By Alexandra Souchkova
Ahoy WiFi wanders! Do you see yourself seeking an Internet café in Namibia? Have you sported your iPad in a leather satchel while trekking through the Amazon? If so let’s talk tech, because even Rick Steves uses Google. It’s about time innovative travel services made a spatter on the start-up scene, and it might be worth our while to take a gander their way amidst our globetrotting. Remember that time you wanted to go to an exotic and desolate country but were hindered by that cringe inflicting word…“Visa”? The moments of wishing there was a machine that could translate requirements, make sense of the dicey Internet advice columns, and take trips to the embassy on your lunch break are over. Say Bonjour to Visa Machine, an online service that will save you the labor for a convenient price and have you techy trackers on your way to Timbuktu, before your grandma can say “you’re going WHERE!?”
The UK based start-up has perfected a smooth method of operations: first you choose your Visas, second you fill out the appropriate forms provided by Visa Machine, then you send these back to Visa Machine and watch the magic happen by tracking your documents’ progress online. No more confusion or getting lost in translation, this is the future. I can only imagine that receiving a freshly stamped passport in the mail is reminiscent of Christmas morning; maybe that’s just me but I do predict a feeling of elation if you do indeed choose to employ the service. You may be thinking that you can take care of the wild goose chase for Visas on your own, which is probably true for most of you—but I contend that you have better things to do, like listening to Bob Dylan’s new album, making a tomato tart, googling baby sloths, or maybe even watching an episode of The Hostel Life. In addition, using a service like Visa Machine is foolproof, so you can save yourself not just time but also frustration. As an admirer of creativity and ingenuity I am excited by the company and anticipate similar enterprises to emerge making traveling stress-free for all. Here’s to looking forward to bringing you more service scoop, and to Visa machine for turning down the hassle and turning up the hunger, for seeing more of this wonderful world that is.
For more visit: www.thevisamachine.com