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"Many travel websites now include forums or message boards, where readers can exchange information, give travel tips, ask questions and provide answers. Forums are a great way to share information and advice, and many of them are very active and popular. They cover a wide variety of topics, from information about specific destinations and accommodation, to questions about remote locales and special travel interests. Below I have listed my favorite travel forums. They all have a lot of regular postings and many of the questions are answered by other readers." —Travel and Living Abroad Contributing Editor Volker Poelzl

Lonely Planet Thorntree Forum is a forum with postings and messages about destinations worldwide. It is among the most active travel forums on the worldwide web.

Rick Steves’ Europe through the Backdoor,, features a Travel Forum, where travelers interested in Europe share advice and information. The forum is very well organized into many categories for easy navigation. is an online travel community, that also includes a Forum. The forum allows readers to discuss travel plans, find a travel companion, share ideas and tips and learn about travel destinations worldwide. lists travel blogs by destination, and also hosts a Forum. The forum is quite active and offers travel tips and message boards for all continents.

Virtual Tourist is a worldwide travel community that also has its own Forum. The forum is fairly active and easy to navigate, and you can search for forum postings by continent and country.

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