Travel

No more dull vacations

Touting itself as an "experience" discovery & booking engine, Xola's super-slick, easy-to-navigate interface allows users to browse a trove of exceedingly awesome adventures, then collaboratively book them via Facebook, because who doesn't want to take an extended vacation with people you kind of remember from high school?The hundreds of launch activities are predominantly on the West Coast (but growing), and're grouped into four almost-Captain-Planet-approved categories: Sky, Snow, Air, and Water. After peeping the sexy pics/pricing info and deciding between hot air balloon BASE jumping in Sacramento and water jetpacking in Arizona, just pick your dates, select the FB friends you want to invite, and whoever opts in will be directed to their own checkout page -- a godsend considering dealing with friends and money usually has you wanting to send them on a permanent vacation.