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Traveling Abroad? This New Website Will Change Your Life

SmarterTravel

When it comes to traveling abroad, there’s a lot more to it than just buying a plane ticket. You need to do your research. This means finding out if you need a visa, what the weather will be like, what kind of currency they use, etc. For more popular abroad destinations, this might mean a series of quick Google searches, but when you’re traveling somewhere off the beaten path, the information you need is not always readily available.

This is why my mind was completely blown when I came across Basetrip, a travel research tool that not only answers any question you have about any country in the world, it also neatly organizes the information. Simply enter your citizenship and the country you’re traveling to and Basetrip will pull up information on that country’s weather, type of outlet, currency, cost of living, tipping practices, internet speeds, emergency phone numbers, necessary vaccinations, location of your embassy, and more, complete with links to all the resources. You also have the option to read tips from other readers about each country and add your own.

Created by Sven Kapudija, BaseTrip launched in July of 2016 after Kapudija toiled to find the proper information he needed to plan for an upcoming trip to Portugal. What began as a passion project turned into a phenomenon when he decided to catalogue every country in the world.

So far, it’s been a success. After going viral on Reddit and Product Hunt, Basetrip is making huge strides as travelers can easily have all their questions answered on the site. At the moment, you can’t see when the information was last updated, but this feature is soon to come.

At less than three months old Basetrip is still very new as a travel website, but I’m excited to see how this resource will grow. In the meantime, I’ll be replacing my gruesome Google searches with this concise haven of travel information.

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Jamie Ditaranto is a writer and photographer who is always looking for her next adventure. Follow her on Twitter @jamieditaranto.

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