If you’re looking for holiday inspiration, or doing research for a prolonged trip abroad, then you might want to get your hands on some of the best travel articles around. The growth of the internet has created many more sources of expert and amateur advice than had ever previously existed. While this is great, and it allows you to explore, it can be a particularly daunting task to sift through the sites to find what you want. Luckily, many of the journalists who visit countries around the world reporting on them have also found favourite sites that they trust and enjoy. One of the national newspapers in the United Kingdom asked their roving writers for their favourite sites and this is a selection of what they chose:
One of the most popular sites according to British journalists is i-escape.com, a site that specialises in boutique accommodation at locations around the world. This site seems to have plenty of credibility with British scribblers, which has got to be an important consideration. It’s packed with great photos, honest customer reviews and a high level of detail about what is on offer at the destination. They might not be the cheapest accommodation options in the world, but they are considered good value for money by those who write travel articles for a living.
Accommodation on a Budget
If you can’t stretch to boutique accommodation, or you just want to make your money go further by not splurging it all on accommodation, then you might well be interested in signing up with airbnb.com. This site allows you to locate a spare flat, or even just a spare room in the city that you’re travelling to so that you can stay in the comfort enjoyed by the locals without breaking the bank. The site covers 181 countries and there are plenty of reviews and travel articles available where people who have stayed using this service share their experiences.
Aito – the Association of Independent Tour Operators is a great place to find more interesting and alternative trips, often run by more niche operators. If you’re looking for inspiration or great deals, then their website can be incredibly helpful. You can find tours, destinations and different types of holidays on their website.
If you’re looking for well-written travel articles about the quirkier or, dare I say, hip locations then lecool.com is a popular site amongst those in the know. The site specialises in arts events, poetry and pop-ups.