As a big foodie myself, I often find it tedious in planning trips while making sure I try the most popular dishes/street food a city has to offer. It often consists of looking up yelp/zomato then plotting on google maps, and even then I would I have to take note on what dishes people recommend.
I see a lack of an integrated solution to help travelers find the best food experience and plan out their travel itineraries. I'd love to know your biggest pains when it comes to personal travel planning!
Oh, the food thing! Very important...you want to eat all the wonderful things a country has to offer and you only have so many chances! On a trip to Switzerland last year, for the first 6 days our dinners were included in the hotel package...and they were fantastic! The last three days in Chamonix, France we were on our own. We had to depend on Yelp and Trip Advisor and walk around looking at the posted menus and hope for the best! And generally, it turned out fine. We may have missed something fantastic, but we'll just never know. Too bad there isn't a food-centric guide for every city...small and lightweight and updated often.
But as far as my biggest personal travel planning problem, it is packing LIGHT. We are hikers, so we don't need fancy clothes, but on the other hand a person needs to look nice at dinnertime and then you have to have other shoes and then you might need this and you might need that...it all starts to add up! about 3 years ago
As a food nerd, I agree there's so much cross referencing and filtering when one limited time. However, I do miss the days of just discovering delicious places to eat just by sniffing it out! Nowadays, you know exactly which travel books have recommended the restaurant by the profile or nationality of diners. No offense, but Americans most notable here. about 3 years ago