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Website Resources: 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.

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