We aim to please, and that’s why we’ve been busy working on some great new features for Budget Your Trip. Check ’em out!
Want a trip widget like this one for your website or blog? Just log in, view your trip, and click on the Widgets and Badges tab to get one for your trip. There are different variations and sizes for you to choose from. We know that not everyone wants to display their budget, but you can still show ’em those flags. (Want a different size? Let us know. We aim to please.) We‘re just as excited to announce that soon there will be a WordPress plugin, too.
Plan Your Trip Budget
We’ve also made a great addition to the trip planning section. When you’re adding budget items to your trip, you’ll be able to see the average daily costs for the city or country that you’ll be visiting. That way, you’ll have a general idea of how much stuff will cost you. You can even click the little button to add that cost to your trip’s planned budget, saving you time. A lot of you have expressed an interest in planning longer trips, so we’ve increased the number of days that you can repeat your spending items. Now you can stick in the price for accommodations, for example, and repeat it for the next 100 days. Then you’ll have an easy and quick way to compare your planned budget to your actual spending.
Budget Your Trip now has an API. It’s small, but growing. If you’re looking to make some sort of plugin, mashup, hack, or whatever, then go read the documentation. If you need data in a different format, let us know and we’ll get you what you need.
Estimate Your Costs
Finally, we’ve redesigned the city and country information pages (which you can find under Estimate Costs). All of the information you might need is now much easier to find. Check out Paris, for example. In addition to viewing average daily costs, you’ll be able to look up sights, restaurants, hotels, and events from FourSquare, Gowalla, and Eventful. We even plot everything on a nifty map for all of you navigational nerds. (You know you are!) And don’t forget that you can share travel tips for your favorite places, too.
Update: You can now export your budget data to Excel (or any other spreadsheet program)!
In addition to the changes we’ve listed here, we’re always open to new ideas. So let us know if you need something. Happy travels!
Bryan has visited exactly one more country than his wife, and she won’t let him forget it! Also an avid photographer, he enjoys entrenching himself within the local culture in order to learn more about the people of a place. He is the co-founder of Budget Your Trip and loves a good adventure, an exotic meal, or a passionate conversation about global events.