Here's the round-up of this week's #TTOT:
Q1 via SrishtiGo: What travel site do you rely on the most?
- MalloryOnTravel: Twitter travel community is probably best source of info & tips out there
- freakytravel: I do use hostelworld on a pretty regular basis when traveling! Their iPhone app makes it way too easy!
- davfel: Tripadvisor.com. Twitter doesn't help me that much
- NicoleTravelBug: I actually rely on guidebooks more than websites. I'm old school
- roniweiss: Wikitravel. Not every article is up to snuff, but major info and the phrasebooks are good
- TravelingEditor: As a travel blogger, word of mouth - when I can't grab one, I quiz a few on twitter
- KelseyIvey: Kayak iphone app for flights. I search it all the time, even when I'm not planning a trip
Q2 via sidetrackedmag: What's the most frustrating thing you find on travel websites?
- relaxedtravel: HIDDEN CHARGES!!
- foodieintl: More advertisements than content
- ourtastytravels: Most annoying are prices that don't include fees and taxes, and deals that wind up not being available when you click on them
- GottaKeepMovin: Lack of personal input and bland content. Spruce it up people! I'm put off by bad layouts
- hjortur: It makes my really frustrated when I press back in the booking process - and everything disappears
Q3 via loco2: What dream feature would you like to see on your fave travel website?
- PACEAdventures: Legit "You just won free flights for life" banner
- traveldudes: Current condition at the destination from live webcam would be awesome
- connvoyage: Something that could convey all five senses of a particular destination
- NicoleTravelBug: I don't want to see anything in particular just good old honesty is nice
- TravelBlggr: BOGOS for travel. Woot! Woot! 'Buy one plane ticket, get one free!"
- TheAlexLop: A LOT more video. Photography is great, blog posts are wonderful, but video is definitely lacking
Q4 via p0psicle: What sets your favourite travel blog apart from others?
- e_ting: Locals who spill secrets to travellers
- driftingkiwi: Good writing, a personal story and a sense of humor
- AnisIbrahim: Personal stories, not just lists
- deafknee: True and honest personal experiences of his/her travels.. and not afraid of not being "politically correct"
- travelettes: Personally written stories combined with useful info and always great photography
- katieaune: Sense of humor, personality, lots of relevant detail (I hate short posts that leave me hanging)
- letssitoutside: My favorite blogs don't try to sell me anything, I enjoy their perspective and voice
Q5 via DanielMartinAdv: Which travel blogger would you most like to travel with?
- unbravegirl: I wouldn't want to travel with another travel blogger. They might contradict my stories. Mostly because I lie.
- katemwaite: I'd choose a blogger who was a great photographer so trip would be well documented & I'd pick up tips
- MyPostcardFrom: Would also be nice to be shown around a country by a blogger that lives there
- crozul: I'd want to travel with any blogger that can change my perspective on life and on the world!
And there you have it, "Travel Websites"!
Next week's #TTOT topic is: "World Heritage Sites" submitted by KellyDeanOttawa. Submit your questions HERE! And don't forget to tune follow the #TTOT every Tuesday at 9:30am and 9:30pm GMT!
As always, a HUGE travel community thank you to our #TTOT hosts and organizers: traveldudes, roniweiss, toddwassel, traveldesigned, insidetravellab, WildJunket, tbloggersunite and mobilelawyer!
Have YOU got anything to add to the "Travel Websites" discussion?
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