Looking for Travel Websites

Updated on January 22, 2010
M. asks from Plainfield, IL
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Does anyone know of any good travel websites. I am trying to plan a family vacation. Any advice would be great. Thanks

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E.G.

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I found some good stuff on http://www.vacationkids.com/. Thought the reviews were pretty helpful as far as "kid" amenities, like activities, babysitter availablility, baby gear, etc.

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J.F.

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I live by tripadvisor.com It's the best real guage of the quality of any event or hotel or attraction

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M.W.

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I agree that www.tripadvisor.com is a wealth of bonafide info for the most popular vacation destinations. The site is free, and you only create a user name if you want to discuss / ask questions / give advice to others in the forums.

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A.V.

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sidestep.com is my fav!

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E.L.

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We love using Trekaroo (http://www.trekaroo.com). It's like TripAdvisor, but from an entire community of families.

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A.G.

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www.frommers.com is an awesome website. I found a flight to London with taxes for a little over $300.00 His whole deal is budget travel. He also has a lot of books at the library. My parents went on Safari to Kenya for ten days...with airfare, tours and accomadations it was about $3500. I could go on and on, I have found so many wonderful trips through this website.

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B.F.

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If you have tweens and teens in addition to your little one, check out: http://www.teentraveltalk.com.

What's cool is that this is written by teens/tweens for other teens and their parents. So it helps cut down on teen/tween "badittude" while traveling and gives you good ideas about where you AND your teen might want to travel to.

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L.P.

answers from Chicago on

A member works with travel-perhaps she could help you

Cathy at [email protected]____.com-

or just type your question in the computer search-

Have a great day and have fun making plans!

L. P

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L.G.

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Hi,
I have a client who's a travel agent & she told me about sidestep.com. i have always had good luck, so good luck to you too! L.

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M.P.

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Hi, M.

I am a travel consultant. Give me a call. M. P at ###-###-####.

I look forward hearing from you.

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D.A.

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Hi M.,
My name is D. A I am a Travel agent I work out of Wheaton IL. If you are interested I can be reached at ###-###-####
Thanks,
D.

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L.C.

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Friends of ours just created a website: ChildTravelTips.com. It is still fairly new but may have some good information, esp. if traveling with small children.

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L.B.

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M., try www.sidestep.com--- it has a search engine to check many travel websites and allows you to pick the price range you are seeking. Happy Travels!

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J.S.

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www.tripadvisor.com. it is awesome! i have used it many, many times and it hasn't let me down yet. it's great to read people's reviews and i just think trip advisor is great. good luck and have fun!!!

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M.B.

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I am usually just looking for flight since we have a timeshare but you can find flights and places to stay on any of them. The one site I use most often is www.travelzoo.com You can get pricing from various sites through this one. I also just recently started to use www.farecompare.com Hope this helps.

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A.C.

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Once you pick your destination you may want to try www.pickpackgo.com or www.homeaway.com. These sites give you options to rent homes and condos which I have found to be a much more relaxing stay with a family rather than a hotel. Many homes, depending on location, may offer swimming pools, jacuzzi's, washers and dryers, etc.
Good luck!

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M.S.

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My favorite place is tripadvisor.com- I have gotten so much wonderful advice from so many great people who are willing to answer what you may deem a "silly" question- or can tell you the best places to get the best deals- plus the best reviews. Good luck! :)

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T.M.

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Our family of five has had great luck with www.tripadvisor.com and www.kayak.com Have a great trip!

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K.N.

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Hi, try farefox.com, farecompare.com (flights) sidestep.com, tripmama.com are a few great sites, K.

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B.A.

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hi - we have always used a travel agent - Highly recomend Sal Travel in Hoffman Estates. ###-###-#### We work with Sally the owner there, but everyone is nice. They will listen to what you want - do all the work at no cost to you and come back to you with recommendations for the price you are looking for & type of vacation you want (ex. active, relaxing, child care.. etc.) I like going to them because they usually have past stories of the do's & dont's in the area we travel... Good Luck.

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A.S.

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Applevacations.com is great. There are a ton of great reviews and ratings. We have used it for years and have always found the reviews to be accurate and honest. This is a wonderful site! Hope it helps and have fun on your trip!

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P.W.

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You can check out my travel web site it is www.shoppincentral.com and click on Travel Central and there are several links you can check on - Expedia, Travelocity, Priceline all on one page. Let me know what you think?

If you have further questions you can send me an e mail. Good luck and have fun shopping.

P.

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Y.E.

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yes K & M Travel services their web site is www.kmtravelservices.com

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A.G.

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One of the best with great deals is sidestep.com
Also, expedia.com
Some of the others offer great deals, however, you can't preview hotels, etc. until you pay.

A.

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J.T.

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Check out tripadvisor.com. We LOVE the reviews and suggestions!

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S.S.

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Here's some we use...
kayak.com
vacationstogo.com
priceline.com
expedia.com

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B.K.

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Most of the state sites are quite good with regard to things to see and do. Some also have good links to accommodations as well. Since we prefer to travel by car, I don't have any good info on other transportation sites. But I use Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin state sites all the time and have used many others, as well.

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M.B.

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Here is a site if you want to travel to New Zealand,
www.new-zealand-vacation.info

It is based on my daughter's 6 month tour of New Zealand and my one month visit traveling with her. We do not have the commercial stuff up yet, just the information. The site is extensive with over 300 pages of information.

Have fun, M.

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L.B.

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We use Applevacations.com.

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N.L.

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I love Trip Advisor. Especially for finding hotels. The feed back on their website from other travellers is very helpful.

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N.C.

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We own a condo in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It is a three bedroom. Very kid friendly, I have a 10 month old and 3 1/2 year old and we have been down 3 times this year!
It's on VRBO.com under hotel zone. It is in Peninsula Vallarta resort. Let me know if you are interested, I have more pictures. [email protected]____.com Thanks, N.

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