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thepeters Mar 13th, 2008 11:55 AM

How could I forget!

http://maps.google.com/

Best maps and directions I've ever seen, and the Street View -- I love being able to see where I'm going before I get there.

flygirl Mar 14th, 2008 03:03 AM

No new sites to mention, but these are great!

sdtravels Mar 14th, 2008 12:39 PM

Great information. I have booked marked many. I was not able to get into any page that has a "tinyurl" in it. Are there alternate urls?

sdtravels Mar 14th, 2008 12:48 PM

Does anyone know of a site with a travel planner similar to that on weather underground that covers Europe?

Rhea58 Mar 15th, 2008 02:41 AM

www.hopstop.com for subway & bus
in NYC, Boston, Chicago, SF, NJ &
Washington, DC

nstevey Mar 16th, 2008 12:59 AM

I second Google maps. Within Google maps, you can get directions, see if there is traffic, get satellite and/or map view, street view and find businesses. You can also drag on your route "line" and alter your route. Also, people create their own mashups for their favorite things, e.g. taxi fare, best pizza in NYC mashup.

http://www.airfarewatchdog.com to find better plane ticket prices.

http://www.biddingfortravel to bid for hotels (not a fan of Priceline for plane tickets.)

Not a big fan of tripadvisor as the customer reviews are not accurate.

Fodors is not going to like this, but I like the other travel guides as well - http://www.roughguides.com and http://www.lonelyplanet.com




shaytravels Mar 17th, 2008 09:32 PM

Ever since my travel agent highly recommended a company with a D- rating w/ BBB, I plan all of my own trips. I use fodors (of course!) trip advisor, hotels.com and mapquest quite faithfully. For foreign travel I have been using hostel world a lot too. Great site!

starrs Apr 2nd, 2008 08:28 PM

www.foodandwine.com

lvk Apr 4th, 2008 12:49 PM

For foreign travel, especially if you are country-hopping - www.xe.com for currency exchange rates.

fun4all4 Apr 4th, 2008 02:10 PM

These are great. I will try to think of more and add later - no time right now. :-)

txgirlinbda Apr 4th, 2008 02:14 PM

Bookmarking this list - what a great compilation!! Thanks!

volcanogirl Apr 4th, 2008 02:41 PM

I always check tripadvisor.com before booking any hotels.


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