Best of the web: Travel planning

A round-up of the best links from the blogosphere on hotels, transport, planning tools and advice.

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  • Going to SXSWi (aka spring break for geeks)? Austin local and SXSWi veteran and speaker Sheila Scarborough shares her tips at Every Dot Connects on how attendees can get the most out of the conference and enjoy their time in Austin, Texas.
  • If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s the perfect time to plan your summer holidays. I tell you why at EcoSalon.
  • If you are in the US, check out this sweet deal on airfares to Africa on offer until the end of March - Intelligent Travel brings you the 411.
  • A San Francisco hotel hooks you up with volunteer activities during your stay – writes Chitowngirl on Personal News Network. (link via @jenleo).
  • Thinking about taking a cruise? If you care about the environment, you should think twice – it’s worse then flying, according to Responsible Travel.

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  1. Hey Caitlin
    Thanks a lot for the link to the
    “National Geographic Traveler brings you a guide to free things to do in Sydney”
    That’s a great guide for me to hand over to friends, family and clients that visit sydney from overseas, far better than wading through a lonely planet
    guide to pick a few highlights.