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VAYCAYMODE is an application built for the traveller who can't take their mind off of their upcoming vacation. It gives the user a diversion from their every day tasks, and reminds them that better days are to come. It also serves as a planning tool, allowing the user to check the current weather forecast, create packing and to-do lists, and even organize their thoughts as a blog.


This application was created both to satisfy a need for users, as well as to demonstrate our ability as full stack web developers. Our goal was to create a user experience that was simple, yet valuable. This project also allows for continuous development through sharability and increased integration with external services.

Code Style

Object-Oriented Programming (OOP).


Landing Page

Enter Trips

Technologies and frameworks used

Built with


  • Each trip is tagged to the unique user, allowing all elements of the trip to persist upon reload
  • Users are able to store as many trips as they would like. They also have the ability to delete or remove trips
  • Flipclock allows users to determine to the second how far away a trip is. The flipping of the seconds also creates movement and a dynamic experience for the user
  • The current weather forecast allows users to plan for their trip days in advance
  • Google Maps allows a user to navigate the city they are attending to find destinations of interest
  • Packing list and blog allow users to organize their thoughts prior to departing
  • Responsive web application design allows different types of devices to access information.

Code Example

adds an item to the packing list


$("#addPackingItem").on("click", function(event) { event.preventDefault();

var itemValue = $("#packingListItem").val().trim();
  packListArr = [];


if (itemValue !== "") {
  packListArr.push(" " + itemValue);

}); {noformat}



  • Web Browser
  • Web Developer Tools
  • Text Editor

API Reference

Open Weather API:

Google Maps API:


Most tests for this application are run with a simple console.log()method. If the correct/expected information returns, then the team knows that the program is functioning.

$(document.body).on("click", ".edit-blog-button", function() {

var editCol = $(this).parent();
var wholeRow = editCol.parent()
var targetCol = wholeRow[0].childNodes[0];
var entryInfo = [targetCol.childNodes[0].innerText, targetCol.childNodes[2].innerText];


$("#myModal #blogPostTitle").val(entryInfo[0]);
$("#myModal #blogPostEntry").val(entryInfo[1]);


How to use?

The Website is divided into 7 main sections:

  1. Landing Page
  • First time visitors to the site can register by entering an existing google email address or by entering an email address and creating a new password
  • Firebase authentication allows verification of login data
  • A unique user is created in Firebase and all data generated throughout the application becomes associated with this unique user
  • returning users will remain logged in unless they explicitly click the log out button
  1. Google Autocomplete
  • Recommends cities based on proximity the user's current location
  • Returns metadata specific to the selected city which is then used to populate other components of the site
  • Ensures that the destination entered by the user exists and integrates with other API's
  1. Flipclock
  • Uses moment.js to calculate the difference in time between the destination date and the current time
  • Creates movement in the application to keep the user engaged
  1. Weather
  • Retrieves destination name from Firebase as entered by autocomplete
  • Provides a 5 day forecast at 24 hour intervals starting with the current time
  • The weather will be displayed as the day of the week, the temperature rounded to a whole number, and a representation of the weather as an image
  1. Packing List
  • An easy way for users to plan for their trips by creating a packing list in a place where they check frequently
  • List is saved in Firebase and attached to each individual trip allowing the user to create multiple lists
  • Users have the ability to add and delete items, as well as mark items as completed
  1. Google Maps API
  • Map of city autopopulates when a user creates a new trip
  • User can interact with the map based on Google Map built in functionality
  • Map takes in the latitude and longitude that is stored in Firebase and originates from the Google autocomplete object
  1. Blog
  • Custom created blog allows users to share their thoughts leading up to an after their trip
  • Blog is stored in Firebase and persists even after a user logs out
  • Blogs are destination specific, meaning each trip will have it's own series of blog posts
  • Blog entries display a title, the blog text, and the time the entry was submitted
  • Users have the ability to edit or delete an existing blog post


This application was built by Angela Kressin, Tak Nalut, Wai Yan, and Ali Kassam -- Full Stack Web Development Students at George Washington University's Coding Boot Camp.


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