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Journey Inspiration: Momondo Trip Finder Review

It’s a bit dreary in Goa right now with the monsoon rains in full swing. Ben and I want to visit his dad in Vienna but flights are bit high at the moment and inspiration to go anywhere else is lacking a bit. So, it was really perfect timing when Momondo asked me to take a look at their Trip Finder App and give it a review.

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Imagine telling your most traveled friend what you’re looking for and them telling you the perfect spot for you to go based on cities, beaches, nightlife, shopping, or whatever else you’re looking for. The app has 182 possible places to choose from. For each destination Trip Finder contains flight price information, descriptions and pictures as well as practical information about food, taxi, and shopping. You can book your flight through them!

It asks you questions based on mood, interest, weather, continent, month, and probably most importantly, budget.

Here’s an example of the mood options:

travel inspiration momondo trip finderIt’s pretty simple to go through and pick what you’re looking for. So, lets see what my perfect trip would be based on my choices.

Mood:  cultural

Interest: city

Weather: mild

Continent: Asia

Month: August

Budget: 600 GBP

Apparently, I search for places that don’t exist! Just my luck, but the website gave me the closest match which was pretty cool. I did more searches which came up with exact matches as well. Seems like the trouble was, there aren’t any mild temperature cities in Asia, considering the monsoon month. My matches took me to Europe.

travel inspiration momondo trip finder

This app considers the start point to be London. When I picked Copenhagen, all I had to do was change the departure information. It does dramatically shift the budget, which sort of makes the budget option of the app a little off the mark for not English, but will work great for people located in the UK.

Regardless of the budget changes, it does give some great inspiration. I did one more check looking for a fancy place to shop with warm weather in Asia this August with a budget of 420 GBP. Three options came up I wouldn’t have thought of on my own: Tel Aviv, Beirut, and Hong Kong. You can limit those searches to best match or cheapest flight (the budget is for a one way ticket FYI).

When I look at Tel Aviv as an option (from UK) it tells me which days that month at at the lowest price to help you choose.

travel inspiration momondo trip finderIt also tells you a bit about your choice with a travel guide.

travel inspiration momondo trip finder

I think this app is great practically for those stationed in the UK for booking, and for those outside it’s great for a little inspiration. I think UK folks will see that this app saves them time researching places to go for sure. Give it a go!

 

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About the Author:

Rachel Jones left a career in nursing and lived on the beaches of Goa, India for the five years. Now she lives in Mexico where she gives advice on the 40+ countries she’s visited in the last 10 years. She’s the author of two India travel e-books: Guide to India and Insider’s Guide to Goa. Her blog, Werkenntwen, like its name, is a contradiction combining off-beat adventurous places with glamorous and bespoke travel. Werkenntwen has been featured in ELLE, Marie Claire, Grazia, and Cosmopolitan magazines. She’s a writer for Bravo TV.

12 Comments

  1. Ashley August 4, 2014 at 11:02 am - Reply

    This is a fun app! Playing around with it right now.

  2. Justine August 5, 2014 at 5:33 am - Reply

    What a fun idea for an app! I’ll check it out :)

  3. Trudy August 7, 2014 at 5:12 am - Reply

    Great idea, but obviously doesn’t take local conditions into account… not sure I’d want to go to Tel Aviv right now! Great for inspiration though :)

  4. Sabina @GirlvsGlobe August 7, 2014 at 6:25 am - Reply

    OK this is going to sound insane but I TOTALLY had this idea last year. It may have existed already for all I know and I make no ownership claim or whatever (I only reluctantly shared it with my diary haha)… But this totally goes to show you that you should ACT on your good ideas. Having said all that, I’m off to check out Momondo now, because it sounds GREAT. Well, of course it does… :P

    • Rachel Jones August 10, 2014 at 5:27 am - Reply

      Hahah how funny!! I hate when that happens, but man who has the time to follow up on all these “invention” ideas. I did the same thing with interchangable bands on flip flops when I was like 12 I talked about it for a year & one day they were in stores!

  5. Hidden in a Book August 10, 2014 at 5:59 am - Reply

    They have it on their web page as well, and it works fine for Norway. :-) Been thinking of doing some travelling at the end of December, so might just use it for it…

  6. Mads Dalhoff August 22, 2014 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    Fun app to play around with! Even though the search results isn’t always what I look for, it’s still a lot of fun to try :-D

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