10 Apr Yonderbound: A New Way to Book Travel
I love lists. I mean I really love lists. At any given time, you can find lists on my iPhone, calendar, saved in Excel, in my notebook, on my checklist and probably a sticky note or two. It’s to the point where it has become quite ridiculous, actually. So when a program or website is created to help me create an organized and useful list that will save me time, I am all over it. Enter Yonderbound.
What is Yonderbound?
Yonderbound is a very convenient hotel booking and search tool for finding hotels around the world. The website functions as an almost Pinterest-like site for hotels. Users curate various themed Yonderboxes which put hotels into different categories and lists. To find a hotel, you can browse boxes created by others, or you can use the search function on the homepage–the process is easy and intuitive. There is also potential to earn Yondercredits, which will give you discounts on future hotel bookings through the site.
Make Money Through Yonderbound
According to the website, “Yonderbound is the first travel knowledge monetization platform in the world.” One huge plus of using the Yonderbound platform is this ability to earn a credit from any hotel booked through one of your Yonderboxes. When you share your knowledge and create lists of hotels that you recommend, you can inspire others to travel, and when they book through your recommendation, you will earn Yondercredits that are then applied to your account. The credits can be redeemed when booking a hotel stay, so if you earn enough, you can get discounted or free accommodations!
What I Like About Yonderbound
The platform, overall, is very easy to use and the design of the website is visually pleasing and easy to understand. I really enjoy the aspect that you can make lists (obviously) and save them all in one spot. This will make my life so much easier when planning our next trip—instead of creating a list in Word or Excel, I can have a pretty box with all of my findings in one place. Also, the site is synced with TripAdvisor, so you have easy access to every hotels reviews. You can book directly through the site, and the prices include all taxes and fees, which is definitely a plus.
The prices I found on Yonderbound were comparable to rates I found on other sites. When testing the rates, I did a few searches with various dates and locations and compared them to other booking sites–there is nothing worse than booking a hotel and finding out afterwards that you could have saved hundreds when booking through another site.
Currently, the site is in beta mode–it is relatively new, but that means it’s growing larger every day. I had no trouble finding ample hotels in every city I searched, and more hotels are being added all the time.
The only thing I would like to see changed is that I wish you could do a search where you didn’t have to enter a date range. That way, if I am just doing some general browsing, I wouldn’t worry about potentially missing a hotel based on it not being available on the specific dates I entered. This isn’t a deal breaker for me, but it would definitely be a nice addition.
I have created a few of my own Yonderboxes and have been enjoying the process. Right now, I have boxes for three of my favorite Florida cities that we have spent a ton of time exploring: Delray Beach, Key West and Orlando. Check them all out and see my recommendations on where to stay!
Click here if you want a $10 credit to use towards your first booking! Also, if want to connect with us on Yonderbound, be sure to follow our profile so you can see all the hotels we recommend. We will be updating our boxes with new content regularly, so we would love for you to join us and share your recommendations as well. See you there!
This post is brought to you as part of a partnership with Yonderbound. As always, all opinions are our own. We earn a small commission from bookings made from our links and Yonderboxes at no extra cost to you.