The first step in vacation planning is to spend some time reading about the Cayman Islands. There are plenty of resources available, but Web sites and travel guides are the most prevalent and popular available.
Visiting this Web site is a great first step in the research process. Here you'll find basic information about many of your travel needs when visiting the Cayman Islands. Supplementary information can also be found by visiting the official Web site for the Cayman Islands, and that of the Caribbean Tourist Organization. However, there are plenty of other online resources available.
When browsing the Internet you're sure to find plenty of Web sites for Internet-based travel vendors. At first glance these Web sites might not seem to offer important information, however, the savvy researcher will find that they can help give insight into the many types of lodgings available, and even where most of the hotels are located. Links may even be available to Web sites of other island services.
Your local bookstore will feature shelves full of travel books, and the Cayman Islands will be located among other Caribbean travel books. Review these books before making a purchase to be sure you're getting the best option for you. Books may offer much of the same data, but when it comes to writing style and even vacation tips, books may differ greatly. There are even books specifically written for travel with families.
Bookstores, of course, will also carry magazines. Travel magazines can be another excellent resource on an issue-by-issue basis. Some will have articles pertaining to travel in the Cayman Islands, especially those dedicated to travel in the Caribbean, but none may have any during the month you're doing your research. However, travelers willing to check back online may find older issues of the magazines offering real-world advice specifically about the Caymans.
Personal advice can make some of the most interesting research you do - and friends and co-workers are just another resource you'll find for such information. While you may not realize it, many people will have incredible stories of their favorite and least favorite spots in the Caribbean, and even those who have visited other islands may have some important suggestions for international travel.
Further, people can find plenty of advice available on the Web. Internet message boards, often put up by large, company-run sites and, not surprisingly, those of many magazines and travel publications, make a great way to get in touch with other travelers, and even residents of the Cayman Islands. Keep in mind that you may want to think twice before taking any advice at face value, because your own preferences may not be the same as those of other travelers.
Even within the Cayman Islands themselves you'll find tourism means something different from place to place. Whether you're planning to stay in a top-notch resort or someplace a little smaller, there is plenty of information out there to help you learn a little more before you get there.
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