This New App Will Help You Find the Best Places in the World

Katie Sweeney

Calling all world travelers! There’s a new app on the block, and it’s the perfect cure for your wanderlust. Meet Spot, an app that lets users make lists of places they love. Let’s say you’re planning a trip to Bali with your best friend and you want to know where the cool kids hang out to watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean. Type "sunsets" into Spot’s search engine, and a list of options will come up. Click on each option, and you’ll find all the necessary information about the beachside bar, including expert reviews pulled from Lonely Planet, TimeOut, Thrillist, and more. Plus you'll also get the spot’s hours of operation, phone number, website, and address, all neatly organized with a Google map to boot.

Spot allows you to curate lists of your favorite places around the world, so when your cousin asks where she should go on her upcoming trip to Bali, you can simply share your Spot list of Bali favorites with her. The app also has a bunch of featured lists—Where I Like to Eat Alone in NYC, Partying in Paris’s Pigalle Neighborhood, and Boho Big Sur Shenanigans, to name a few—that are easy to browse, interesting, and helpful. You can make and share as many lists as you want on Spot, which was created by Garrett Camp, the founder of StumbleUpon and Uber. If you’re traveling to a new destination soon, download the app and let us know what you think of it!

Heading out on a trip soon? Keep track of your travels the old-fashioned way—with a Polaroid camera.

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