This isn't intended to be a comprehensive list of all possibly useful travel/volunteering related websites. Oh no. It just includes a few things that I have personally found useful, and so would recommend to all you sunburnt friends and fiends out there.
Social Inequality and International Conflict
- Girl Meets World A year abroad blog by a student living and working in Paris, Ukraine and Russia - funny, intriguing and at times, a little bit heart-breaking.
A comprehensive travel site and blog from a man who quit his job in 2004 to travel the world. It's full of tips on how to travel on the cheap, and you can sign up to his newsletter for ideas and inspiration.