Travelblogger is an online community of travelers who write and post on the countries around the world they’ve visited (sound familiar)? Anyway, it is possible to get some useful information out of the site, but be warned you’ll have to click through a lot of crap entries to find something that’s worthwhile. Once you do however, it’ll most likely be a gem. The best part of the site are the pictures, which you can search through without signing up. Simply enter in a destination and click to see hundreds of sights.

Travelblogger is free to join but there are many other ways to keep in touch when you’re away from home.