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The Best apps to help you plan your dream vacation

As the weather gets colder and the days are getting shorter, you find yourself dreaming about this beautiful hotel on the beach or attending the fashion week in Milan, or even leaving everything to travel around Europe in a backpack! Well it's the perfect time to make your dreams come true!! To help you plan your dream getaway, I thought I would put together a small list of apps that are perfect for planning, organizing and dream of your VACAY! 

1.       Because we all need a little inspiration…

The first app I have for you is Pinterest! Pinterest is the apps for inspiration, from DYI to travelling you will find all sorts of different idea on Pinterest to make your dream getaway even better than you imagine. The great thing is that you can create a pin with all the things you like or would like to do and you can go through it and actually get to experience some of those pins!

2.       Keeping everything in One place

 Tripit is the app for that. If you're planning a vacation without the help on a professional or simply if you're going on vacation, Tripit will become your best friend. Tripit is an easy, free and probably the best way to combine all your travelling information (itineraries, tickets, hotels booking, travel confirmation, and such) together on one Hub/page/screen

3.       TripAdvisor 

If you're like me, the idea of travelling to another country is pretty stressful. Imagine going to your dream vacation and having to share the bath tub with cockroaches… fun?? If you answered no! You definitely need TripAdvisor! Why? Because it let you see what people thought of the hotel and it will give you a pretty good idea if this hotel as what you need. Another thing that I love about TripAdvisor is that you can use it even when you are at home, if you feel like trying something new, you can look up restaurant in your city and get the rating the menu and people's opinion on it.

4.        Because you are unique.

Stow app customize a suitcase packing list according to your needs for your trip. Not only does it save your time, but it's also another thing the scratch off your to do list, you know only need to pack and up on the plane!

5.       Perfect for family or group trips

If you are in charge of a group trip or a family trip you will need this app to help you pack and locate everything! Packing Pro lets you create list by the number of individuals that are coming alone and you can filter the list by bags. No more looking through all the suitcase to find your tooth-brush!

6.     Translate with speech

This free app will translate (with speech) any text in up to 72 languages! No more carrying the Italian for dummies book in the streets of Milan



Laurence Belmont

The new Pinterest Analytics Tool

Since 2010, Business, bloggers, stay-at-home moms, beauty and lifestyle professionals and millions of others have been pinning away. In four years Pinterest as grown considerably, more and more people are creating Pinterest account, as well as business. To always offer the best product, Pinterest simply had no choice but to update their site/application, from the creation of private boards to a new and improve search bar! Pinterest is now offering Pinterest Analytics.
What is Pinterest analytics?

Pinterest analytics is Pinterest “new, smarter analytics tool”[1], this new feature of Pinterest for business was created to help business get more information on what their customers are interested in.

“For example, Lowe’s introduced a DIY-focused marketing strategy after learning that their “create-your-own-colorful-doormat” Pin got more than 200,000 repins. And UK-based Juniper Cakery came up with new cake design techniques after learning about their customers’ confection preferences through Pinterest analytics.”—Pinterest for business

What does Pinterest Analytics have to offer??

This new tool gives business the opportunity to learn more about the interest, the taste, the like and dislike of their audiences.

The Pinterest Analytics Tools offer the following information to Pinterest business page owner: 
  • The number of individuals that pinned content from your site,
  • The most common interest of your audience (as well as what other business they follow on Pinterest)
  • The device your audience use when they pin your pins
  • General information such as gender, location and more
  • Insight on how much traffic your site gets from the Pin It button
  • The number of individuals who pinned content from your site
  • Learn more about your audience
  • The number of people who saw your pins
  • Your most popular pins
  • The pins that have been repined
  • The pins that have been the most clicked
  • The Clicked Through rate (the number of individuals who visited your site from those pins)
  • What people like to save from your site

Should you use Pinterest Analytics for your business?


This tool is a great update and will give you useful information for your social media campaign. It can help you increase impressions, clicks and repins as well as help you refine or/and redefine your Pinterest strategy.

Interested in getting a Pinterest Analytics account??

“Once you have a business account, just go to analytics.pinterest.com or your Pinterest profile to see the new analytics. If you have any questions, please check out our Help Center.” [3]


[1] http://business.pinterest.com/en/pinterest-analytics
[3]  http://business.pinterest.com/en/pinterest-analytics

Laurence Belmont

Top 5 upcoming games for the PS4 and XBOX One before 2015

As E3 2014 and Gamescom announce a ton of great news for gamers, it’s time to wipe off the dust from those consoles and start embracing next-gen gaming. Now these games aren't arriving until a little later, but each respective title in this list is building up the hype and will definitely get you as excited as we are. Note that there are more games coming out as well but we felt that these were the top 5 upcoming game releases worth mentioning. 

Developed by Ubisoft and a successor to their 2013 release, Black Flags, comes a new story taking place in Paris during the troubling times of the French Revolution. Join Arno Dorian as he fights for justice against the Templars, the Creed’s eternal enemy. You will also play with other players in the new Co-op feature so you and your friends can expose the true evils taking place within the Revolution. 

Release date: November 11, 2014 

Follow Ajay Ghale, a Nepalese native who visits Kyrat for personal reasons but is caught in the middle of a civil war. He gets captured by the mercenary and king Pagan Min and is put through different tests and tortures. Now he must tread through the dangers of Kyrat to find missing treasures and tame mother nature as every corner is another chance for danger.

Release date: November 18, 2014

From the creators of the popular Halo series comes Destiny, a vast multiplayer that is both alive and adventurous. Mostly designed for the current generation consoles (PS4 and Xbox One), this title focuses on the architecture and hardware that the systems are capable of. With high visual graphics, wide map areas and countless challenges, travelling through space and Earth is nothing but fun.

Release date: September 09, 2014

Want to know what it's like to be an undercover cop in Hong Kong and take down a Triad group? Play as Shen, a cop from America who visits his home land after many years to avenge his lost sister. He later realizes that his battle isn't with the notorious drug lords as he also faces challenges with loyalty, secrecy and maybe betrayal. This open-world game has many challenges that'll provide hours or content and fun. 

Release date: October 14, 2014

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Last but not least, this title should keep you busy for a while. The line of Call of Duty games have always been full of multiplayer competitiveness and this addition is no acceptation. Created by Sledgehammer games, is this title taking place in the future where private militaries are the ruling government. Have futuristic gadgets and weapons at your disposal and fight through this dystopian future. Also making an appearance is Kevin Spacey.

Release date: November 04, 2014

LIke we said earlier, the games above are not the only options you have this coming fall/winter. These will surely keep you busy and are amongst the more popular titles since they do come from AAA studios. There are also exclusives like the Microsoft’s Halo Collection and Sony’s Driveclub worth mentioning and should also be instant choices. Most of these games will also keep you busy from a multiplayer perspective. Join in with friends and dominate the field through online play. See you in the battlefield!

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