is an online travel cafe where visitors can get good advice without amassing hundreds of friends or followers.

What's hot: You have the immediate gratification of photos and short reasons why a restaurant, hotel, shop, or attraction is worth checking out. To recommend a gem, write a short review and choose a Flickr photo to illustrate it. (You also can upload a pic of your own.)

What's not: You can look up guides by theme, but they're not easy to find.

- Jen Leo, Los Angeles Times