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Mar 1st, 2009, 04:50 PM
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Best Traveler's Information Websites - please add your favorites

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/publicat...ook/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/worldcloc...omy.html?n=102
http://www.wunderground.com/

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

Star charts:
http://www.astroviewer.com/interacti...ht-sky-map.php

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

Telephone (including Country Codes):
http://www.bellsouth.com/longdistanc...try_codes.html
http://www.countrycodes.com/

Electricity:
http://www.kropla.com/electric2.htm
http://www.international-electrical-...tricguide.html
http://image.magellans.com/mitcus/Im...ical_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/destin...rica/egypt.php

Travelers’ Advisories:
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_p...a_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-...ce-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
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Mar 1st, 2009, 05:19 PM
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Wow, that's quite a list. Oddly, I managed to travel round the world, mostly on the ground, using hardly any of them! Just xe.com, cdc.gov and occasionally babelfish. I'm much more interested in transport sites like bahn.de and seat61.com, and hotel & restaurant info. And good old fashioned guidebooks, of course. I use them for holiday & festival info.
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Mar 3rd, 2009, 01:59 PM
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There is another great list of these that has been compiled over the last several years. I am not sure where it is right now, but it is here somewhere!
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Mar 6th, 2009, 06:22 PM
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Apr 3rd, 2009, 05:09 PM
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Maybe you should try www.tratoz.com it give you a link to the most relevant web sites by locations or travel topics

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Apr 5th, 2009, 08:20 AM
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WOW, I just use Fodor's and Trip Advisor and call it a day! Oh and XE for currency.
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Apr 5th, 2009, 09:23 AM
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oh, and definitely http://www.seatguru.com/ for the best airline seats
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Apr 20th, 2009, 08:01 PM
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promotion hotels in Krabi http://www.krabi-sea.com
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Apr 23rd, 2009, 09:26 AM
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CheapOair.com has some great travel articles.

My favorites are

Jet Lag: A common travel issue
http://www.cheapoair.com/travel/trav...ing-jetlag.asp

10 Tips on how to save on airfares
http://www.cheapoair.com/travel/trav...rfare-tips.asp

But the best one is Airline Etiquette - by far! more people need to read this one!
http://www.cheapoair.com/travel/trav...-etiquette.asp
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Apr 27th, 2009, 03:51 AM
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What an impressive list! Thanks!!
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Apr 30th, 2009, 08:32 AM
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try to avoid expensive phone calls by using www.saynoto 0870.co.uk lots of alternatiive 0800 freebie calls
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