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These Web sites provide helpful or interesting information for travelers.
City Search offers a wide variety of useful information about cities in the U.S., Canada, and Australia.
MapQuest offers personalized and interactive maps for destinations around the world.
Specialty Travel Index lists 600 tour operators offering specialty interest vacations.
Traveler's guides to Australia, Mexico, Europe, Canada, and the U.S.
The most comprehensive guide to North American music festivals, listing details for more than 1300 events in the U.S. and Canada.
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
This map collection from the University of Texas at Austin holds more than 230,000 maps covering every area of the world.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention provides this collection of invaluable information for the international traveler.
Warnings and Consular Information Sheets
Provided by the U.S. State Department. An essential resource for international travelers.
STS-79 NASA Shuttle
Provides a glimpse of travel in the future.
An on-line Yellow pages for the entire country.
A searchable on-line phone directory for the entire country.
- Time Flight Tracking
Another real time flight tracking site.
International Youth Hostel Federation It has information and connections to over 5000 youth hostels in 70 countries. Hostels offer inexpensive accommodations for travelers of all ages. They provide separate facilities for males and females, fully equipped self-service kitchens, dining areas and common rooms for relaxing and socializing.
www.worldtime.com. A service featuring information on local time as well as public holidays and sunrise and sunset in several hundred cities worldwide.
To find horse back riding adventures around the world, saddle up to www.ridingtours.com
Weatherwise: Here are five commercial sites to visit to check out up to date weather conditions around the world.
Click on www.festivals.com to search for fun things to do around the world .
CultureFinder has searchable listings of theater, classical music, and opera, visual arts and museums, dance and jazz performances around the country. www.culturefinder.com
To obtain listings for every foreign embassy in Washington, D.C., try http://www.embassy.org
TOURISM CENTERS: Tourist offices are often a good source of information for travelers. To find address, phone numbers, e-mail addresses and Web listings for both foreign and U.S. state offices.
WHAT'S ON? CultureFinder Tells you what's playing at theaters, concert halls, museums and other venues at your destination. Just enter the U.S. city you'll be visiting and the dates you'll be there, and you'll get a thorough list. .
MAP LAND: Mapquest Here's one for those afraid to ask a stranger for directions. You enter any two addresses in the United States and it will give you turn-by-turn directions and a thumbnail map. .
HOW FAR IS IT? Distance Finder Can tell you precisely how many miles it is from your home to Quito, Ecuador, or whether London is closer to Paris or Edinburgh. Distance Finder will calculate the distance between any two points, and provide the precise latitude and longitude of each. .
www.invented-city.com International Home Exchange, with 2000 home exchange opportunities in 24 countries. .
Supplies the basics in more than 60 languages, from French and Italian to Basque, Welsh and Azerbaijani. There's also a feature that allows you to translate virtually any word into any other language. In many of the languages, if you have the proper browser plug-in, you can even click on a foreign phrase and hear it pronounced. Cool!
www.Smartraveler.com posts latest accident reports, road conditions, and construction bulletins for 11 cities.
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov///////webstate.htm for a list of links to all state highway department web sites.
www.sor.princeton.du/~dhb/systems.html with links to hundreds of city and state and traffic transit sites.
www.speedtrap.com for a list of speed traps in the U.S. and abroad.
From David Bear
You can stroll across under the New River Gorge Bridge anytime, but on only one Saturday a year, you can walk across it.
The uplands of Central Pennsylvania have become a mecca for glider pilots
An early November trip to see our son in San Francisco provided a chance to check out this rugged California coastline 20 miles south of the city.
If you're in Santa Fe or Albuquerque, check out Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks, a remarkable geological formation along Interstate 25.
Although the great glaciers never covered these hills, they left their mark on the landscape. That's especially evident in the Fall.
Starting October 9, hundreds of hot air balloons will fill the skies of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Here's a preview with a Special video presentation
The American Safari Quest provides an intimate experience that expands notions of luxury at sea. Special Video presentation.
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