Links

 

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Destinations

Belize Forum - expat-centric forum for Belize with hotel, destination and in-country travel advice.

Bonaire Talk - a very active, thorough forum for Bonaire.

BostonZest – Boston for adults.

Chardhambooking.com offers Pilgrimage Tour Packages and Chardham Yatra Tour Packages to all Indian Pilgrimages and Temples of India.

Royal Blue Holidays – deals for Amarnath Yatra 2012 and Vaisho Devi Darshan by helicopter

Loco Gringo – Yucatan hotels, rentals and destination guide including aerial photography of every town.

Santafean - Santa Fe food, accommodations, sights and events

Sawadee - guide to Thailand

St. Barth Online – villas, hotels, sights, restaurants and more for the most chic island in the Caribbean.

Smart Travel Asia – guide to Asia

Yucatan Today – another great site for the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico.

Dining

Chowhound - find the best places to eat, anywhere in the world. Some locales more thorough than others.

Good Food Mexico City - a thorough site for one of the most exciting culinary destinations in the world.

Rick Bayless - Chicago restauranteur specializing in Mexican food. His site is full of recipes, Mexico-specific travel info and worldwide restaurants.

New York City

Hopstop – plan best mass transit routes, find service advisories, estimate cab costs for NYC and other major cities.

New York Magazine online

Serious Eats – one of NYC’s best food sites.

Paris

David Lebovitz - a very humorous site from the famous Parisian food blogger and pastry chef, with recipes.

Hungry for Paris – Alec Lobrano’s site for Paris restaurants

I’m not a Francophile, but… - says it all

Paris-Marais – a guide to my favorite part of Paris

Patricia Wells - restaurants, cooking classes in Paris+ from the author of “The Food Lover’s Guide to France.”

Solo Travel

Solitary Wanderer - Tales and tips of a solo traveler in the Philippines and beyond

Specialty Travel

Jim Cline Photo Tours – well organized, small group photo tours to some of the most photogenic destinations in the world.

Mexican Home Cooking School – had this gringa turning out amazing mole’, tamales and salsas in under 6 days.

Travel Photography

Adorama – cameras, electronics, and more. Where the pros shop in NYC. Lowest prices due to high volume.

Jim Cline Photo Tours

Alvin Chan’s Aurora Borealis Photos (2014) from Iqaluit, Nunavut – and a lot more excellent travel photography from all over the world.

Travel Products

Magellans

Maps

Travel Services

Oanda – my go-to currency site. Always know what you’re spending with their currency cheat sheet or mobile app.

World Nomads – travel insurance

Trip Research & Planning

Bohemian Trails – online travel magazine focusing on off-the-beaten-track locations, underground art, music and fashion.

BootsNall - backpacker-centric. Great gear guides and info on destinations backpackers favor.

GetHotelRates – checks all the hotel sites to give you the best hotel rates for US, Canada, Europe, Asia and beyond.

Lonely Planet - a very thorough site for do it yourself travelers. Active, but snarky forum.

Rough Guides

Tripadvisor – best site to search for hotels

Tripadvisor forums – great way to communicate with destination experts and travelers, sorted by location. Level of activity varies by forum.

Travel Tools

My British friend Mark’s clear instructions for Using your Iphone in the US

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