Posted on Monday, May 18th, 2015 by Will Hagle
WAYN is a social network connecting likeminded global travelers to share their experiences.
WAYN stands for “Where Are You Now?” The site was built for people who are constantly on the move, forced to answer that question. It’s one of the best ways for frequent travelers to stay in touch with friends and family, connect with each other, and learn about the places they’re going and want to visit. The site is designed like a standard social network, as users make profiles with pictures and other information about themselves. You can also sign up with your Facebook account. During the initial profile set-up, WAYN has new users answer questions about the cities they’ve been and the places they want to visit. This helps you get more personalized recommendations about both people and locations that are similar to your interests.
WAYN is comparable to sites like TripAdvisor and Lonely Planet in that there are tons of great travel tips about locations around the world. Like each user, each city or location around the world has a profile on WAYN. Users submit tips about cafes, restaurants, bars, hotels and tourist sightseeing destinations directly on that page. You can also find user-submitted photos, as well as general information like the weather. Also similar to TripAdvisor, WAYN has a section entirely devoted to finding hotels. This section usually links to a third-party site to complete the booking process. WAYN also has an “Opinions” section that lets you give more input about various locations. Overall, the site is a great way to study up on places you want to visit, give your own thoughts about places you’ve been, and plan your future travels while connecting with likeminded people.