June 25, 2010 11:24 AM   Subscribe

Wikidirections is a wiki to help you get from A to B. We're a human mapping service, but with a twist. Google Maps will give you (sometimes) precise driving directions, but they won't tell you which is the cheapest, or safest, or most scenic, or quickest way between two points. Should you take the train from Vienna to Salzburg, or is the bus cheaper? That's where Wikidirections comes in. Wikidirections is geared towards world travelers, written by world travelers. We won't tell you how to get from your house to the drug store, but we will tell you, for example, how to get from Spain to Morocco quickly, cheaply, and without getting ripped off. While Wikitravel's focus is on the destination, Wikidirections focuses on the journey itself.

I'll admit, the site is pretty bare at the moment, but the concept is there. I'd love to build a community of like-minded travelers who want to share their knowledge of the best way to get to and from places all over the world. If you're interested in contributing, by all means!
posted by nitsuj (4 comments total)

Figure out a way to draw questions to the site (e.g. "What's the best way to get to Niagra Falls from Washington DC?") and the answers will build up a database.
posted by Jimmy Havok at 9:59 PM on June 25, 2010

It reminds me of Seat61 with airplanes.
posted by Galen at 8:50 AM on June 26, 2010

This is great. It would be nice if it could tie in with some sort of a map as searching for a place on a list is not very intuitive.

Maybe a google/openstreet map with pushpins that hyperlink to your directions?
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth at 6:06 AM on June 30, 2010

Perhaps you could include a requests section (or should I just add one in myself?)

I'd like to know the most comfortable and cheap way to get from Chiang Mai to Vientiane, if anyone knows...
posted by pompomtom at 12:24 AM on July 13, 2010

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