To me, trip planning is at least a quarter of the fun! I think I’m a frustrated travel agent – hint, hint to anyone who wants to offer me a job.
The best resource for on-line research for me is Trip Advisor. I use it alone or with a travel book like Lonely Planet. Reading and researching, surfing and emailing – ah bliss! I do a lot of reading before I start to come up with a tentative itinerary.
I often wonder if I would have enjoyed planning quite so much before the days of the internet? Google anyone?