Whether you travel for business or pleasure, you want the best information possible to plan your trip. So where do you get it?
Twitter has a host of accounts that offer up travel advice, suggestions and more, from those on a budget to those who want the best possible luxury accommodations. Below we’ve rounded up resources so you don’t have to take the time to do the research yourself.
Suggested travel accounts to follow (hat tip to Mashable for a lot of these):
Jeannie Mark, aka @nomadicchick, is a freelance travel writer and blogger who shares advice on different destinations she’s found herself visiting through her wanderlust
Wonder what things are like from a flight attendant’s point of view? Look no further than @Heather_Poole.
Independent travelers (@TravelEditor) share travel tips and travel news from the editors of IndependentTraveler.com
Keith Jenkins (@velvetescape) will keep you up to date on the luxury side of travel
Melanie Nay of @chic_travel also shares luxury lifestyles and travel experiences through her account.
Stacy Small, better known as @elitetravelgal, rounds out your high-end travel as a luxury travel planner
On the other end of the spectrum is @BudgetTravel, working to make traveling accessible to all
@FlightView brings you real-time flight information, which can be a lifesaver
Kristin Luna (@lunaticatlarge) is a guidebook author for Frommer’s; look to her account for travel experiences mixed in with her other interests and pursuits
Brendan van Son (@Brendanvanson) is a travel writer and photographer, and will take you with him on his non-stop adventures
For pictures in motion, look to travel writer and videographer Robert Reid (@reidontravel), who has written for a number of large travel publications
If you want more intensity in your travel, check out @Intrepid_Travel
Sustainability and travel don’t have to be mutually exclusive, as @STI_travel tweets
Chris Christensen, the @AmateurTraveler, brings you an online travel show that highlights not only destinations, but the best ways to travel as well
If you want more than just reading the advice and resources provided by travel experts with occasional interaction, check out some tweet chats! Tweet chats give you the ability to weigh in with your own opinions and experiences, as well as ask questions of hosts, guests, and your fellow chatters. You can read through a past chat by looking at the hashtag for it, or feel free to introduce yourself and jump right in on your first one. Tweet chats are meant to be open, friendly and interactive. (Read more about how to get the most out of a tweet chat as a participant here.)
Try these out (hat tip to Travel Bites for these recommendations):
- #MexMonday: happens all day on Monday
- #TravelTuesday: all day Tuesdays
- #CruiseChat: 2pm EST Tuesdays
- #NUTS: Tuesdays at 3:30pm EST
- #TTOT: 5:30 am/pm EST Tuesdays
- #LuxChat: 2:30pm PST every 3rd Wednesday
- #TourismChat: 2:00pm CST bi-weekly on Thursdays
- #FriFotos: all day Fridays
- Contact: @EpsteinTravels
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