Summer is a time to explore – new places, new cultures, and new ideas. In the spirit of summer, we’ll take a look at five of the most interesting travel sites on the web. Some were chosen because of their content, others because of their design, but all are a must for this season’s summer traveler. How does your website design compare? Not Your Standard Bed & Breakfast2014-07-23_1041 For the traveler who’s grown tired of the ho-hum, this site has the answer—accommodations from medieval castles to rooms designed by contemporary artists, in cities around the world. The site shows off some of the most interesting places to rest your head while highlighting special travel offers to exotic destinations. And the site itself is beautifully designed with high-quality images and just enough flash to let your mind escape from the ordinary.
So if you’ve longed to vacation in a lighthouse, or just want to see how a well-designed travel site functions, look no further. Resorts that Go Bump in the Night…2014-07-23_1045 If you’re a traveler who doesn’t want to special leads spend your entire vacation in bed, this guide to the most haunted destinations will keep you up at night. Smartly presented and designed for ease of use, the site highlights some of the most beautiful, and ghostly, destinations available. From vintage hotels with a sordid past to haunted B&Bs, you can explore the spectral aspects of your vacation desires. There’s even a tab for Ghost Hunters! One of the best and most professionally designed ghost hotel sites on the web.
Challenge Yourself for a Cause Ever dream of an extreme vacation where you push your body to the limit—while helping a charitable cause in the process? This exciting site turns the conventional concept of vacation upside down with daring climbs, kayaks, and more. And the best part is that travelers raise money for charity in the process. Travelers choose a challenge, say climbing to the ancient city of Machu Picchu, then raise the funds, choose the cause, and do the challenge. There’s even a pre-trip training program available. The site itself is beautifully designed, both to highlight the destinations and clearly explain the process.