Travel Resources

Compiled by Arrowhead Library System

Airtech - Here the best savings go to the most flexible (such as those willing to travel on a space-available basis within a two-to-four day window.

Amtrak - Allows you to search for train schedules, obtain rates and book trips online.

Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel Online - Vacation planning info, travel deals, 'volunteer vacations,' message boards, hot spots and best buys.

City Net - A comprehensive guide to cities around the world. - A wealth of information for someone considering taking a cruise. Read, or write, reviews of cruises at this site.

The Embassy Page - A great place to seek information about a country, for both study and travel.

Expedia Travel News - The daily Bargain Watch has excellent deals, and the Travel Wise section offers advice and analysis.
Also features your destination's current news, weather and currency exchange rates.

Free Travel Brochures - Select travel brochures, vacation guides, maps, and travel planning kits by geographic regions covering the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Great Outdoor Recreation Pages - GORP - Spending time outdoors? Check here for info on parks, forests, hiking, biking, fishing, paddling, skiing, birding, beaches, historical sites, archaelogical sites; plus books, gear, tours, recipes, art, and all things related to outdoor activities.

The Internet Guide to Hosteling - A database of thousands of hostels worldwide, with information on the hosteling experience, a guide to budget travel, and various related issues.

MapQuest - Features Tripquest, which calculates mileage and travel routes between cities in the U.S. and parts of Canada and Mexico.

National Park Service - Everything you need to know about visiting any of our national parks.

QuickAid - Heading for a strange airport in a strange land? This site has good basic info on airports throughout the world, including information on airport ground transportation, shops and services, hotels, and terminal maps.

Preview Travel - "Farefinder" makes it easy to find the most affordable flights to cities around the world. Destination guides from Fodor's.

Priceline.Com - You decide how much you want to pay for your next flight, and see if an airline will meet your price.

RailEurope - Find timetables and fares, special offers and packages, and good deals on Eurail passes.

Road Trip USA - This site helps make car travel even more economical (as well as interesting, thanks to the quirky roadside attractions highlighted.)

Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory - Help make your vacation research more cost-effective by getting free information from the tourist boards listed here.

Travlang - Foreign languages for travelers. Learn basic words and phrases, numbers, times, and dates in over 60 languages, plus dictionaries, exchange rates, traffic signs and more.

Travelocity - Book a flight, rent a car, reserve a hotel. Breaking travel deals.

U.S. State Department Travel Warnings and Consular Information Center - State Department recommendations of countries to avoid due to unsettled conditions or terrorist threats. - A good site to visit if you want to get away from it all, but you don't know where. The Find-a-Trip feature (in the Vacations category) will offer suggestions based on your criteria.

Wisconsin Department of Tourism

Wisconsin Department of Transportation Road Construction - Detour and construction information, inconveniences and delays, closed highways, recent completions, and tips for avoiding construction zone delays. Also links to Wisconsin Road Conditions.

Wiscsonsin Innkeepers Association - Database of more than 1,000 lodging properties throughout Wisconsin. Online reservation system.

The World Fact Book - Published by the CIA. Chock-full of facts about the all the nations of the world. Includes climate, natural resources, environmental issues, economics, population, government, industry, exchange rates, communications, armed forces, etc.

Worldwide Courier Association - Incredibly low air fares can be found (mostly to overseas destinations) by those willing to travel without luggage.



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