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Handy Travel Websites


http://earth.google.com/ Google Earth

GENERAL
http://www.cohenkenny.com/ Cohen & Kenney, Individual’s travel website
http://www.concierge.com/ Concierge.com
http://www.enjoyrome.com/ Enjoy Rome, good Rome travel guide
http://www.independenttraveler.com/ Independent Traveler.com
http://www.islands.com/ Island Magazine, more for tropical vacations
http://www.johnnyjet.com/home.asp Johnny Jet, individual’s travel website
http://www.letsgo.com/ Lets Go, good budget travel site
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ Lonely Planet, good all around site
http://www.planetware.com/ Planet Ware
http://www.ricksteves.com/ Rick Steves Europe through the Backdoor
http://www.rudymaxa.com/ Rudy Maxa’s Traveling in Style website
http://www.smh.com.au/travel/ Sunday Morning Herald archived travel articles
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/travel/ The Globe and Mail (Canada) Travel Section
http://www.timeout.com/ Time Out Worldwide
http://www.worldheritagesite.org/ World Heritage Site
http://www.worldprops.com Holiday Rentals Worldwide
http://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html quick reference for any country.
http://www.vacationstogo.com/ For cruises (including in Europe
http://www.classictic.com/ for classical music everywhere in Europe
http://www.dopplr.com/ Online site for frequent world Business travelers

Airline Search and Reservations
http://matrix.itasoftware.com/cvg/dispatch ITA
http://whichbudget.com/ Which Budget, Budget Travel Specialist
http://world.start4all.com/ Start4All.com, travel weblog and airline search
http://www.kayak.com/ Kayak
http://www.mobissimo.com/ Mobissimo
http://www.qixo.com/flight.html QIXO
http://flyhappy.com/bookonline/ibook/ Fly Happy . com
http://www.yapta.com/ Yapta tracks the fares of tickets you’ve already booked

Cheaper flights within Europe
http://www.easyjet.com/ Easy Jet
http://www.europebyair.com/efp/index.jsp Europe by Air.com
http://www.flybmi.com/bmi/splash.aspx BMI
http://www.go-fly.com/ Go Voyages.com
http://www.harefares.com/ Hare Fares
http://www.opodo.co.uk/ Opodo
http://www.ryanair.com/site/EN/ Ryan Air
http://www.skyscanner.net/ Airline and airport websites all over the world:
http://www.thalys.com/ Thalys
http://www.whichbudget.com/ Which Budget

Travel Deals
http://www.airfarewatchdog.com/ Airfare Watchdog
http://www.bargaintraveleurope.com/ Bargain Travel Europe.com
http://www.go-today.com/ Go-Today.com
http://www.lastminutetravel.com/ Last Minute Travel
http://www.site59.com/ Last Minute Travel Deals
http://www.studentuniverse.com/ Student Universe (for students and teachers
http://www.travelzoo.com/ Travelzoo
http://www.webflyer.com/ Web Flyer
https://www.veteransadvantage.com/ Veterans Advantage

Air Travel Forecasting
http://www.farecast.com Farecast

Frequent Flyer Miles
http://www.flyertalk.com Flyer Talk, site for using FF miles

Airport Parking
http://www.airportdiscountparking.com/ Airport Discount Parking.com

Airline Food
http://www.airlinemeals.net/ Airline Meals
http://skymeals.com/ Sky Meals Gourmet Airline meals

Airline Seats
http://www.seatguru.com/ Seat Guru.com

Car Rental
http://www.autoeurope.com/ Auto Europe
http://www.bnm.com/index.html BNM car renta price comparison
http://www.europcar.com/EBE/module/booking/FirstStep.do Europe Car
http://www.gemut.com/ Gemutlichkeit Travel.com

Maps - Driving Directions and mileage:
http://oddens.geog.uu.nl/index.html Oden’s Bookmarks, Links to maps …
http://www.aboutus.org/MapBlast.com Mapblast
http://www.mappy.com/ Mappy plot itineraries, driving, etc
http://www.mapquest.com/ Mapquest
http://www.shellgeostar.com/ Shell Geostar, click on maps
http://www.viamichelin.co.uk/viamichelin/gbr/tpl/hme/MaHomePage.htm Via Michelin maps, plot driving routes, hotel and restaurant info also

Trains, Ferries, etc.
http://bahn.de.com/ German Railroad site
http://europeanrailguide.com/ European Rail guide
http://www.ferroviedellostato.it/ Ferovi, trains Italy
http://www.raileurope.com/us/index.htm Rail Europe
http://www.snavali.com/eng/ Snavali, ferry schedules
http://www.virtuferries.com/index.aspx Virtu ferry schedules
http://www.yahoo.com/ Yahoo, click on maps
http://www.oebb.at/pv/en/index.jsp Austrian Train site

Weather
http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/RS_OneDay.php USNO Compute sunrise and sunset times worldwide time
http://www.accuweather.com/ Accu Weather 5-day forecast
http://www.almanac.com/ Old Farmer’s Almanac, Sunrise, sunset, full moons, Full moon days
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/ BBC Weather
http://www.nytimes.com/ New York Times newspaper site
http://www.paris.org/Accueil/Climate/ weather and climate all over France, also has historical data
http://www.pawprint.net/ Paw Print Network, You can download an excellent clock toolbar that sits on your task bar.
http://www.sunrisesunset.com/ Sunrise Sunset Calanders
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/ Date and Time.com, World Clock
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ Washington Post also has historical data
http://www.weather.com/ The Weather Channel
http://www.weatherbase.com/ Weather Base
http://www.worldclimate.com/ World Climate, has historical data
http://www.worldtimeserver.com/ World Time Server.com, Current time anywhere in the world
http://www.wunderground.com/ Weather Underground, has historical weather

US Passport Information
http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html US State Department

Luggage
http://hub.ebay.com/buy Ebay
http://www.ebags.com/ E-Bags
http://www.luggagefactory.com/ Luggage Factory

Advance Bookings:
http://selectitaly.com/ Select Italy, source for travel to Italy
http://voyages-sncf.com Voyages SCNF trains France
http://www.autoeurope.com/ Auto Europe 800-223-5555
http://www.chase.com/ Chase currency
http://www.ferroviedellostato.it/ Ferovi, trains Italy
http://www.raileurope.com/us/index.htm Rail Europe
http://www.thalys.com/ Thalys French Trains
http://www.thetrainline.com/default.asp?href=&T2ID=1470_2008210182739 The Train Line, trains for England, Europe, Australia

Travel Insurance
http://insuremytrip.com/ Insure My Trip
http://travelsafe.com/ Travel Safe
http://www.accessamerica.com/ Access America
http://www.insureandgo.com/ Insure and Go
http://www.squaremouth.com/ Square Mouth
http://www.travelguard.com/ Travel Guard

Travel Forums
http://forum.virtualtourist.com/ Virtual Tourist
http://www.etravel.org/forum/ E Travel
http://www.fodors.com/forums/ Fodors
http://www.forums.meta-travel.com/ Meta-Travel
http://www.ricksteves.com/graffiti/graffiti_menu.htm Rick Steves
http://www.slowtrav.com/ Slow Traveler
http://www.travelblog.org/Forum/ Travel Blog
http://www.travelerspoint.com/forum/ Travelers Point

Hotels
http://www.eurocheapo.com/ EuroCheapo
http://www.hotel.de/ Hotel.de Germany
http://www.hotels.com/ Hotels.com
http://www.myvideoplanet.com hotel rooms and short term rental apartments
http://www.octopustravel.com/IntlHome.jsp Octopus Travel
http://www.venere.com/ Venere Hotel booking site
http://www.worldinabag.com/ Affordable (hostels) lodging
http://www.hostelworld.com/ for hotel reservations in Europe and found some cheap rates there.


Hotel Advice
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ Trip Advisor

Travel (Priceline) Bidding Advice
http://betterbidding.com/ Better Bidding
http://biddingfortravel.com/ Bidding For Travel

Tourist Information
http://wikitravel.org/en/Main_Page Wiki Travel
http://www.fodors.com/ Fodors
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/worldguide/europe/ Lonely Planet
http://www.ricksteves.com/ Rick Steves



EUROPE
http://www.europeanvisits.com European Visits
http://www.inyourpocket.com/ In Your Pocket Guides
http://www.lake-constance.com/ Bodensee
http://www.red2000.com/spain/ All About Spain
http://www.virtualtourist.com/ virtual Tourist
http://www.visiteurope.com/us Hertz Visit Europe


AUSTRIA
www.aboutaustria.org/ About Austria
www.austria-tourism.at/us Austria Tourism
www.hallstatt.net/besucher/index.php3?lang=en Hallstatt
www.salzkammergut.at/ Saltzkammergut
http://www.oebb.at/pv/en/index.jsp Austrian Train site

Vienna
http://city-apartment.com/links/ Vienna Maps Museums Concerts
http://www.aboutvienna.org/ About Vienna
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/worldguide/austria/vienna/ Lonely Planet Guide to Vienna
http://www.wien.gv.at/english/ City of Vienna
http://www.wiener-staatsoper.at/Content.Node2/intro.php Staatsopen City Opera House site

Salzburg
http://www.ammoos.at/ Am moos B&B recommended by a lot of Fodorites
http://www.salzburg.gv.at/en/en-index Land Salzburg site
http://www.salzburgfestival.at/index.php?lang=en Salzburg Music Festival
http://www.visit-salzburg.net/ Visit Salzburg
http://www2.salzburg.info/ Salzburg Tourist Info

Sound of Music Tours
http://www.bobstours.com/ Bob’s Tours SOM Tour
http://www.panoramatours.com/salzburg-tour-EN.aspx?gclid=COnesfKXwJECFSGkiQodVBWmKg Panorama Tours Sound of Music Tour
http://www.viator.com/tours/Salzburg/The-Original-Sound-of-Music-Tour/d451-3595001A?pref=02&aid=g1875&gclid=CJWhiIWYwJECFR27iQodoWWPOA Viator SOM Tour

Innsbruck
http://www.aboutaustria.org/capitals/innsbruck.htm About Austria Innsbruck guide


ENGLAND & LONDON
http://visitbath.co.uk/ - Visit Bath great resource here!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/ BBC Weather
http://www.coventgardenlife.co.uk/ Covent Garden Life happenings in and around Covent Garden
http://www.fancyapint.com/ (perhaps the most important sites of all!) reviews Pubs
http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/europe/ Independent Travel newspaper
http://www.londoneats.com/ London Restaurant reviews
http://www.londontown.com/ London Town, Hotels
http://www.pubs.com/home.cfm Traditional and Historic London Pubs
http://www.smoothhound.co.uk/ - for hotels and B&Bs all over England
http://www.talkingcities.co.uk/london_pages/london_main.htm Talking Cities all about London
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/ Transport for London. For Tube info
http://www.thetrainline.com/ for British train information
http://www.timeout.com/ to see what is happening in London and other world cities that month.
http://www.toptable.co.uk/ online guide to London restaurants
http://www.travelengland.org.uk/ - Travel England has links to the different town or county websites
http://www.visitbritain.us/ - Visit Britain. For all kinds of great info on England
http://www.visitlondon.com/ a great site for finding out all about what to see and do in London.
http://www.oxford.gov.uk/ Oxford England

NY LV & London tickets.
http://www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk/ Official London Theater Guide
http://londontheatredirect.com/ London Theater Direct
www.lastminute.com for theatre info and tickets, or:
www.solt.co.uk - Society of London Theatre - what sells at ½ price tick booth Leicester Square
http://www.broadwaybox.com/ Broadway Box, Broadway and London guide and tickets
http://www.theatremonkey.com/index.htm Theater Monkey

Travel
http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/places Guardian Travel info
http://www.britannia.com/PriorityTravel/index.html Britannia Travel site
http://www.virtual-london.com/ London Eye site
http://www.explore-london.co.uk/index.html Explore London Maps
http://london.diningguide.com/ London Dining Guide

Hotels
http://www.goringhotel.co.uk/home.htm Goring Hotel

Classical Music/Concerts churches
http://arts.guardian.co.uk/links/0,11884,773961,00.htm Guardian list of Classical Music Venues
http://info.royaloperahouse.org/Home/Index.cfm Royal Opera House
http://lso.co.uk/lsostlukes/ London Symphony Orchestra St Lukes
http://www.bremf.org.uk/ Brighton Early Music Festival
http://www.cadoganhall.com/index.php Cadogan Hall Concerts
http://www.cambridgesummermusic.com/ Cambridge Summer Music Festival
http://www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk/ Chelsea Physic Garden
http://www.coffeeconcerts.com/ Oxford Coffee Concerts
http://www.dailyinfo.co.uk/events.php?colname=Concert&period=7&eventday=18&eventmonth=9&eventyear=2005 Oxford Concerts
http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/chapel/choir/concerts/index.html Kings College Cambridge
http://www.london-handel-festival.com/ London Handel Society
http://www.royalalberthall.com/ Royal Albert Hall
http://www.royalchoralsociety.co.uk/hear.htm Royal Choral Society
http://www.rpo.co.uk/index_flash.asp Royal Philharmonic Opera
http://www.sjss.org.uk/ St Johns Smith Square
http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/main/index.asp South Bank Centre, London Philharmonic
http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/jserv/concerts/index.jsp St Martin in the fields
http://www.stpauls.co.uk/page.aspx?theLang=001lngdef&pointerid=169345dwprEOVViTRLd8xXbHBDHGbzge St Paul’s Cathedral
http://www.templechurch.com/ The Temple church
http://www.thebachchoir.org.uk/concerts.php The Bach Choir
http://www.vasarisingers.org/index2.htm Vasari Singers
http://www.westminster-abbey.org/ Westminster Abbey
http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk/concerts/concerts.cfm Wigmore Hall

York UK
http://www.debretton.co.uk/ Information on York
http://www.debretton.co.uk/ Recommended Hotels

Scotland
http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/ Undiscovered Scotland

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