Every new travel Web site claims to make your trip-planning easier and more efficient.


, though it's still in beta, actually makes it more fun.

What's hot:

TripBase is the Match.com of travel planning. You input what you find desirable in a destination (nightlife, dining, nature, attractions and shopping) and it returns destinations you might like. You can also control how much you want to spend on your trip or whether you want to fly or drive. View your matches by map or list, select a destination, then click on "Things to Do" and "Articles" to get more information.

What's not:

Some of the destinations for my choices weren't in the ballpark.

- Jen Leo, Los Angeles Times