Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Have you heard of Gogobot yet? Gogobot is a social travel site that lets you connect with other people to get their advice on where to visit, what to eat, where to stay, and what to do when you travel.

Uhm, basically my new best friend.

If you've followed my blog at all, you probably already know that I am a CTP. Yes, a Compulsive Trip Planner. It's a serious condition. Well, since finding out about Gogobot, I've planned about 30 trips. I have a problem.

I've always wanted to visit the Pacific Northwest, so I planned a trip to Portland using the Gogobot website.

You could start out by going to the Portland page on Gogobot. It looks like this:


Gogobot's design is awesome. Very simple and user-friendly. Really easy to get started planning your trips.

Using Gogobot, I found the perfect place for me to stay! It's this awesome elementary school-converted-hotel! Neat, huh? Called McMenamins Kennedy School.

above photos via kennedy school

I would list a bunch of swanky eateries and Portland-y restaurants, but you can't go more Portland than eating at all the famous food carts! I would follow anyone's advice on eating at these places, and the people on Gogobot talking about this have a lot to say!

photo via andrew burdick photography

You all know I am an outdoorsy weirdo. Why else would I want to visit Portland?! ;)  Of course, I couldn't miss out on seeing Multnomah Falls! Such beauty.

via sheldon branford

I'd also love to visit the famous Portland Farmer's Market, Horsetail Falls, and the Skidmore Bluffs.

Gogobot allows you to tap into the knowledge of your friends when planning a trip anywhere. You can find like-minded travelers and inspiration for your next vacation, creating easy-to-use wishlists you can return to again and again.

And when you are not in vacation mode or planning a trip, you can discover hidden gems in your own neighborhood for entertaining guests or a weekend staycation.

The best part? Every page on Gogobot is personalized. You can see reviews from your friends and people you are following at the top, which allows you to weed out the noise and fraudulent reviews that become a problem on other review sites. Check out Gogobot today!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gogobot. The opinions and text are all mine.


  1. this may become quickly addicting and not good for our small budget traveling haha.

  2. We're starting to plan our upcoming trip to Thailand and this site will be SUCH a huge help! Thanks for posting!

  3. I'm signing up now!!! I love traveling and seriously spend way too much time looking at menus and things to do once we decided on a little trip to make. I need to see what they have on Philly.

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  4. I just stumbled over you blog, and I'm so glad I did! It's been really fun to look around. I used to live in Portland, and it is amazing. I love going back there. Sounds like you've found some great spots! Definitely go to Powell's book store, and if you can, drive out to the Willamette Valley for some wine tasting!

  5. Just found your blog, and I live in the PNW. I must say that the Kennedy School is definitely a must see because it offers a public hot tub, and amazing food in their restaurant. What a fabulous post!

  6. Ohhh I need to start using this site! My husband and I are big travelers but have never used this - sure beats my usual excel spreadsheet plan by the looks of it :) Happy to have found your blog from the Friday Chaos hop, following along now & looking forward to reading more!