oundup of my favorite things this week…
And this week, it’s a roundup of travel tools that may (or may not) transform the terrain. Take a peek at Peek, Gallivant, Want Me, Get Me, and an app to end them all via Jetsetter.com. Follow it, don’t judge it.
Want Me, Get Me.
Want Me Get Me is a free members-only website that upgrades modern travelers as VIP guests at the world’s top luxury and boutique hotels. It’s backed by some badass boss and board memebers (Tristan Mace, Melanie Brandman with ex-Jetsetters and Gilt-ers too) so expect big things.
Peek offers up high quality experiences, handpicked by experts. Explore travel guides, “perfect” day itineraries and then book direct through their platform. If you find a better price elsewhere, they’ll match it and refund the difference ala Walmart. With an ex- Arts.y and Gilt Grouper leading the charge, Ruzwana Bashir has attracted both Jack Dorsey and Eric Schmidt as investors, as well as Khosla Ventures and SV Angel.
Jetsetter Now features same-day, mobile only deals at rates of up to 60% off. Deals will initially be offered in Jetsetter’s top seven markets: New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Boston and Chicago, subject to hotel availability. What makes Jetsetter Now unique is that the hotel’s name is a mystery (which Jetsetter says provides greater discounts), and each property is Jetsetter-Verified, which means it’s been vetted and reviewed by a Jetsetter employee to meet the company’s standards.
Gallivant is a new online publication for men who seek the best places to stay, shop, eat, drink, and be merry. Think of it as Uncrate, but for places instead of products. Not relegated to fancy-schmancy restaurants or upscale hotels, Gallivant curates the places real men want to frequent, introducing them to hidden gems and old standbys alike from across the world. Yeah bro.