Proving that there is strength in numbers, some of today’s best travel information is arriving in the form of lists and countdowns. We like to think IgoUgo is the best when it comes to travel math, but you can count on finding intriguing numerics almost anywhere on the Web. One may be the loneliest number, but two didn’t serve a duo of Nepalese goats very well (although their loss may have been a gain for a much larger number of airline passengers). Meanwhile, Travel + Leisure aims to help travelers by narrowing Tokyo’s staggering number of hotels to five you should know. There are six tips to consider before you pack your bags, though, and seven travel lessons to keep in mind. You can probably also learn a thing (or two) from the folks on World Hum’s list of the 10 greatest fictional travelers of all time. It’s enough to keep you busy 24/7.