As is my typical modus operandi, I have only just discovered what looks like a pretty useful bit of travel kit.
This morning as part of the mandatory last minute frantic preparations for our next road trip, I stumbled across the wiki voyage site.
Part of the Wikipedia Foundation, Wiki Voyage is a crowdsourced travel resource. Searching for a particular destination brings up a page of traveller-related information as well as tips on things to do, attractions to explore, travel options, places to eat and accommodation alternatives.
Wikivoyage is built in collaboration by volunteer authors from around the globe who write without pay, with the spirit of sharing knowledge that makes travel so enjoyable. Whenever travellers meet each other on the road, they swap info about the places they came from and ask questions about places they’re going. We want to make it easy to share that knowledge and let others share it; our copyleft license means that the facts you know can spread far and wide. Anyone with Internet access can write and make changes to Wikivoyage articles and editors can contribute anonymously, under a pseudonym, or, if they choose to, with their real identity.Wikivoyage
Taking a quick look, the information seems up to date, interesting and useful with a minimum of waffle. Some of the smaller towns don’t have a whole lot of info…yet….but this is a living document and anyone can help improve the content quality.