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Travel & Tourism

Jump to: Destinations | Transportation | Safety |
Lodging | Hostels | Pets | Camping


  • CIA -- The World Factbook
    Extensive and current individual country information from the United States government.
  • Passport Services & Information
    United States State Department web site...reminds you to apply early for a passport, it can take up to 6 weeks to process.
  • The Lonely Planet
    The offbeat but always fascinating Lonely Planet online guide.
  • Recreation.gov
    "Recreation One-Stop is one of the E-Government initiatives in the President's Management Agenda to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and customer service of the recreation programs."
  • Concierge.com: Conde Nast Traveler
    From Conde Nast Travel Magazine.
  • CitySearch
    Movies, events, restaurants, arts & music, places to visit, and sports for cities of the US.
  • Fodor's
    Not just excerpts from the celebrated print guides; find timely resources, personal trip planner and other features.
  • Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel Online
    The online guide to travel from author and travel guide guru, Arthur Frommer.
  • Rough Guides to Travel
    "Experience the travel guides online."
  • The Travel Page
    Interactive Travel Guides' directory of Worldwide Destinations, Hotels & Resorts, Cruise Travel, Air Travel and Favorite Places.
  • Best Beaches USA
    Ranking by Dr Stephen Leatherman, Professor and Director of the International Hurricane Center at Florida International University.
  • Indo.com: How Far Is It?
    Want to know how far it is from "here" to "there;" type in your location then a destination and this web site will calculate the distance between, "as the crow flies."
  • Touring Texas
  • USA City Link
    "The USA CityLink Project is a city's interface to the world. It is the Internet's most comprehensive listing of U.S. States and Cities offering information on travel, tourism and relocation."

Transportation - jump to:
Air | Automobile & Bus | Rail | Sea Travel


  • Airlines on the Web
    "AOW™ is dedicated to free online information and reservations for airline travel. If it flies and it is on the web, you'll find it here!"
  • Flight Arrivals
    "The Internet's most comprehensive, independent source of arrival and departure info for all commercial airline flights over the US and Canada."
  • Real-Time Flight Tracking
    Minute-by-minute updates on where your expected flight is located, estimated arrival time, and other details of the actual flight.
  • WebFlyer
    Sponsored by Inside Flyer Magazine, this site offers very detailed information about frequent-flyer miles, from the fastest ways to earn miles to how to donate them to charity. There are also direct links to specific airlines and their individual information.

Automobile & Bus

  • Adventurebus from Adventureplanet
    Adventure bus tours travel to Utah, Nevada, Baja California, Alaska, US national parks and abroad. Displays lots of photographs.
  • Agape Tours Inc.
    Seymour, Texas, charter bus resource offers tour schedules, charter details and photographs.
  • Auto Driveaway
    An auto relocation firm which provides a free service for people (over 23 years-of-age) to drive cars needing relocation across North America. A cash deposit of at least $350 is required. Link goes to a driver inquiry email form. Driver FAQ.
  • Coach USA
    Operates charter, tour and commuter services in Canada, Mexico and 24 US states. Read about the company's history, services and operations.
  • Greyhound Lines, Inc.
    Browse services, fares, selected schedules and routes, ticketing options, special promotions, and connections to planes and trains.
  • Erideshare.com
    Sharing rides locally and across country
  • Zipcar.com
    A new concept car rental agency that works like a mobile phone company.

Rail Travel

  • CyberSpace World Railroad
    Everything on railroads and rail travel, including business news, technical details, and train services.
  • Amtrak
    The link for the U.S. passenger rail system has a ticketing system, timetables, destinations and more. Includes the history of the national passenger rail service as well as Amtrak routes, vacation packages, and a guide to making reservations.
  • Europe by Eurail
    Describes all the various ticket plans available to travelers, along with prices and any additional bonus promotions. For actual train schedules, you must consult printed schedules, such as the Thomas Cook Train Schedules for specific countries.

Sea Travel & Cruises

  • Cruise Lines International Association
    Cruise News & Specials, Cruise Line & Ship Profiles, Links, Cruise Questions, Vacation Travel Guide, Cruise Expert Locator. Order your free cruise vacation Planner.
  • Cruise Ship Reviews
    Cruise Ship Critic provides an alphabetical list of cruise lines, with thorough reviews of selected ships.
  • Cruisemates Cruise Guide
    "CruiseMates is an independently owned and editorially unbiased "Internet Cruise Magazine and Cruise Information Guidebook" offering accurate and up-to-the-minute cruise information and providing a place for cruise enthusiasts to meet."
  • A Cruise Outlet
    "You can always expect the best and the most inexpensive fares on cruises from us at "A Cruise Outlet". We have years of experience dealing primarily with the cruise industry."
  • Vacations-To-Go
    Houston area travel agency with last-minute deals for cruises with many Galveston departures.

Health & Safety Concerns

  • CDC Travelers' Health
    From the experts at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Includes worldwide warnings and outbreaks.
  • US State Department
    Travel warnings and United States Consular Information Sheets.
  • MCW International Travelers' Health Clinic
    "The Medical College of Wisconsin International Travelers Clinic located at Tosa Center provides comprehensive preventive health care services for travelers planning trips abroad."

Lodging & Accomodations

  • All World Vacation Station
    Vacation homes, villas, condos and other accommodations around the world
  • Bed and Breakfasts - Country Inns
    Directories, reviews, discussions, recipes and more from About.com
  • BnB Web
    Online guide to Bed and Breakfasts, inns, travel, directory, guides, lodging, in the United States.
  • DudeRanches.com
    Handy resource lists hundreds of dude ranches around the US. Also includes employment and contact details and some official pages.
  • Find My Resort
    Comprehensive directory of premier resorts, five-star hotels, vacation accommodations, lodging and travel resources
  • Best of the Florida Keys
    "The Florida Keys have accommodations that can satisfy almost any taste and budget. You have a choice between nationally recognized motels, large "exclusive" resorts, "mom and pop" resorts or bed and breakfasts."
  • Texas Cabin Rentals

A hostel is an international type of low-cost, generally shared (often dorm-style) lodging place for travelers, especially young travelers & students.

  • Rough Guides Hostel Page
  • Europe Hostels
  • Hostelplanet.com
    "Your directory to hostels around the planet."
  • Hostelling International
    "The Western United States regional web site for Hostelling International - American Youth Hostels (HI-AYH), a non-profit organization with 67 hostels in 11 western states. In addition to our hostels in the Western United States, there are over 150 hostels throughout the United States and over 5,000 hostels throughout the world."


  • DogFriendly
    "DogFriendly.com, Inc. is the leading provider of nationwide city guides and travel guides for dog owners. We are dedicated to finding places that people and dogs can enjoy together. If you want to travel, sightsee, or just go around town with your pooch, then you've come to the right place!"
  • Pets Allowed
    "Where to go, if you want to take vacations with your pets. Resorts, cabins, cottages, selected resort motels, hotels and other lodging where you can stay from a week-end to a season with your pet."
  • Pet Friendly Travel
    "Find out where to stay when traveling with pets. The site gives you instant access to pet friendly lodging in the US including vacation rentals, cabins, inns, condos, cottages, bed and breakfasts, resorts, lodges and motels."
  • Pets Welcome
    A site devoted to providing information to those who travel with pets. You can locate information for the U.S. and Canada via a detailed location pull-down menu. Listings are brief and include phone contacts. You can also find travel tips, boarding and veterinary resources.


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