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Virtual Trips

Travel sites make life on the road a little easier.
March 1, 1999

The number of travel-related sites on the Internet is growing at a weedlike pace. Too bad the number of reliable and useful sites isn't keeping up. "Separating the wheat from the chaff isn't easy," says Noah Vadnai, author of Travel Planning Online for Dummies (IDG Books Worldwide). "Go for a brand name you know," he advises. "Check for broken links and shoddy design--those are signs of trouble."

In the Web's sea of travel-related sites, several stand above the rest:

Christopher Elliott is a writer in Los Angeles and a columnist for "ABC News Online."

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