Trip research – Central America
I love the internet. It feeds my compulsiveness. I used it extensively to research my Central America trip.
Helped bring the trip to life and great to have one place to gather info and ideas of things I might do.
Useful to find out people’s opinions of accommodation, places. Take with a pinch of salt and use judgment.
Forums great to ask questions and find out from people who recently visited or live there – often expats.
Lonely Planet forums
The country forums are helpful and found some trip reports of people I related to. The LP information I didn’t find so useful.
Forums useful to ask questions of locals. Potential to meet locals as I travel.
Provided varying levels of information. Depended on type of traveller they are and how I relate.
I found information in unexpected places such as the Adventure Inn hotel in San Jose‘s blog where I discovered a different perspective on using the accommodation finders such as Expedia – Small Costa Rica hotels band together.
Why don’t my pages look like those gorgeously shown in the theme? 🙂
Why don’t my published pages have the same colours as those I spent hours faffing with? Yes I did save them. But the published version shows totally different colours to those that show on my edit page.
Will this theme work well for photos? Hard to tell until I take and load some.
Acceptance. There will be typos and crap layout in my blog and that’s ok.