It can be expensive buy travel guides, and with all of the information they include they often be quite large books, which can be a pain to travel with.   The good news is, you can find information on anything on the internet!  The best place to find free information and recommendations for travel destinations is Wiki travel.  Wiki travel contains travel articles and information guides written by Wikitravelers from all over the world.  The site currently has over 23 000 destinations.

You will also find that some of the world’s leaders in publishing travel guides now offer their information online to upload for a small fee.  Lonely Planet and Rough Guides both offer this feature.

Another affordable way to obtain travel information that is easy to take it traveling with you, are travel podcasts.  You can upload anything from language guides, to city guides, to traveling tips, even ‘podwalks’ that act as an audio guide for walking tours through cities.