Here at The Modern List we seek travel websites that filter all of the crap out there and present, with a clean interface, the stuff that matters. Here are 9 modern travel websites that we highly recommend:
Superfuture does a stellar job of tracking 150+ cities in terms of cool shops, hotels, restaurants and other establishments. The site provides a sharp interface of information, maps and search options. You’d be foolish to travel anywhere without first doing your homework here.
MIMOA is a recently launched guide to modern architecture in Europe. The guide is operated from the Amsterdam Centre of Architecture, otherwise known as the epicenter of hotness. The content is full of up-to-date, modern projects because it is user supported. Log on and add your favorite projects.
TabletHotels searches out cool, modern boutique hotels all over the world. You can browse, research and make reservations at hundreds of drop-dead gorgeous hotels. Establishments anxious to be listed tend to offer special rates exclusively through the site. The interface includes several clear photos of each hotel and allows you to make informed decisions about all the swanky places you’ll be staying at.
Wallpaper* magazine runs a nice online travel section. So far it’s free and showcases the coolest of the cool. The content is set up to show you the latest and greatest – so it can be a bit difficult to search by country or city, but we recommend it for being sexy and up to speed.
thecoolhunter is just that. It’s so cool we’re not even sure if we’re worthy. The site covers worldwide architecture, stores, bars/clubs, dining, transportation, and even has a section for kids (cool, modern kids that is).
Greatbuildingsonline is a bit architecky <read nerdy> but it’s a good site for us architects who would be delinquent for doing something like passing through Paris and not checking out the Maison de Verre. It’s like eating your spinach.
OpenTable is a restaurant website intended for reservations. In addition to locking down dinner at Per SE it’s also an excellent resource because it stays on top of the game. If you’re trying to make reservations at Tribeca’s 66, opentable will be of the first to let you know that they’ve since closed.
Worldsbestbars is a decent overview of trendier bars in the world. It’s a good starting point but you’ll have to track down photos and menus elsewhere.
…and we wouldn’t be doing our job if we didn’t add a shameless plug for TheModernList. Go refresh your travel plans with our clean list of recommendations and drop us a line if we’re missing anything. One of these days we’ll get some additional cities up.