Reference Resources & Quick Facts
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- Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel
Online - "A totally comprehensive treatment of several thousands of
pages on every major topic, problem and opportunity in travel."
- California Travel
& Tourism - This site has a searchable Visitor's
Guide, information about the California
Welcome Center, downloadable maps, and much more.
- Foreign Languages for
Travelers - An easy way to learn the essential words & phrases you
need to travel in a foreign country.
- Restaurant Row - World's Largest
Dining Guide - When you're on the go, find out where to eat at
RestaurantRow.com, Inc., the largest "go to" destination for
and services with over 160,000 restaurants covering over 9,000 cities and
towns in 82 countries.
- The Thorn Tree -
Searchable, moderated online forum with over 7,000 new messages posted
each day, sorted into countries and areas.
- Travel Page - Practical travel
information including hotels & resorts, cruise travel, air travel,
and destinations. - Updated daily.
- TRAVEL.ORG -Pick Your
Destination! - This directory has hundreds of links to information
about destinations. You may also Get on their travel
info e-mailing list.
- Services - Travel Warnings & Consular Information Sheets - A
browsable listing by country.
- VirtualTourist.com - Free
community site which allows users to build their own travel web page and
dish out advice. Includes photos, must-see activities, and tips on
tourist traps to avoid.
Beaches & Parks
- BEACH Watch - This
interesting site is from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office
of Water, Office of Science and Technology. EPA initiated the
Beaches Environmental Assessment, Closure, and Health (BEACH) Program in
response to the growing concern about public health risks posed by
polluted bathing beaches. You can find out the pollution status of a beach
by using Find Your
- Great Beach
Vacations Advice, Safety and Destinations - Beach vacation information
site that has information for families about destinations, traveling with
children, safety on the beach, etc.
- National Park Service - ParkNet You may
search this site for any national park. Information includes links
to the park's home page, map, fees, and weather forecast.
- Classic 164 Currency
Converter - View any exchange rates among the 164 currencies for any
day since 1 January 1990 through today. The currency converter is updated
daily at 8:00 p.m. EST.
- The Interactive Currency
Table(tm) - Generate a list of currency values relative to the
base currency that you specify.
- The Universal Currency
Converter(tm) - Type the amount of source currency in the input
box. You may include commas and a decimal point. Select the source and
destination currencies using the scrolling selection boxes.
- Centers for Disease Control
Travelers' Health - All the health information you need before you
travel! Includes reference materials, information on disease outbreaks,
geographic health recommendations, vaccinations needed, etc.
Health Online - From
Shoreland, Inc., this site has information on diseases, vaccinations,
travel medicine providers, destination/country information, etc.
- Institute of International Education
Passport - With over 5,000 overseas study programs listed, search for
specific learning options, research
information about organizations that offer study abroad, and
for your US passport !
- WorldWide Classroom - A compilation
of intercultural and educational programs around the world which welcome
international visitors. They include: University Study, Adult Enrichment,
Foreign Language Immersion, Teen Camps, Volunteerism, Internships, Cultural,
Craft and Heritage Programs. A great site for information on studying and/or