While discovery is at the heart of every journey, some findings are better left to others (hotels with roaches, restaurants with E. coli, ski slopes with avalanches). Enter a number of targeted websites leaving no bedspread or airplane seat unturned in their quests to take the guesswork out of traveling. One photo blog even dishes up where to find an endangered species: the in-flight meal. For more grounded dinners, if you’d like to like guidebooks but really want the scoop on the next big thing before the annual publications catch up, Zagat editors are now online with up-to-the-minute opening announcements and reviews.
But to whom much travel advice is given, much is expected. So besides sharing your own finds at IgoUgo, you can take them to the airwaves of the Travel Channel. Or, if you’ve had enough screen time and have always wanted to direct (and hasn’t everyone?), you can enter to win a chance to create the next Vegas.com commercial. This time, what happens in Vegas ends up on TV.