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Honest advice to get you going.
It's no wonder IgoUgo won the 2005 Webby Award for the Best Travel
Site in the U.S. It definitely stands apart from other online travel
communities that allow travelers to share photos and stories. Their
newly added Travel Deals provides the best bargains in the coming
week from a variety of travel sites, saving you the hassle of online
booking research. IgoUgo rewards contributing writers and photographers
with GO points, which can be redeemed at online retailers and used
for frequent flier miles.
Plan Together. Travel Together.
Triporama enables you to plan a group trip and share the details
with your group. It's like your own personal trip website. Tools
on the site include storing and sharing your research, manage invites,
and posting messages to your group.
Get the truth, then go
Tripadvisor.com has compiled over 5 million traveler reviews and
opinions on hotels, vacations and more. Here you can find the honest
truth about your destination, without feeling like you're being
'sold'. Reviewers have the option of uploading their own vacation
pictures. The hotel website may show you a room with a view, but
the travelers pictures may tell a different story...
Tying Travel Together
Triptie.com was created based on the idea that travelers make the
best travel agents. By allowing travelers to share personal vacation
itineraries, stories, and photos, everyone becomes someone else's
agent. Unlike similar travel sites, you can easily pull pieces from
other itineraries and make them a part of your own.
Connecting Internationals Since 1998
Looking to get away, and stay away? Iagora.com offers information
on internships, study abroad, and permanent positions available
abroad. This site will help you find housing, hotels, and provide
tips for working and living abroad. By signing up for premiere membership
you can submit your resume and network for job offers from around
The Ultimate Resource for the Independent
BootsnAll features guides, stories, book reviews, and insiders from
every continent. The site also has message boards, blogs, and travel
deals. You can book flights, hotels, and even hostels through provided
links, they really do live up to the nall when it comes to traveling.
Where Are You Now?
Think Myspace, for travel lovers. WAYN.com (where are you now?)
allows users to keep a log of their travels; past, present, and
future. The idea is that you share them with other members, and
maybe even meet some of them along the way.
Your Unlimited Travel Guide to the
Many of the most popular travel sites provide little information
on U.S destinations. It may be hard to come across a site with detailed
guides for U.S cities. That is what sets Planetware.com apart from
other destination guide websites. Their ultimate goal is to eventually
database every attraction in the world.
Real People, Real Advice, Real Experiences.
Voted as one of the 12 Best Travel Sites by Forbes.com, Realtravel
is an online community for all things related to travel. Featuring
photos, blogs, member profiles, and links to the latest in travel
deals, it is a great way for people to obtain and share advice on
Think Zagat-for international nightlife, without the attitude. Arranged
by city, users can submit a hotspot, rate it, and even upload their
own madcap photos from their night out.
Don't Miss! Most Popular Hotspot-
because that makes it the hottest spot.
Last minute vacation rentals...
Like to do everything at the last minute? Luckily, Licketytrip.com
is there to help. All of the vacation rentals on the site are available
for the next two weeks. The rentals are mainly U.S destinations.
The property search is user friendly, and from there you can contact
the owner for a more personal booking experience.
Deluxe and Escorted Independent Vacations
Traveling to a foreign place on your own can be intimidating, not
to mention confusing. Booking a guided tour trip can be useful when
visiting places with lots of sites and landmarks to see. Not only
do guides keep you informed, but sometimes they allow you to bypass
long lines. Maupintour.com is a great place for booking escorted
tours and creating itineraries. Unlike most tour companies, Maupintours
are all inclusive, so you know exactly how much your trip will cost
before you go.
Hotelbook.com presents travelers with a unique lodging option in
today's increasingly complex online travel arena. They provide travelers
with alternative hotel options that will offer them something different
in a hotel. Looking for a chic boutique hotel in Aspen, or a hotel
with a golf course in England? Hotelbook.com can help you meet these
specific travel needs without trying to sell you a stay at the Marriott.
The best way to share a cab to or
from the airport.
In many destinations cabs are the best way to get to your destination
from the airport and back, but they can get expensive. Hitchster.com
is a web-based system, which conveniently connects travelers so
that they can share taxis, and thus split the fare. So, whether
you're interested in saving money, time, the environment, or just
looking for a cab companion, Hitchster.com can help.
Unusual Hotels of the World will help you book an experience, not
just a hotel. Stay in an old railway car nested in an Alaskan mountain,
a tree house in Sweden, or a hemp hotel in Amsterdam. The site features
a detailed description of each hotel and member ratings.
Your Inside Connection to Worldwide
The world of online booking sites has become so popular that you
may not even get a deal by logging on to big name sites. cFares.com
claims to have the lowest prices with the widest selections. You
can also become a member and get below market fares, or use their
name your own price feature. It's basically all of those popular
booking sites out there rolled into one, without the big name.
The Complete Online Cruise Guide
Many online booking sites are offering vacation deals and packages,
making it difficult to obtain objective travel advice. Cruisemates.com,
the online expert in cruises, is not affiliated with any travel
agent or booking company, so you're getting straightforward advice
from cruise industry leaders, and fellow travelers. Users can search
for cruises by destination or category, share information via message
boards, and even plan to meet with other cruisemate members once
you hop aboard.
The world's finest and leading website
about nothing but airline food.
Airline meals are probably the most hated food since Brussels sprouts,
and yes-this site is really devoted solely to discussing them. Surprisingly,
it really is quite fascinating. Quirky and user-friendly, the site
provides images of meals from more than 500 airlines, as well as
the latest news and trends in the airline food industry. Even if
you're not at all concerned with your next airline meal, the site
is a must see.
Airline Seats Comfort Report
Discomfort has always been a frequent complaint of airline travelers;
Seatscorecard.com will give them an advantage even before boarding.
This user-friendly site automatically locates the best and worst
seats on your next flight. The airplane comfort guides consider
factors such as seat width, seat pitch, seating plan, seat configuration,
and legroom to determine overall seating comfort. Seatscorecard.com
is a great way to be informed, and make the best of your next flight.
The Budget Traveler&'s Guide
to Sleeping in Airports
Informative and quite funny, sleepinginairports.net reviews most
major airports in dozens of cities across the globe. The ratings
range from hell to excellent, considering it's an airport. They
are rated based on comfort and cleanliness by travelers who share
their stories of spending a night in the airport. Some travelers
had no other choice due to layovers and delayed flights; others
just think that sleeping in the airport it's a good way to save
Know When to Buy...
Most consumers don't have the slightest idea what goes on with airline
pricing. You go online or call your travel agent, give them your
travel dates and hope that you're getting the best deal. Farecast.com
takes hope out of the equation. They predict where fares are going
and show where they've been for more than 75 airports. If you're
flexible with your dates, you'll be able to get an even better deal
with the help of Farecast.com
Lost Treasure from Around the World
If you've ever been a victim of lost-but-never-found luggage, somebody
in Scottsboro, Alabama may be shopping through your bag right now.
Unclaimed Baggage is the final destination for lost luggage, where
it is picked through and sold directly to some very lucky consumers.
If you can't make it to the store for some major bargain shopping,
you can visit the website for some entertaining lost luggage tales.
Visit Airportdiscountparking.com to save money when parking at airports.
By entering your airport and travel date, the site will direct you
to the cheapest lots available. Lists of affiliates include other
valets or off site self-parking, to help you save even more. For
frequent travelers, there is a feature where they will notify you
of upcoming parking deals at your local airport.
The World's Most Popular Frequent
When it comes to traveling by plane, FlyerTalk.com really does have
it all. With forums on frequent flyer miles, travel dining, and
airline news, it is a great place for regular travelers to receive
and share information on air travel.
If you've ever been frustrated with Southwest Airlines no seat reservation
policy, Boardfirst.com is there to help. For a $5 fee they will
secure an a group boarding pass for you. No more waiting by the
computer, no more waiting to be called on. The best part is if they
don't get you a seat, you don't have to pay.
There's Something in the Air...
Airline flights are one of the few instances where people are forced
to be that close to a perfect stranger for hours at a time. What
better way to make that long flight in coach more desirable, than
to choose your seatmate before you go! Airtroductions.com is the
only way to do so. Simply create a profile, enter your flight, and
select a match. There are over 17,000 members so the chances are
good that you'll be able to find a mate for you.
Videos For Travelers
Want to see your destination before you even board a plane? Travelistic
makes this possible with hundreds of traveler&'s videos from
around the globe. The videos are arranged by location, top ranked,
and most viewed, making it user friendly as well as informative.
The Internet&'s Largest Human
Edited Travel Video Directory
Move over YouTube, TravelerVideo.com has over 5,000 travel related
videos covering hundreds of top global destinations. Users can watch,
upload, rate and comment videos, placing them in top rankings.
Traveling the World
Take a photo tour of hundreds of world destinations at Virtourist.com.
Users can upload their travel photos with a brief description of
each. Fun and informative, it&'s a great way to get a fellow
traveler&'s view of a location before you decide to travel to
Explore Your Literary Imagination
Created by a husband and wife team with a love for literature, Literarytraveler.com
brings readers inspiring, informative articles about writers, creative
artists, and the places that they&'ve lived and traveled. Whether
you&'re planning a trip to NY and would like to see it through
the eyes of Walt Whitman, or are interested in exploring the many
homes of Hemingway, Literarytraveler has something for all lovers
of the written word.
The Best Travel Stories From Writers
on the Move
Travel author and blogger Tim Leffel (World&'s Cheapest Destinations
& Practicaltravelgear.blogspot.com) created an online publication
featuring brilliant travel stories from writers on the move. The
contributing writers chose both their topic and destination, so
while you may not get advice on your exact vacation spot, you&'ll
surely be moved to create your own travel experience.
101 Car Travel Games & Road Trip
Ideas for Kids
The road trip mom has put together a lengthy list on ways to keep
the little ones busy while traveling. With printable car games,
ideas for keeping babies busy, and the license plate game, momsminivan
may actually eradicate the are we there yet; road trippin&'
parents hate to hear.
Your online source for all things
coaster since 2000
What started as an online photo gallery, by roller coaster enthusiast
Ted Cromwell in 2000, has now turned into an entire network for
all things coaster. Images, videos, discussion forums, and member
profiles make up this site, which will no doubt delight coaster
fanatics in search of new loops and twirls.
Travel Adventures and Events You
Never Knew Existed
It&'s pretty safe to say that when most people think vacation
they see themselves relaxing on a beach, sightseeing, visiting relatives,
and maybe even some scuba diving here and there. What about those
people who seek a little more adventure? Whereintheworld.co.uk is
the site for them. It provides information on booking dozens of
off the beaten path trips&' that involve, for example, crossing
the Andes by mule, dogsledding, and exploring the ancient temples
and palaces of Thailand.
Vegetarian and Environmentally Friendly
Donna Zeigfinger, President and owner of Green Earth Travel,LLC,
and seasoned traveler, started Vegtravel.com to share her experiences
with other vegetarians/vegans looking for travel advice. The site
caters to travelers who wish to maintain their lifestyle while adventuring
throughout the world.
Vacations for 18 to 35 year olds
The youth travel industry is booming. More and more young people
are leaving their local hangouts behind to go out and experience
the world. Contiki holidays is the worldwide leader in vacations
for 18-35 year olds. They offer specialty tours in hundreds of destinations
that are created to carefully blend old-fashioned site seeing and
culture with fun and socializing. They also have two all-inclusive
resorts located in Bali and the never-ending party island, Mykonos.
Bottom line: this isn&'t your grandmother&'s idea of a vacation.
Arguably second only to Google, Wikipedia has become an online source
for information. They have compiled over 10,000 unbiased destination
guides and articles submitted by travelers. In true 'Wiki' fashion,
the page offers dozens of links on anything and everything related
to travel and each specific destination. Each year they have a Wikitravel
Get Together in a different vacation spot. Anyone can sign up to
go, and the purpose is to gather information to improve Wikipedia&'s
guide for that specific location.oh, and to have fun while doing
The Art and Science of Traveling
Do you envy that traveler strutting onto the plane with that one
little carry-on bag? Onebag.com might be able to offer some help.
With tips on how to go anywhere, for an indefinite amount of time
with one single carry-on bag, there simply has to be an art and/or
science involved. So even if you can&'t get down to a carry
on, at least you can make the most of the one you have.
Travel Smart Travel Sense
Travelsense.org is a one-stop site for packing tips, advice, and
news. Articles range from ;Traveling with Children---Pets---Handicapped---Teens;
to ;How to Avoid Travel Scams.; It's easy to navigate, loaded with
information, and not at all sales motivated, so you get all of the
advice you need without feeling like you're being sold on a week
Guillame Thevenot is a former Parisian, now working in the hospitality
industry in London. He was tired of all travel sites out there being
sales driven, only focusing on booking flights and hotel stays,
so he created the hotel-blog. Thevenot blogs about how to book last
minute travel, understanding the hotel market, and unique hotels
around the world. Before you book, let Hotel-blogs.com give you
the insider&'s scoop.
One stop Travel Guide to Business
Travel for business doesn&'t have to be all work and no play.
Businesstravellogue.com, is part of the bootsnall.com network, provides
detailed tips and information for making the most of your work related
stay and keeping you up to date on travel news.
Review of travel gadgets and travel
clothes that pull their weight
Tim Leffel has circled the globe three times and travels internationally
several times a year. He is the author of World&'s Cheapest
Destinations and perceptivetravel.com. On his blog, Tim reviews
everything from water purification tablets to duffle bags. Who better
to review travel gear than a man who knows how to travel?
Travelogue of a Blogger
This is a neat little travel blog written by The Traveler. Not sure
who the traveler is, but he or she sure does provide some great
travel tips, stories, and news. Articles like Affordable Tokyo,
and Child Friendly Asia are written in several different parts,
so that they are very thorough and informative.
In 2001, 24-year old Ramon Stoppelenburg, left his home in the Netherlands
with a backpack filled with clothing, a digital camera, a laptop,
and a mobile phone. For the next two years he traveled the world
with no money, by staying with hospitable strangers. This site may
not inspire you to head out on a similar adventure, but will assuredly
provide intriguing stories and beautiful photographs that tell a
tale of the generosity of the human race across all cultures.