How do you find the best travel advice?

How do you find the best travel advice?

What’s the secret to finding the best travel advice? It’s quality – and quantity.

Christopher Elliott

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  • bodega3

    I think your advice in checking more than once source is excellent. Even when I provide information to clients, I always recommend other places to check, be it a website or a travel book. I often have told people who are new to traveling, to go to the library and look at the travel books there before deciding on ones to buy. It isn’t a one size fits all by any means. It is also important to take other people’s suggestion and consider your likes. Everyone has different perspectives and my favorite example is one lady’s post on a place I absolutely love in Kauai. What she hated, I loved. Sadly, websites are not always updated as they should be.

  • Justin

    I often wing it and then ask travelers I meet along the way. Stressful sometimes, because I get so damn lost =), but a topic for another day. 99% of my travels are solo, so I have me, myself, and I to reply upon.

    I think if you have an open mind, willing to strike conversation, you’ll find out more than any guidebook has to offer. Plus, you meet fellow travelers along the way, too. Kind of fun to keep in contact with folks around the world that share your interests.