Discuss your travel plans online
Forums and discussion boards
are a great place to find out specific information about your
trip from someone who has been there. However the answers are
generally based on personal experiences, so treat them with a
pinch of salt.
You should read the rules of
any forum before posting, and also check that your question has
not been posted before. Travel forums tend to be strict on rules,
so don't just sound-off as you may find your post deleted.
Probably the most comprehensive
forum is the Thorn Tree by Lonely Planet -do look at their Responsible Travel section as well as the
- Been There
-not so much a forum, but the Guardian's travel site allows readers
to add their own tips about places they've been to.
-huge online travel notice board.
-ecotourism and responsible travel group from the campaigning
Forums -not quite as
elegant or well populated as rival offering, The Thorn Tree,
but worth a look nonetheless.
- Planeta -the discussion board of the online
journal of ecotourism -discussions are divided into regional
areas and topical issues
- South American Explorers -discussion boards for Argentina, Brazil,
Bolivia, Columbia, Ecuador, Guyana, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay
- Thorn Tree
-Lonely Planet's bulletin board for travellers to exchange information.
Individual boards include country specific postings as well as
assorted travel information.
- TravellersPoint -discuss travel plans, find a travel companion,
share ideas and tips and learn more about travelling destinations;
keep in touch with travel friends after returning home.
- Yahoo Groups -Green Travel -huge number of posts unfortunately
not well categorised.
If you have lots to say about
your own experiences, then you may wish to start your own travel blog.
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