Belize Forum - expat-centric forum for Belize with hotel, destination and in-country travel advice.
Bonaire Talk - a very active, thorough forum for Bonaire.
BostonZest – Boston for adults.
Loco Gringo – Yucatan hotels, rentals and destination guide including aerial photography of every town.
Santafean - Santa Fe food, accommodations, sights and events
New Orleans – food and more
Sawadee - guide to Thailand
St. Barth Online – villas, hotels, sights, restaurants and more for the most chic island in the Caribbean.
Smart Travel Asia – guide to Asia
Yucatan Today – another great site for the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico.
Chowhound - find the best places to eat, anywhere in the world. Some locales more thorough than others.
Good Food Mexico City - a thorough site for one of the most exciting culinary destinations in the world.
Rick Bayless - Chicago restauranteur specializing in Mexican food. His site is full of recipes, Mexico-specific travel info and worldwide restaurants.
New York City
Hopstop – plan best mass transit routes, find service advisories, estimate cab costs for NYC and other major cities.
New York Magazine online
Serious Eats – one of NYC’s best food sites.
NYC & Co – official tourism site for NYC with a list of recommended tour guides.
Urban Oyster Tours – food, beer, brewery, winery, distillery tours and more.
David Lebovitz - a very humorous site from the famous Parisian food blogger and pastry chef, with recipes.
Hungry for Paris – Alec Lobrano’s site for Paris restaurants
I’m not a Francophile, but… - says it all
Paris-Marais – a guide to my favorite part of Paris
Patricia Wells - restaurants, cooking classes in Paris+ from the author of “The Food Lover’s Guide to France.”
Solitary Wanderer - Tales and tips of a solo traveler in the Philippines and beyond
Jim Cline Photo Tours – well organized, small group photo tours to some of the most photogenic destinations in the world.
Mexican Home Cooking School – had this gringa turning out amazing mole’, tamales and salsas in under 6 days.
Adorama – cameras, electronics, and more. Where the pros shop in NYC. Lowest prices due to high volume.
Alvin Chan’s Aurora Borealis Photos (2014) from Iqaluit, Nunavut – and a lot more excellent travel photography from all over the world.
Oanda – my go-to currency site. Always know what you’re spending with their currency cheat sheet or mobile app.
World Nomads – travel insurance
Trip Research & Planning
Bohemian Trails – online travel magazine focusing on off-the-beaten-track locations, underground art, music and fashion.
BootsNall - backpacker-centric. Great gear guides and info on destinations backpackers favor.
GetHotelRates – checks all the hotel sites to give you the best hotel rates for US, Canada, Europe, Asia and beyond.
Lonely Planet - a very thorough site for do it yourself travelers. Active, but snarky forum.
Tripadvisor – best site to search for hotels
Tripadvisor forums – great way to communicate with destination experts and travelers, sorted by location. Level of activity varies by forum.
100 Trains - Top 100 Railway Journeys in the world, with pictures.
Cayola Cruises - cruise shopping simplified – charts best times to buy cruises.
My British friend Mark’s clear instructions for Using your Iphone in the US
For Dentists Only
Saint Barth Dental – Dental meetings in Paradise!