Subject Guide for Travel

Databases

CultureGrams

Includes World Edition (182 country reports), Kids Edition (66 country reports), and States Edition (50 states and District of Columbia)--plus photos, recipes, biographies, data tables, maps, and more.

Weblinks

Accomodations

BedAndBreakfast.com

Information on more than 24,000 B&Bs throughout the world.

Go Camping America

National RV park & campgrounds directory & traveler's information.

Hosteling International

Hostels provide budget accommodations. This site allows you select hostels for individual, group, family, or special needs travelers

Hotel and Travel Index

Find hotels worldwide. Index lists basic information for each hotel including location, published room rates, date last renovated, and amenities.

Karne Brown's Guides

Travel writer Karen Brown's selection of inns by region.

MapQuest

Plot a driving route, receive directions, maps, and attractions.

National Trust Guide to Historic Hotels

Find historic hotels across the U.S.  Locate hotels by name, by state, or by region.

Maps and Driving Directions

Bing Maps

Get driving and transit directions with local traffic and road conditions

Google Maps

Search for local businesses, directions, maps

IDOT Congestion Map

Check on Chicago traffic problems before you leave.

Map Blast

Plot a driving route, receive directions, maps, and attractions.

Online Travel Agencies

Elderhostel

Educational travel for older adults.

Eldertreks
Expedia

Air, hotel, car rental, or package trips.

Hotwire

An auction-type travel site run by several airlines. Offers bargains, but may not show you all the details of the trip before you book.

Orbitz

Air, hotel, car rental, or package trips

Priceline


The name your own price site, can yield deals to the flexible traveler. Travel times and other trip details may not be shown until your offer is accepted and booked.

Travelocity

Air, hotel, car rental, or package trips.

Travelzoo

Travelzoo
Air, hotel, car rental, or package trips.

Seniors

Eldertreks

Special Needs Travel

Access-Able Travel Source

Lots of links for physically challenged travelers.

Travel with Kids

About.com's links to information on trip planning and traveling with kids.

www.PetsWelcome.com

List of hotels, campgrounds, and amusement parks that welcome pets

Tools and Contacts

ATM Finder - Master Card

Locate a MasterCard ATM anywhere in the world.

ATM Finder - Visa

Locate A Visa ATM

CDC Travelers' Health

Information to assist travelers and their health-care providers in deciding the vaccines, medications, and other measures necessary to prevent illness and injury during international travel.

Department of State-Bureau of Consular Affairs Travel Advisories

U.S. State Department site lists travel warnings and advisories.

Flight Tracking

Track arriving or departing flights, get flight maps, 3D seat maps, aircraft info, image gallery and more.

 

Free Translation

Type in your phrase in English and translate it into your choice of nine languages.

The Universal Currency Converter

Calculator gives you the conversion rates for various currencies

The Weather Channel

Check current weather, forecasts for next several days, or seasonal averages for a destination.

Time Zone Converter

Find out what time it is anywhere in the world.

Travel

Bing Maps

Get driving and transit directions with local traffic and road conditions