Here are some other sites to consider for travel:
CouchSurfing: (http://www.couchsurfing.org/) offers its users hospitality exchange and social networking services. Free to register, members have the option of providing information and pictures of themselves and of the sleeping accommodation they offer, if any. Members looking for accommodation can search for hosts using several parameters such as age, location, gender and activity level. CouchSurfing's main focus is "social networking" and members organize activities such as camping trips, bar crawls, meetings, and sporting events.
Exploroo: (http://www.exploroo.com/) a social network website that is an information loaded one-stop website for everything travel related. People can add friends and send them messages, and can also add travel stories or videos and review photos and articles which are all related to travel around the Globe. Travel agents can also join and connect with travelers.
Passportstamp: (http://www.passportstamp.com/) is a social networking website for travelers to record their overseas visits and to record their locations as they travel round the world. As per the home page, “record your visits to foreign countries, compare your travels with your friends, find out who has travelled in your footsteps.”
Travbuddy: (http://www.travbuddy.com/) is a social networking website specializing in connecting travelers. The site allows users to find travel buddies planning to travel to the same places at the same times, create travel based blogs, upload travel photos and review bars, restaurants, hotels and attractions. The site is aimed towards people who love to explore the world around them and has allowed thousands of people to have met in real life and traveled together as a result of using the site.
Travellerspoint: (http://www.travellerspoint.com/) is a social networking site for people who want to learn from or share experiences with other travelers. Members of the site participate through forums, blogs, photo galleries and a wiki travel guide. It includes:
WAYN: (http://www.wayn.com/) is a social networking website with a goal to unite travelers from around the world with the idea to connect people based on their location while having a few beers in their local pub. Members are able to create a profile and upload photos. Users can search for other users and link them to their profiles as friends. Registered users send and receive messages using email, discussion forums, eCards, SMS, and WAYN instant messaging.
Thank you pingreeman! I always like other sites for researching. Do you use TripAdvisor too? One of the things we used it for, was when we went to Puerto Vallarta a few weeks ago, and the big hurricane was close to hitting, was that many locals from that area were posting how bad (or not) it was in the area. We were actually getting better feedback for that topic, than we could find googling the weather channels and news channels.