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The "web revolutionized the travel" industry, enabling "people to be their own travel agents". With the improvements in mapping technologies and the ability to share knowledge, it has never been easier to find the deals you need regarding the places you want to see.

Please list out the websites/web-apps you use most of the time.

I'm not looking for consolidating travel plans.

http://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/3721/are-there-any-good-sites-for-consolidating-travel-plans-into-a-single-itinerary

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This should really be community wiki shouldn't it? –  conorgriffin Jul 20 '10 at 13:03
    
code blocks are used for code and queries (sometimes to represent a button) I remove the code blocks you used. If you want you can use italics (asterisk closure) –  phwd Jul 20 '10 at 13:15
    
@phwd np at all :) –  pramodc84 Jul 20 '10 at 13:25
    
Obviously Travel-SE –  mindcorrosive Nov 10 '11 at 18:18
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http://www.tripadvisor.com/

I find Trip Advisor very handy for getting reviews of hotels.

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My only problem with Trip Advisor is that ads and popups can be annoying. Aside from that, its a great site with lots of information and reviews. –  ncardeli Oct 28 '10 at 20:32
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Check out Everlater, a free travel blog with maps and diaries.

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I actually find Booking.com to be awesome, not just for booking hotels. The reviews and photos are pretty informative.

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Tripsay is an interesting app for discovering new travel ideas.

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you might consider using the great lonely planet

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I thought you were kidding, but it happens to be travel website :) –  pramodc84 Aug 6 '10 at 3:58
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Costco Travel sells vacation destinations, hotels, resorts, cruise lines, rental car companies, theme-park vacations, escorted vacations.

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  • Couchsurfing is a great way to find free places to stay, good people, and points of interest from locals. It requires an investment in the community, but if you are gonna do a lot of wandering it is a must.

  • I just tried using Atlas Obscura for a trip to Seattle and its the reason that we found our way to the freemont troll, which was awesome.

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Check out Hipmunk for searching for flights.. It just launched last week. It has a pretty cool interface for showing you the results of your search.

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Web page under construction? –  pramodc84 Aug 25 '10 at 7:07
    
@pramodc84: Whoops I put the wrong url!! –  theycallmemorty Aug 25 '10 at 14:35
    
Haha, I like "sort by agony" –  therefromhere Aug 25 '10 at 14:55
    
No good for Europe yet (no EasyJet, no RyanAir). But it will be good when they get those in. –  Benjol Oct 15 '10 at 11:32
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Here's another (new) app that seems really interesting - Wanderfly

Wanderfly is a travel recommendation engine that helps people discover where they can go based on their budgets and interests. More info from Mashable - http://mashable.com/2010/10/21/wanderfly/

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