Travel Resource Links

Here’s some travel resource links we’ve compiled to help us plan our trips.  It might help with your planning too.

WEBSITE RESOURCES

CATEGORIES… GOOD FOR… Main Page… Brief Description
ACCOMODATION BnB www.bandb.com International directory
Homestays www.globalfreeloaders.com Free stays if you reciprocate the offer
Homestays www.hospitalityclub.org Free stays if you reciprocate the offer
Homestays www.place2stay.com Free stays if you reciprocate the offer
Hostels www.hihostels.com Hostelling Int’l’s site
Hostels www.hostels.com Global hostel finder
Hostels www.hostelworld.com Global hostel finder
Hostels www.hostelbookers.com Global hostel finder
Hostels www.hostelz.com Hostel booking engine
COMMUNICATIONS Phone service www.skype.com Free calling to pc

http://www.google.com/googlevoice/about.html

www.2speak.com VoIP no need for headset/software

www.telestial.com SIM card you can roam with

Satellite phone www.iridium.com Most complete global coverage

Cybercafes www.cybercafes.com Thousands in nearly every country




EVENTS Concerts http://pollstar.com/ Music events

Festivals www.festivals.com Festivals worldwide

Celebrations http://www.placestoseeinyourlifetime.com/top-10-celebrations-around-the-world-1937/ Festivals, events, concerts, sports

Weekly events http://www.timeout.com/ Event/city guides worldwide


HEALTH Vaccines/Outbreaks www.cdc.gov US Center for Disease Control

Health profile www.who.org Country by country

Insurance http://www.travelguard.com/ Travel Insurance

www.insuremytrip.com Search multiple policies

www.roughguides.com RG insurance package

www.sosinternational.com Extensive travel specialist (rec travelguard)

www.worldtravelcenter.com Compare policies


LANGUAGE Translation www.bablefish.com Translations

www.travlang.com Translations

www.word2word.com Foreign dictionary


PLANNING Gear www.altrec.com Online only retailer

www.ems.com Lots of web deals

www.rei.com Online specials

Map specialists www.mapshop.net.au Australia

www.mapworld.co.nz New Zealand

www.randmcnally.com US

www.stanfords.co.uk UK

www.worldofmaps.com Canada

Newspaper www.newspapers.com Newspapers around the world

http://travel.guardian.co.uk Travel section

http://travel.independent.co.uk Travel section

www.latimes.com/travel LA Times travel section

www.nytimes.com/travel NY Times travel section

www.nzherald.co.nz/travel New Zealand

http://www.theguardian.com/travel UK

www.smh.com.au/travel Australia

www.theglobeandmail.com/travel The Globe

www.thestar.ca/travel Canada?

www.timesonline.co.uk/travel Times

Online only travel publications www.bootsnall.com Explains the potholes on road less traveled

www.connectedtraveler.com Cultural travel

www.journeywoman.com Female tips and tales

www.literarytraveler.com Tracing steps of famous authors, inspirations

www.worldhum.com Articles, interviews and reviews

Travel guides http://www.fodors.com/ Trip ideas

http://www.frommers.com/ Suggested Itineraries, best of list

http://www.letsgo.com/ Destinations

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ Destinations, forum

http://www.roughguides.com/ Destinations

http://www.worldtravelguide.net/ By theme

www.travelerstales.com Experiential side of guiding

Travel magazines (adventure) www.bluemagazine.com Budget adventure mag

www.outsidemag.com Extreme sports/activities

www.wanderlust.co.uk Travel destination, reviews, interviews

Travel magazines (budget) www.bigworld.com Down to earth world travel on a budget

www.msnbc.com Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel Magazine

www.outpostmagazine.com Shoestring globetrotting

Travel magazines (upmarket) www.concierge.com Conde Nast’s “must see” lists

www.islands.com Has island and cultural info

www.travelandleisure.com Ranks everything
Resources http://www.travelmuse.com/ Organize webpages, calender, Map
http://www.roadtripjourney.com/ USA road trip planner

http://www.virtualtourist.com/ Destinations worldwide

www.tripadvisor.com Destinations worldwide

www.aaa.com Destinations in US

www.viamichelin.com Driving directions in Europe

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ Inspiration

http://whc.unesco.org/heritage.htm World Heritage Sites

familytravel.answers.com Travel tips and Inspiration

Time http://www.timeanddate.com/ Time around the world, sunset/rise

Tips/Advice http://www.travelblog.org/Travel-Guide/ RTW tips all categories

http://travelblogsites.com/ ***100 best travel blog sites listed

Weather http://www.intellicast.com/

http://www.wunderground.com/

www.worldclimate.com

World facts www.countryreports.org Flags, maps, anthems

www.nationalgeographic.com Planet info

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/ CIA world fact info

http://www.travelblog.org/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
TRANSPORTATION Airlines and airports http://airlineandairportlinks.com/port_by_city.html Links to all airports

http://www.sleepinginairports.net/ Sleeping in airports

http://attitudetravel.com/lowcostairlines/ Budget airlines around the world

http://www.airtreks.com/Default.aspx RTW specialists

http://www.bootsnall.com/tripplanner.shtml RTW specialists

http://www.oneworld.com/ow/flight-info/plan-and-book-your-itinerary RTW

Booking engines http://www.wego.com/

www.expedia.com

www.kayak.com

www.orbitz.com

www.travelocity.com

www.opodo.com

http://www.farecompare.com/ Best times, prices, suggestions

http://www.bookingbuddy.com/ Search Site Consolidator

http://www.airfarewatchdog.com/ alerts

http://www.dealbase.com/

http://www.kemwel.com/ europe rentalcars, also

Routes http://routesinternational.com/ Air, boat, train
Trains http://www.seat61.com/index.html Train travel info

http://www.raileurope-world.com/?var_lang=en&visitor_country=ES Europe railpasses
TRAVEL ADVISORY Embassies www.embassyworld.com Anywhere in the world w/ updated info

Safety http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html US State Dept, look for specific areas instead

www.lonelyplanet.com/travel_ticker Monthly travel advisory updates

Tourist offices www.towd.com Tourist bureau worldwide
WORKING/VOLUNTEERING Working/Volunteering http://www.transitionsabroad.com/

www.wwoof.org Organic farming opps

www.volunteerabroad.com Huge directory by location

www.volunteerinternational.org Non-profit US based orgs

www.habitat.org Building volunteer

www.idealist.org Action w/o borders

www.vfp.org US based for peace, inexpensive
TRAVEL BLOG Enjoyable Stories http://almostfearless.com/ Young couple traveling the world with baby

http://www.nomadicmatt.com/ Young guy who’s been on the road since 2005

http://everythingeverywhere.com/ A guy traveling around the world since 2007
ANIMALS  Pet Safety  http://www.fullcoverageautoinsurances.com/safe-driving-with-dogs/  Tips to keep your dog safe while driving
CHILDREN  Traveling with children http://mymenorcavilla.co.uk/travelling-with-children-ultimate-travel-guide/
 Tips for how to travel with small children.
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One Response to Travel Resource Links

  1. traveldogscom says:

    Know any good travel web resources? Have a travel blog? If so, let us know and we’ll add it to the list.