If you’re like us, planning a vacation is usually based on two important factors: where to eat and where to sleep. Once these bookends are established, the rest of the itinerary somehow seems to fall into place. So, when we were asked by Yonderbound, a new travel planning and booking tool, to take a look at their website we thought it was a great opportunity to try and bring together our love of food and travel.
Yonderbound is a a global online travel marketplace that was founded upon the belief that everyone has the right to travel and a mission to reduce the barriers of travel so that people can see more of the world. Offering more than 380,000 hotels worldwide at competitive rates, Yonderbound allows you to build a Yonderbox (the above referenced tool) that helps to properly plan a vacation at your leisure with no pressure to book. You can build a Yonderbox for as many trips as you want, whether you’re in the actual planning stages or just setting up some vision boards for future dream trips.
We love the concept giving everyone the chance to explore more of the world, and, as mentioned, here at MMTM it’s all about the food. To that end, we’ve gone ahead and created our own special Mitch & Mel Take Miami Yonderbox highlighting some of the best hotel restaurants in Miami. We found the Yonderbox extremely easy to use, allowing you to add inspirational photos, bookmark your favorite hotels, add notes, and collect links to attractions or events along the way. Check ours out and let us know what you think, because in addition to planning Yonderbound is also all about sharing.
Accessible from any mobile device, Yonderbound allows you to share your Yonderboxes with friends and family via email or on Facebook, to inspire them and allow them to make recommendations. You can also search the Yonderbond site to pick out perfectly curated Yonderboxes from other users and a variety of travel experts, including travel advisors from Virtuoso, the travel industry’s leading luxury network.
Additionally, to support its philosophy, Yonderbound recently launched the Yonderfund, a unique website functionality that allows consumers to win funds to pay for their dream trip through community voting. As a start, Yonderbound will give away at least one free trip per month tied to a specific theme or event. The inaugural Yonderfund offered a trip to the San Francisco Pride Celebration, and subsequent Yonderfund contests will give chances to win trips to the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles and the VANS Triple Crown of Surfing in Hawaii.
Happy travels, foodies!
Mitch & Mel