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Today's Cool Site of the Day is an app called WishBeen. @WishBeen was founded by a group of friends who made travel magazines. The idea of WishBeen was derived from seeing prints held in travelers' hands as they walked out of airports. The app changes the way travelers share their information and experiences -- from print to web. I immediately saw the value of the app when I searched travel plans for Tuscany Italy and found a couple of interesting, shared (documented) travel experiences. Their slogan: "Practical service for every potential traveler." See and vote for today’s site here (on the day of this post) and give it

Today's Cool Site of the Day is a cool gadget, @Bluesmart, that is getting a lot of funding through a very successful IndieGogo campaign (10x what they were seeking!). Bluesmart is a high-quality carry-on suitcase that you can control from your phone. From the app you can lock and unlock it, weigh it, track its location, be notified if you are leaving it behind and find out more about your travel habits. You can also charge your phone 6 times over with a built-in battery. Who said luggage hasn't advanced in 50 years? Add this page to your ‘cool gadgets / cool gifts’ related bookmarks. And

Taking 'Stuff Sacks' to the next level. Meet the HoboRoll [caption id="attachment_8040" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hoboroll Stuff Sack[/caption] What is a Hoboroll "Stuff Sack" you ask? Well, it's a compartmentalized sack, perfect for keeping your items separated yet still in one place. Use it on its own or put it in your carry on luggage, backpack or suitcase to keep things organized.Why spend time searching for items at the bottom of your pack or “somewhere” in your traditional stuff sack?  The Hoboroll will save you time, as well as frustration.  When you need an item, you’ll be able to find it quickly. Get One FREE! Cool Site of the

Need to rent a car and don't want to overpay? LiveCarHire searches 500+ car rental companies at 30,000 locations in 174 countries to give you the largest selection of competitive car rental rates from the top car rental companies worldwide.  In addition to the standard worldwide Airport Search, the visitor can imap display cities, train stations, ports, areas or street address for the nearest available car hire deals. Pretty cool. Here is an example of the search map display, comparing all available car hire/rentals, with each search having the imap zoom facility to widen or narrow the search area: USA - Los

A Social Network Connecting Travelers and Locals Meet Great Tour Guides, Travel Agents, Homestay Owners and More. Touristlink lets you get to know firsthand the local behind the tour you are planning or the small hotel where you want to stay. It's a great resource whether you want to get off the beaten path or just want to plan your own trip. With over 5,000 local experts TouristLink is the largest social network connecting travelers and locals. Learn More Touristlink is great place to discover new trip ideas; they highlight some of the best packages or you can browse all the trips offered by locals. Each trip

Today's Cool Site of the Day is The Ultimate Tourist Done some traveling? Here you can finally get some use from all these photos you have of yourself, posing by landmarks and attractions at your destinations. Choose from over one hundred attractions and typical touristic activities, upload your photos and collect one touristic point for each photo. Reach different levels and everybody over 80 points will become Ultimate Tourists. You can also connect with fellow touristic to recommend or get recommended nice hotels, price worthy restaurants and great locations while competing with your own photos. Go see it and rate it TODAY (Note: if you're seeing this