Let's face it, there are seemingly five hundred bazillion websites out there that have something to do with travel. Listing even a miniscule fraction of them here is a treadmill exercise that never ends. So below are a few choice travel sites that fit into one of three categories.

1) A great resource that has already collected loads of worthwhile travel links in one place.
2) Sites maintained by someone who has contributed something to this publication.
3) Worthwhile travel blogs that covers some area particularly well.
Happy hunting!

The Best Travel Resources for Independent Travelers

JohnnyJet.com - No matter what you are looking for, this is a great place to start. Just scroll down and you'll see what we mean.

SmarterLiving.com - Week after week, loads of great articles and resources for getting the best bang for your travel budget.

World's Cheapest Destinations - All kinds of links and articles on the cheapest places to travel.

LonelyPlanet.com - Has what is hands down the best travel message board on the planet, plus great quickie guides to different countries and updated safety reports.

BootsnAll Independent Travel - Another good message board, loads of useful links, travel resources, and some interesting blogs.

TransitionsAbroad.com - An ever-growing resource for living overseas, studying abroad, teaching, and responsible travel.

The Contrarian Traveler - Great resource links for stretching the travel budget, away from the herds.

Ethical Traveler and Planeta are good resources for responsible tourism and low-impact travel.

Wanderlust and Lipstick - Blogs and resources for intrepid traveling women.

GoNomad.com - Years and years of travel stories from around the globe

Travel Blogs That Are Both Useful and Fun to Read (Not an easy feat). Some are contributors to this online travel magazine.

The Cheapest Destinations blog

Practical Travel Gear

Perceptive Travel Blog

Vagabonding blog

World Hum

Hobo Traveler

Nerd's Eye View


The Tranquilo Traveler



Consumer Traveler

Roving Gastronome

Killing Batteries


A nifty Heavy Hitters Travel Blog Feed from Alltop.com

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