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.
The Best Travel Resources for Independent Travelers
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.
Intelligent Travel - National Geographic's travel blog, including PT contributor Robert Reid.
World's Cheapest Destinations - All kinds of links and resources for the cheapest places to travel.
Wanderlust and Lipstick - Blogs and resources for intrepid traveling women.
GoNomad.com - Years and years of travel stories from around the globe
JohnnyJet.com - No matter what you are looking for, this is a great place to start. Just poke around and you'll see what we mean.
SmarterTravel.com - Week after week, loads of great articles and resources for getting the best bang for your travel budget.
Flights.com - Tons of great deals on airfare to destinations worldwide.
Travel Blogs That Are Both Useful and Fun to Read (Not an easy feat). Some are contributors to this online travel magazine.