People regularly ask me for hotel, restaurant or activity recommendations. Here’s where you can find them:
I’ve used Trip Advisor for years for hotel reviews and any particularly great tourist activities.
For restaurants, bars, and random other services like nail salons, I use Yelp.
My go-to travel agent for animal-related vacations (like safaris) is Natural World Safaris. I can’t say enough great things about these folks – they are eco-friendly animal experts who always support the local economy.
While I haven’t actually used this service yet, Trusted Housesitters looks very promising – it connects people who need pet sitters with people who need a place to stay (worldwide).