What is It?
This slick app specializes in curating and booking the chicest spots worldwide. Velocity puts five-star options at your fingertips, offering VIP access to restaurants, concerts, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
Velocity’s basic free app opens up a world of exclusive restaurants, bars, and clubs, while Velocity Black takes it to the next level. Velocity Black is a members-only club that includes a 24/7 travel concierge to help you arrange any number of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. From helicopter tours to whale watching to the most coveted of reservations: sunset dinner at Restaurant Le Jules Verne.
The London-based startup covers discovery, reservations, and payments for must-try local experiences. The app is tailored to the elite, eliminating even the smallest of grievances such as waiting in line or your check at the dinner table. Furthermore, every offering has guaranteed of-the-moment cache.
How Does It Work?
Velocity’s team has built relationships with managers of the finest hotels and restaurants worldwide, turning them into friends who will help you book last-minute lodgings or score the finest table. The hotel will greet you by name, and the restaurant will have your favorite bottle of wine ready to pour.
Even better: Velocity is connected with hot nightlife spots in some of the world’s best bucket-list cities. Plus, get exclusive hookups at sought-after festivals like Coachella and Glastonbury! Velocity’s ultra-hip travel agents vet each experience against your personal tastes to help you design the ultimate experience.
Our Favorite Part?
We love the seamlessness of Velocity. Everything is already paid for within the service, so you receive one convenient monthly bill. What this really means for you, the adventurous traveler: you don’t have to sully each life-changing experience by fumbling to convert dollars to euros as you pay the check. Instead, now you can convert and carry much less cash around the world.
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Annie’s based in Los Angeles but hails from Portland, Oregon. Sort of. She moved to six states by the time she reached middle school, and continues to move around the US and abroad – call her a nomad, but she prefers “Location ADHD.” After studying abroad in New Zealand, Annie circled the globe, graduated from USC, and circled the world once again. For one year she lived out of a backpack everywhere from The Philippines to Nepal to Slovenia to Norway. She’s a curry connoisseur and passionate explorer, taking the road less traveled, the “trail” covered in vines and swarmed in exotic bugs. Foreign lands feel like home, and Annie loves encouraging more and more people to utilize their passports and experience a new culture.