I love travel Web sites and am always on the hunt for the perfect online travel guide. Does one exist? Having worked in the public relations side of the travel industry, I know how some writers can be influenced to include (and exclude) certain tidbits in a travel guide.
So what's a way to cut the bias out of a travel guide? Welcome to Web 2.0, my friends. User-generated sites are popping up all over the place and RealTravel.com is the latest user-generated travel site I've found.
It's a bit like TripAdvisor and TravelPost but there's something more approachable about this travel site. It seems a bit more down-to-earth and lacks the flash, which is a good thing. Users submit blogs, photos, honest advice and is a decent, easy to use resource as a travel guide.
Thanks to my friends over at RealTravel.com, I'm now going to see what's been posted about Afghanistan (Pictured: Taliban tribesmen in Kabul, March 2006) and suppose I should see what's posted about Italy.