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Travel Info and Photos on the Web

There are so many travel-related websites available on the Internet.  It is impossible to list even a good selection here, so the listing on this page represent an arbitrary selection of websites which we find are most useful, offer a unique perspective on travel, are particularly interesting and informative, or represent official sources of travel-related information and reports.

Please keep in mind, a website appearing on this page does not imply any endorsement of the goods or services that might be offered by the person or business operating the website linked to.

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General Travel Information

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Destinations, Photos, Travelogues

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Travel Photography

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Books, Maps & Travel Guides

 

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General Travel Information

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Consular Services DFAIT - Canadian Dept of Foreign Affairs website, offering: Travel Reports, Weekly Travel Bulletins, huge amounts of advice.  If you don't want to wade through this extensive website, a must read is: Bon Voyage, but...

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Information for Travellers - Travel Medicine Program - Public Health Agency of Canada - Don't take any chances.  Hit this site before you get your vaccinations updated, so you are fully informed and ready with questions when you talk with your health professional about your travel plans.

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Her Own Way - Advice for the Woman Traveller - Advice for the female traveler from the Canadian Consular Service.  Lots of useful information about how to prepare for and cope with culture shock, traveling light, personal security, networking along the way - all of which applies equally to men and women who are traveling solo.

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Connecting Solo Travel Network - Do you find yourself traveling by yourself?  Lots of info about how to avoid single supplements, tips and tales from other singles.  A small membership fee can be paid, if you like.  Not a dating service!

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The Compleat Carry-On Traveler - Do you want to travel with just one carry-on bag?  Hit this site, even if you don't want to go quite that far...lots of useful information about packing and traveling light.

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AardvarkTravel.net Travel Search Engine - a very good search engine specifically tuned to help you find travel-related websites.

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Baggage Checklist - a useful packing list, especially for what not to pack - from the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority

 

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Destinations, Photos, Travelogues

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Magic Photo World - a nice blend of travelogue and photos covering eastern and western Europe, as well as parts of South America and Asia, as experienced by a couple from the Netherlands.

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The Globetrotter's Trail Around the World by Bernard Cloutier, a retired Quebecer who loves to travel and tell us all about it with his photos and travelogue.

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Magical Places - A photographic journey of mystical, exotic places worldwide including Egypt, Greece, Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean, the British Isles and the American Southwest. Includes travel information, weather, 3d tours and gift shop. Bon voyage!

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Open Directory - Recreation - Travel - Personal Travelogues Over 1,600 travelogues covering many countries from the Open Directory Project, a search and index website with volunteer editors for the entries in each subsection.  This page lists travelogues covering multiple destinations, and there are also other subsections covering particular geographic regions.

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Lonely Planet - general and specific travel information combined with user-written opinions and experiences through online forums and blogs. Their SubWWWay offers links to other travel-related websites - JoeTourist's fave is the Travelogues links

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VirtualTourist.com - a vast travel community where travelers offer their personal experiences of destinations, mixed in with some commercial travel offerings.

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Yahoo! Travel - general and specific travel information, all classified into a huge resource that could takes years to fully explore! JoeTourist's fave is the Travelogues section, of course.

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Paesionline.com - Tourist Guide, hotel, travel and holiday - offers an excellent mix of tourist guides and information, as well as hotel and travel booking services.  JoeTourist is particularly interested in their Travel Journals - Traveller's Stories section.

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Travel Photography Net - A website displaying the photos Laurenz Bobke has taken while traveling. There are some superb landscapes, nature, architecture and night photography to be found on his website.

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Notes from the Road - Travels in City and Country -  quirky but very entertaining travelogues covering Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Spain and the USA. Even if you think you already know everything about these places, Notes from the Road will teach you more...and make a point of looking for the other-worldly photographs - they are superb.

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Terra Galleria photography - Galleries of travel photography containing several thousand images from North America (all the US National Parks), Asia, Europe, and Oceania.  All photos taken by a professional photographer using a large format camera, yielding superb results!

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Travel Insights - guides, accommodation, eating, drinking, sightseeing - travelogues, books and destination information.  Offers some travel hints from those who have been there.  Submit your own travelogue for publishing on this website.

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Travelwise Online - A website dedicated to publishing travelogues, along with quite a bit of other travel information.  The travelogues are brief, and to the point.

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TravelDoug.com - Doug Burnett's travelogues covering the last 30 years of travel.  This guy beats me for number of destinations visited, and he has written about each and every one of them!  Follow his advice to get past the tourist traps and enjoy yourself - wherever you choose to go.  Doug is a good illustration of just how much you can enjoy yourself by traveling solo.

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PhotoMann Travel Photography chronicles the adventures of PhotoMann through pictures. It is a virtual travel photography gallery displaying pictures from around the world. You can travel with PhotoMann to Thailand, India, Africa on Safari, Guam, Hong Kong, Berlin, China, Okinawa, New Zealand, Fiji, Australia, Singapore, San Francisco and many more.

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Lost Luggage Tales - Travel the world... Tell your tales... Real stories from insane adventures.

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tripEEE.com - A travelogue about some tropical destinations Erik has visited. There are some hilarious (and not so hilarious) tales about his travels, and some good travel advice in there as well.

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Travelbug Travel photography and writing featuring Indonesia, Greece and Samoa. By Dayle Green. Some superb photos, and interesting narrative.

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Free travel plans & ideas - Travel information such as worldwide vacation itineraries, destination reviews, hotel reviews, airline reviews, travel discussion including travel warnings, and advice for finding good travel deals.

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Travel Photography

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InFocus Travel - Travel to exotic destinations with Michell Burgess, a professional photographer as your guide.

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Travel Photos and tips from Photo.net - Not all the tips are current, but the discussions are interesting and informative to travel photographers.  The travel photos give a good overview of the countries and regions covered, but for more extensive coverage, do a search of or browse the Photo Gallery.

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PhotoSecrets Travel Photography - Links, news and tips. They sell their travel photo advice books, but offer lots of free advice on the website.  Check out their Links to other websites.

 
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Books, Maps & Travel Guides

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ITMB International Travel Maps and Books - a great source of maps and books.  They have cartographers on staff, and actually produce the maps they sell.  Traveling without a map of your destination is like traveling with a bag over your head!

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Wide World Books and Maps - travel books, maps, travel gear, tips, and they even offer some small-group tours.

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Nationalgeographic.com Travel Guide - Full of information about destinations, how to get there and when to go, maps, travel news, photos, and feature articles.  Lots of free information, but they also try to sell you their products.

Please keep in mind, a link appearing on this page does not imply any endorsement of the goods or services that might be offered by the person or business operating the website linked to.

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