Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wise Trip Planning with TripWiser.com

Let's say you've decided to take the family to Orlando, Florida on your next vacation. You know there's lots to do in the area, but aside from Walt Disney World, you aren't sure about the specifics. What can the kids do? Mom and Dad? Golf?

Your new one-stop-shop for planning the trip can be TripWiser.com. Founder and CEO David Reichman has, from the company's beginning, designed a site built on trips already taken, places already visited, restaurants, hotels, golf courses already reviewed and rated by travelers just like you. If you want an entire itenerary, you can pick from hundreds of them that have already been experienced by other travelers, or pick and choose your own.

With a simple search on TripWiser for the term "Orlando", I found everything I wanted. The search returned a 7-day itenerary called "Take a Swing" that included golf at four top courses, Universal Studios, festivals, Ripley's Believe it or Not, recreational parks, art museums, everything for every member of the family.

That same "Orlando" search gave me a selection of restaurants with ratings and pricing, the same for hotels, and other Things to Do ideas.

Travel sites abound on the Internet, but none are as easy to use at TripWiser. None will provide you with such detail. Not only does TripWiser have the travel information you need, they have user blogs for just about every travel specialty you can imagine; a road trip blog, road trip planner, adventure travel blog, family travel blog, California road trip blog, motorcycle road trip, you name it.

I discovered the site a year or more ago and I'm now kicking myself for not having explored it in depth back then. Simply put, it's a great travel find. I can't wait to explore more of TripWiser.

1 comment:

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