The Internet is no doubt one of the best sources of travel tips and ideas these days. With just a click of a button, you’ll immediately have access to webpages that contain travel tips and destination ideas you can sure use for your next vacation. Here are some of the top places to go online whenever you need ideas on your next destination, what to bring on your trip, and what spots not to miss.
Number one on the list is YouTube. Yes, it’s obvious that most of the travel channels and videos you will find in this video archives site are used for marketing and promotion, but you can’t deny the fact that it’s still one of the best sources of information when it comes to choosing a travel destination. Additionally, there are many YouTube channels that offer genuine travel advice such as Sonia’s Travels and Mojo TV. Sonia’s Travels offers useful travel advice such as how to pack your toiletries when travelling or which types of luggage to use. Mojo TV, on the other hand, gives you a glimpse of some of the many wonderful tourist spots around the world. Subscribe to these channels and you are sure to receive up to date practical travel tips all the time.
Online Tours and Travel Sites
Most of these sites exist to sell travel packages and whatnot, but they are also undoubtedly the first place people go to when in need of destination ideas. If you know where and how to look, you’ll find an excellent tours and travel website that can offer you the best deal you can ever find online. Tips and advice you can get from such websites usually include cheapest hotels to stay at, travel itinerary, and of course, travel packages that they themselves offer.
Personal Travel Blogs
Travel writers are no doubt some of the best, if not the best sources of practical travel tips and advice. If you wish to find out everything you need about a particular country or city you are planning to visit, find a popular travel blogger who lives in that place. Most travel writers love to write about their own regions, so visiting their blogs will give you detailed information of that particular place you wish to visit.
Travel Review and Forum Sites
Last on the list are travel review sites and travel forum sites. Most of the tips and advice you will get from these types of sites come from real people who have visited real places around the world. More often than not, you’ll get tips that are really practical and something that you will find very useful for your next trip. In many cases, too, you will only read about rants and negative feedback that do not actually help at all. The key here is to choose very carefully which review and forum sites to visit when looking for travel tips. Also, when reading reviews, it’s always important to read in context and not get discouraged by negative reviews. There will always be negative reviews so make sure you go by the statistics. If a particular destination gets negative reviews, but most of the reviews overall are positive, don’t erase it from your list yet.