Travel Tips & Tools
Researching Your Journey
Google Maps – US/World Road Maps and driving directions
Google Maps offers street maps, a route planner for traveling by foot, car, or public transport and an urban business locator for numerous countries around the world.
MapQuest Maps – Driving Directions
MapQuest provides some extent of street-level detail and/or driving directions for a variety of countries. You can see if they include your country from a pull down menu on their home page.
ViaMichelin – European Road Maps and driving directions
Offers information on the Michelin maps, Red and Green Guides, and panEuropean route planning with hotels, driving directions, restaurants, and camping sites.
MAPS.COM – Purchase a map from MAPS.COM
Maps.com is a leading provider of mapping products and solutions to business, education and consumer markets. Maps.com has earned status of The Largest Online US Map Store with 10,000 products available, including Wall Maps, Globes, Atlases, Online Mapping Tools and much more.
The Weather Channel – Weather Around the World
The Weather Channel and weather.com provide national, local, and international weather forecast for cities, as well as weather radar, weather reporting, and several weather alerts.
Convert from Fahrenheit, to Celsius, to Kelvin. Easy to use!
XE Currency Converter
XE is the world’s favorite provider of online Internet foreign exchange tools and services. I
Before you Depart
Seat Guru – the best seats on the plane are…
Provides detailed seating charts, comments, and diagrams for most major airlines to help you choose the best seat on the plane.
LuggageBase.com – Great prices on Your Next Luggage
Purchase new, lighter, slimmer luggage for your upcoming trip! Luggage Base does not carry every line of luggage but strives to select the best bang-for-buck companies that provide the best quality luggage in the industry.
LuggageForward.com – Send you Luggage ahead (or Home)!
Luggage delivery and sports equipment shipping. Your baggage is delivered from door-to-door, directly to your hotel or cruise port and then back home. Ship your luggage ahead and avoid those airport hassles!
Flightview – U.S. Flight Tracker – See if your flight is one time
FlightView provides flight information to airlines, airports, ground transportation companies throughout the US and Canada. FlightView is a leading provider of real-time flight tracking software solutions for the aviation and travel industry.
Flight Stats – North American and European Flight Tracker
The undisputed leader in global flight and airport information.
Auto Europe – Car Rental Reservations
Auto Europe offers a multitude of services, the most competitive rates, & renowned customer service.
U.S. Government Resources
Current Travel Warnings and Adversaries
Do I need vaccinations?
U.S. Embassy Listings
Transportation Security Administration – Travel Tips
Includes security procedures, permitted and prohibited items, and advice on special considerations.
While You’re Away
SMS Everywhere – Send messages from your computer to cell phones
Cybercafe Search Engine – Find a cybercafe near you
JiWire – Find Wi-Fi locations Near You
Skype – Call anywhere in the world from your computer
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