When my husband and I started planning a Hawaii vacation, we sat on the couch, laptops at the ready, our fingertips tap-dancing across our keyboards. We both knew exactly where to start: Reddit.
We divided and conquered. He scoured for dive sites and shops to check out. I looked for what else we should do when we weren't floating under the deep blue sea. That's how I discovered a farm that lets you milk a goat and an app that narrates your drive through a winding road known for beautiful views, but a treacherous climb.
Reddit lets you take travel planning a step further than most guidebooks, introducing you to locals or past visitors who will appraise your itinerary, offer unexpected suggestions, and provide up-to-date information. You can dig deep into specifics and learn whether to hike a certain trail in the rain, buy a certain SIM card at the airport, or avoid a bus line that doesn't work in the afternoons. Read more...More about Travel, Carry On, Culture, Work Life, and Web Culture