Two new apps are hoping to make your vacation planning a little easier this year. If you're into camping or yachting, you'll want to download them both.
First up, there's The Dyrt. Not entirely new since they were launched in 2013, and not entirely unknown, seeing as they're anticipating 10 millions visits to the site this year. The website is actually home to the largest collection of campground reviews and photos online—over 300,000—all crowdsourced from avid campers around the country. What they didn't have—well, until now—is the ability for you to reserve a campsite. Both their website and handy app have just launched a reservation system, kind of like an Airbnb for campgrounds.
There are about 1,783 campgrounds in Texas alone, so this should make life a lot easier when it comes to finding the campground of your dreams and planning your next outdoor getaway there. By the end of September, The Dyrt will offer bookings at over 5,000 public and private campgrounds and RV parks, with many of Texas's campgrounds included.
They've also partnered with Tentrr, a nationwide network of fully-rigged, safari-style platform tents on private land across the country, so these glamping sites will be available to book as well, and there are cabin options, too.
Next up is Skipper My Boat— interestingly enough, its co-founder, Adam Woods, lives in Houston. This new app connects folks in search of a yachting, sailboat, or catamaran excursion to boat owners, charter operators, and captains all over the world. The app features 30,000 boats in over 700 destinations, all with reviews and photos as well. Plus, you don't have to be a billionaire to book a yacht—a day-long excursion can start at a few hundred dollars, and there are even options that start at less than $100 per night. So get those sea legs beneath you: It's time to hit the water.