WHAT: LastBash.com lets you build and edit a group-travel itinerary with several users.

HITS: I love the dashboard. You can see who has accepted your invite and message the group. There's even a section on how to track and split expenses. However, my favorite feature is the ability to poll group members. I was able to ask family members whether they wanted to stay in a hotel, share one vacation rental or have their own separate vacation rental -- a huge timesaver. No one wants to read a long email chain or call nine people to ask a simple question.

MISSES: I wanted to use LastBash to organize a multigenerational foodie trip to Charleston, S.C., but when I went to its blog to look for examples of good itineraries, I found a lot of bachelor and bachelorette party references. Even the default to add an activity starts with Bar/Club (alphabetical listing). But give the website a second chance. It's still useful even if you're not planning a total rager or a guys' or girls' getaway.

-- Jen Leo, Los Angeles Times



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