[ www.backpackinglight.com ] – An excellent source for all things ultralight. Check out the forums, where backpackers exchange opinions on all sorts of gear that could prove just as handy in a foreign country as it would on a hiking trail.
[ www.bootsnall.com ] – Their travel forums may be a sanctuary for those seeking refuge from the popular travel forum sites. Some unique forum topics include food and travel, finding a travel buddy, travel with cameras and camcorders, spiritual travel, student travel and living abroad.
[ www.fatwallet.com ] – Their Travel Deals forum is a good place to find a deal for your next getaway while their Hot Deals forum is a great place to find deals on all kinds of products for the home or for the road.
[ www.greenerchoices.org ] – Produced by the reputable Consumer Reports, this site offers excellent guidance for purchasing more Earth-friendly products.
[ www.lifehacker.com ] – Tips and tricks to help you get through the day.
[ www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree ] – The Thorntree travel forums at Lonely Planet, publisher of the popular travel guides, has a variety of travel forums including ones dedicated sustainable travel, gap year & round the world travel, diving & snorkeling, traveling with a bicycle, traveling with children, traveling with disabilities, budget travel, gay & lesbian travelers and elderly travelers.
[ www.minimus.biz ] – Online retailer of a huge assortment of travel sized products. A great place for stocking up on travel-sized toiletries and to assemble your own first-aid kit.
[ www.onebag.com ] – A site entirely focused on the practice (or art) of traveling with only a single carry-on bag.
[ www.slickdeals.net ] – One of the best places on the net for finding a deal on pretty much anything. The front page lists the days hottest deals, but check the Hot Deals forums for discussion and more.
[ www.treehugger.com ] – Dedicated to bringing sustainable living into the mainstream.
[ www.tripadvisor.com ] – One of the most popular travel sites on the net. Check the forums for reviews, opinions and advice from fellow travelers around the world.