Travel research: my top tips for researching your destination

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18 Responses

  1. Lynne Sarao says:

    What a great idea for a post! I’ve done a ton of research for trips but never even thought to use YouTube for inspiration/information – great idea! I always use pinterest to find travel blogs about the places I’m visiting. You’re right – so much great information from other travel bloggers!

  2. Only By Land says:

    I agree, searching blog and the destination is a very good way to research a place. You can also do this with blog and the hotel name to check out the hotel you are thinking of, maybe someone has written an honest review. A good thing to do as well is once you are there, ask the local people because there are often things you miss whilst researching your trip at home.

  3. Except for youtube I use the rest 3! I use guide book to find places, then blogs to find practical info about those places as well as find more unusual places! Finally I mark it all in Gmaps and off I go!!! 🙂

  4. I do all of these things when I’m planning a trip. I sit for hours and read blogs. I normally use Pinterest to pin things I like for quick freelance later. I’ve never really used YouTube though but I think I will need to add it to my list.

  5. I definitely recommend looking at review sites like TripAdvisor, Yelp, as well. Sometimes you have to find their local equivalent. But I agree that planning is so important!

  6. Yukti says:

    Very detailed described how to plan for a trip. i was not doing Youtube research but now I would keep in mind for that. Blogging and Expat sites also are very important as they give genuine tips and recommendations.

  7. Jean says:

    Interesting way to research for your next big trip. I don’t bother with printed guidebooks anymore. They seem to be out of date by the time they hit the shelves. I’m with you! Read all the travel
    Blogs.

  8. Deb 'n' Kev says:

    Researching for a trip is not only helpful for when you get there, but I love researching because in a way it is like already traveling. I am excited months ahead of time for my trip just by studying up on what I am going to do. I had never thought of using Youtube for researching a place, but what a great idea.

  9. Cat says:

    I’ve never used YouTube videos for travel research. It seems like a great way to get an idea of what the place you’re traveling to looks and feels like. I personally also like to read blogs and websites for insider tips and recommendations!

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