How to Create a List of Travel Websites

For the love of travel

Those of us who love travel seem to make surfing the net for new travel websites a hobby to be indulged in between trips.

This armchair hobby can be very satisfying when we find ourselves unable to travel to some faraway place, due to a lack of funds or time.

Travel lovers often accumulate a list showing a few of the best travel websites which are most comprehensive and inspiring to their imagination.

Sometimes, it’s good to venture out and discover new travel places to enrich our repertoire. Here are some tips on finding those elusive sites who specialize in the travel industry – just for fun.

Plan your next trip

If you have a particular destination you know you’re going to visit sooner or later, but not in the foreseeable future, don’t just sit and dream.

Go surfing aggressively for sites to provide you with detailed cultural information, historical attractions and leads to those out of the way gems you might not ordinarily have the time to research.

Perhaps you’ve always wanted to visit Myrtle Beach for a golf vacation, but that idea has been on the back burner for years. Here’s your chance. If you’re not going anywhere soon, why not prepare yourself for that trip now?

By the time you’re ready to buy your airline ticket, you’ll be well informed and able to enjoy this relaxing beach excursion to the max.

It may well be that your list of favorite tourism websites has not a whisper of info on the particular area you have in mind. Go looking for those that do.

Research area cuisine

What do you know about food in the Low Country of South Carolina? Maybe enough to know you like it. Wouldn’t it be fun to arrive at your destination and be able to make intelligent choices from a restaurant menu?

Cuisine can be complex, enough so as to engage you in many happy hours of research.

Historical significance

How about the history of Myrtle Beach? Investigate travel sites which delve into this subject. Few travelers know much of the history of their own country. The knowledge you gain, and knowing where to go can (almost) turn you into a local instead of just another ditsy tourist.

Don’t just follow the standard tour guide

The travel site pages are many times full of links and helpful articles which offer out of the ordinary information. As any seasoned traveler knows, there’s so much more to know than the famous sites offered by paid tours.

You want to zero in on places and sights that are well known to the local population, but omitted from the standard travel guides. You’ll find that travel sites with a focus on the culture rather than simply accommodations and the most famous sights give you the most complete perspective.

What type traveler are you?

The last point in tailoring your travel website list concerns your style of travel. If you’re the adventurous sort, who likes to travel on the spur of the moment, try submitting a search engine keyword like ‘adventure + your-destination’ to find some of the more off-the-beaten-trail sites. If you’re into planned vacations, try ‘all inclusive + your-destination’.

Where do you want to go?

Take some action. Open up the laptop and let your fingers do the walking through a new and exciting travel destination.

Just follow your heart’s desire. It will lead you to where you want to go.

Bob Pardue is a travel stock photographer located in the Southeastern USA. His images have been published in travel brochures, magazines, textbooks and other publications worldwide. See Bob’s photos at http://www.bobparduephoto.com

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