February 2011 Archives

Miscellaneous Lifestyle Sites

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Smith Travel Research
Lodging industry tracking firm. Great source for tracking how the economy has impacted hotel occupancy, etc.

Expedia
Commercial site that's valuable for journalists tracking airfares, travel trends, pricing, other travel issues.

Travelocity
Track airfares, travel trends, pricing, other travel issues.

Orbitz
Track airfares, travel trends, pricing, other travel issues.

Kayak
Track airfares, travel trends, pricing, other travel issues.

TravelZoo
Track airfares, travel trends, pricing, other travel issues.

AirGorilla
Airfares, travel trends, pricing, other travel issues.

SideStep
Track airfares, travel trends, pricing, other travel issues.

Mobissimo
International airfares and travel issues.

Hotwire
Track hotels, pricing, other travel issues.

Priceline
Track hotels, pricing, other travel issues.

BetterBidding
Guidelines for using Priceline and Hotwire.

BiddingforTravel
Guideline for using Priceline.

Quikbook
Follow hotels, pricing, other travel issues.

TripAdvisor
Look up customer comments about hotels, etc.

Hotelchatter.com
News on hotel fees, etc.

USA Today: Hidden Hotel Taxes
Great list of hidden hotel-bill fees.

World Tourism News

TripKick
Consumer site offers tips to find best hotel rooms.

WikiTravel

Lonely Planet: Thorn Tree Travel
Great travel tips and message boards.

Offbeat Guides
Build your own personalized travel guide.

American Resort Development Association

p>ChannelOne.com
News, features and information on life in general.

BusinessofMotherhood.com
Tips and tactics for organizing and managing a home.

MomsRising.org
This community brings together "millions of people who share a common concern about the need to build a more family-friendly America. Started in May of 2006, the site has more than 150,000 citizen members and is rapidly growing. Topics include motherhood and family issues.

WorkingMomsAgainstGuilt.com
A good work-life balance blog.

RepairClinic.com
Do-it-yourselfers get tips on home repair.

UglyDress.com
A site about ugly bridesmaids dresses. Links like this can add some humor to a boring weddings special section.

LivingOprah.com
Woman blogs about "Living Oprah" - for one year taking all of the advice given by Oprah Winfrey, her magazine, text updates, etc. She buys products Oprah endorses on the show, eats the food recommends and follows medical and lifestyle advice given on the show.

Holidays.net
Read about holiday histories and traditions.

Media Kitty
A newly launched business information exchange that unites journalists with PR professionals in travel and lifestyle industries worldwide.

DIY: Do It Yourself Network
The site that accompanies the TV network offers step-by-step instructions on anything from cooking, sewing and landscaping to photography.

LiveManuals.com
Here's an adventure: tips for figuring out your household appliances.

Society of American Travel Writers

BedandBreakfast.com

Spatulatta
Video clips and tips for kids' cooking.

Poynter.org: Summer Resources
Includes several July 4th and other links.

BettyConfidential
Celebrity, fashion, health, expert advice, style tips for women.

Open Culture
Free audiobooks, e-books, courses, language lessons, etc.

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