Questions/Tips Insurance

Refinance at Today's Low Rates!

Travel Websites: The Inside Track

March 13, 2007 - Internet travel sites have become the standard for savvy travelers. But what sites are best? In a series of articles, we examine the travel site phenomenon and the best sites for reservations, ideas, and in-depth information.

With the widespread expansion of travel websites, users have more choices than ever when planning their trip.

But the online travel landscape is not limited to merely planning itineraries and making reservations. New sites take full advantage of expanded web capabilities to offer travelers something they were hard pressed to get in the world before the web: inside information.

Whether you are looking for information from local residents, other travelers, or even airline spies, visit these sites for the full story on your destination.

Reviews and Personal Tales 

  • Experience someone else's vacation vicariously, and learn what to do and not to do in various cities and countries. Additionally, at this site you can post your own personal travel blog to stay in touch with family and friends while away.  

  • Featuring “real stories from real travelers,” users can discuss all aspects of a destination with fellow travelers or those considering a trip. “Inside” essays offer even more personal content in a Wikipedia-type method – content can be corrected, revised or added to by others with more up-to-date knowledge.

  • Hotel reviews that feature uncensored reports of the good, the bad and truly awful. "Hotel Hell" has horror stories, and "Hotel Heaven" has traveler nirvana. Search by city, but not yet by specific hotel. 

  • A good place to pick up travel tips.

Inside Track

  • Wondering which arilines give additional storage space, down to the seat? This site has seat maps for more than 30 airlines, showing special tidbits like which seats have limited leg room and more. Use this site when booking a ticket to determine where you want to spend your eight hour flight, and with what amenities.

  • Find locals to advise you in your destination city! Forgo the baffling learning curve with this free service full of local experts. 

  • The online counterpart to Conde Nast Traveler, this site has all the magazine's content plus unique travel tips and articles. Get the inside scoop on your destination city, with information on hotels, activities, and the best of the best.

  • Frequent flyer? Get fellow flyer tips on how to get the most from your miles, credit card points and hotel points. The site also features discussion forums for each major commercial airline, and a live chat for last-minute questions. 


For more travel website information, read our other installments in this series, where we examine the online travel industry, techniques to get your ideal trip, and the best sites for online reservations and accommodations. 

Refinance at Today's Low Rates!


Other Related Articles:

Travel Websites: The industry and the Inspiration

Travel Websites: Reservation and Accommodation Sites

Travel Websites: Traveling with Unique Needs

Fannie Mae & Jumbo Mortgage Rates

Just One Click! = Current Rate Chart

Pennsylvania Mortgage Rates Current Mortgage Rates - Hawaii Current Mortgage Rates - Alaska West Virginia Mortgage Rates Virginia Mortgage Rates District of Columbia Mortgage Rates Maryland Mortgage Rates Delaware Mortgage Rates New Jersey Mortgage Rates Connecticut Mortgage Rates Rhode Island Mortgage Rates Massachusetts Mortgage Rates New Hampshire Mortgage Rates Vermont Mortgage Rates New Hampshire Mortgage Rates Maine Current Mortgage Rates Vermont Mortgage Rates Current Mortgage Rates - New York Current Mortgage Rates - Michigan Current Interest Rates - Wisconsin Current Mortgage Rates - MINNESOTA Ohio Mortgage Rates Current Mortgage Rates - Kentucky Current Mortgage Rates - Indiana Illinois - Current Mortgage Rates Current Mortgage Rates - Iowa Missouri Mortgage Rates Current Mortgage Rates - North Carolina South Carolina Mortgage Rates Current Mortgage Rates - Florida Current Mortgage Rates - Georgia Current Mortgage Rates - Tennessee Current Mortgage Rates - Alabama Current Mortgage Rates - Mississippi Current Mortgage Rates - Louisiana Current Mortgage Rates - Arkansas Current Mortgage Rates - Oklahoma Current Mortgage Rates - TEXAS Current Mortgage Rates - New Mexico Current Mortgage Rates - Arizona Current Mortgage Rates - Kansas Current Mortgage Rates - Nebraska Current Mortgage Rates - Colorado Current Mortgage Rates - Wyoming South Dakota Mortgage Rates Current Mortgage Rates - North Dakota Current Rates - Montana Idaho Current Rates Washington Mortgage Rates Current Mortgage Rates - Oregon Current Mortgage Rates - Utah Current Mortgage Rates - Nevada Current Mortgage Rates - California

Start by selecting your state

Get the Updated and Improved Mortgage Rates App from

iPad for Mortgage Rates

Refinancing: Getting Started

Refinancing Info and Advice

Refinancing: Selecting a Loan

FREE Mortgage Rate Widgets
Your State's Rates or National Rates
Get this Widget for any State you want