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    TOM BIHN Crew (we work here) Darcy's Avatar
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    May 2003
    The far west

    Top travel sites (and the new One Bag, One World)

    Curious: what are your go-to sites for travel tips/information?

    And btw.. have you guys seen the new One Bag, One World? A very nice new design + new forums + even more new content (and lots of travel tips.)
    Current Carry: Skookum Dog Citizen Canine, Founder's Briefcase, Synapse 19 (day hikes), Guide's Pack (longer day hikes), Yeoman Duffel (winter/emergency stuff for the car), Aeronaut 30 (travel), Night Flight Travel Duffel (camera bag), Moveable Feast + Shop Bags (food)

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    Forum Member Moose's Avatar
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    Dec 2009
    Downeast Maine
    Darcy, I like OBOW. Frank does good stuff. A lot of experienced travelers hang around his site.

    I also like They have a lot of tips from people's first hand experience. It is geared primarilly toward women but there are a lot of tips that guys can make good use of too.
    Last edited by Moose; 07-12-2013 at 01:16 AM.
    List exceeds allowed characters. So I'll just say I'm plum and kiwi loving FOT!

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    Forum Member bchaplin's Avatar
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    Sep 2010
    Fodor's can be very helpful, particularly for country or destination-specific advice.
    Please bring back the Portable Culture patch!

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    Feb 2006
    Weather, airports, airlines, cities, regions and official countries sites.

    If you rent a car, inquire about parking and city driving regulations, so you don't end up paying a fine.

    Train travel:

    If you go to Europe, Train tickets to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Cologne -

    Germany railway site is very good, it has informations in English about pretty much all the questions you should have. - your online travel booking tool for rail journeys, holidays, city trips and car rental

    Of course Frank site and journeywoman as well.

    Frequent flyer forums are good to check.
    Last edited by backpack; 07-12-2013 at 10:00 AM.

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    Volunteer Moderator Badger's Avatar
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    Apr 2011
    U City
    If you're traveling to Italy, I don't think there's a better site than The majority of the content is written by frequent travelers to Italy, as well as people who have relocated there. They advocate "slow travel" (hence the name), in which you spend a significant quantity of time in one place and learn and practice the rhythms of daily life in addition to visiting major attractions and sites. Their user forums are very useful as well for all manner of questions, including when to buy airline tickets, traveling by train, and what technologies work best for the North American traveler, in particular.

    I also find flyertalk to be useful.

    One of my favorite travel blogs is marriedwithluggage. This couple sold all their belongings to travel indefinitely, and their archives are full of information on what they did to achieve this lifestyle.

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    Forum Member Melissa's Avatar
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    Mar 2013
    La Mesa (San Diego), California
    Alright ladies.....this site will help you pack for months and months of travel in only one bag!

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    Honolulu, HI
    Quote Originally Posted by Melissa View Post
    Alright ladies.....this site will help you pack for months and months of travel in only one bag!
    Butů I just read through the article on how to choose a backpack, and they didn't mention the Synapse! even though the author was also stressing the need to get a backpack that was correctly proportioned for petite (e.g., in her case 5'2" tall) women, (Just joking, but I had to insert that as a credibility check.)

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    Mar 2009
    Everything she mentions has an Amazon affiliate link. (Meaning, if you purchase from the link, she gets a commission.) Common practice with many blogs. (I also do it but I put in a disclaimer letting people know. That's the law in the U.S.)

    If a blogger profits in any way from mentioning a profit or service, whether financially or if they received the product/service for free, they must mention this in the blog or preferably as a separate disclaimer at the end of the article.

    That doesn't mean you can't trust the review it just lets you know how the blogger got the product or service or if they could profit from the mention.
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