Your favorite travel web sites?

Jun 3rd, 2010, 12:28 AM
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Your favorite travel web sites?

What I would be really interested in knowing is what are travel sites to do feel the Best of the Best, that is, ones that you always use and rely on when planning travel. You can list them so that I may add up to my collections.
Thanks for your help.
donaldjerry is offline  
Jun 3rd, 2010, 06:29 AM
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FODORS forum is where I start. I also use tripadvisor.
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Jun 3rd, 2010, 10:55 AM
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At the risk of looking like a travel geek...

I use expedia quite often, not just to book a trip, but because it contains a lot of useful travel advice.

and of course, Fodors!
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Sep 26th, 2010, 12:24 PM
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For the general 'researching' of many locations -- tripadvisor, fodor's, lonely planet.

For British Columbia/Yukon:

For Puerto Vallarta Mexico:
JPinBC is offline  
Sep 27th, 2010, 09:34 PM
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Depends what I'm looking for...

-General research: - the formal website and the thorntree forum
-Bargains: (their weekly top 20 comes to my inbox - it's the only "spam" I actually look forward to. I know it's all advertisers, but I've found some great deals I wouldn't have thought to look for on my own).
-Booking chain Hotels: hotwire or priceline
-Unique accommodation:
-Hotel reviews: TripAdvisor
-Private tours:
BCgal is offline  
Oct 18th, 2010, 04:00 PM
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Hi everyone,

I am not going to repeat again all the good wedsites you mentioned above, just if you are looking for some more information about BC, check this out (I like the design):

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Oct 19th, 2010, 09:01 AM
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My favorite is, it includes a direct link to the most interesting travel sites for each destination or travel topic
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Oct 24th, 2010, 06:32 AM
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Oct 25th, 2010, 01:52 AM
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Airline Quality is a good one it is owned ran by skytrax it has excellent ratings on aircraft and airports.
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Jan 4th, 2011, 02:41 AM
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I often use tripadvisor ( for hotel reviews and like VirtualTourist ( for general information and tips about my destinations.
I often read and write reviews on these sites and also use SkyTrax website ( for airline reviews. I found out another website that looks pretty cool: Airlikes ( It reviews airlines and airports.

I also read SmarterTravel ( which offers interesting articles and deals.
nick_travels is offline  
Jan 4th, 2011, 03:13 AM
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Posts: 12,269 my fav for non-biased travel guides/info

LP for shoestring TA for hotel reviews though some fake

TA mods sanction occult for profit "destination expert" agents

on their forums so be careful there...easy to get scammed. DC upscale travel also for AMAZING 5 star hotel discounts

like for me recently the Zurich Marriott riverview suite $80 for good boots on ground local info.

Happy Travels!
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Jun 15th, 2012, 10:58 AM
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Can't believe and haven't been mentioned...I've found some awesome deals through them.
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I have good experience with them in Australia
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Dec 6th, 2014, 04:31 PM
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lonelyplanet use to be great but i find it has very little activity in the past year. to bad...use to be great for travelers who were interested in budget traveling or off the beaten track spots.
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When looking at destinations I like Lonely Planet -
I always look at hotel reviews on Tripadvisor -
And my favourite Women only travel site is the Women's Travel Club -
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Besides Fodor for unique Canada related travel for a great community of people talking nothing but travel, no advertising

I love Matt's stories and adventures
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