Trover

Have you heard of Trover? I found this app/website a few weeks ago and I will be using it often while traveling. Apparently, it’s been around a few years but it has just entered my life, so I thought I’d share in case you have not heard of it.

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Basically, you upload photos, either from the website or the app, and identify the exact location. This will then share the photo and location with the Trover community. If you are traveling, or know you will be traveling somewhere, you can search the location and it will find places that others have loaded that are worth visiting.

For instance, if you are standing on the corner of 21st and 7th in New York City, you can open the app, let it find your location, and then it will show you places that are around you that might be of interest. The best part about this app is that these are not always your typical spots. It’s a great way to find a graffiti wall, flea market, small coffee shop or something else that might be a bit obscure and that you may not be able to find elsewhere.

If you like to travel and find new places, definitely check it out. Also, add me! I would love to follow you and find the cool spots you have found during your travels and adventures.

View Wandering Direction’s photos on Trover

Airplane Food

Airplane food seems to be a thing of the past. Some domestic airlines now provide food to purchase in flight, but it would be pretty awesome to think there would be a delicious meal waiting on board the next plane. This sure would beat finding your gate, only to realize there is no time to eat before your 3 hour flight, that passes directly through lunchtime and only offers peanuts or pretzels.

JetBlue Mint seems to be thinking about airplane food, as well as other flying comforts, and what that experience means for domestic flights. Teaming with Flying Food Group, a new food concept was created for their recently released JetBlue Mint. In this video, Stephen Parkerson gives some insight as to what this means for the food aspect of the experience.

With food like that, travelers will look forward to the meal that awaits. The service is currently limited and JetBlue does not serve all markets. Although, this has to make one think, what could this mean for the future of domestic airline food? Will there be additional changes in our future flying experience? We shall see.

If interested in reading more about JetBlue Mint, this article goes into a little more detail.