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Even the most seasoned travelers seek advice before starting out for their next destination. This holds especially true with unique and under-developed travel spots. But with whole sections of bookstores dedicated to the fine art of traveling, where do you begin to find the practical information you need to make your trip a successful one? Instead of forking over a wad of cash for a number of semi-useful book guides, consider the Internet as a great resource to find the information and advice you need. Here are a few of the best Internet resources I found that provide useful travel tips for free.
1. Wicked Good Travel Tips. Seasoned travelers offer words of advice and lead an online community of travelers. The guide is most useful as a forum in which travelers can share tips and experiences to help make someone else’s trip a success. A special trip-planning guide helps future travelers plan a vacation that is catered to their interests and needs.
2. Let’s Travel Radio. This is an Internet travel radio show with an insider’s twist. It provides information on how to find the best travel bargains, what to pack, how to feel at home abroad, how to stay healthy when you travel, and how to be street smart in a foreign country. The site also gives a list of practical traveling tips to make your trip go as smoothly as possible. From preparing for emergencies to avoiding extra costs, this site gives you the low-down on how to make any trip a traveler’s dream.
3. Lonely Planet. Have you always wanted to visit Sardinia but don’t know where to begin? This site offers tips and destination advice for even the most unique and out of the way places. With links to hotels and hostels, travel services, an extensive traveler’s forum, and destination guides, the Lonely Planet Web site gives ample inspiration and know-how for you to get out there and see the world.