Best Travel Websites and Apps
Find Out What a Hotel is Really Like: TripAdvisor
Click Factor: With more than 45 million user-submitted reviews and pictures of more than 474,000 properties around the world, the TripAdvisor site is a required stop for anyone researching hotels. Thanks to integration with Facebook, travelers can now read reviews from Facebook friends. The iPad app uses GPS to help you find nearby hotels, or you can enter a destination and get a ranked list, plotted for you on a Google Map.
Drawback: As with any user-submitted setup, some reviews should be taken with a grain of salt, but you can check the veracity of a write-up by contacting the poster directly.
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