Hopper is the traveler’s friend. Among the 17 gazillion travel apps/sites out there, a recent commercial reveals that we look at about 7 of them before we book. First of all, that’s too few — we’ll surely miss something. But even worse, that’s too much. Time is finite — we can’t be spending all ours poking around endlessly for deals. In fact, that’s one of the problems — we have to look at the apps/sites, instead of them looking out for us.
Hopper, a free app, reverses that equation a little. Hopper does a lot of data crunching beyond the regulation “comparison” sites. You give the app data — like what beach you want to sit on — and it returns actionable information like when best to go and what the best day to book is for the cheapest deal. Try it. It can be addictive.