Travel Channel Expert Lori Rothschild's Top Picks
Here are travel expert Lori Rothschild's favorite travel websites:
Passporter.com -- Good for just reading about destinations.
Breezenet.com -- Best for booking rental cars.
Worldhum.com -- Best travel editorial on the web.
Bing.com -- Best for airfare predictions or "when to book."
Flyertalk.com -- Fun social networking site for frequent fliers.
Gridskipper.com -- Guides for urban destinations, generally featuring trendier material.
Homeandabroad.com -- Cool personal travel planning site.
Hotelchatter.com -- Best for hotel reviews.
Igougo.com -- I trust the reviews on this one.
Lastminute.com -- Great for last minute deals.
Menupages.com -- Great for looking over the menus at restaurants.
Opentable.com -- I always get a reservation at my favorite places on this site.
Mobissimo.com -- Best for cheap international travel.
Priceline.com -- Still the best hotel rates on the web, with a name-your-own price feature.
Professionaltravelguide.com -- Travel planner used by travel professionals.
Cruisecritic.com -- Best cruise information on the web.
Licketytrip.com -- Information on vacation rentals worldwide.
Craigslist.com -- Information on vacation rentals and swap in the U.S.
Gasbuddy.com -- Best for tracking gas prices.
Momsminivan.com -- Fun site to get ideas for keeping kids busy on road trips.
Rawvegas.com -- Best for Vegas deals and the latest information.
Quintessentially.com -- The king of personal travel concierges -- this is how the other half plan their travel.