The travel and lifestyle blog of In My Footsteps Podcast host and author Christopher Setterlund. Discovering and sharing the best of today and yesterday. Beautiful and inspiring places to visit now, along with incredible stories of times gone by. From Cape Cod to New England and beyond, from present-day, to some classic 1980's nostalgia, to days long gone by. There is something for everyone here much like with the podcast.
In My Footsteps: A Walk Around the Dwellable Travel App
of the ‘10 Best Travel Apps For Your New iPad’ by CNN the Dwellable App
certainly lives up to that lofty praise.Upon opening it the first thing that’s noticed is the gentle lapping ocean
waves and a simple search feature. Most potential travelers will likely decide
on a beach destination with this tempting and soothing imagery. Touching the
search feature on the home screen causes a list of popular spots on the app pop
up. This first step maybe all that is needed to find what you desire.
Cape Codder I chose this as my destination for a trial run. I was immediately
amazed by the colorful photos. This was second only to the ease of finding what
you are looking for. Cape Cod itself is divided into five subcategories: Upper
Cape, Outer Cape, Mid Cape, Lower Cape, and Just Off Cape. Each subcategory is accompanied by a number of
rentals which can be scrolled through by touching an arrow. This is much easier
than simply scrolling through hundreds of random listings.
popular destinations, as far as number of rentals, are listed at the top in descending
numerical order. As you become more specific in your selections the Dwellable
App gets even better. Each individual property comes complete with several
bright colorful photos that are so easy to scroll through that I found myself
checking many different properties just to look at the photos. If a straight
list is not your thing the app has a map feature with pins noting where rentals
are located in the area you are looking to stay. There is also a ‘dateboard’
showing available properties in that area on the left and a calendar of
scrollable dates on the right. These details make the timely chore of finding
the right vacation rental seemingly disappear.
These property listings give you
the pertinent information and much more. Not only do most give prices for
renting each property but some also get prices for specific times and a calendar
on screen to show you when said property is available. The property is
described in depth with location, amenities, nearby attractions, and a little
extra love which makes it feel so much cozier and less sterile than many other
travel sites and apps. There is nothing important left out and at times it’s as
if the owner is speaking directly to you.
information is highlighted on screen making your rental only a click away
literally. The app is always adding new properties, evident by the call for
property owners and managers to add listings in such areas as Rhode Island. If
you are looking for a break from the same old sterile travel apps I highly
recommend the Dwellable App. It is run by great people and the properties are
nearly all owned by regular people, not hotel chains. It is easy to use and
very visually appealing. Plus it’s free, so what’s not to like about that?
An example of a Cape Cod listing with colorful photos and contact info.