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ADVISORIES AND CUSTOMS

U.S. State Department travel advisories
http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en.html

Australian government travel advisories
http://smartraveller.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx

British government travel advisories
http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country

Canadian government travel advisories
http://www.voyage.gc.ca/countries_pays/menu-eng.asp

U.S. Customs travel information
http://www.cbp.gov/travel

CONSERVATION

UNESCO World Heritage Sites list
http://whc.unesco.org/pg.cfm?cid=31

World Monuments Fund
http://www.wmf.org

Cheetah Conservation Fund
http://www.cheetah.org

Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (orphan elephants and rhinos)
http://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org

World Wildlife Fund
http://worldwildlife.org

Wildlife Conservation Society
http://www.wcs.org

African Wildlife Foundation
http://www.awf.org

East African Wild Life Society
http://www.eawildlife.org

National Wildlife Federation
http://nwf.org

The Jane Goodall Institute
http://www.janegoodall.org

CONVERSION

Convert just about anything to anything else
http://www.onlineconversion.com

CURRENCY AND CREDIT CARDS

Currency conversion
http://www.xe.com/ucc

Cheat Sheet for Travelers (foreign currency exchange rates)
http://www.oanda.com/converter/travel

Visa-ATM locator
http://www.visa.com/atmlocator/index.jsp#%28page:home%29

Master Card/Cirrus ATM Locator
http://www.mastercard.com/atmlocator/index.jsp

American Express travel service location finder
http://www.amextravelresources.com/#/travel-office&us_nu=dd

DOCUMENTS

Passport information (U.S.)
http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html

Entry requirements for foreign countries (U.S. residents)
http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country.html

Service to help obtain travel documents (U.S.)

http://www.officialtraveldocuments.com/Index.aspx

Passport information (Canada)

http://www.pptc.gc.ca/index.aspx

Entry requirements for foreign countries (Canadian residents)

http://www.voyage.gc.ca/countries_pays/menu-eng.asp


ELECTRICAL CURRENT

Electrical specs from American Samoa to Zambia, with photos of plugs and sockets

http://electricaloutlet.org

EMBASSIES AND TOURIST OFFICES

Register your trip with the U.S. State Department
https://travelregistration.state.gov/step/

U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide
http://www.usembassy.gov/

Embassies and consulates worldwide
http://www.embassy-worldwide.com

Foreign Embassies in Washington, D.C.
http://www.embassy.org/embassies/index.html

Tourism offices worldwide
https://www.intltravelnews.com/tourismdirectory

HEALTH AND TRAVEL INSURANCE

CDC (Centers for Disease Control) travel health information
http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/

Medical information for Americans traveling abroad
http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/go/health.html#healthy.html

Shoreland's Travel Health Online
http://www.tripprep.com

WHO (World Health Organization) health topics and policies
http://www.who.int/topics/en

High-altitude acclimatization and illnesses
http://www.princeton.edu/~oa/safety/altitude.html

International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers (IAMAT)
http://www.iamat.org

Travel insurance (don't have to be a diver to use this)

http://www.diversalertnetwork.org/trip/index.asp

Travel insurance comparisons
http://www.insuremytrip.com

Travel insurance comparisons
http://www.squaremouth.com

Travel insurance comparisons
http://www.TripInsuranceStore.com

Travel insurance comparisons
http://quotewright.com

HOAXES, URBAN MYTHS, FIGHTING SPAM

Urban Legends References Pages

http://snopes.com

Symantec Virus Hoaxes
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/hoax.html

Computer Virus Myths
http://www.Vmyths.com

INTERNATIONAL CHARITIES

American Red Cross
http://www.redcross.org

CARE
http://www.care.org

The Global Fund for Children
http://www.globalfundforchildren.org

UNICEF
http://www.unicef.org

Worldvision - International Gifts of Hope
http://www.worldvisiongifts.org/index.html

Worldvision - Sponsor a Child
http://donate.worldvision.org/OA_HTML/xxwv2DoChildSearch_B.jsp?xxwvLocation=0000&xxwvSearchType=ALL

Heifer International

http://www.heifer.org

The Smile Train

http://www.smiletrain.org

Microloans that change lives

http://kiva.org/

Ngandu's Angels (a school in Kenya)

http://www.ngandus-angels.org

Shop online at AmazonSmile to support Ngandu's Angels

http://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-5362531

A CLICK A DAY FOR FREE DONATIONS TO GOOD CAUSES

The Hunger Site
http://www.thehungersite.com

Help Children in Need
http://children.care2.com

Big Cat Habitat (Tigers, Jaguars, Snow Leopards)
http://bigcats.care2.com

Feed Rescued Primates
http://primates.care2.com

Save Our Oceans
http://oceans.care2.com

Save the Rainforest
http://rainforest.care2.com

The Rainforest Site
http://www.therainforestsite.com

INTERNET AND STAYING CONNECTED

Hotspot Locations Wireless Directory

http://www.hotspot-locations.com

LANGUAGE

Learn a foreign language and translating dictionaries
http://www.travlang.com/languages (scroll down past all the advertising)

Foreign language translations
http://www.bing.com/translator

Foreign language translations

http://translate.google.com

Foreign language online dictionaries and translation links
http://www.yourdictionary.com/languages.html

MAPS AND DISTANCES

Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/Libs/PCL/Map_collection/Map_collection.html

Maps.com
http://www.maps.com

Guide to Maps and Mapping

http://www.thetruckersreport.com/the-guide-to-maps-and-mapping

Google Maps

http://maps.google.com

Google Earth

http://earth.google.com

Bing maps and directions
http://www.bing.com/maps/?msnurl=http%253a%252f%252fmappoint.msn.com%253a80%252f&FORM=MSNRDR

How far is it?
http://www.indo.com/distance

MISCELLANEOUS

Worldwide holidays and festivals
http://www.journeymart.com/tools/holidays.htm

World holidays
http://www.qppstudio.net/worldholidays.htm

Culinary habits in 70 different countries

http://www.foodbycountry.com

World Flag Database
http://www.flags.net

Travelers' Century Club
http://www.travelerscenturyclub.org

Worldwide data, from flags to national anthems to current weather
http://www.countryreports.org

License plates of the world
http://www.worldlicenseplates.com

World Population Clock population growth
http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/

EarthCam "Webcam" site directory
http://www.earthcam.com

WebCam Central site directory
http://www.camcentral.com

Movie filming locations worldwide
http://www.movie-locations.com/

PHOTOGRAPHY

B&H Photo & Video for equipment, film, supplies
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/?BI=3288&KBID=4303

Photo Secrets
http://www.photosecrets.com

Baggage X-Ray Scanning Effects on Film
http://www.kodak.com/global/en/service/tib/tib5201.shtml

North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA)
http://www.nanpa.org

Photographic Society of America (PSA)
http://www.psa-photo.org

RESOURCES

The Ultimate Travel Website
http://www.johnnyjet.com

CultureGrams

http://www.culturegrams.com

Countries and Their Cultures

http://www.everyculture.com/index.html

Federal Citizen Information Center (free online publications, including travel)
http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov

Fodor's Online Miniguides
http://www.fodors.com/miniguides

Frommer's destination information
http://www.frommers.com/destinations

Lonely Planet Online
http://www.lonelyplanet.com

Rough Guides

http://www.roughguides.com

TimeOut, the world's living guides
http://www.timeout.com

Newspapers online
http://www.newspapers.com/index.php

Newspaper front pages worldwide

http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages

Research-It! Your one-stop reference desk
http://www.iTools.com

About.com Travel
http://www.about.com/travel

Experience Asia Through the Eyes of Travelers

http://www.thingsasian.com

About.com Geography
http://geography.about.com

The Africa Guide

http://www.africaguide.com/country/

Latin America and the Caribbean
http://www1.lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/travel/

Europe

http://www.visiteurope.com

Europe
http://europeforvisitors.com

World of Islands
http://www.world-of-islands.com/Accueil/Accueil_en.htm

Travel destination videos

http://www.mishkinvideoproductions.com

SUNRISE, SUNSET, FULL MOON DAYS

Full moon days
http://fullmooncalendar.net

Sunrise and sunset times worldwide

http://www.sunrisesunset.com

TELEPHONE USAGE

International dialing codes
http://countrycode.org

International Calling Guide

http://www.howtocallabroad.com

Area Code Locator

http://areacode.org

International White and Yellow Pages
http://www.wayp.com

Online Phone and Address Directory

http://www.switchboard.com

Reverse Lookup Directory
http://switchboard.intelius.com/reverselookup.php

Internet 800 Directory
http://inter800.com

TIME

World Clock
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock

Current time anywhere in the world

http://www.worldtimeserver.com/current_time_in_RU-TY.aspx

TIPPING

Tipping guide
http://www.itipping.com/tip-guide-travel.htm

Tipping: The Ultimate Guide

http://www.smartertravel.com/blogs/today-in-travel/tipping-the-ultimate-guide.html?id=4285249

TRANSPORTATION

Airline toll-free numbers
http://www.airlinenumbers.com

Airline codes
http://www.onetravel.com/travel/travelcodes.asp

Airline toll-free numbers and websites

http://www.onetravel.com/travel/airlinenumbers.asp

Airline and Airport websites
http://www.airlineandairportlinks.com

Airwise Airport and Air Travel Guide

http://www.airwise.com/airports/index.html

Airport and city codes

http://www.airportcitycodes.com/aaa/CCDBFrame.html

U.S. Dept. of Transportation Aviation Consumer Protection
http://www.dot.gov/airconsumer

Frequent flyer information
http://www.frequentflier.com

WebFlyer (frequent flyer programs)
http://www.webflyer.com

Air Traffic Control System Command Center (real-time flight status, U.S. only)
http://www.fly.faa.gov/flyfaa/usmap.jsp

Federal Aviation Administration
http://www.faa.gov

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Airport Security Procedures

http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information

Airline fees summary

http://www.smartertravel.com/blogs/today-in-travel/airline-fees-the-ultimate-guide.html?id=2623262

Airline carry-on and checked luggage guidelines/fees (downloadable .pdf)

http://www.travelsmith.com/jump.jsp?&referring_url=EF764038&itemID=1491&itemType=CATEGORY&path=1,3,141,777,1491

Airline baggage allowances

http://blog.meritonapartments.com.au/baggage-allowance-guide-for-every-international-airline

Airplane Seat Information
http://www.seatguru.com

Airplane Seat Information

http://www.seatexpert.com

Airline Meals
http://www.airlinemeals.net

Subway maps online

https://www.amadeus.net/tools/subway-map

TRAVEL PRODUCTS, ACCESSORIES, TRAVELWEAR, PACKING

Walkabout Travel Gear

http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=115651&u=330617&m=16237&urllink=&afftrack

Magellan's
http://www.magellans.com

ExOfficio travel clothing and accessories

http://www.exofficio.com

L.L. Bean
http://www.llbean.com

Sun Precautions
http://www.sunprecautions.com

The Territory Ahead
http://www.territoryahead.com

Tilley Endurables
http://www.tilley.com/us_en

Travel Products
http://www.travelproducts.com

How to Travel with Only a Carry-on

http://travelgearaddict.com/the-carry-on-advantage-how-to-travel-with-only-a-carry-on

The art and science of traveling light
http://www.onebag.com/home.html

Rick Steves' tips for packing light and right

http://www.ricksteves.com/plan/tips/pack-light.htm

Travelsense/ASTA packing tips

http://www.travelsense.org/tips/TipsDetail.cfm?ItemNumber=13676

Travel packing tips and products

http://www.travelite.org

WEATHER

World climate
http://www.world-climates.com

World weather

http://www.weatherbase.com

World weather
http://www.wunderground.com

World weather
http://wwwa.accuweather.com/index.asp?partner=&zipcode=

 

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