Here's a website that helps you find vacation rentals in proximity to your interests.


What it does: It lets you search based on activities you like and how far you want to drive or fly from major cities in the United States and Europe. There are 85 activities to choose from or combine.

What's hot: It's helpful that Pinocular pairs vacation-rental options with activities I am interested in - and some I hadn't even considered. I could find properties that are near horseback riding, fishing, hot springs, opera, laser tag, geocaching, and more. I also like that the prices, when available, are displayed in a ribbon across the photo.

What's not: I was mildly annoyed that there wasn't a home or reset button so I could return to the home page. Also, I would have liked filters to refine my search results based on price. Clicking through to reserve a rental means linking to a different rental site or an individual website, which could be confusing for some.