How to search for information - sites and forums of independent travel

Independent travel suggest andindependent search for information on the Internet. As a rule, in our time you can find almost everything. Especially if the country is quite popular with tourists, and routes and attractions are not very non-standard.

How to search for information

The most basic search for information occurs throughsearch engines. But sometimes it is difficult to find the necessary because of imperfect algorithms - on the first pages of complete nonsense usually. In my personal experience, complex and rare requests are better searched in Google than in Yandex.

The second effective way for me isforums where you can not only search for information, but also ask questions. True, unfortunately, in many forums, they can send it directly to the ban, or not answer if this topic has already been discussed. Therefore, it makes sense to ask questions at once in several forums or use the service of questions and answers.

How to search for information - sites and forums of independent travel

How to search for information - sites and forums of independent travel

After I started blogging, I realized thatA lot of useful information can be found on the blogs of travelers, in fact, which can be accessed through search engines or from the same forums on the links. Especially good information for those bloggers who live long in a particular country and are not lazy to write in detail and structured their posts. Also, many bloggers do not disdain to answer questions in the comments. Sometimes this approach to finding information is many times more effective than all others. True, while we lived in Thailand, I just blogged and walked mostly.

Sites and forums for independent travelers

- Search Engines
- Forums and information sites
- LiveJournal communities
- Blogs independent travelers

Forums and information sites

forum.awd.ru is the most popular forum of independent travelers (Vinsky forum). As a rule, it is enough for any trip, information on all countries of the world.
forum.turizm.ru - forum of package and independent travelers.
tripster.ru is a convenient question and answer service regarding travel. You can quickly get an answer to your question.
travel.ru/ - all sorts of information by country (visas, customs, transport, entertainment). General information, but for all countries in the form of a catalog.
bpclub.ru - forum of backpackers and hitchhikers.
tripadvisor.ru/ - reviews on hotels and attractions. It is better to read English, as the translation into Russian is automatic, and there are few reviews in Russian.
lonelyplanet.com - a forum about the famous guidebook (eng).
wikitravel.org - travel wikipedia (English, it’s better not to watch Russian, there’s nothing).
indostan.ru forum about india.
farangforum.ru - forum about life in Thailand.
msia.ru - forum about life in Malaysia.
thaivisa.com/ - the largest forum in Thailand (English).
travelfish.org/ - informational site and forum on Asia (eng).
http://turbina.ru/ - information and a forum about independent travels.

Forums and sites, of course, much more. Here I gave a list of only those encountered in the process of travel. Almost every country has its own forum, where there may be more specific and accurate information. But, as practice shows, in most cases the Vinsky forum is sufficient.

LiveJournal community

Honestly, I use them very rarely andsporadically, but this does not mean that they are useless, on the contrary. Usually, every country, or even a city, has its own community where you can search for information and ask questions. Find them is not difficult. I, for example, did this when I needed a route to the Crimea. Therefore, I will give only a couple of communities for example.

ru_travel
backpacker_ru
http://ru_thailand

Blogs

There are a lot of them, and the list is not compiled.seems possible. I usually go to them through search engines, or simply already know the addresses of those bloggers who live or lived in a particular country. A good selection of blogs is on a friendly resource (where we are on the list too):.

And there is also a search engine exclusively for travelers blogs - storyfinder.ru/

P.S. Share the links of resources or services that you use when traveling, it will all be useful for all of us. :)

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