I love to travel — and — I get bored easily. That makes me a typical American, I suppose. Basically, I like to experience fun things whether that’s at home, several states over or across the pond. The problem is, it’s not always 1.) fast or 2.) easy to find the best things to do whether traveling 30 minutes from home for something to do on the weekend or hitting the Interstate for a month-long road trip. And that’s where an app like HeyLets comes in.
HeyLets is a social city and travel guide that helps you find fun experiences and hidden gems that match your interests. Additionally, if you’d like, you can journal your adventures (for yourself or for other travelers to benefit from). What’s cool is that there aren’t any negative reviews—or reviews that are just too long—like you’d find on Yelp. The info you’ll find on HeyLets is quick and to the point; no reviews are over 200 characters (for some perspective, Tweets can be up to 140 characters long) which is nice and succinct. And HeyLets has at least one photo for every experience someone posts which is awesome because I hate it when Yelp (or other apps) only have text for me to make a decision off of.
Put simply, HeyLets answers the question, “I want to do something, but I don’t know what”.
What does that really mean? It all comes down to inspiration. Personalized inspiration, actually. At it’s core, HeyLets offers a scrollable feed of new experiences you can try spanning categories like food, nightlife, shows, hikes or travel tips. When you first open the app, you can take a few minutes to select your interests so the app knows what to show you (and what not to recommend). According to Justin Parfitt, CEO and founder of HeyLets, this lets you view nothing but moments that make you say, “This is awesome!” which have been posted by like-minded people.
But there are tons of apps out there that claim to help people find the right thing to do at the right time. What makes HeyLets any different or better?
In Justin’s mind, it’s these three things:
“We focus on experiences instead of places. Each person’s experience is a unique social story, so a feed of experiences is more personal, insightful and