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These Web sites provide helpful or interesting information for travelers.

Fodors Restaurant Discriptions

Sushi bar listing world-wide

City Search
City Search offers a wide variety of useful information about cities in the U.S., Canada, and Australia.

MapQuest
MapQuest offers personalized and interactive maps for destinations around the world.

Skilinks

skicentral.com
www.aminews.com

www.iski.com

www.rsn.com
www.skimaps.com
www.skinet.com
www.untracked.com

www.wzone.com/snozone

Specialty Travel Index
Specialty Travel Index lists 600 tour operators offering specialty interest vacations.

HotWired's Rough Guides
Traveler's guides to Australia, Mexico, Europe, Canada, and the U.S.

City Guide USA

Festival Finder
The most comprehensive guide to North American music festivals, listing details for more than 1300 events in the U.S. and Canada.

The 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.

CDC Travel Information
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention provides this collection of invaluable information for the international traveler.

Travel Warnings and Consular Information Sheets
Provided by the U.S. State Department. An essential resource for international travelers.

Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is a fantastic resource no matter what you're looking for. Travelers will be particularly interested in the section for Global Legal Information.

STS-79 NASA Shuttle Web
Provides a glimpse of travel in the future.

Big Yellow
An on-line Yellow pages for the entire country.

Switchboard
A searchable on-line phone directory for the entire country.

Real - 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.

WebWeather

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. .

SAY IT RIGHT: Travlang

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!

Summer driving

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.

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