5 Great Online Travel Resources

5 Great Online Travel Resources

On Monday, we gave you 4 tips on how to get the most out of your travels.

We know that traveling for work can be hard. The urge to have a little R&R when you should be working can really mess up your get-up-and-go–especially when you take a job somewhere as enticing as the Big Apple or sunny Miami.

On the other end of the spectrum, some places might not seem as fun as others, making your off days seem redundant.

But fear not–regardless of where you take your assignments, if you take the time to do little research and some early planning, you can really reap the full benefits of wherever you happen to be assigned.

To help you do that, we’re going to give you some great online travel resources to make the most out of your destination. Without further adieu, here is our pick of the best online travel resources (in no particular order):

  1. Trip Advisor
    A one-stop shop of sorts (hotels, dining, sightseeing, budgeting, etc), Trip Advisor is great all across the board when it comes to planning trips. It’s also probably the best when it comes to finding out about all of the local hot spots, even when it comes to the less popular travel destinations.
  2. Lonely Planet & Frommer’s
    Lonely Planet and Frommer’s give you the best of both worlds. With advice from their professional team of travelers, to reviews from amateur backpackers, you certainly have your pick. While they’re great for getting the scoop on popular travel destinations, they are definitely lacking in “road-less-travelled” locations–something to take note of.
  3. Tripit
    Making an itinerary can be a real pain, especially when you have so many things to juggle. Luckily, Tripit does away with all the fuss by organizing everything that comes into your inbox, whether it is a flight change, dinner reservation, etc.
  4. Urbanspoon
    Some say the best way to travel is to eat your way through a city. If that’s your style, then Urbanspoon will definitely be your best friend. To boot, Urbanspoon is super user-friendly; just dial in the type of food and cost and Urbanspoon will find the most popular restaurants nearest to you. They also have a great mobile app if you need to find a place on the go.
  5. Google Maps
    The traveler’s number one resource is their map, so it is only natural that Google Maps will be your handiest tool around when it comes to getting you to all of those places you plan on going to.

The travel lifestyle that many traveling medical professionals are used to can be tough if you don’t know where to start. But luckily, there are lots of great apps and online resources to help you navigate your way through your travels.

We’ve listed a few of our favorites here, and hope that these online travel resources help you make the most of your next assignment!

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