#6 - Mash-ups
This is a ton of fun, and I could spend many hours messing around with all this stuff - I am well on my way now! I see that a digital camera is crucial. I spent some time in the Trip Planner as I have one coming up. The useful thing is that all the information is right in front of you with ratings and links. I find it hard to let go of the books entirely, but I did find the Planner helpful as it has all aspects of the trip in one place. It does have everything the books talk about too. Sometimes I find restaurant recommendations are few in the travel books, and the Trip Planner has many.