Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Hip Travel Assistance

Just a short while ago, it seemed like I was going to have a pretty low-key summer but I've taken it upon myself to fill these next few months with things that I really want to do and all of a sudden, I have lots of travel plans.  One of the best parts of traveling is the research and hyping up that I do before I even leave for the trip.  I love buying travel books and reading reviews online of restaurants, museums and parks.  I always think to myself that it would be great to have a travel blog that was geared toward my interests so that I could cut down on the time I spend searching for the right sources before I learn anything about my destination, like a one-stop travel information wonderland. 

Enter jauntsetter.com.  I don't remember how I came across this website but I bookmarked it about two years ago after reading an article on their blog regarding new passport laws.  Last week, I was going through and trying to weed out some of my bookmarks when I clicked on it and started to explore the website a bit.  With a blog that is updated more than 5 times daily and a weekly newsletter, it's like the coolest chicks are writing travel advice tailored to my interests.  I found great tips for most of the places that I am visiting this summer and I haven't even delved into the archives yet.  If you are looking for insider advice before you head off on your vacation (or just a neat website to read for hours), check out jauntsetter.com for their recommendations of hidden gems and memorable places to visit. 


dorothy said...

Wow Crystal - thanks so much for the kind writeup! I'm so glad to see that you're enjoying jauntsetter. Definitely let me know if you go on any of our Trip Picks and how it goes.

Happy jaunting!

(jauntsetter founder)

Crystal Patenaude said...

Hi Dorothy! Thanks so much for the comment. We actually just went to Baltimore and took some info found on jauntsetter with us. We had a great time! Thanks for so much for the tips!