This is a fairly quirky set of links because it represents mostly pages that help me as I plan my travels to various locales. It is not meant in any way to be comprehensive.

General Travel:

Access-Able Travel Service
Information for "Mature and Disabled Travelers" offers info on accessible tours and on various destinations. Lots of disability and travel links.
Arthur Frommer's Outspoken Encyclopedia of Travel
Macmillan hosts Travel Encyclopedia and other travel information. If you can only visit one travel site - make it this one!
BBC Country profiles
A great resource for country research - country overviews, basic facts, web links, and details on leaders and media.
Conde Nast Traveler
Online travel magazine with reviews, forums and great photos.
Event Seeker
A searchable world calendar of events. Whether you are looking for a trade show or a carnival, try this site.
Foreign Languages for Travelers
Commonly needed words and phrases, plus dictionaries.
Lonely Planet
Information for the traveler from the publishers of the Lonely Planet guides.
Real Cities
Knight-Ridder's network of 32 US city guides, based on information from its newspapers.
Rec.Travel library
Specific information on destinations around the world and general travel tips.
TheTrip.Com
Daily travel tips, US airport maps, city information and more.
Travel Advisories
US State Dept. Travel Advisories by country.
Travel Hub
A searchable interactive travel agency directory with links to other travel info.
US Customs Service
Tips for travelers, importing/exporting and much more.
City Net (Virtual Tourist)
A map-view of the network connections around the world, with links to pages most everywhere. Virtual Tourist II has actual tourist info linked by CityMap.
Worldview Systems
Destination reviews in searchable form.

Speciality Travel:

A Special Journey Travel
Specializes in tours of spirituality, adventure, mystery and magick. Current offerings range from a Dracula cruise to Haunted New Orleans to tours of sacred Goddess sites in Greece.
Well Within
Earth Mysteries & Sacred Site Tours to places such as England, Scotland, Ireland, Egypt, Greece, Crete, Malta, Switzerland, Bali, Peru, Mexico, Hawaii, and other places.
iExplore
Information resource to research, purchase and equip your adventure or experiential vacation.

World Travel by country:

Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory
Searchable database of Tourism offices.
About Hotel
Offering discounted hotel rates worldwide.
Brazil
Tourism Office of the Brazilian Embassy, Washington, D.C.
Brazilian history and culture, accomodations and general information for the business or pleasure traveler.
Destination Rio - Rio Incomparable
Rio de Janeiro travel information.
Britain
British Tourist Authority Pages
Information for touring Great Britain.
Peak District Information
Information on the cities and towns of the Peak and local interest such as well dressings, stately homes and gardens, etc.
Lakes Net
Tourist info for Cumbria and the Lake District.
Disability Net
Advice for locals and travellers regarding accessibility issues in the UK.
MultiMap
Offerings street level mapping of the UK and Europe.

Visitus B&B UK
A comprehensive guide to over 6,000 providers of Bed and Breakfast accommodation in the UK.
British Hotel Reservation Center
Booking agency offering discounted rates on London hotels.
Non-Smoking Hotel Guide
Light regional coverage, but interesting.

London Tourist & Convention Board
The official website for London tourism.
London Town
A wide ranging guide to London for travellers.
Time Out - London
General guide to London for travellers.
The Tube.com
Comprehensive guide to the London Underground. Maps, journey planning and more.

Isle of Jersey Tourism Board
Accomodations, tours & attractions, festivals & events and more.
Pocket Guide to Jersey
The publisher of this Guide offers an online version with lots of good information for the tourist.
Jersey Meteorological Department
Weather forecasts for Jersey & Guernsey and weather info 1994 to date.
Jersey Evening Post
Local news and weather reports.
La Société Jersiaise
Family history, archaelogical and historical info about Jersey.
Jersey Heritage Trust
About the Jersey Museum, Hamptonne Country Life Museum & the Maritime Museum plus events, talks & tours of Jersey heritage sites.
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
The Jersey Zoo specializes in breeding endangered species, open to visitors daily.
Eastern Europe
Travel Guide CZ
Travel info, events, restaurants, internet cafes,
Czech Tourist Authority (NY)
Travel & tourism guides for business and leisure travellers.
Prague Information Service
Hungarian National Tourist Office
Travel & tourism guides, event listings and specialized tourism information.
Budapest
Travel info, pictures, history and lots of links.
France
Tourism and Travel in France
Offers information on French travel by region.
Strasbourg Online
This site provides a tourism guide to the City of Strasbourg in the Alsace on the border of France and Germany.
Winetasting Journeys in the Loire Valley and Alsace, 1997-1998
Travelogue, Tasting Notes and Photographs by Donald and Melissa Rice.
Germany
German Tourist Board
Travel info and cultural events for the traveller.
Castles on the Rhine
Pictures and info State-owned castles and historic sites in Rhineland-Pfalz.
Berlin Tourism
Accomodations, events and a photo gallery of Berlin "must see" places.
Italy
Tradenet!
Information about Italy, Italian companies, hotels and cultural events.
italy-rome-hotel.com
A hotel reservation center with more than 200 hotels around italy.
ENIT Italian State Tourism Board
Hotels, events and museum info.
Scandinavia
Sweden Online
News and travel info for Swedes and a directory for Swedish-Americans.
Sweden
General information about Sweden - history, facts, holidays, links.
Links to Scandinavia
Lots of info and pointers for Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Sweden and Finland.
South Africa
All Around South Africa
General information about South Africa.
Cape Town
A pictorial tour of the city, and info on accomodation, and other tourist needs.
Digital Guide to Tourism in Southern Africa
General tourist-oriented information on South Africa.
South Africa Online
News, business, exchange rates and more.
South Africa Net
Embassy of South Africa in Washington, DC's Online Guide to South Africa.
India
Yatra India
Travel & tourism guide to India with many photos of places of interest.
Hong Kong
Hong Kong Tourism Board
Travel & tourism guide to Hong Kong, festivals & events, accomdations, cruises, etc.
101HongKong.com
An Asian hotel booking service based in Thailand.
Webtourist Network
A German hotel booking service working with a wide range of hotels worldwide.

North American Travel:

San Francisco Hotels
Hotel reservation system for San Francisco, CA.
TravelWeb
Best Western & Hyatt hotel info and bookings online.
Bed & Breakfast Registry
B&Bs and small inns, some international listings. Offering descriptions, conditions and photographs.

City of Austin, TX
Check out the Around & About section for info on Austin-area activities.
Southern Illinois Tourism Council
Information about the attractions, parks, historic sites, accommodations, weather, events, local tourism bureaus and chambers of commerce in the 35 southernmost counties in Illinois.

Canada
City Net's pointers to Canadian city information. I'm hoping to see the fireworks in Montreal in summer '96.
Travel Alaska
Official Alaska Tourism site - trip planner, accomodations, history & culture, etc.

Airline sites:

Airlines of the Web,
Extensive list of web pages for airlines worldwide created by Marc-David Seidel who is working on a study of the airline industry for his dissertation.
Internet Travel Network
Link to the Apollo reservation system allows one to check airline fares and availability.
Southwest Airlines Home Gate
Rates, schedules and lots of other info.
WebFlyer
Info on frequent flyer mileage programs and points from InsideFlyer Magazine.
I used to provide a link to American Airlines, but their new policy says it "specifically denies you permission to hyperlink or provide references to the Site". Too bad. I like that airline and its wider seats. The new policy is very draconian and basically says they have all the cards, do it their way or get lost.

Travel Aggregators:

Expedia
A Microsoft-backed travel service with multiple booking options on for airline tickets, hotel rooms, car rentals, vacations, and cruises.
Orbitz
A travel agency owned by venture is owned by United, Delta, Continental, Northwest, and American airlines and has agreements with other carriers, hotel chains and car rental companies.
Travelocity
A Sabre-affiliated travel web site whichc provides Internet and wireless reservations information for more than 700 airlines, more than 50,000 hotels and more than 50 car rental companies.

Transit interest sites:

EuroStar
Photos and stories about the Paris/Brussels to London trip via the Channel Tunnel. Also schedules and exchange rates are given.
Railroads
Cyberspace World Railroads distributes information on the American railway scene. Try Switch Track for railroading pages around the world.
Subway Navigator
A way to find the quickest route between two points in a subway system - many cities around the world are represented.
UK Railways on the Net
British Rail timetables and information on UK Railways.

Exchange rates:

OANDA - The Currency $ite
Currency exchange rates.
Cambridge Mercantile
Currency exchange rates.
Koblas Currency Converter
updated weekly.
The Universal Currency Converter
Based on the rates of The Bank of Montreal's Treasury Group.

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