Tips & Tricks: TripIt

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As you probably already know, I’m heading out of town tomorrow for a 3-day weekend.  We’re going to hit up some serious shopping and also see Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece, Fallingwater.

When I booked my hotels, I thought I’d try out a service I’d heard good things about – TripIt. Here’s how it works: go to the TripIt Website, and sign up for a free account. Then, whenever you get a confirmation email for an upcoming trip (plane tickets, hotel bookings, dining reservations, etc), forward that email to TripIt. Then, voila, TripIt takes all the important info from the emails, and makes a very comprehensive and easy–to–read itinerary for you.

Really, this couldn’t be any easier. I just forwarded my email confirmations from the hotels*, and there it all was, in my TripIt account. And then I downloaded the TripIt app for my iPhone, so I have all my trip plans on there as well.

*Oh yeah, and speaking of those hotels I booked – we got amazing rates through Hotwire.  Nice digs for 50 bucks a night.  This really is going to be the weekend of deals.

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