Travel Tips & Trip Ideas Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Best Traveler's Information Websites - please add your favorites

Jump to last reply

I do a lot of planning before I go on a trip. These are some of the websites I consult to gather information about the countries I will be visiting. I tried to include everything I could think of. I especially like to listen to the radio and read the newspaper in English before I go. I am still missing a good website for local events and festivals. I also need more local street map websites. Please, please, please add your favorite websites to the list!

Country Information:
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html

Time Zone (including Daylight Savings):
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=102

Future Time Calculator (to confirm daylight savings calculations):
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedform.html

Latitude/Longitude:
http://www.wunderground.com/

Weather:
http://www.weather.com/
http://www.wunderground.com/

Sunrise & sunset:
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/astronomy.html?n=102
http://www.wunderground.com/

Phases of Moon:
http://www.wunderground.com/

Star charts:
http://www.astroviewer.com/interactive-night-sky-map.php

Airport Information:
http://www.ifly.com/world-airports

Telephone (including Country Codes):
http://www.bellsouth.com/longdistance/clec/at_home/country_codes.html
http://www.countrycodes.com/

Electricity:
http://www.kropla.com/electric2.htm
http://www.international-electrical-supplies.com/electricguide.html
http://image.magellans.com/mitcus/Images/download/magellans_electrical_guide.pdf

Currency Converter:
http://www.oanda.com/converter/travel
http://www.xe.com/ucc/
http://www.foreign-currency.com/currencyguide.htm includes pictures of currency

Country Maps:
http://maps.google.com/

City Maps:
http://maps.google.com/

CDC (including vaccination recommendations):
http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinationList.aspx
http://www.mdtravelhealth.com/destinations/africa/egypt.php

Travelers’ Advisories:
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis_pa_tw_1168.html
http://www.voyage.gc.ca/countries_pays/menu-eng.asp
http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/Advice/
http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travelling-and-living-overseas/travel-advice-by-country/

Quick Translations:
http://babelfish.yahoo.com/

List of Embassies:
http://www.embassyworld.com/

Online Newspapers:
http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/

Online Radio Stations by Country:
http://radiotime.com/region/c_0/Browse_Locations.aspx

11 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all Travel Tips & Trip Ideas activity »
  1. 1 Packing Help - What to take
  2. 2 Places to travel in June or July
  3. 3 Survey (Trip planning mobile app )
  4. 4 Amsterdam to Normandy
  5. 5 Trip Report Why Do A Cycling Tour?: A review of various tour companies and general tips
  6. 6 Travel pants for women - advice needed for Europe trip (soon!)
  7. 7 Visa expiration and re entry
  8. 8 Driving trip from Vancouver to Rockies in June
  9. 9 Rovia booking engine
  10. 10 Jacket with pockets
  11. 11 Traveling to Eastern Europe
  12. 12 2 Week Trip for Newleywed's - Adventure and Beach
  13. 13 Your Top 5 travel iPad Apps
  14. 14 What are the best wlking shoes for in city travel?
  15. 15 Trip suggestions for 3-5 day vacation from New Orleans?
  16. 16 Dual time zone watches
  17. 17 Escorted Travel Agency?
  18. 18 30th Birthday Girls Trip
  19. 19 Website for good hotel rates?
  20. 20 Famous Places to Visit in Paris?
  21. 21 What color nail polish in France
  22. 22 Travel Clothing
  23. 23 advance single 1st class rail travel with virgin trains
  24. 24 Why Do People Bother With Tripadvisor?
  25. 25 Where to go - Mexico, Dominican Republic, Cuba or Cape Verde???
View next 25 » Back to the top