Transportation & Travel
Users can obtain detailed maps and accurate driving directions, locate places of interest, customize road trip plans, and create, save, download or email personalized maps. MapQuest also provides travelers with local city-specific information such as dining, entertainment, shopping, best of city and visitor's guide information.
Subjects: Maps & Countries
Excellent and easy-to-use site comparing facts and figures by country in both chart and map form. Quickly accessible tables are listed along the side and include useful topics such as richest, most populous, longest living, and most educated.
Subjects: Maps & Countries
Tourism Offices Worldwide
This is a directory of official tourist offices, visitor's bureaus, and other organizations providing free information for travelers. Links are available for each state within the U.S. and for countries worldwide and the site is searchable by country or state name.
From Auto touring to winter sports, this searchable site has an A to Z Index of Recreational Sites, a Frequently Asked Questions link and weather advisories that will help you plan your U.S. vacation so you can hit all the right spots. This site also includes the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories.
Established in 1990, this site is perfect for those planning solo voyages. The best features of this site are the travel resources articles, which cover topics like using phone cards, passports and visas, and immunizations for international travel.
Site currently covers U.S. and the following international areas: Australia, Korea, Canada, Japan and Scandinavia. User can search a city they plan to visit and get tourist information, events calendar, shopping, accommodations, restaurants, nightlife and just about any other information they might need to make their visit more enjoyable.
Links to all the major, and not-so-major airline websites, both domestic and international. This extensive air travel portal also has information on who flies where, by destination, along with links to all the major airport, hotel chain, cruise and car rental websites.
Offers real-time arrival and departure information for flights "to/from/within the United States". Allows you to access information even if you do not know the flight number. Clicking on airport status also gives you up-to-date weather reports and general delays.
Excellent web site providing information and reviews from travelers who have been to locations (includes obscure places and accommodations) around the globe. Links are also provided to reviews from other sources such as Frommers and Fodors.
World's best events at whatsonwhen
The end to boring vacations! Whether you're in search of baby jumping festivals, water buffalo races or more traditional bills of fare, Whatsonwhen has just what the doctor ordered. You can browse thematically or geographically, or search by theme, location, and/or dates.
Bed and Breakfast Directory
The online version of Pamela Lanier's Bed and Breakfast Directory. Features tens of thousands of listings worldwide, with descriptions, pictures, amenities, rates, contact information and onsite reservation requests. Searchable geographically or by inn name, or browsable by city. Also available in Spanish, German, French, Italian and Portuguese.
Maintained by the U.S. Department of State, in conjunction with the Bureau of Consular Affairs, this searchable site offers invaluable information for the American citizen traveling abroad or the foreign citizen traveling to the U.S. Keep up to date with travel alerts, news, laws and policies, and passport and visa requirements. There's even an area for absentee voting information for those traveling outside the U.S. at election time.
Lonely Planet's searchable and browsable site provides a worldwide guide, travel tips, theme guides and travel services for the independent traveler, frequently to places off the beaten path. They offer suggestions of where to travel as well as alerting you to current travel advisories. Website is also available in French, Spanish and Italian.
This searchable site is a goldmine of information and links to enable the disabled traveler. With everything from finding friendly travel agents and tours, to access guides and even travel companions and home exchanges, Disabled Travelers will point you in the right direction.