On the rare occasion that I do plan for a trip, I use the Thorn Tree Forum. It is the best website to prepare for a trip.
Forget guidebooks. Forget travel agents. The Thorn Tree Forum is free and all you need (that’s pretty catchy)!
If you sign-up for the forum you can post questions. Make sure you look through the forum to see if your question has already been asked and answered. My first time posting a question I made the mistake of not checking the forum. I got three messages telling me to look four posts down from mine. Sure enough someone had asked the same question and it was thoroughly answered. Not only did I feel like an idiot, but I’m sure it was annoying for those who had already answered the question.
Every time I have used the website I received quick, accurate, and useful information. Usually the people answering the questions are from or are frequent visitors to the country you are visiting on the website.
You’re welcome for such an amazing travel tip! More to come.