Travelling? Tripadvisor – Great site to help you on your way.

Tripadvisor is a great site where real people talk review, advise, assist and talk about everything to do with travel, anywhere in the world. This link is to the top 25 attractions in the world as decided by travellers.
http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/TravelersChoice-Attractions-cLandmarks-g1-a_Mode.expanded

Tripadvisor Travellers Choice Awards

Tripadvisor Travellers Choice Awards
http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice

There are many other award lists to look at, too. Maybe you would like to see only the best islands or the best hotels?

I cannot stress how highly I recommend this site. No matter if you want to get away for a fairly local weekend trip or you want to see the world, you will find reviews, forums and listings for everything you will need to enjoy your travels. You will also find contributors that are ‘local experts’ (usually for the places they live) and, if you were to add a forum thread for your upcoming trip, perhaps a tentative itinery, you will find many helpful people will share their experiences and help you make the most of your trip.

We visited New Zealand on our first anniversary. We were only there for a week and had a friend to visit as well in that short time. We had no idea of what was what or where in New Zealand and would very most likely have had a good time but would have missed many out-of-the-way or on-the-way attactions that we were guided to by Tripadvisor members. We were even given suggestions that meant we got to see more in a short time and to avoid pitfalls (with car hire, touristy places, etc).

You could research places to go on the internet and then simply go to Tripadvisor and ask what people know of a place, activity or attraction before booking. We ended up spending our anniversary in a lighthouse; visiting hot springs other than the known tourist venues; flying from one island to the other (to visit our friends) and coming back by ferry with car hire rates calculated on the two hires; being able to book some accomodation and wing the rest as we had plenty of ideas on places to stay.

If you have a good or a bad experience while you are travelling, you can ensure other travellers know about it (It is people like you that make this site so good).

And, if all that isn’t enough, there is even a Travel IQ Test which is a bit of fun. I quite enjoy testing myself on where the countries of the world are located in this game. It can get as tricky as you want as you work through levels for the capital cities of countries, landmarks, concentrate on particular regions, etc. http://www.tripadvisor.com/TIQGame-p581

World Challenge game on Tripadvisor

World Challenge game on Tripadvisor

Happy Travels!

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4 thoughts on “Travelling? Tripadvisor – Great site to help you on your way.

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