Wikitravel is a project to create a world-wide travel guide. It is built in collaboration by Wikitravellers from around the globe.
The project was begun in July of 2003 by the two founders, Evan and Maj. It was inspired by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, and by the needs of travelers for timely information that long book-publishing cycles can't seem to meet. In April 2006, Wikitravel and World66, another travel wiki, were acquired by Internet Brands, Inc., an operator of consumer information Web sites.
Wikitravel is built with the spirit of sharing knowledge that makes travel so enjoyable. Whenever travelers meet each other on the road, they swap info about the places they came from and ask questions about places they're going. WIkitravel makes it easy to share that knowledge and let others share it.