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ADVISORIES AND CUSTOMS

U.S. State Department travel advisories
https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.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
https://cheetah.org

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

World Wildlife Fund
https://www.worldwildlife.org

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

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

East African Wild Life Society
https://eawildlife.org

National Wildlife Federation
http://nwf.org

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

CONVERSION

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

CURRENCY AND CREDIT CARDS

Currency conversion
xe.com/currencyconverter

Cheat Sheet for Travelers (foreign currency exchange rates)
https://www1.oanda.com/currency/converter

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

Master Card/Cirrus ATM Locator
https://www.mastercard.us/en-us/personal/get-support/find-nearest-atm.html

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

DOCUMENTS

Passport information (U.S.)
https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html/passport_1738.html

Entry requirements for foreign countries (U.S. residents)
https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages.html

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

https://officialtraveldocuments.com

Passport information (Canada)

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/canadian-passports.html

Entry requirements for foreign countries (Canadian residents)

https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/advisories


ELECTRICAL CURRENT

Plugs, sockets, and voltage by country

https://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plug-voltage-by-country

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
https://www.embassy-worldwide.com

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

Tourism offices worldwide
https://www.thebigproject.co.uk/travel/Tourist%20Offices.htm#.X_Dx7YWYVl8

HEALTH AND TRAVEL INSURANCE

CDC (Centers for Disease Control) travel health information
https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list

Medical information for Americans traveling abroad
https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go/your-health-abroad.html

Shoreland's Travel Health Online
https://tripprep.com

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

Avoiding Altitude Sickness: Complete Beginner's Guide (2021)

https://www.yowangdu.com/tibet-travel/avoiding-altitude-sickness.html

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

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

https://www.diversalertnetwork.org/travel

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

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

Travel insurance comparisons
https://tripinsurancestore.com

Travel insurance comparisons
https://www.quotewright.com

INTERNATIONAL CHARITIES

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

CARE
https://care.org

The Global Fund for Children
https://globalfundforchildren.org

UNICEF
https://www.unicef.org

Worldvision - International Gifts of Hope
https://donate.worldvision.org/giftcatalog?campaign=11840926

Worldvision - Sponsor a Child
https://www.worldvision.org/sponsor-a-child

Heifer International

https://www.heifer.org

The Smile Train

https://www.smiletrain.org

Microloans that change lives

https://www.kiva.org

Ngandu's Angels (a school in Kenya)

https://www.infocustravel.com/ngandu.1.html

Shop online at AmazonSmile to support Ngandu's Angels

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

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

https://translate.google.com

MAPS AND DISTANCES

Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection
https://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/maps/index.html

Maps.com
https://www.maps.com

Guide to Maps and Mapping

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

Google Maps

https://www.google.com/maps

Google Earth

https://www.google.com/earth

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

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

How to get anywhere by plane, train, bus, ferry, and car, including times and distances

https://www.rome2rio.com

MISCELLANEOUS

Worldwide holidays and festivals
https://www.wanderlust.co.uk/content/world-festivals

Worldwide public holidays by country
https://www.qppstudio.net/worldwide-public-holidays/country-portal.htm

Culinary habits in different countries

http://www.foodbycountry.com

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

Flag Pictures (and country information)

https://www.flagpictures.com

Travelers' Century Club
https://travelerscenturyclub.org

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

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

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

EarthCam "Webcam" site directory
https://www.earthcam.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
https://www.kodak.com/global/en/service/tib/tib5201.shtml

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

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

RESOURCES

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

Countries and Their Cultures

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

Federal Citizen Information Center (free online publications, including travel)
https://pueblo.gpo.gov/Publications/PuebloPubs.php

Fodor's Online Miniguides
https://www.fodors.com/world

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

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

Rough Guides

https://www.roughguides.com

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

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

Newspaper front pages worldwide

https://www.freedomforum.org/todaysfrontpages

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

TripSavvy
https://www.tripsavvy.com

Experience Asia Through the Eyes of Travelers

http://thingsasian.com

The Africa Guide

https://www.africaguide.com/country

 

Europe

https://visiteurope.com/en

Europe
https://europeforvisitors.com

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

How to Use Your Cell Phone When Traveling Internationally

https://www.verizon.com/info/technology/international-cell-phone-use

International dialing codes
https://countrycode.org

International Calling Guide

https://www.howtocallabroad.com

Area Code Locator

https://www.allareacodes.com/area-code-locator

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

Online Phone and Address Directory

https://www.whitepages.com

Reverse Lookup Directory
https://www.phonelookup.com

Internet 800 Directory
http://inter800.com

TIME

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

Current time anywhere in the world

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

TIPPING

Tipping: The Ultimate Guide

https://www.smartertravel.com/tipping-the-ultimate-guide-to-tipping-for-travelers

TRANSPORTATION

Airline toll-free numbers and websites

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

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

Airwise Airport and Air Travel Guide

https://www.airwise.com/airports

U.S. Dept. of Transportation Aviation Consumer Protection
https://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer

Frequent flyer information
https://www.flyertalk.com

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

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

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

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Airport Security Procedures

https://www.tsa.gov/travel

Airline fees summary

https://www.kayak.com/airline-fees

Airline baggage allowances

https://www.netflights.com/information/airline-information

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

Airplane Seat Information

http://www.seatexpert.com

Airline Meals
https://www.airlinemeals.net

TRAVEL PRODUCTS, ACCESSORIES, TRAVELWEAR, PACKING

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

ExOfficio travel clothing and accessories

https://www.exofficio.com

Columbia Sportwear

https://www.columbia.com

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

Sun Precautions
https://www.sunprecautions.com

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

Tilley
https://www.tilley.com/

Ultimate Travel Packing List

https://millionmilesecrets.com/guides/travel-packing-list

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
https://www.onebag.com

Rick Steves' tips for packing smart and traveling light

https://www.ricksteves.com/travel-tips/packing-light/packing-smart

WEATHER

World climate guide
https://www.climatestotravel.com

World weather

https://www.weatherbase.com

World weather
https://www.wunderground.com

World weather
https://www.accuweather.com/en/browse-locations

 

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