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Tripit.com works for me - I haven't tried the Pro version, but the free version does quite nicely. The UI couldn't be simpler - you simply forward your confirmation emails to plans@tripit.com, and they parse the results & present them to you. I've used it with a number of different airlines, car reservations, and hotel reservations, and never had a ...


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http://www.tripadvisor.com/ I find Trip Advisor very handy for getting reviews of hotels.


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Not exactly what you asked for, but I think it's as close as you are going to get. This site lets you enter an approximate location for departure, a range of dates and a price range and visually displays all the possible destinations within that range. http://www.kayak.com/explore/


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ITA Software, Kayak API Have you taken a look at ITA software's Matrix2? Again, it's not perfect, but it lets you define a 300-mile radius for departure and destination airports. It also allows for flexibility in the date or display of a lowest fare calendar. They don't have a public API, but they're the ones who power Kayak and many of the other flight ...


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The (aptly named) Lonely Planet Thorn Tree forums, which have been around forever, might be worth a look. I know a number of people use it to co-ordinate shared journeys. Back in the day, before 'social networking' I used to join IRC channels related to a country / or randomly strike up ICQ conversations with English speaking residents before I travelled ...


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After much hunting and Googling I found the answer on tripadvisor's site: How to alert us when a listing is incorrect If you are a TripAdvisor member and you notice that a hotel or attraction listing is in the wrong town or pinned incorrectly on the map, you'll need to e-mail us. (emphasis mine)


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I didn't find a way to search by email address and both of the people I was looking for were listed under pseudonyms which is common for obvious reasons but I did find some things. There is an advanced search feature I think it was formerly not quite as difficult to find as it now is with very recent changes where most searching seems to be done from a new ...


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In addition to Mikes answer, you can also use: thetrainline.com - Provides information for National Rail tickets and train times. It usually displays the cheapest ticket price available and also displays other specials offers on attractions, hotels etc TFL Journey Planner - Provides a Journey Planner for use on the Tube network in London. If you are ...


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Try http://www.nationalrail.co.uk, which should have most of what you need.


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See this thread on plotting map points from excel entries. This should allow you to take addresses from a file (eg spreadsheet) and plot them on a map. http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/maps/baw9A5LuS3o http://batchgeo.com/ is an example from this list, it allows you to paste address-related cells to plot.


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It's not exactly what you're looking for, but you might have some luck with http://www.couchsurfing.org/


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GlobeTrooper Globetrooper is a tool to find travel partners for group trips and world adventures. More specifically, Globetrooper is a tool for adventurous travellers to create trips and invite people from all over the world to join them. The Globetrooper website also contains detailed information about regions and adventures in ...


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Check out Everlater, a free travel blog with maps and diaries.


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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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According to this page on the Wikitravel site: There are currently no database dumps of Wikitravel available for download. Some people have asked to make dumps available. However, the article does go on to state: Reasons to make dumps available makes it easier for other sites to use WT info will make the Offline_Reader_Expedition ...


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I've found my friend by clicking in MY profile "Direct profile URL" and replacing the last part of the url with my friend's username: http://www.couchsurfing.org/people/xxxxxxxxxx/


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You can create a personal maps on Google Maps (and on Bing Maps as well, I think). Google allows you to add pins in certain shapes to either countries, cities, specific addresses, or even GPS coordinates, with whatever data you want to add. Once you save it, you can make your map public, private or share it with specific people. E.g. here's one of my maps ...


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Try Where I've Been. Another one, Mapme also lets you create custom maps and share them, but its not quite what you're looking for I presume.


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One very good website is TripIt which provides lots of nice colaborative features.


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The best hotel deals so far I've found on hotwire.com. They have an API as well. We did use them to plan a road trip while on the road :). I don't believe they offer vacancy data though (of course, this being hotwire, you won't know what hotel you're booking until you've booked it - but no disappointments yet).


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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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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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you might consider using the great lonely planet


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Tripsay is an interesting app for discovering new travel ideas.


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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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If you found this solution on a website and it doesn't even tell you what the benefits for you are, then don't buy it. Before any (major) purchase, do some Google searches and read some reviews. If you don't find any results at all, don't trust the product (as much).


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I've tried TripIt and TripCase. Both are good although I prefer the TripCase interface. Both have iPhone apps, and probably apps for other smartphones. I've just got back from a trip involving Australia, the US and Mexico, and TripCase worked seamlessly with updating airflight times and hotel reservations.


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Dopplr is a really cool way to share trip itineraries and will let you know when you are in the same place as a friend. Also not exactly what you are looking for, but close as well.



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