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is there an equivalent TRAVEL site like CHOWHOUND (we need a "TRAVEL-HOUND" site)

food often goes with travel and vice versa --- i know for one that there are many out-of-towners asking about places to eat etc in my home discussion board.

i notice that the posters often ask for travel advice too -- so is there an equivalent site?

i don't think it matters when replies are peppered with input as to what else to see/do in the neighborhood etc - but it would be interesting if there was a "Travel Hound" site too

thank you

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  1. Lonely Planet's Thorntree Forum, for one.

      1. re: carolinadawg

        Sadly, not equivalent, TA is full of scammers, phony reviews and takes no actions against even the most egregious. CH tends to content reliability and quality in a very assiduous way and maintains a site with high integrity.

        1. re: mcf

          Equivaient in that people post reviews. The quality and veracity of those reviews, on all such sites, is always subject to question.

          1. re: carolinadawg

            Not here so much, if at all. But at TA, most of them are suspect. Not equivalent because here there is very careful policing of commercial and proprietor posts with cooperation between mods and the community. TA has loose guidelines about that and doesn't even reinforce those.

            1. re: mcf

              I'm not just talking about shills or spam, but the actual quality of the information. Not all posts on CH are high quality.

              1. re: carolinadawg

                "Not all posts on CH are high quality."

                Quality, like beauty or taste is in the eye (or mouth) of the beholder...Veracity on the other hand is quantifiable (and where it's lacking) is highly degrading to this (and every other) site in which many of us here are trying to get some sense of a place (or food) before we go and try it out.

                1. re: carolinadawg

                  I haven't rated every single post here, only the quality of the site and how well suited it is to its mission. TA is not CH is. And quality is such a subjective thing in cases like this. I'll settle for integrity of the process and then we each pick which posts suit our needs most. It's not as if there's an entrance exam. ;-)

          1. also suggest Fodor's forums

            1. Virtualtourist.com and frommers.com both have active community boards