Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Alternative Travel Guide

Reviews of travel sites from Forbes.

Owned by Internet empire Gawker Media, Gridskipper.com is a self-proclaimed "urban travel guide," pointing out the raunchier aspects of life in big cities across the globe.

This Web site is an uncensored compendium of hotel reviews from all over the world:

IgoUgo.com - Location Info
This is the place to browse when your next holiday is in the prenatal stage and you are seeking inspiration.

Kayak.com - Flights
Unlike many of the major travel Web sites, Kayak.com includes flight listings from budget air carriers like Jet Blue and Spirit Airlines.

MyTripJournal.com - Journals
Personal travel blogs have overtaken mass e-mails as the tool of choice for staying in touch with family and friends while on the road--and thank goodness.

Priceline.com revolutionized the way consumers bought travel, allowing them to name their own prices for everything from hotels to flights to rental cars.

Site59.com’s niche is the last-minute weekend getaway: Bookings can be made up to three hours before departure

If you can be flexible with your dates and even destination, TravelZoo.com is more effective at offering cheap fares than any other Web site we’ve encountered.

The online offshoot of Condé Nast Traveler, Concierge.com has all of the magazine’s content available on the Web, as well as unique travel articles and tips.

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