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What are your other favorite travel forums?

Mar 8th, 2005, 11:34 AM
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What are your other favorite travel forums?

Nothing could ever beat fodors.com, of course, but I'm curious whether there are others out there, particularly for Europe. One can never have too many sources.
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Mar 8th, 2005, 11:39 AM
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Western Europe branch of The Thorn Tree at www.lonelyplanet.com
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Mar 8th, 2005, 12:17 PM
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www.bonjourparis.com
but it only covers France.
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Mar 8th, 2005, 12:19 PM
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www.slowtrav.com
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Mar 8th, 2005, 12:30 PM
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The Travel boards on AOL are good. It's the only reason I keep my AOL account. And it's structure is much better than Fodors. There is a separate board for each country - for example, you don't have to sift through France and Italy threads to find the UK threads.
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Mar 8th, 2005, 12:33 PM
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slowtrav is like that as well as the lonely planet.
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Mar 8th, 2005, 12:35 PM
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Kayb95,

If you click on United Kingdom topic at the top of the page, you can zero in on the threads you want.
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Mar 8th, 2005, 12:36 PM
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Kayb, I don't get your point. You are aware aren't you that when you come to the Fodor's Europe page, you can go to the search function, leave the fill in part blank, but click United Kingdom and then you only have the UK threads in the left hand column?

I think this is all a chicken or the egg thing for me. I'm not sure if I use Fodors the most because it's the easiest for me to use, or if it's the easiest to use because I use it the most.
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Mar 8th, 2005, 12:43 PM
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I use it because you are all here making it the livliest forum I know.
(even if we don't agree with each other)
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Mar 8th, 2005, 12:43 PM
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Not long ago I discovered a gem of a site that for some reason had escaped me previously.
http://travel.roughguides.com/
If you go to
http://travel.roughguides.com/planning/journalhome.html
you will find a treasury of wonderful info. All for free.

I love reading people's travel journals and many of them are of definite publishable quality. I have assembled some of the recommendations into my own version of a "rough guide".
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Mar 8th, 2005, 01:08 PM
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"Kayb95, If you click on United Kingdom topic at the top of the page, you can zero in on the threads you want."

"Kayb, I don't get your point. You are aware aren't you that when you come to the Fodor's Europe page, you can go to the search function, leave the fill in part blank, but click United Kingdom and then you only have the UK threads in the left hand column?"


Yes, I know you can do a search on the country you want, but as soon as you post, you're right back at the whole Europe forum and have to do the country search all over again - just kind of a pain. AOL is just easier because it has a separate board for each country.

Don't get me wrong. I like Fodors, just like the structure of AOL better.

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Mar 8th, 2005, 02:36 PM
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FlyerTalk.com, while aimed at those with a frequent flyer points obsession, is a great source for good deals, airline policies, and obscure bits of information on getting there and back.

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Mar 8th, 2005, 02:46 PM
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This was done two years ago, and then again just eight days ago - - see http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34575366

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Mar 8th, 2005, 03:02 PM
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Great suggestions. Thanks also to Rex for the other link. I didn't see that one. Lots of good information out there!
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Mar 8th, 2005, 06:25 PM
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It seems like every week or so I find a new web site with talk forums. I personally favor this one and slow travel for the ease of use and the fact that people post daily.
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Mar 8th, 2005, 06:52 PM
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I like the travel talk section of FlyerTalk.com.
Frommers message board can also be pretty active.
I'm surprised nobody's mentioned that guy with the glasses and geeky haircut who likes to stick his head out of train windows.
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Mar 8th, 2005, 07:43 PM
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I like Virtual Tourist, Grasshopper recently told me about it and it's a new addiction! (I think I had heard of it before but never really peeped in). you can post photos and stories and it's so user friendly.

worldisround.com is good for photos...

tripadvisor seems to be good for forums.
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Mar 8th, 2005, 08:12 PM
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IgoUgo.com is a good one for travel journals and pics. I like VirtualTourist and Tripadvisor as well.
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Mar 8th, 2005, 11:16 PM
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One that I love that has not been mentioned so far is www.irelandexpert.com

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Mar 8th, 2005, 11:33 PM
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eurodata.com is a free bimonthly magazine with several articles on Europe in every issue. I wouldn't classify Frommers as an active board especially compared to Fodors. I have posted on Frommers and days would go by with no response if any at all. I did, however, get a great deal to Ireland a couple of years ago from Frommers newsletter.
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