Website Resources (from 2008-2009 RTW Trip)

I have to give props out to my friend Jen Nathan who put this list together for her trip.  It`s so helpful so I`ve borrowed it.

General Information:

www.lonelyplanet.com

This website has an excellent message board (Thorn Tree Forum) in addition to excellent information pertaining to just about every

destination.

www.bootsnall.com

This is a great website to look at message boards and ask questions. Just about every destination is represented.

www.whichbudget.com

This is something I just found to find budget airlines in every different country!

www.skyscanner.net

A great website to compare prices of budget airlines.

www.virualtourist.com

This is useful if you want to look at pictures of possible destinations. It`s also a great website to read travelogues. Just about every destination is represented.

www.igougo.com

This is very similar to virtual tourist. It`s great to read travelogues and see pictures, etc.

www.wikitravel.org

This is one of my new favorite sites. I just found out about it and I`ve been having so much fun checking it out!

www.mapcrow.info

The site I am using to track my mileage around the world

www.roughguides.com

This is like virtual tourist, etc. But it`s always nice to get other opinions/ideas of places.

www.embassyinformation.com

This website is good to find out which embassies are in different cities in the world.

www.travellerspoint.com

Like many other websites, they have information on most countries with ideas of how to do things on a budget.

www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/ – This website is what I`m using to get facts about different countries.

http://travel.state.gov/visa/americans/americans_1252.html – This website has been my `go to` for all questions regarding passports, visas, country info, etc.

Specific Topics:

www.istm.org

A website used to find health clinics abroad.

Currency Conversion

Website used for currency conversion.

www.babelfish.altavista.com

This is a great tool to use to translate words from English to many different languages (and vice versa).

www.whatsonwhen.com

Want to find out if you`re going to be in a country during one of their holidays? This is the website to consult!

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/flights/miles/calculator.htm

This link is great for figuring out the distances between different cities.

World Times

This link shows the time zones for many major cities all over the world.

Elephant Guide

This is an excellent site for finding hotels of all ranges in Southeast Asia.

www.sleepinginairports.net

A fabulous site to give insight to what airports around the world are like. And which ones someone might be capable of sleeping in.

www.wotif.com

Great website to use to find accommodations in Australia.

Tour Companies:

www.imaginative-traveller.com

This is a website has great tours for adventure travelers that are on a budget.

www.adventurecenter.com

Much like the website above, this has some great tours that are geared to people that want to experience the culture of where they are.

These tours are also priced to cater a smaller travel budget.

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