1 - Thorne Tree travel. This travel forum belongs with The Lonely Planet, who are one of the leading experts of world travel. The forum is broken down so you can select information on the country you are traveling to. If your question is not already answered, then sign up as a member and start the discussion yourself. There are also sub forums for you to discuss general traveling tips and advice. A busy forum with active members.
2 -Trip Advisor is great because not only does it have a travel forum, but there are countless reviews for every destination in the world. If you cannot decide whether to book that hotel that looks so great in the brochure, simply head over to Trip Advisor and read the hotel reviews from travelers and tourists who have stayed there before. Trip Advisor also has photos, videos and map to help your plan your vacation.
3 - Travel Blog. This site is a mixture of travel blogs and a forum. The forum is not that busy however they do have a wide range of travel blogs for you to read. If you want to document your next vacation, then sign up for a free account and you can have your very own blog. The user control panel is not really user friendly but once you become familiar with it, then it is easy to find your way around.
4 - Virtual Tourist. The forum set up of Virtual Tourist is a little bit unusual and it seems hard to backtrack if you click on a thread and want to go back to the main menu. It is not the best travel forum but there is the opportunity to get in touch with other members and read their travel guides.
Travel forums are not your only source of information when you are planning your next vacation. There are thousands of travel blogs on the world wide web that will give honest advice and reviews about any country in the world. Search Google under blogs and all the advice and tips will be at your fingertips.