I would like to assume that you are using Twitter or at least have heard of it. In this world where social media is fast becoming mainstream, you can find all sorts of relevant information from all sorts of venues. But have you ever thought of using Twitter too feed your travel frenzy?
To be honest, the thought did not really occur to me until I read an article at SF Gate talking about this very topic. The article presents the case for using Twitter in the very manner that I described above. Even better, it lists down some of the best travel-related tweeters out there:
@elliottdotorg: Christopher Elliott (whose Travel Troubleshooter column appears in this section) is a frequent tweeter of problem-solving wisdom.
@BudTravel: Updates, tips and deal links from Budget Travel magazine.
@Vegas: The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority posts updates on everything from poker tournaments to rock concerts to links to photos of the new Barbie Suite at the Palms.
@Jaunted: Self proclaimed “pop culture travel guide.”
@laurably: Travel writer Laura Bly of USA Today covers the gamut of tips, deals, news, personal updates in faraway places, as well as the occasional chuckle.
@wherescool: Every few days a tweet will pop up that is just the name of a place the author thinks is cool, with an admitted leaning toward “cheap, underground and seriously authentic.”
@worldhum: Site dedicated to great travel writing (WorldHum.com) tweets links to the best stuff, as well as answers to travel questions from other twitterers.
@151TravelTips: Tweets lead to a blog with “advice for mature travelers, featuring tips on safety, health, packing and more.”
That is already quite a long list and it is not even complete! Check out the article for the rest. As for me, I think I shall look at some of these and see which ones I will follow.