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Web Buzz: Pocket Village

The website that inspires global adventures caters to travelers ready to book a trip or just in daydream mode.

April 10, 2011|By Jen Leo | Special to the Los Angeles Times

This website helps expand your idea of a vacation. Have you considered milking sheep and making bread with a family in a Turkish village? Or observing polar bears and walrus in the Arctic Ocean's Svalbard archipelago?

Name: Pocket Village

What it does: For the traveler, it inspires global adventures for all types of budgets, lengths of vacation periods or levels of exertion. For the online travel geek, it's a new tours and activities meta-search engine. In fact, the site is run by a team of travel addicts and tech geeks in Germany.

What's hot: It caters to travelers who are ready to book a trip and those just in daydream mode. Use the wish list to add up to 40 ideas you find on the site. The list will keep for 28 days, with no sign-in or profile needed.

What's not: The same travel providers, such as Airbnb, Gap Adventures and ResponsibleTravel.com, pop up over and over. More variety, please.

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