Online Resource Guide: Reviews and Travel Forums

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Bootsnall.com Network for independent travelers, includes stories, discussions, and links to travel resources in/on all continents
Gapyear.com Jobs, news, and forum for students taking a year off
Geckogo.com Pinpoints which countries are good to visit each month depending on what you want to do.
Hostelz.com Reviews of hostels and guesthouses world-wide
Igougo.com Community-shared travel reviews, photos, and deals
Kango.com Kango.com archives travel reviews from hundreds of websites and guidebooks to help users plan trips
Matador.com Matador pays members to contribute short articles on destinations
Thorntree.lonelyplanet.com Active worldwide travel forum with posts on everything from dog sledding in Canada to where to find a latte in Lesotho
Travbuddy.com TravBuddy is a social networking site that caters to people looking for travel partners
Travellerspoint.com Forum, blog, and advice for registered travel community members
Travel.roughguides.com Limited online versions of the popular UK travel guides to countries, cities and towns around the globe
Travel.yahoo.com allows the curious to brose thousands of member-created itineraries
Tripadvisor.com Compiles reviews of hotels and resorts world-wide--all purportedly written by former guests
Tripconnect.com Members create profiles listing age and interests, as well as reviews of hotels, clubs, markets and more
Tripit.com Tripit lends a helping hand with an impressive itinerary builder
Tripmates.com Members around the world can exchange info and occasionally meet up
Tripwolf.com A travel site that melds the best aspects of Facebook and TripAdvisor
Virtualtourist.com Comments, reviews and tips on travel by registered community members

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