbooks that share someone’s trip and the hotels they either stayed at or plan to visit. Unlike the Trip Advisors of the world that profit off of a large network of user generated reviews, Yonderbound allows its visitors to earn money off their reviews by giving them 70% of the profits anytime someone books a hotel inspired by their Yonderbox.
With my mind set on upcoming travel plans throughout Europe, I have worked on putting together my own Yonderboxes to inspire me with potential hotels throughout Paris, Spain and Italy. Like opening a can of Pringles, once I set up my first Yonderbox I couldn’t stop sharing past experiences and putting together new ones to share with the Yonderbound community.
With the tagline of starting a revolution in travel, Yonderbound is where wanderlust inspiration and affordable travel converge. As this savvy start up puts it, join the revolution now and start earning money for inspiring others to travel and see the world–what is better than that?