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Travel

In Europe, Hostels Grow Up - By Jennifer Conlin, New York Times, April 19, 2009. "...We were going to pay £89 ($133.50 at $1.50 to the pound) for a room that slept four, complete with a private bath."

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Adirondack Mountains
Adventure Travel
African Safari
Airfares
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American West and The Southwest
Architecture and Archaeology
Argentina
Arts
Asia
Australia
Automobile / Bus / Roads
Awards
Baggage
Barbados
Bed & Breakfasts
Bermuda
Bidding
Brazil
Business Travel
Canada
Car Rental
Caribbean / West Indies
Chicago
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Costa Rica
Country Information
Cruise Lines
Currency Converters
Discounters
Ecuador
Educational Travel
Ferries
Florida and Florida Keys
France
Galapagos Islands
Gardens
Germany
Great Britain
Greece
Guides, Forums, Community
Health & Safety
Heritage Tourism
Historic Hotels & Resorts
Historic Houses and Villages
Historical Travel
Home Exchange
Hostels / Student Travel
Hotel Listing & Reservations
Hotels & Resorts
Iceland
India
Ireland
Islands
Italy
Japan
Literary Travel
Magazines
Maine
Maps
Multimedia: Television, Radio, Podcasts
Mexico
Michigan
Middle East
Museums
New York
New York City Hotels
New Zealand
Newsletters
Newspaper Travel Sections
Norways
Outdoor Recreation
Parks
Pennsylvania
Peru
Photographs
Puerto Rico
Portugal
Québec
Restaurants
Russia
Scotland
St. Lucia
Scotland
Search Engines
Skaneateles Lake (New York)
Spain
States
Sustainable Tourism
Switzerland
Thailand
Tourist Boards
Train / Rail
Travel Industry
Travel Research
Travel Writing
Turkey
Vacation Home Rentals
Vermont
Volunteer Vacations
Washington D. C.
Washington (State)

Adventure Travel

Abercrombie & Kent
Adirondack Mountain Club Adventure Travel
Adventure Sports Online
Alpine Ascents
Arizona River Runners
Audubon Travel
Butterfield & Robinson
Backroads
Digital Librarian: Outdoors
Eastern Mountain Sports Climbing School
Earthwatch Institute Expeditions - Research Endangered Ecosystems, Oceans, Biodiversity, Cultural Diversity, Global Change, World Health and Archaeology.
Emerald Planet
Explorers Club
Field Guides - Birding tours worldwide
Geographic Expeditions
Harvard Museum of Natural History Travel Program
Ker & Downey - Safari Travel
L. L. Bean: Outdoor Discovery Schools
Lindblad Expeditions - "e Intimate groups set sail on small expedition ships and voyage to unique destinations around the globe, going places luxury liners can’t."
National Geographic Center for Sustainable Destinations
Nature Conservancy - Conservation Journeys, Natural History Excursions, Lodging and Ecotourism
Orvis - Offers Fly Fishing & Shooting Schools and Sporting Vacations
Quest Nature Tours - Toronto company specializes in small group travel and offers Land Tours and Expedition Cruises.
REI Adventures
Seacology Island Travel
Sierra Club Outings
Specialty Travel Index - Directory of adventure vacations and special interest travel worldwide.
Sustainable Tourism Resource Database - "Searchable online database containing information on tourism services and facilities in North America that link tourism activities with the conservation of natural areas" created by the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation.
Tuckamor Trips - Canadian wilderness trips
Vermont Bicycle Touring - "Deluxe worldwide bicycling vacations"
Wayfarers - European walking tours.

African Safari - Lodges & Camps

Conservation Corporation Africa
Wilderness Safaris
Serena Hotels
Holland & Holland
Sanctuary Lodges & Camps
Abercrombie & Kent
Thomson Safaris
Rove Africa
Botswana Safari Travel
Desert & Delta Safaris
Gametrackers

Botswana

Abu's Camp - Okavango Delta
Baines' Camp - Okavango Delta
Camp Okavango - Okavango Delta
Chief's Camp - Moremi Game Reserve
Chobe Chilwero, Chobe National Park
Chobe Game Lodge - Chobe National Park
Destination Botswana - Has information on Vumbura Plains Camp
Khwai River Lodge - Moremi Game Reserve
Mombo Camp & Little Mombo Camp - Moremi Game Reserve. See Tourism of Botswana
Nxabega Okavango Safari Camp - Okavango Delta
Sandibe Safari Lodge - Okavango Delta
Stanley's Camp - Moremi Game Reserve
Vumbura Plains Tented Camp
Wilderness Safaris - Largest tour operator in Botswana, founded by Colin Bell

Kenya

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge - Amboseli National Park
Governors' Camp - Masai Mara Game Reserve
Kichwa Tembo - Masai Mara Game Reserve
Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge - Tsavo National Park
Little Governors' Camp - Masai Mara Game Reserve
Mara Intrepids Camp
Mara Serena Safari Lodge - Masai Mara Game Reserve
Mount Kenya Safari Club - Nanyuki
Olonana - Masai Mara Game Reserve
Samburu Serena Safari Lodge - Samburu Game Reserve
Siana Springs Intrepids - Masai Mara Game Reserve
Sweetwaters Tented Camp - Nanyuki
Tortilis Camp - Amboseli National Park

Namibia

Little Ongava
Mowani Mountain Camp
Ongava Lodge
Ongava Game Reserve
Onguma Safari Camps
Sossusvlei Lodge and Camps
Wolwedans

South Africa

Londolozi Private Game Reserve - Sabi Sand Game Reserve
MalaMala Game Reserve - Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Ngala Private Game Reserve - Kruger National Park
Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve - Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Phinda Forest Lodge - Phinda Private Game Reserve
Shamwari Game Reserve
Singita Game Lodge - Sabi Sand Game Reserve. See also Singita

Tanzania

Arusha Mountain Village - Arusha National Park
Kirawara Camp - Serengeti National Park
Kusini - Serengeti National Park
Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge - Lake Manyara National Park
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge - Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Ngorongoro Serena Safara Lodge - Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Nomad Tanzania - Their Nduara Loliondo safari camp consists of movable yurts. See "Nduara Loliondo: A Safari Camp on the Serengeti Plain Pays Homage to Nomadic Life" by Penelope Rowlands, Architectural Digest, April, 2008. Chris Payne and Emma Campbell designed the interiors. "Jessop has patented the Zip-Yurt, a cleverly constructed tent, that, like a ship in a bottle, springs up with the tug of a rope, metamorphosing from something flat into a fully formed dwelling."
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge - Serengeti National Park
Sopa Serengeti Lodge - Serengeti National Park
Swala - Tarangire National Park

Uganda

Gorilla Forest Camp - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Murchison Falls National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park

Zambia

Royal Livingstone

Zimbabwe

Matetsi Game Lodge - Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge - Zambezi National Park

Airfares

Airfare.com
Best Fares
CheapTickets.com
Expedia
Expert Flyer
FareAlert.com
Farecast
FlyerTalk - Online community shares tips about airlines
Hotwire
ITA Software
Kayak
LowestFare
onetravel.com
Orbitz - Search 450 airlines for over 2 billion fares. Enter itinerary and you will be presented with a list of possible fares.
Priceline
Qixo
Sidestep
Travelocity
TravelNow
Travel Web
Yahoo Fare Chase
QuickAID - Airport directory

American West

American Southwest: A Guide to the National Parks and Natural Landscapes of Southwest USA - With excellent guides to Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah.
Arizona River Runners
Digital Librarian: Southwest
Esalen Institute - Big Sur, California
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort - Teton Village, Wyoming
Mueller State Park - Colorado State Park has upscalecabins to rent. (800-678-2267)
Taos, New Mexico
Moby Dickens Bookshop
Michael's Kitchen Cafe & Bakery - (505-758-4178)
Mabel Dodge Luhan House - (505-751-9686)
Hotel La Fonda - (505-758-2211)
Taos Inn - (505-758-2233)
Voyage to Another Universe - Karen M. Strom's dense and heavily hyperlinked account of her 17 day trip through Arizona and New Mexico in 1994 is full of photographs, poetry and intelligent commentary. There is a Table of Contents. Strom maintains the comprehensive Index of Native American Resources on the Internet. (See also her Travels With Daniel and Thanksgiving in the Yucatan).

Architecture & Archaeology

Archaeological Resource Guide for Europe - Database contains links to evaluated Internet resources concerning European archaeology.
Archnet - "Online community for architects, planners, urban designers, landscape architects, and scholars, with a special focus on the Islamic world." In the Digital Library you can view architecture by country, place, building type, century, decade, and site name.
Inventory of Historic Light Stations - National Maritime Initiative, National Park Service
Lighthouse Getaway - William A Britten
Lighthouse Heritage - Created by the National Maritime Initiative, a division of the National Park Service, the site provides an Inventory of Historic Light Stations and a list of Publicly Accessible Lighthouses.
Motel Americana - Classic roadside architecture
National Register of Historic Places - U.S. National Park Service site provides access to database, educational materials, publications, showcase of recently listed properties and regional travel itineraries. You can search by name, location, agency and theme.
National Trust for Historic Preservation
New Hampshire Covered Bridges - Information on 54 covered bridges made available by the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources.

Argentina

Meat and Malbec at Midnight - By Tim Leffel, Perceptive Travel, September/October 2006. Describes restaruants and wineries of Mendoza.

Arts

Art and Craft Shows - Searchable database of arts and crafts events.

Asia

Digital Librarian: Asian Resources
Hitchhiking Vietnam: Letters from the trail - Karin Muller and her journey into the heart of Vietnam (PBS Online)
Narima Bungalow Resort - Eco Resort, Ko Lanta, Krabi, Thailand

Australia

Alice Springs Desert Park
Australian Botany Pages - Provides information on Australian National Botanic Gardens
Great Barrier Reef Visitors Bureau - North Queensland, Australia
Australian Department of Conservation and Land Management
NatureBase - Guide to the national, marine and regional parks in Western Australia created by Department of Environment and Conservation - See Walpole-Nornalup National Parks

Automobile / Bus / Roads

America's Byways
Automobile Association of the United Kingdom
Blue Ridge Parkway - This 469 mile road is the longest rural parkway in the U.S. It connects Shenandoah National Park in northern Virginia with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in southern North Carolina. Be sure to visit Linville Falls (Mile Post 316.4).
GORP: Scenic Driving
Greyhound Lines
National Scenic Byways - Sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), this site promotes the FHWA-designated All-American Roads and National Scenic Byways, as well as many state and federally-designated byways.
Traffic Station - Real-time traffic reports.

Awards

Conde Nast Traveler - World's Number 1 Destination
Harpers Hideaway Report
Tatler Travel Guide - Has a Hotel of the Year Award
Travel & Leisure Magazine World's Best Awards
World Legacy Awards (WLA) for sustainable tourism

Baggage

Contour Logistics
Excess Baggage
Luggage Express
Luggage Forward
Skycap International
The Small Stuff Can Save a Trip - by Martha Stevenson Olson, Practical Traveler Column, New York Times, October 6, 2002. "Duct tape? Its fans say it mends everything from overcoats to eyeglasses to luggage to hems. It can attach valuables to the underside of a bedside table (only if you're not forgetful) and can serve as rope or luggage handle. One writer said he once pacified a cranky child with a doll made of the tape. It can be wrapped around a ballpoint pen or other core, or bought in flat packages."
Virtual Bellhop

Barbados

See Digital Librarian: Barbados , a work-in-progress.

The adventure guide to Barbados - By Harry S. Pariser
Andromeda Botanic Garden
Archer's Bay - St. Lucy
Barbados National Trust
Barbados Tourism Authority
Bathsheba Beach - East coast
Cobblers Cove
Coral Reef Club
Elegant Villas
FitzGerald's Vacation Rentals - Crane Beach, St. Phillip
Government of Barbados
Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary - Closed. "Regrettably, the Government of Barbados continues to ignore the 6,000 signature petition calling for creation of the 240-acre Graeme Hall National Park, and has instead re-classified most of the lands at Graeme Hall for residential and commercial development."
Heritage Properties
Morgan Lewis Beach - "The area south from Chandler Bay to Green Pond offers some of the most remote places on the island. The view form Morgan Lewis Beach is of totally unexploited wilderness. Check out the view from Paul's Point." (Explore Barbados by Harry S. Pariser, p.152)
Little Good Harbour
Mt. Stepney
St. Nicholas Abbey
Sea-U Guesthouse - Tent Bay, Bathsheba, St. Joseph
Settlers' Beach Hotel
International Real Estate: For Sale in ... Barbados - By Lisa Keys, New York Times, February 24, 2009.
Surf’s Up in Barbados - By Danielle Pergament, New York Times, March 29, 2009.
This Earth, This Realm, This Little England - By Isabel Fonesca, Conde Nast Traveler, July, 2009.
Chilled out in the big surf of secret Barbados - By Danielle Pergament, The Observer, May 10, 2009.
Barbados: the platinum and the tin - By Paul Mansfield, London Daily Telegraph, March 1, 2008
Measured by the Foot - Pure air, pristine beaches, and miles of byways make hiking eye-opening - By Patricia Borns, Boston Globe, October 19, 2008.
Beating to Barbados - By Patricia Borns, Yachting, Mar ch 2008. Vol. 203, Iss. 3; pg. 91
Turner Hall Woods

Bed and Breakfasts

BedandBreakfast.com - Information on over 27,000 bed & breakfasts and inns throughout the world
California Association of Bed and Breakfast Inns
Pamela Lanier's Bed and Breakfast Guide "Over 45,000 properties ...[and] detailed listings and current rates for bed & breakfasts worldwide."

Bermuda

Bermuda Department of Tourism
The Reefs

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Better Bidding
Bidding for Travel

Brazil

Amazon Clipper Cruise
Espelho - Beach resort located in northeast Brazil, in the state of Bahia. See The Battle Over a Beach by Hannah Kamp, Wall Street Journal, January 21, 2006, p, P10. You'll find information on accomodations and restaurants in Espelho da Maravilha and Praia do Espelho including Pura Vida, a pousada and restaurant owned by Victor Boyle and Porto Espelho, run by a former senator for Sao Paulo. Silvinha's has a prix fixe four-course meal at $20. Fly from Rio de Janeiro on discount airlines Gol or Bra. For information about travel in Brazil, a helpful resource is Brazil Business Guide compiled by the Swiss-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce.
Parati (Paraty) - Seventeenth century town located 140 miles southwest of Rio de Janeiro. See Sleeping Beauty in Brazil by David Kirby, New York Times, March 23, 2003. Kirby calls it "one of the most breathtaking stretches of coastline on earth. The intricately interlocking landscape of mountains and sea is almost Polynesian in its grandeur, and the surrounding beaches, islands, forests and waterfalls are spectacular, with excellent hiking, fishing, sailing, swimming and scuba diving." He also recommends the fishing village of Trindade, 20 minutes away, "with beautiful white-sand beaches in a wild jungle tableau." From Angra dos Reis, you can take a small train to the Mata Atlântica Forest. See also:
Paraty - Official web site lists a number of inns (pousadas) and hotels
Pousada do Sandi
Pousada do Ouro
Pousada Porto Imperial
Andrade & Cermelli
Resisting Representation: the Informal Geographies of Rio de Janiero - by Daniela Fabricius, Harvard Design Magazine, Number 28, Spring/Summer 2008. "Brazil is known for having naked extremes of wealth and poverty. This has not changed significantly in centuries of political upheavals that have included slavery, colonialism, empire, nationhood, modernization, dictatorship, and democracy. One of the most enduring images of how this affects Brazil's cities is the favela. Favelas are Brazil's urban informal settlements, which have become familiar, even iconic images of informal urbanity itself."
Tiradentes
Tiradentes, a quiet colonial town in rural Brazil, is taking off - By Isabel Vincent, New York Times Style Magazine: Travel, Summer 2007, May 20, 2007, pp. 54-58.
Solar da Ponte
Mostra de Cinema de Tiradentes (Tiradentes Film Festival)
Villa Paolucci
Traguluz - Restaurant
Tropical Hotels & Resorts

Business Travel

American Society of Association Executives - Provides a Convention Center and Convention Bureau Directory and other useful resources.
Hospitality Business Alliance
Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) - With Industry News
HospitalityNet - A good place to search for industry news. A search for Ian Schrager, for example, yields 23 results.
The Trip.com - Business travel site.

Canada

Parks Canada | Parcs Canada
Bed & Breakfast Online
Canada Select - "Accommodations rating program for bed and breakfasts, cottages, hotels, motels, inns, resorts, and fishing/hunting lodges."
Canadian Tourism Commission
Canadian Landscapes
Hotel Association of Canada
Mountain Guide: Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, Yoho, Glacier and Mount Revelstoke National Parks
Nature Conservancy of Canada
Small Towns, Big Escapes - Article on Canada's best outdoor towns by Ian Merringer and Jackie David, Explore Magaine, March 2007, pp. 34-50. The top towns were:
Rossland, British Columbia
Parry Sound, Ontario
Whitehorse, Yukon
Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec
Sussex, New Brunswick
Gold River, British Columbia
Dauphin, Manitoba
Corner Brook, Newfoundland
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Jasper, Alberta
Tax Refund for Visitors to Canada - Canada Customs and Revenue Agency
Trans Canada Trail
VIA Rail Canada
Visitors to Canada - Canada Revenue Agency has information on Tax refund for visitors for sales tax (GST/HST) paid on eligible goods and short-term accommodation while visiting Canada.

British Columbia

Wickannish Inn - Tofino, British Columbia (Vancouver Island's rugged west coast).

New Brunswick

Adair's Lodge & Cabins - Kingston Peninsula
Auberge Wild Rose - Lakeville / Moncton
Canoe / Kayak New Brunswick
Fundy National Park
Government of New Brunswick
Hopewell Rocks
Kouchibouguac National Park
Kingsbrae Arms - St. Andrews
Maps of New Brunswick
New Brunswick
New Brunswick Weather - Environment Canada

Outdoors; Feeling Tug of Competition on a Serene TripBy Nelson Bryant,, New York Times, July 30, 2000.
Outdoors: Salmon With Finicky Ways by Nelson Bryant, New York Times, August 6, 1990.
Outdoors: Slick Salmon by Nelson Bryant, New York Times, July 18, 1988.

New York Times - Free archives from 1987. See:
Pansy Patch - St. Andrews
Quaco Inn - St. Martins
Rossmount Inn - St. Andrews. They also have a very nice cottage, stylishly decorated, on a secluded cove about 10 minutes from the inn.
Shamper's Bluff Inn - Kingston Peninsula

Nova Scotia

Cape Breton Island - "Official Industry Association Site for Cape Breton Island."
Cape Breton Island Resorts
Celtic Colors International Festival
Chronical Herald - Halifax daily newspaper
Feast of Fiddling (With Views) - By Dirk
Kayak Cape Breton & Cottages - West Bay Van Susteren, New York Times, Augst 19, 2001.
Metro Halifax
Nova Scotia Signature Resorts - Keltic Lodge, Liscombe Lodge, Pines Resort
Nova Scotia Tourism
Cape Breton Island

Ontario

Ontario Parks - Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
Algonquin Provincial Park - Has Back Country Cabins (Ranger Cabins) and yurts. See also Ranger Cabin Rentals. Kiosk Cabin, on Kioshkokwi Lake, has water, an open kitchen, an "electric refrigerator, stove and heat, and has running cold water. Two flushomatic toilets are within a reasonable walking distance." "Crooked Chute cabin is situated adjacent to the Petawawa River, a leisurely day's paddle downstream from Lake Travers."
Awenda Provincial Park - Penetanguishene, Ontario. Has a lovely Stone Cottage you can rent on Georgian Bay. See photos. 2008 rates are 130.00 per night and 890.00 per week. See the Friends of Awenda. Sleeps six in two bedroom. The cottage has no running water, in-door toilets, or electricity. Drinking water is provided in 4-gallon jugs.
City of Ottawa | La Ville d'Ottawa
City of Toronto
Eastern Georgian Bay Coast - "The windswept Eastern Georgian Bay Coast is one of North America's most exquisite and distinctive landscapes."
Ecosystems: Manitoulin land battle is all about connections by Cameron Smith, Toronto Star, July 14, 2008. "There are spectacular and dramatic things to see: vistas over the Bay of Islands to the La Cloche Mountains, cliffs, sloping woodlands, alvars, waterfalls, wetlands, ever-changing shorelines ..."
E'Terra Inn - Near Tobermory
Journeys: A Scuba Paradise at the End of Nowhere [Tobermory, Ontario] - By Anthony Depalma, New York Times, August 27, 2004. "Generations of Canadians, and increasing numbers of Americans, have come to Tobermory both because of the cold, clear water and in spite of it. They are drawn to its beauty -- so clear that in many places it shines blue-green like the Caribbean, so vast that it truly resembles a ''sweetwater sea,'' as Samuel de Champlain called the part of Lake Huron that now bears the English name Georgian Bay."
Northern Bruce Peninsula - "One of the most intact natural landscapes in Ontario south of the Canadian Shield, and presents a rare opportunity to conserve a large, functional ecosystem in southern Ontario."
White Squall - Outfitter and outdoor gear store in Parry Sound offers kayaking tours on Georgian Bay.
Ferries
Kingston Area Ferry Information
Amherst Island Ferry Service - Millhaven - Stella
Frontenac Islands Ferry Service
Glenora Ferry Service
Horne's Ferry - Between Cape Vincent and Kingston (613-385-2262 or 315-783-0638)
Howe Island–County Ferry Service
Simcoe Island Ferry
Wolfe Island Ferry Service - Marysville
Footes Bay
Ft. Erie
Geo Names Index - Ontario (look up Bala Park Island, Ontario)
Georgian Bay Association
Go Home

Goderich - "Canada's prettiest town."
Bailey's - 120 the Square (519-524-5166), Goderich
Benmiller Inn & Spa - Goderich

Gravenhurst
Honey Harbour

Kingston
Atomica - 71 Brock Street (Italian)
Chez Piggy - 68R Princess Street (613-549-7673)
Le Chien Noir - 65 Brock Street
Frontenac Club Inn - 225 King Street East
Glass Roots Studio - 56 Queen Street (613-547-9149)
Historic Inns of Kingston
Kingston Audio Tours
Kingston Whig-Standard
Old Speckled Hen Pub - 200 Ontario Street
Pan Chancho Bakery - 44 Princess Street
Queen's University - Regarded as one of most prestigious and selective universities in Canada.
Sleepless Goat Cafe - 91 Princess Street
Tango
Tourism Kingston
Weather Network: Kingston
What's On Kingston

Magnetawan
Muskoka Cottage Country Realty Muskoka Lakes Chamber of Commerce, Muskoka Business Directory, Town of Muskoka Lakes Minutes, Muskoka Trails, Deerhurst Resort, Trillium Resort & Spa, Whitestone Lake Resort, Wigamog Inn Resort, Shamrock Lodge, Patterson-Kaye Lodge Pickerell Lake Lodge, Cedarwood Resort, Northridge Inn and Resort, Resorts Muskoka),
Opinicon Resort Hotel - Elgin (613-359-6527). Old-time famly resort located on Chaffey's Locks on theRideau Canal has been in operation since the 1890s. Here are some of my notes from 1998 when our family stayed in Hemlock Cabin. "Lots of squirrels - black, grey, even butterscotch-colored. Ice is delivered twice a day to our cabin. Cabin had knotty pine walls, handsome stone fireplace, Hudson Bay blankets, furniture from the 1950s, electric heat, air conditioner, small refrigerator, four Adirondack chairs. Dinner bell rings at 6pm. Lots of activities: ping pong, horseshoes, shufflebord, tennis, croquet, game room with billiards, heated outdoor pool. If if you don't like chlorinated water, well water delivered by bellboy. Dockboys, guides, motor rental, "shore dinners" prepared by guides (boiled potatoes, fried fish, bacon, corn on the cob, pie, French Toast). Substantial picnic lunch. A portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth in lobby." MVA
Snug Harbor Resort
Ottawa
Philip Edward Island - "Ground zero for the privacy-seeking northland paddler." Outside MagazineApril 1999
Pointe au Baril Chamber of Commerce
Stratford Festival of Canada
Temagami Canoe Area -
Toronto
Boreal Forest - Has links to Regional Green Spaces of Northwestern Ontario

Prince Edward Island

Dayboat - Hunter River

Quebec

Digital Librarian: Quebec
Municipalité de Girardville
Ville de Montréal
Ville de Mont-Saint-Hilaire
Ste. Adele-en-Haut

Car Rental

Car Rental Express - Car rental price comparison site
Alamo
Avis
Budget
Dollar
Enterprise
Europcar
Hertz - In Spring 2007 Hertz' Florida Drive Out program offered one-way car rentals out of Florida to selected cities for as little as $1.00 a day. Look under Deals by the Day. (mention rate code 1WAY)
National
Simply Wheelz by Hertz - "Is the new discount car rental brand of the Hertz Corporation...Currently offered at Orlando International Airport, in Orlando, Florida, Simply Wheelz by Hertz speeds up the car rental process by utilizing automatic rental machines to give you access to your rental car without spending time in line at the counter." The following weekly rates were offered for January 5-12 2008: Hyundai Accent or similar ($159); Ford Focus or similar ($174); Toyota Corolla or similar ($179); Chevrolet Malibu or similar ($189); Ford Taurus or similar ($199); Chevrolet Trailblazer or similar ($258); Hyundai Entourage or similar ($258) Chrysler Sebring Convertible or similar ($499)."
Sixt - European car rental
Thrifty

Caribbean / West Indies

Still Word Perfect: A writer's retreat at Elma Napier's Dominican home - By Polly Patullo, The Guardian, 18 July 2009. "Few Caribbean rentals are as atmospheric as Pointe Baptiste. The Dominican home that inspired a Scottish writer has lost none of its 1930s elegance." [Dominica]
Civilized Explorer: French West Indies - Phil Stripling
ClubMed
Maho Bay - Camping, St. John, Virgin Islands. See Camp Caribbean by Jane Braxton Little, Audubon Magazine, November/December, 2007 and Virgin Islands National Park.
Newspapers:
Jamaica Gleaner
Stabroek News
Trinidad Express

Chicago

Chicago Transit Authority
Frugal Traveler: Chicago: Amid Architectural Glories, Piles of Cheap Fun - By Matt Gross, New York Times, November 4, 2007. "Built in 1886, the hostel [J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Hostel] is seven stately stories of heavy timber lofts clad in lush red brick, with wide windows facing out onto an El track."
Hotel Blake
Metromix - Chicago Tribune
Wicker Park Inn

Cities

City Index
CitySearch
Night and Day Cool Cities Series from Pulse Guides -
Night & Day San Francisco by Julianne Balmain;
Night & Day Paris by Alison Culliford;
Night & Day New York by Brian Niemitz;
Night & Day Amsterdam by Neil Carlson;
Night & Day Athens by Joyce-Ann Gatsoulis;
Night & Day Las Vegas by Jen Leo;
Night & Day London by Francesca Gavin;
Night & Day Washington, DC by Colleen Clark
Digital City
Pod CityGuides - Over 300 CityGuides in 70 countries. Free registration.
USA CityLink
Wcities

Costa Rica

Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge
Casa Orquideas - Privately owned garden
Corcovado National Park
Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INBio)
Marvel at the Osa Peninsula - By Bill Varble, Mail Tribune, April 10, 2005. Describes his trip to Parque Nacional Corcovado, "the best remaining coastal rainforest in Central America."
Manuel Antonio National Park

Country Information

United States Department of State
Travel Warnings
Consular Information Sheets
Avian Flu Fact sheet
Background Notes
Passport Services

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Vacations to Go
90-Day Ticker - Last minute bargains
Abercrombie & Kent Canal & River Cruising - See also their Adventure Cruising
American West Steamboat Company
Celebrity Cruises
Clipper Cruise Line
Cruise West
Crystal Cruises
Cunard
Disney Cruise Line
Grand Circle Travel
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
Holland America Line
Lindblad Expeditions
Norwegian Cruise Line
Oceania Cruises
Orient Lines
Peter Deilmann Cruises
Princess Cruises
Regent Seven Seas
Royal Caribbean
Seabourn Cruise Line
Sea Cloud Cruises
SeaDream Yacht Club,
Silversea Cruises
Star Clippers
Uniworld River Cruises
Victoria Cruises - Yangtze River cruises
Viking River Cruises
Windstar Cruises
CruiseFinder
Cruise Lines - Cruise Shoppes America
Cruise Lines International Association
CruiseOpinion - "Unbiased opinions, ratings, and comments from fellow cruisers."

Currency Converters

164 Currency Converter
Cheat Sheet for Travelers
Universal Currency Converter
Cross Currency Rates - Bloomberg's
Currencies of the World
Currency Conversion - Yahoo
Representative Exchange Rates for Selected Currencies - International Monetary Fund
Foreign Exchange Rates - Federal Reserve Bank of New York
So How Much is This in Euros? - BBC
Foreign Exchange Rates - Washington Post

Discounters

Best Fares
Cheap Tickets
CheapFlights.com
Cruise Direct Online
11thHourVacations.com
Expedia
Hotwire
Kayak
LowestFare
Luxury Link
onetravel.com
Orbitz - Search 450 airlines for over 2 billion fares. Enter itinerary and you will be presented with a list of possible fares.
Priceline.com
Site 59
Thomas Cook
Travelocity

Ecuador

Black Sheep Inn - Chugchilàn, Cotopaxi, Ecuador. "Internationally acclaimed award-winning eco-lodge."

Educational Travel

Classical Pursuits
Elderhostel
Academic Arrangements Abroad
Academic Travel Abroad
Chautauqua Institution - Not-for-profit center for the Arts, Education, Religion, Recreation in Chautauqua New York.
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Smithsonian Study Tours
Cornell's Adult University: Education Vacations in the U.S. and Abroad
Learning Vacations - Directory of educational vacations.
Starquest Expeditions - Seattle-based tour operator specializing in educational journeys to remote destinations (could also be classified as luxury travel)

Ferries

Acciona Trasmediterràne - From Spain to the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla.
Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Company - Ferry between Bridgeport, Connecticut and Port Jefferson, Long Island (New York)
British Columbia Ferries
Canadian Ferry Operators Association - With information on members.
Cross Sound Ferry - New London (Connecticut) to Orient Point, Long Island (New York)
Eastcoast Ferries - Deer Island to Eastport, Maine and Deer Island to Campobello
Horne's Ferry - Cape Vincent , New York to Wolfe Island, Ontario (315 783-0638)
Kingston Area Ferry Information - Ontario Ministry of Transportation
Lake Champlain Ferries
Grand Manan Ferry Service - Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick, Canada
Labrador Marine Inc.
Marine Atlantic Service - Service between Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and North Sydney, Nova Scotia.
Madeline Island Ferry Line - Lake Superior in Northern Wisconsin.
Ontario Ferries - Tobermory to Manitoulin Island
Provincial Ferry Service Routes - Newfoundland and Labrador - See also Provincial Ferry Service Schedules
Société des traversiers du Québec
SPM Express - Fortune Newfoundland to Saint-Pierre and Miquelon
Washington State Ferries
Youra Ferry Travel Guide - Dan Youra provides links to U.S. and international ferry services.

France

L'Auberge de la Scierie - Aix en Othe
France.com: the French Information Center: Travel
Chateau for a Royal Favorite [Madame de Maintenon] - Maintenon is about 50 miles west of Paris. By Oliver Bernier, New York Times.
Culture France
Architecture & Patrimoine - Database of French architecture and monuments provided by the Ministère de la culture et de la communication. Go to Access Geographique where you can browse by: liste alphabétique des communes de France, Liste des communes de France par département (with clickable map) or Liste des communes par pays étranger.
Liste des Immeubles protégés au titre des Monuments Historiques
region (accès cartographique aux notices illustrées). Click on Haut Pyrenees (#65) region on the map, for example, and look for the ferme Salle in Armenteule (reference #IA65000030), for a charming example of an 19th century farmhouse with courtyard. In #10 - Champagne-Ardenne l'Aube - look for Aix-en-Othe. or earch for the Maison natale de Victor Hugo, 140 Grand Rue, in Besançon.
Camping-fr: le guide du camping en France

Centre des Monuments Nationaux - The French Ministry of Culture and Communication provides information on chateaux, monasteries, cathedrals, palaces, and other important monuments. (In French and in English.)
Abbaye du Thoronet
Villa Savoye (1929-1931) - Le Corbusier
Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel
Maison de George Sand
Château de Bouges - "Une élégante demeure du 18e siècle, remarquable par son mobilier et ses jardins."
Château de Vincennes - "The Castle of Vincennes, where the French Kings have been living since the 12th century, is an amazing group of monumental buildings."

Changement de Temps associates seven monuments and seven artists
Château de Thoiry
Château de Vaux le Vicomte
Château de Versailles
Châteaux et Hotels de France
Châteaux France
Comité Régional du Tourisme Riviera Côte d'Azur
Fédération Française de la Randonnée Pédestre - With links to hiking clubs in France.
France Magazine
Fromagerie de Chaource
Gilbert Jeune - Place St-Michel, Paris. See A Little Bookshop Reminiscences in Paris by Alisa Krutovsky, Bonjour Paris, 27 December 2008: "Overlooking the gothic figures of the Notre Dame de Paris cathedral’s exterior – the 75-year old bookshop has been originated in a perfect location. On the left side of the bookshop is a restaurant packed street, Pont Marie, where you can indulge in the most famous Parisian ice-cream - at Bertillon, on rue des Deux Ponts, and pastis drinks - at the 50s bar, Rallye Bar, which serves pastis by the meter. On the right side of the shop, aside from the view of the four bridges enfilading the Notre Dame under the sunset light, you will discover the oldest church of Paris, St-Julien-le-Pauvre,hidden in the charming public garden with modern sculptures and four centuries old acacia trees."
Going to Lyon - By Ann M. Morrison, New York Times, July 2, 2006. "Travelers who want to live like Lyon's 16th-century silk merchants should head to the cobblestone streets of the old city, Vieux Lyon, a Unesco World Heritage site, where almost 300 Renaissance mansions still stand."
Hidden Gardens of Paris - By Elaine Sciolino, New York Times, Sunday, June 29, 2008. "Intimate, lightly trafficked and often quirky, the small gardens of Paris can be ideal places to rest and to read. The trick is to find them."
High Season: How One French Riviera Town Has Seduced Travelers for Two Thousand Years [Nice] By Robert Kanigel, September 18, 2002, MIT (00:42:17)
L'Hôtellerie Familiale - "Le guide des hôtels de charme et de tradition en France."
IGN - Institut Géographique National - Provides access to IGN Magazine and to aerial maps.
L'Île d'Yeu - See Google satellite map.

Lire la société: Prix Tourisme - French association awards a price for travel books. Recent winners include:
Sainte-Engrâce, la vie d’un village basque by Hans Silvester et Pierre Accoce, Éditions de la Martinière, 2009. There is an interview with Silvester at the publisher's site (search for Basque).

Logis de France
Île de Ré - Located off the Atlantic coast of France ("the Martha's Vineyard of France")
Luberon - Provence
Mappy - Popular French map and trip-planning website.
Metropole
My Chateau Is Your Chateau: B & B's in Burgundy's Vineyards - By Ann M. Morrison, New York Times, October 30, 2005.
Paris Hotels:
Le Général - 5-7, rue Rampon
Hôtel du Petit Moulin
Kube Hotel - 1-5, passage Ruelle
Murano
Hotel Sezz
Standard - 66, rue de la Roquette
Villa Royale - 2, rue Duperré
Hôtel Axial Beaubourg
Hotel Bourt Tibourg
L'Amour - 8, rue Navarin
Mama Shelter - 109-115, rue de Bagnolet
Hotel 5 Rue de Moussy
Hotel Saint-Paul le Marais
Hotel des Marroniers
Paris Pages
Paris Restaurants:
Does the Affordable Paris Bistro Still Exist? Oui - By By Mark Bittman, New York Times, March 13, 2005. The following bistros are described:
Chez Michel, 10, rue de Belzunce, 10th Arrondissement; (33-1) 44.53.06.20. See Frommers review
L'Os à Moelle, 3, rue Vasco de Gama, 15th; (33-1) 45.57.27.27
Café Moderne, 40, rue Notre-Dame-des-Victoires, Second; (33-1) 53.40.84.10
La Régalade, 49, avenue Jean-Moulin, 14th; (33-1) 45.45.68.58
Aux Lyonnais, 32, rue St.-Marc, Second; (33-1) 42.96.65.04
Chez Denise, 5, rue Prouvaires, First; (33-1) 42.36.21.82
Granterroirs
In Menton, Quiet Days and Silent Nights - by John Lukacs, Sophisticated Traveler, Part 2, New York Times Magazine, November 17, 2002. "...a microclimate, the warmest nook of the entire French Riviera in winter, protected from the mistral winds by the half-circle of mountains behind it. Lemon trees bear fruit all year, and its lavish gardens blossom during most seasons."
Paris Update - Insider's Weekly Guide to the City of Light
Pariscope
Normandie / Normandy
Les Photos de Villes - View photographs of French city streets by clicking on location on map. (Paris, Toulouse, Marseilles, Lilles, Nantes, Lyon & Nice.) From Les Pages Jaunes, ViaMichelin - has useful material (in French). Examples of articles from their travel magazine archive include Les Journées des Plantes au château de Courson (Mai 2001) by Gilles Brochard, À la recherche de la truffe de Haute-Provence (Décembre 2001) by Emmanuel Tresmontant and Montpellier et sa région (Juin 2001) by Gilles Brochard.
RATP - Transports en Île-de-France
Restaurateurs de France - Restaurants et auberges gastronomiques en France.
A Rococo Hideaway in France [Rambouillet] - By Olivier Bernier, New York Times, September 18, 1983.
Searching the Alps for Haute Comfort Food - By Kim Severson, New York Times, April 29, 2007. "Finally, it came. A brown crockery oval covered in cheese that a hot oven had transformed into a crispy lace crust. The reblochon had character and tang, and had melted into the cream just so, marrying the potatoes and bacon. I had found tartiflette nirvana, with a side of charcuterie." Châlet la Pricaz, Col de la Forclaz, Montmin (450/60-72-61)
Serre de la Madone - Garden desinged by Lawrence Waterbury Johnston (1871-1958). Owned by Conservatoire du littoral.
Talloires Lac d'Annecy - Office de Tourisme. Eric Rohmer's 1970 film, Claire's Knee (Le genou de Claire) was filmed here. See Webcam. See also Lac Annecy, "le site officiel des Offices de Tourisme du lac d'Annecy; Lac Annecy and Annecy Tourisme
Topannonces - Search for accomodations in the Vacances section.
l'Union des Métiers et Industries de l'Hôtellerie - French Hotel & Restaurant industry group. With Useful Links
Via Michelin - Maps. Try a search for Saulieu or mazamet (Ville, lieu-dit..)

Galapagos

Galapagos - By Josephine Humphreys, Sophisticated Traveler, Part 2, New York Times Magazine, November 17, 2002, pp.24-31, 62, 64. "Among my favorites were Bartolomé, for its red cragginess and incongruous staircase to the summit; Santiago, where Darwin spent part of his crucial five weeks; and the extraordinary Genovesa, its harbor a collapsed volcanic crater into which the sea has poured, forming a bay partially ringed by cliffs. Then there was the cave at Punta Vicente Roca on Isabela, as beautiful a spot as I've ever seen, mysterious as Delphi, where we rode an ocean swell into the very mouth of the cave."

Gardens

American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta - You can search for Public Gardens
Australian National Botanic Gardens
Botanic Gardens Conservation International
Canadian Botanical Conservation Network - Has information on Botanical Gardens and Arboreta in Canada
Garden Conservancy
National Gardens Scheme - UK organization raises money for charity by opening private gardens to the public for a few days a year. They offer a Garden Finder and a Archive of Stories.
National Trust
United Kingdom Database of Historic Parks and Gardens

Germany

Germany's White Forest - John Dornberg, New York Times, February 9, 1986.
In the Black Forest Tradition Updated - Gisela Williams, New York Times, July 27, 2012.
Roads to Ruin: the Internet Guide to the Medieval Fortifications of Germany - Edward G. Kane
The Worlds of Lake Constance by John Dornberg, New York Times, April 03, 1988. "Its uncharacteristically balmy weather attracts multitudes even in May and October, months that almost everywhere else in the country range from depressingly grim to frigidly horrid. Though Lake Constance is situated at an altitude of more than 1,300 feet, between the Black Forest, Bavaria's Allgau range, Austria's Tyrol and Vorarlberg, and the Swiss Alps, it has a microclimate so mild and gentle that even palm trees grow."

Great Britain

Association of National Tourist Offices in the United Kingdom (ANTOR UK) - With links to official sites.
Automobile Association of the United Kingdom
Britain's Best Kept Secrets - "In this special section, photographer John Cleare chooses the secret spots across the UK that offer amazing views. We also recommend places to stay and eat in those areas, and will be adding more locations each week." Times Online
Britain Express - Useful for it's Historic Houses Index
British Castles, Stately Homes and Houses - Risto Hurmalainen
British Tourist Authority
Buckland Manor Hotel -Buckland, Gloucestershire
Cornwall Online
Countryside Agency - Has information on system of walking paths (National Trails) in the UK. (See also Ramblers' Association.)
Dormy House Hotel - Willersey Hill, Broadway, Worcestershire, WR12 7LF, England. (reservations@dormyhouse.co.uk)
English Heritage - "British Government's official adviser in England on all matters concerning heritage conservation." ViewFinder is a browsable picture library with over 18,000 images, many by Henry W. Taunt, "an important photographer who worked out of premises in Oxford between 1860-1922. His main interests were Oxfordshire and surrounding counties, the River Thames, customs and local history." There are hundreds of images that depict Gloucestershire, for example. (Search for Hidcote House, Hidcote Bartrim, Ebrington, Gloucestershire (Reference no: CC73/00559.) There are some wonderful market and village scenes: Broadway, Worcestershire (ref. no. CC56/00790), St Kenelms Church, Sapperton, Gloucestershire (Ref. no: HT09433), Market Place, Fairford, Gloucestershire (Ref. no: CC57/00343), Burford Street, Lechlade, Gloucestershire (Ref. no: CC72/01060), Barnsley Village, Barnsley, Gloucestershire (Ref. no: CC72/01176), Arlington Row, Bibury, Gloucestershire (Ref. no: CC72/00992), Sheep Street, Burford, Oxfordshire (Ref. no: CC57/00534), 3 Jockey Row, Badminton, Avon (Ref. no: BB98/08264), High Street, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire (Ref. no: CC72/00936), Ankerwyke House, Picnic House, Wraysbury, Berkshire (Ref. no: HT02820). Streatley House, Gardens, Streatley, Berkshire (Ref. no: HT13710), Hatherop Castle, Gardens, Hatherop, Gloucestershire (Ref. no: CC72/01932) and Abingdon Abbey, Sham Abbey, Abingdon, Oxfordshire (Ref. no: CC97/02085).
English Tourist Board
Feathers Hotel - Market Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire
Gloucestershire Tourism - UK
Goldstone Hall - Market Drayton, Shropshire. Winner of the Small Hotel/Townhouse of the Year award in the West Midlands at the Heart of England Excellence in Tourism Awards 2008. See Service with a smile, by Neil Thomas, Shropshire Magazine, December 2008.
Great Inns of Britain
The Greenway - Shurdington, Gloucestershire
Heart of England Tourist Board - See their Excellence in Tourism Awards.
Historic Royal Palaces - Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and the Banqueting House
Landmark Trust - Over 200 historic buildings in Britain are available for rental, usually by the week. "The Landmark Trust is Britain's best kept secret. Little known outside of England, it relies on word of mouth for publicity. Its Head of Letting estimates that a mere 10 per cent of Landmark bookings come from overseas and only half of those are from the United States and Canada combined. (Living Like a King by Mary R. Miley, British Heritage, February March 1999, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p50.)

In Sleeping Where Keats Died (Wall Street Journal, April 8, 2006. pg. P.4) Barry Newman describes a house near the Spanish Steps in Rome where poet John Keats died of tuberculosis in 1821. Newman rented this Landmark Trust property on Piazza di Spagna for $570 a night. Other Italian properties include the Casa Guidi in Florence where Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning lived in 1847, Sant'Antonio in Tivoli, near Rome, and Villa Saraceno in Venice.

In Live-In History: Vacationing in a Landmark (Wall Street Journal, Aug 22, 2006. pg. D.6) Bill Coles describes his stay in Auchinleck House in Ayrshire, Scotland, the birthplace of James Boswell. He tells you about other interesting Landmark properties: Luttrell's Tower in Hampshire ("as follies go, is an absolute beauty"); Freston Tower in Suffolk; Fort Clonque, in the Channel Islands; Crownhill Fort in Devon; Gothic Temple in Buckinghamshire; and the Pineapple in Dunmore, Scotland. Emma Tennant describes many of the properties in Superbly stopping the rot, The Spectator, March 11, 2000. Jonathan Glancey describes the Grange, the former home of Augustus Welby Pugin, In bed with Pugin (the Guardian, June 5, 2006.

Other Landmark Trust gems:

Castle Bungalow (Peppercombe, near Bideford, North Devon) a 1920s bungalow with a spectacular view of the sea
Whiteford Temple (Cornwall) sleeps two, has an open fire place, a small garden and "a fine open view, looking towards the estuary of the Tamar in the distance"
Marshal Wade's House, Abbey Churchyard, Bath, which sleeps four, is the "nearest to Florence you get in England, with stunning views..."
Egyptian House - Cornwall
Elton House - Bath
East Banqueting House - Chipping Campden
Field House - Minchinhampton, Gloucester
the Old Parsonage - Iffley, Oxford
Prospect Tower - Belmont Park, Faversham, Kent
Fish Court Apartment - Hampton Court, London

You can visit the buildings during Open Days. There is an Availability List and a Late Availability List but the best descriptions can be found in the Handbook which you can order for $25, refundable if you book, from The Landmark Trust USA, 707 Kipling Road, Dummerston, Vermont 05301 (802-254-6868). A Landmark Trust price list from 1991 in my possession states that "really well-behaved dogs are welcome at most places..." There are newsletters (pdf files): Spring 2006, Autumn 2005 and Spring 2005. Take a look, too, at the National Trust Cottages, "a unique collection of over 330 properties in outstanding locations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland" and the Irish Landmark Trust.

Lygon Arms Hotel- Broadway, Gloucestershire - Reqest rooms in the old section, where Charles I and Oliver Cromwell stayed.
National Trust - Index of protected houses, gardens, coast and countryside in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Travel Trade is designed especially for the travel trade. National Trust Cottages is "a unique collection of over 330 properties in outstanding locations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland."
Owlpen Manor - Near Uley, Gloucestershire. There are cottages to rent
Oxford photographs - Virtual tours
Planning the Research Trip to Britain - Patrick Leary, History Department, Indiana University.
Royal Oak Foundation - Has Travel Programs. See, for example, Garden Isles & Grand Estates: Sailing the English Coast Aboard Sea Cloud . "Step ashore on island gems and unfrequented south coast ports for visits to gardens, galleries and landed estates."
Scottish Highlands and Islands Server
Tourism & Travel - Links compiled by Sylvia Milne, a retired librarian who lives in Chester, England. Part of her (Plucked from the Web: A retired librarian's gleanings.
UK Travel Guide - Has a London Guide with road, train and underground maps.
Wales Tourist Board
The Weald: the history, genealogy and topography of the Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex - "1st November 2007: contains information on 248,909 people, 8,395 places, 613 maps, 1,884 pictures, and 155 books."

Greece

Explorer: Crete: In Rustic Tavernas, a Classic Cuisine Gets Its Due - By Henry Shukman, New York Times, November 18, 2007.

Guides, Forums and Community Travel Sites

Away.com - "Destination for extraordinary travel"
BootsnAll Travel Network
Concierge: Conde Nast Traveler on the Web - 2005 Gold List: World's Best Places to Stay (2004 Gold List, 2003 Gold List, 2002 Gold List
DailyCandy
Departures
Fielding Travel Guides - Offerings include the CruiseFinder and the DangerFinder
Fodors - They have a Forum where you can post travel-related questions.
Frommer's Travel Guides
Gayot
Greenwood Guides
How to See the World on $25 a Day or Less - Online book by John Gregory has 120 illustrations and "tips, comments, and humor from travelers of every kind."
IgoUgo
Insiders' Guide - Locations covered include Williamsburg, Yellowstone & Grand Teton, Santa Fe, Southwestern Utah, Colorado's Rocky Mountains, South Dakota's Black Hills & Badlands, the Adirondacks, Bermuda, Cape Cod, Maine's Mid-Coast and over 20 other popular destinations.
Lonely Planet - Australian publishers of "guidebooks for independent travellers." See also their Thorn Tree Forum
Moon Travel Handbooks - Publishers of Jamie Jensen's Road Trip USA
MyTravelGuide
Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door
Rough Guide
Shaw Guides - "Worldwide directories to educational travel and creative career programs"
Travel Page (Interactive Travel Guides)
Travelmag
Travelocity
TripAdvisor.com - Unbiased reviews of hotels, resorts and vacations. Founded in 2000 by Stephen Kaufer and Langley Steinert and now owned bynow owned by IAC/InterActiveCorp
ViaMichelin
VirtualTourist.com - Features users' photo albums, hotel and restaurant recommendations, and favorite places
WikiTravel.org - Founded by Michele Ann Jenkins and Evan Prodromou, it features constantly updated contributions from travelers around the world

Health & Safety

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene - Northbrook, Illinois. (847-480-9592)
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) - Has information on Pet Travel
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Atlanta. (877-394-8747)
Travelers' Health
Air Travel and Cruise Ships - The Green Sheet has inspection scores of specific cruise ships. There is also information on the Vessel Sanitation Program.
Destinations
Diseases Related to Travel
Reference Materials
Travel Notices Including Outbreaks
Yellow Book: Health Information for International Travel - In-depth travel reference book published biennially by CDC.
CNN Travel Advisor
Consular Affairs Bureau - "Provides information and assistance services to Canadians living and travelling abroad."
Travel Warnings
Country Travel Reports - With updates.
Corporate Travel Safety
iJet Travel Intelligence
International Society of Travel Medicine - Stone Mountain, Georgia. (770-736-7060)
International Travel and Health - Vaccination requirements and health advice from the World Health Organization.
Mayo Clinic
Mayo Travel & Tropical Medicine Clinic
Robert Young Pelton's Dangerous Places
Travel Document Systems
Travel Health Online - Health information about 220 countries, updated daily
Travelers' Tales
U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office
U.S. Customs
U.S. Department of State: Travel
Consular Information Sheets
Current Travel Warnings
Passport Services and Information
U.S. Transportation Security Administration

Heritage Tourism

- The National Trust for Historic Preservation defines heritage tourism as "traveling to experience the places, artifacts, and activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past and present."
International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)
World Report on Monuments and Sites in Danger
Moki Treks
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Historic Hotels - "167 quality hotels that have faithfully maintained their historic architecture and ambience," searchable by state and name.
Heritage Traveler
Great American Main Streets.
National Trust for Scotland - With a clickable map and an alphabetical list of properties.
World Heritage List - UNESCO's list of cultural and natural heritage World properties recognized as exhibiting "outstanding universal value," arranged alphabetically by country. Included are cities, structures, parks, archaeological sites, monuments, canals, historic routes, landscapes, and fortifications. In 1971 UNESCO created Biosphere Reserves. Currently there are over 300 reserves in 80 countries. Some of the more recognizable reserves are the Galapagos (Ecuador) and the Everglades (Florida).
World Heritage Tour - "World Heritage sites in panography - 360 degree imaging."
World Monuments Fund - "Private, nonprofit organization founded in 1965 by individuals concerned about the accelerating destruction of important artistic and architectural treasures throughout the world". Provides list of 100 Most Endangered Sites.
World Travel & Tourism Council

Historic Hotels & Resorts

Historic Hotels of America - National Trust for Historic Preservation
Balsams - Dixville Notch, New Hampshire
Basin Harbor Club - Vergennes, Vermont
Broadmoor Hotel and Resort - Colorado Springs, Colorado
Equinox Resort - Manchester, Vermont
Greenbrier - White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
The Homestead - Hot Springs, Virginia
Mohonk Mountain House - New Paltz, New York
The Point - Upper Saranac Lake, New York

Historic Houses & Villages

ALHFAM: the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums
Historic New England - Formerly known as the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities
Union of European Historic Houses Associations - Has lists of properties in France, Spain, Netherlands, Italy, Portugal, and Great Britain.
Biltmore Estate - Asheville, North Carolina
Colonial Williamsburg
Canterbury Shaker Village - Canterbury, New Hampshire
Hancock Shaker Village - Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village - Dearborn, Michigan
Monticello, Home of Thomas Jefferson
Mystic Seaport - Mystic, Connecticut
Old Sturbridge Village - Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Mount Vernon - Mount Vernon, Virginia
Historic Deerfield - Deerfield, Massachusetts
Shelburne Museum - Shelburne, Vermont
Top Ten Inns
Williamsburg Online - Official guide to Williamsburg, Virginia. (See also Colonial Williamsburg.)
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library - Winterthur, Delaware

Historical Travel

Cambridge History of English and American Literature - Full-text of the 18 volume work offered by Bartleby.com has chapters on
Travellers and Explorers, 1583-1763 by George Parker Winship
Literature of Travel, 1700-1900 by F. A. Kirkpatrick
Travellers and Observers, 1763-1846 by Lane Cooper
XIV. Travellers and Explorers, 1846–1900: Bibliography
Seafaring and Travel: the Growth of Professional Text-books and Geographical Literature by Commander Charles N. Robinson, R.N., and John Leyland.
Flight Global - Has an Archive of Aviation History , "as it appeared in the original pages of Flight Magazine from 1909-2005. Every issue of Flight Magazine published between 1909-2005, digitally scanned and fully searchable." You can also browse by year. Try searching for Sopwith Camel, British Spad, Rickenbacker, Red Baron (Baron Manfred Van Richthofen), Chuck Yeager. Examples:
Looking Back: Evolutional Development and Improvisation the Characteristic Feature of 1943: Multiple Functions of Types - Flight Magazine, January 6, 1944. Has photographs and drawings of bombers.
Captain Baron Von Richthofen Killed - Flight Magazine, April 25, 1918, p. 453. "According to the Times correspondent, Capt. Richthofen was flying a Fokker triplane, No. 2,009, with Le Rhone engines, made in Frankfurt in March, 1918."
Freedom Trail - Boston
Göttinger Digitalisierungszentrums - Digital Library at the Lower Saxony State and University Library, Göttingen, consists of over 2800 volumes, including a good collection of early travel books. You can search or browse. Among the digitized collections are: Travel books & Early North Americana, Gutenberg Digital, Göttingische Gelehrte Anzeigen (scientific review journal in the 18th and 19th century), Electronic Research Archive for Mathematics, Goethe Illustrations and the DIEPER Project. The Travel books and early North-Americana collection is a rich source for full-text travel and exploration books and is searchable and browsable. A title search for Onondaga, for example, retrieves the following titles: Journals of the military expedition of Major General John Sullivan against the six nations of Indians in 1779 (1887) by Frederick Cook, The history of the five Indian nations of Canada (1747) by Cadwallader Colden and Travels in New-England and New-York (1821) by Timothy Dwight. Titles relating to the American West include Travels to the source of the Missouri River and across the American continent to the Pacific Ocean (1814) by William Clark and Meriwether Lewis, Exploration and survey of the valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah (1852) by Howard Stansbury, Exploratory travels through the western territories of North America (1811) by Zebulon Montgomery Pike, Life in the Far West by George Frederick Ruxton, Narrative of the exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842, and to Oregon and North California in the years 1843-44 (1846) by John Charles Frémont, Notes of a military reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth in Missouri, to San Diego, in California, including of the Arkansas, del Norte, and Gila Rivers (1848) by W. H. Emory, Report of explorations in 1873 of the Colorado of the West and its tributaries (1874) by John Wesley Powell, South by West (1874) by Charles Kingsley, The city of the saints and across the Rocky Mountains to California (1861) by Richard Francis Burton, The heart of the Continent (1870) by Fitz Hugh Ludlow, Seven years' residence in the great deserts of North America (1860) by Emmanuel Henri Dieudonné Domenech (with Volume 2) and The new Rocky Mountain tourist (1878) by Joseph Gladding Pangborn. There are many accounts of voyage and travel throughout the world, including A Journey to the western islands of Scotland (1775) by Samuel Johnson, The history of Kamtschatka and the Kurilski Islands with the countries adjacent (1764) by Stepan Petrovic Kraseninnikov and A residence in Tasmania (1856) by H. Butler Stoney, although the majority of them are in German.
Historic Traveler - From Away.com
Illustrating Traveler: Adventure and Illustration in North America and the Caribbean, 1760-1895 - Online exhibition offered by Yale's Beinecke Rare Book Library includes a section on Encountering Native Americans.
The Nineteenth Century in Print: The Making of America in Books and Periodicals - With a section on Travel and Westward Expansion which has over 50 electronic texts of books about travel.
Travels in Southeastern Europe - University of Michigan
Voyages: A Smithsonian Libraries Exhibition - Exhibition of books from the Smithsonian Libraries. Consists of three sections: Journeys Over Land and Sea, Journeys of the Mind and Journeys of the Imagination. (See also The Pleasure of the Rare Book: Treasures from the Smithsonian Libraries, Smithsonian Magazine, May 2001.)
Women's Travel Writing, 1830-1930 - Primary texts. With texts listed by Author and by Geographic Area and Theme.

Home Exchange

Home Exchange
Trade to Travel
Intervac International Home Exchange

Hostels and Student Travel

In Europe, Hostels Grow Up - By Jennifer Conlin, New York Times, April 19, 2009. "...We were going to pay £89 ($133.50 at $1.50 to the pound) for a room that slept four, complete with a private bath."
Hostels of Europe
HostelWorld
Hosteling International
Hostelling International
Hostelling International - American Youth Hostels
Hostels.com
International Student Travel Confederation (ISTC) - Issues student and teacher identity cards for travel discounts and special fares.
Irish Youth Hostel Association
Ostelli on-line - The Villa di Camerata (Ostello della Gioventù) in Florence / Firenze is a located in 16th century villa surrounded by a beautiful garden.
Youth Hostels Association: England & Wales

Hotel Listing & Reservations

50 Totally Charming Hotels for Under $150 - By Amy Chen, David LaHuta, Naomi Lindt, and Laura MacNeil, Budget Travel, November 2007.
All-Hotels.com
American Express Travel
American Hotel and Lodging Association
Bed & Breakfast Inns Online
Bed & Breakfast in New England
Bed & Breakfast Online - Canada
Expedia Travel
Hotel Guide
HotelBook
HotelWorld
Hotels, Restaurants and Cafés in Europe (Hotrec)
Innkeepers' Register
International Hotel & Restaurant Association (IH&RA) - Has a Membership Directory
Internet Guide to Bed & Breakfast Inns
Priceline.com
Travel Web
TravelNow
Travelocity
Travelscape
UK Hotel & Guest House Directory

Hotels & Resorts

Accor Hotels
Affinia Hotels
Amanresorts - Owns and manages some of the most exclusive small resorts and hotels in the world (Amandari, Amankila). See Poison in Paradise by Justin Doebele in the 20 March 2000 Forbes Magazine.
Best Western
Boutique Lodging
Choice Hotels
Crown International - "Select group of independent 4 and 5 star hotels and resorts in Europe, the U.S., Caribbean and Asia."
Crowne Plaza
Days Inn
Distinctive Inns of New England - Members include Inn at Thorn Hill in Jackson, New Hampshire, Maine Stay in Camden, Maine, and the Windham Hill Inn in West Townshend, Vermont.
Doubletree Hotels
Embassy Suites
Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Grand Heritage Hotels International
Hampton Inns
Hilton
Holiday Inn - See Holiday Inn Stop Motion Narrative Bryan Berg and Holiday Inn Cardstacker Behind the Scenes (Youtube videos about the creation of the first-ever hotel made of key cards)
Howard Johnson
Hyatt Hotels and Resorts
Intercontinental Hotels and Resorts
Kimpton Hotels - Quirky, small hotels
Le Meridien Hotels and Resorts
Loews Hotels
Logis de France
Mariott International
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Microtel Inns and Suites
Morgans Hotel Group - Owners of the Hudson, Royalton, and Morgans hotels in NYC
NH Hotels
Nova Scotia Signature Resorts
Omni Hotels
Orient Express Hotels
Original Historic Inns of New England
Preferred Hotels
Radisson Hotels
Ramada
Red Roof Inns
Relais & Chateaux
Ritz-Carlton Hotels
Rocco Forte's Hotel Group
Romantik Hotels & Restaurants International
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
Savoy Group
Select Inns of Atlantic Canada
Sheraton Hotels and Resorts
Small Luxury Hotels of the World
Starwood Hotels (see Luxury Collection)
W Hotels - "Intimate hotels" in Atlanta, Chicago, Honolulu, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York (W New York, Court, Tuscany, Union Square, Times Square) Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle,
Westin Hotels and Resorts. See also Hotel Chains Online and Open World, described as a "gateway to luxury hotel accommodation, destination and business travel information." (Open World Limited is an electronic publishing company based in Bath, England.)

Iceland

The River is Glacial, but the Pace is Far From It - By Mark Sundeen, New York Times, August 21, 2005. On Iceland's East Glacial River: "The water was sky blue and luminescent and otherworldly. Mossy springs dripped from the canyon walls, where an occasional scrappy tree or shrub pushed up between from cracks in the rock. Overhead the cliff walls leaned toward the center, threatening to close up and seal out the narrow strip of sky. We passed gnarled, dark caves from which I was sure an elf might an any moment emerge. At times the gorge narrowed to about 10 feet wide, and the brilliant water surged and swirled in whirlpools as it rushed along, without beaches or slack water."
Hestasport-Activity Tours

Iceland

Iceland

Baldursbra Guesthouse
CenterHotel Klopp
Cintamani
Frugal Traveler: Warming Up Short Days and Long Nights in Iceland - By Seth Kugel, New York Times, December 27, 2011.
Swimming is Awesome
Hotel Borg
Hotel Odinsve
The River is Glacial, but the Pace is Far From It - By Mark Sundeen, New York Times, August 21, 2005. On Iceland's East Glacial River: "The water was sky blue and luminescent and otherworldly. Mossy springs dripped from the canyon walls, where an occasional scrappy tree or shrub pushed up between from cracks in the rock. Overhead the cliff walls leaned toward the center, threatening to close up and seal out the narrow strip of sky. We passed gnarled, dark caves from which I was sure an elf might an any moment emerge. At times the gorge narrowed to about 10 feet wide, and the brilliant water surged and swirled in whirlpools as it rushed along, without beaches or slack water."
Perlan
66 North - Miðhrauni 11, 210 Garabæ, Sími: (354-535-6600)
Þingvellir National Park - Strokkur geyser and Gullfoss

India

Department of Environment & Forests(Government of Assam) - Has information on Kaziranga National Park
Gardens
Amber Palace - Jaipur
Deeg (Dig) Palace Gardens - Agra
Fatehpur Sikri - Uttar Pradesh, Agra District. On UNESCO World Heritage List
Kerala - "Sandwiched between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, the Indian state of Kerala is blessed with unmatched natural diversity that provides immense scope for tourism. Within its 38,863 square kilometres, this virtual paradise boasts a wide range of tourist attractions – from serene beaches and tropical islands to coastal lagoons and quiet backwaters, mist-clad hills stations, wildlife sanctuaries, unspoilt wilderness areas, lush evergreen forests and a rich cultural heritage with unique art forms." (World Travel & Tourism Council)
Nishat Bagh - Scrinagar
Rock Garden - Chandigarh. See Nek Chand Foundation
Sahelion-Ki-Bari or the "Gardens of the Maids of Honour" - Udaipur
A Sublime, Scary Road to Goa: Holy sites, demonic traffic and vivid vistas mark unspoiled Konkani coast - By Niraj Sheth, Wall Street Journal, October 25-26, 2008. "Tucked along the Arabian Sea on India's western shore, and located mostly in the tech-centered state of Karnataka, the region has its own language and pace and a seashore that's largely escaped tourist development. What the region lacks in hotels, travel infrastructure and calm-inducing roads it makes up for in unspoiled, breathtaking sea vistas and an ever-present sense of spirituality."
Gorge of Bhagirathi
How to Travel Like a Raja - By Peter Wonacott, Wall Street Journal, February 16, 2008. "Rajasthan's Department of Tourism estimates that 130 forts and palaces have been converted into so-called heritage hotels during the past decade or so."
Oberoi Hotels & Resorts - The Oberoi Udaivilas in Udaipur and the Oberoi Rajvilas in Jaipur were rated the best hotels in the world in the 2007 Travel + Leisure World's Best readers' poll.

Ireland

The Burren - Limestone karst region on Ireland's West coast
Castle Leslie - County Monaghan. See RTE Radio Ireland interview with Sammy Leslie by Eamon Dunphy (22 September 2007).
Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Heritage Ireland
Irish Landmark Trust
Local Ireland - Guide to all things Irish.
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH) - "Purpose of the NIAH is to identify, record, and evaluate the post-1700 architectural heritage of Ireland, uniformly and consistently as an aid in the protection and conservation of the built heritage." Some examples:
Russborough House - County Wicklow. Described as "possibly the greatest Palladian mansion in Ireland and one of the best preserved 18th-century buildings in the whole country."
Rocklands House or Rockland House - Wexford, County Wexford, 1790 - 1795/dd>
Ballydownan Cottage - Geashill, County Offaly
Toberdaly House - County Offaly
Lissadell House, County Sligo
Wonderful Barn - County Kildare
The Burnaby, Greystones - County Wicklow
Lough Cutra CastleCounty Galway. Selected as Building of the Month for June 2011.
National Monuments Service
National Parks and Wildlife Service
Islands
Azores - Portuguese territory consists of nine islands, among wihch are Faial, Pico, Sao Miguel and Terceira.
Bere Island - Bantry Bay, West Cork, Ireland. Get there via Bere Island Ferries. To learn more about the island listen to the RTE radio show Seascapes, presented by Marcus Connaughton on the opening ceremony of the Bere Island Heritage Centre, 5 November 2010.
Block Island - There's a high speed ferry from New London but the Block Island Ferry is a saltier experience.
Block Island Tourism Council
Block Island Chamber of Commerce
Block Island
Block Island Times(with archive)
Block Island Real Estate Sales and Rentals
Eli's
Three Sisters
Juice 'n Java
Mansion Beach
1661 Inn
Spring House Hotel
Rose Farm Inn
Hotel Manisses
Atlantic Inn
National Hotel
Atlantic Inn
Nature Conservancy,
Brown University Center for Environmental Studies Watershed Project: New Shoreham
Faroe Islands Travel Guide - Nordic islands, 187 miles from the Shetland Islands
Grand Manan and White Head Islands - New Brunswick, Canada.
Whale Cove Inn
Harrington Cove Cottages
the Compass Rose and hike the trails that rim the island. See also
Land Adventure cabins
Grand Manan Island Links and Addresses
Heritage Trails and Footpaths
Grand Manan Ferry Service
Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station
Grand Manan Museum Grand Manan Weather
Bowdoin Scientific Station - Kent Island. The George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives at Bowdoin College has an Image Gallery with several photographs of Kent Island, including a photo (7727_600.tif) taken by Ernest Joy in 1935 described as a "group portrait of the undergraduates sent to establish a permanent research station on Kent Island. Seated, left to right: George F. Cary, John A. Crystal, W.A.O. Gross (expedition leader), Robert D. Morss. Standing: T.A.O. Gross, Howard B. Miller, James W. Botsford, George R. Cadman, Latimer B. Hyde, William Frost."
Île de Ré - Off the west coast of France. See Magic Measured in a Pile of Salt by Elaine Sciolino, New York Times, August 12, 2012
Île de Ré - Located off the Atlantic coast of France ("the Martha's Vineyard of France")
Les Cheneaux - Michigan. See Michigan: Tourism poses dilemma in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
Elafiti Islands - Croatia
Martha's Vineyard
Martha's Vineyard Online
Martha's Vineyard Times
Vineyard Gazette Online
WMVY 92.7 FM - Broadcasting live from Martha's Vineyard
Møn - Denmark. Location of the Cliffs of Møn, Liselund
Nantucket - Nantucket Island Information
Orcas Island - Most scenic of the San Juan Islands, located north of Seattle in the straits between Washington state and Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
Prudence Island - Rhode Island. The Prudence Island ferry leaves from Bristol (401-253-9808). See an old article (March 28, 1982) from the New York Times: A New England Secret by Morgan McGinley. The Islands a chapter from Narragansett Bay A Friends Perspective by Stuart O. Hale provides brief descriptions of Prudence Island as well as surrouding islands.
Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon - See Ministère de l'outre-mer - St Pierre et Miquelon
Scottish Highlands and Islands Server
South Atlantic & Subantarctic Islands - Paul Carroll provides information on St Helena, Tristan da Cunha, Gough Island, Inaccessible Island, South Georgia, Kerguelen, the Crozet Islands, Bouvetøya and Marion Island.
Ven - Home of Tycho Brahe Italy
Agenzia Nazionale per l'attrazione degli investimenti e lo sviluppo d'impresa - Italian agency provides information on the regions in Italy
Montalcino
Port of Venice (Italy)
Italian Cooking School Holidays
Travel Europe - Italy Japan
Where Japan's Encounter With the West Began - By Ken Belson, New York Times, August 21, 2005. "...Take to some of the hidden corners away from the crowds, like Cape Suzaki, a 10-minute taxi ride from downtown." Literary Travel
Language of the Land: Journeys into Literary America - Library of Congress gives viewers a tour of "four sections of the United States–the Northeast, South, Midwest, and West guided by passages from authors whose works are rooted in a particular place."
Literary Locales - "More than 450 picture links to the places that figure in the lives and writings of famous authors." Sponsored by the English Department at San Jose State University.
Literary Traveler
New England
the South
The West
Hemingway
Europe
Special Features
Author Index
Tour Operators Magazines
FindArticles.com - Free online article-search service allows you to search for (and read) articles published over the last 1 to 2 years in more than 300 reputable magazines and journals. You can view publications by subject or by name. Travel-related publications in FindArticles.com include Accent on Living, Business Wire, Environment, Harpers, Hotel and Motel Management, Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, National Wildlife, Natural History, Nation's Restaurant News, Sunset, Sierra, Trailer Life, Travel Agent, Travel Weekly, USA Today, and World Airline News.
Annals of the Association of American Geographers
Arizona Highways - Has a Hike of the Month
Budget Travel
Camping Today Magazine
Concierge
Cookie - Has a Travel section
EnRoute
Extravagance Magazine
Focus on Geography - Magazine of the American Geographical Society. With Cumulative Index
Forbes Lifestyle: Travel
Journal of Sustainable Tourism
National Geographic
Site Index
Travel Index
National Geographic Magazine
National Geographic Traveler - Has an Index (1984 - 2007) and an Online Archive (1996-2005).
New Mexico Magazine
New York Magazine: Travel
Weekend Getaways
Weekend Travel Archive
Travel Column Archive
Outside
Pure Canada - Canadian Tourism Commission
Salon: Travel - With archives
SpaFinder
Smithsonian Magazine
Smithsonian: People and Places
Sunset Magazine has a Travel & Recreation section
Travel and Leisure
Vermont Life Magazine
Travel Holiday Online - Sabre
Travel & Leisure Magazine
Travel Weekly
Utne Reader: Travel
W Magazine: Travel

Maine

Digital Librarian: Maine
Maine Resource Guide
Maine Tourism Web
Quoddy Loop Tour Guide - "Island and coastal communities along and within the western Bay of Fundy and Fundy's numerous bays in Charlotte County, New Brunswick, Canada, and Washington County, Maine."

Maps

Google Maps
MapBlast!
Maps On Us
MapQuest
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection - University of Texas, Austin. Has a large collection of links to online maps, including City Maps.
Resort Maps - Tourist maps of resort towns and cities. Among the maps for New York, for example, are Ithaca, the Eastern Finger Lakes and the Western Finger Lakes.
Streetmap - Locate UK maps. Search by street, post code, UK City, Town or Village, OS Grid, Landranger Grid and Latitude/Longitude coordinates. For example, you can use the site to find maps for gardens in the National Gardens Scheme a program which opens private gardens open for charity (you'll find Rosemary Verey's garden, Barnsley House, in Barnsley, Gloucestershire). You can also locate the Cotswold Woollen Weavers in Filkins, Nr Lechlade, Gloucestershire or Brixton Prison in London (there's also an aerial photograph). Related sites include Multimap, Digistreets and Les Photos de Villes
Subway Navigator - Descriptions and maps for subway systems in more than 60 cities.
U.S. Gazetteer - Place name search engine from the U.S. Census Bureau

Mexico

ALTA - Asociacion Latinoamericana de Transporte Aereo - Latin American Air Transport Association. Lowcost airlines include Click Mexicana, InterJet and Volaris. See Travel in Latin America: Cheaper and Easier by Michelle Higgins, New York Times, April 29, 2007.
Cuernavaca
Digital Librarian: Copper Canyon
FedEx Locations: Mexico
Jeffrey S. Smith - Professor of Cultural Geography at Kansas State University who has written several articles about tourism in Mexico including>
Barranca del Cobre: North America's Other Majestic Canyon, Focus on Geography, Volume 51, Issue 3, Winter 2008, pp. 1-10
Three Generations of International Tourist Resorts in Mexico, Geographischi Rundschau International Edition 5(1):4-10, 2009
Las Animas Wilderness Retreat - Sea of Cortez near Bahía de Los Angeles, Baja
Las Mañanitas
Mexican Tourism Board
The World's Greatest Food City? - By Stan Sesser, Wall Street Journal, January 17, 2009. "After six days of making my way from street-corner tamale vendors to elegant restaurants of impressive interior design, I can draw only one conclusion: Mexico's capital has got to be the least-appreciated great food city in the world."
Oaxaca - Art galleries and good restaurants. Visit the mineral springs known as Hierve el Agua and the Mitla Archaeological site. (Pronounced Wa-HA-ka)
People's Guide to Mexico
Aaron Copland - Search for Mexico in the Aaron Copland Collection, American Memory, Library of Congress:
"I've settled in this pre-Cortes town of Tlaxcala, 2 hours from Mexico City. Have a 5 room house, with one window, Mexican style, marvellous view, terrific quiet, a little piano, even a cook, all dirt cheap." Aaron Copland to Mary Lescaze, Apartado, 5 Tlaxcala, Tlax, 9 July 1936.
"I am installed here in a small town near Mexico City in great style with a villa and a magnificent garden. Conditions for work are ideal. One could pass one's life here happily if there weren't New York -- and Boston -- and orchestras to bring one back. I'll be there some time in January." Aaron Copland letter to Serge and Natalie Koussevitzky, 13 November 1932, Quinta Catipoato, Calle de Allende y Matamoros, Tlalpam, D.F. Nov 13, 1932
"I have a house on top of a high hill, on the site of an ancient Aztec palace, with magnificent mountains all around. The town of Tlaxcala is very old itself, full of ruins of former days, and very picturesque." Aaron Copland, 9 July 1936 letter to Serge and Natalie Koussevitzky. .

Michigan

Wickwood Inn - Saugatuck

Middle East

Archnet - Provided by the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, an "endowed centre of excellence in the history, theory, and practice of Islamic architecture at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology" and described as an "online community for architects, planners, urban designers, landscape architects, and scholars, with a special focus on the Islamic world." In the Digital Library you can view architecture by country, place, building type, century, decade, and site name.
Petra Tours

Multimedia: Television, Radio, Podcasts

Amazing Race - CBS
American Field Guide - PBS. Locations include Maine's Baxter State Park, Hiking in Canyon Sin Nombre, Canoeing the Buffalo National River, Arkansas, Backcountry Skiing at Scottish Lakes in Central Washington, Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve, Florida,
Palin's Travels - Michael Palin
Travel Channel
'1,000 Places to See Before You Die'
Living Edens (PBS)
Outside Magazine: Podcasts - They also have Videos
Pod CityGuides - Over 300 CityGuides in 70 countries. Free registration.
Radio Expeditions - Co-production of National Public Radio and the National Geographic Society, "the general themes for stories are the natural world and threatened environments, diverse cultures, adventure, and exploration and discovery." Provides access to extensive Archives.
Rick Steve's Europe - Has a PBS show with complete guide and a Radio Show
Savvy Traveler Radio Show - Last show was on March 26, 2004. There are archives of feature stories back to 1997. You'll find interviews with W. Hodding Carter, Paul Theroux and Dave Brubeck.
Trippin' (MTV)

Museums

Art History Resources on the Web: Museums and Galleries - Christopher L. C. E. Witcombe
Official Directory of Museums and Related Institutions (2003) - Canadian Museums Association.
Russian Museums - Official Russian museum directory
Virtual Library Museums Pages: a distributed directory of on-line museums - Jonathan B. Bowen's site, part of the WWW Virtual Library, has links to thousands of museums around the world with special sections for USA, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.
Virtual Museum of Canada - With list of members.

New York

Beaverkill Valley Inn - Lew Beach, N.Y. (The Beaverkill is one of the great trout rivers in America.)
Digital Librarian: Adirondacks
Digital Librarian: Catskills & Hudson Valley
Digital Librarian: Central New York
Digital Librarian: New York State
Digital Librarian: Skaneateles Lake
Historic Hudson Valley
I Love NY - Tourism in New York State
NY Today - New York Times Internet service about entertainment, restaurants and shopping in New York City and its suburbs. The site, designed to look like an appointment calendar, provides weather forecasts, arts events and other information listed by date.
Sagamore Resort & Conference Center - On Lake George at Bolton Landing, New York
Trenton Falls - Spectacular series of waterfalls on the West Canada Creek located 14 miles north of Utica, New York near the towns of Barneveld and Remsen. This was a major tourist attraction in the 19th century but is now largely unknown. "After being closed for nearly 100 years, approximately one mile of scenic trails allow the public to visit the site. The stone dust and wood mulch trails lead visitors to stunning views of the gorge and its waterfalls. Interpretive panels provide information on hydropower, geology and history. In the mid-1800s the site featured an exclusive resort hotel and was a "must see" destination between the East Coast and Niagara Falls. In October 2004, more than 4,000 visitors flocked to the site for its inaugural weekends." (This is from a Brascan Power Press Release.) In 2005 Brascan Power opened the Falls to the public on October 1st & 2nd and October 8th & 9th. The Town Of Trenton provides Directions to Trenton Falls.
Early travel books describing Trenton Falls include Trenton Falls, picturesque and descriptive (1851) by N. Parker Willis, A description of Trenton Falls, Oneida county, N.Y. (1844) by John Sherman, and Descriptive guide to the Adirondacks, (land of the thousand lakes) and to Saratoga Springs; Schroon Lake; Lakes Luzerne, George, and Champlain; the Ausable Chasm; the Thousand Islands; Massena Springs; and Trenton Falls (1894) by Edwin R. Wallace, all from the Cornell University Library New York State Historical Literature Collection. It also is of great interest to geologists. See Geologic Overviw of the Trenton Group at West Canada Creek, New York - Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University. See also Trenton Falls Scenic Trails and Trenton Falls, Chapter 13, Mohawk: Discovering the Valley of the Crystals by M. Paul Keesler. Trenton Falls, Picturesque and Descriptive. Nearby are two lovely roads to explore: Dover Road and Military Road. See Town of Russia - Roads which provides the following information "The best known of the first roads was State/Military Road that was built across the hills, originally called the State Road when it was surveyed in 1806 and then opened to travel in 1808. After leaving Albany to Johnstown, it followed a course through the Town of Oppenheim to Dolgeville and then turned northwesterly through the settlements of Salisbury, Salisbury Corners, Norway, Cold Brook, Russia, Boon's Bridge on the West Canada Creek near Prospect, and then northward to Remsen and Boonville, and eventually to Sackett's Harbor. It is the oldest road in the Town, running from southeast to northeast across the Town. During the War of 1812 this road was used to supply the fort at Oswego on Lake Ontario. Troops were marched over it and chains were carried north to close the St. Lawrence River to the British. In the early 1900's the section in Herkimer County was named Military Road."

New York City Hotels

Ace Hotel - "Our rates are cheap for New York hotels and motels, even if you book at the last minute. They are some of the cheapest NYC rooms you will find."
Flatotel - 135 West 52nd Street
Hotel Chelsea
Hotel on Rivington
Hotel QT
Hotel 17 (see Check In, Check Out by Christopher Solomon, New York Times, January 17, 2007)
Hotel Thirty Thirty
Marcel Hotel
Murray Hill Inn
Second Home on Second Avenue
Skyline Hotel
Union Square Inn
Washington Square Hotel

New Zealand

New Zealand Department of Conservation
National Parks
Tracks & Walks
New Zealand's Walkways
Great Walks
Kepler
Milford See A Walk Through New Zealand's Watery Wild by Robert D. Hershey Jr., New York Times, January 18, 2009. "The park, part of the Te Wahipounamu Unesco World Heritage Site, is of jaw-dropping beauty, a rare combination of rain forest, rushing rivers and glacially carved alpine heights that yields vistas that make you think you've stepped into a picture postcard."
Routeburn
Dusky Track - With brochure and map.
New Zealand Railways Corporation

Newsletters

Note: These are subscription newsletters
Nota Bene
Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report
Terra Firma - Edited by Bruce Palling, former foreign correspondent for theTimes of London
Passport Newsletter - Edited by Ken Petchenik
Robb Report Luxury Portal

Newspaper Travel Sections

AP Travel - Associated Press
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Boston Globe: Travel
Guardian: Travel - Includes travel articles by Owen Sheers
The Independent: Travel
New York Times Travel
An Insider's Address Book - Articles by Catharine Reynolds
Choice Tables
Cultured Traveler
Personal Journeys
What's Doing In... - 5 year archives (1994-1998) of the series which highlights attractions, lodging and dining in cities around the world.
Day Out
Explorer
Frugal Traveler - Matt Gross
Multimedia section, is a rich resource which includes an excellent video on the Flavors of Puebla by Cindy Price, November 17, 2006. Puebla, Mexico, is "the country's culinary capital and the birthplace of mole poblano sauce."
Los Angeles Times: Travel
Chicago Tribune: Travel
The Independent: Travel
On The Go - New York Post travel blog.
Times: Travel - London Times.
USA Today: Travel Guide
Wall Street Journal: Travel
Washington Post: Travel - Three years of travel articles are archived in:
International Destinations
U.S. Destinations
Mid-Atlantic
Travel by Topic
Heritage Travel
What's the Deal? - "The week's best deals around the globe, by land, sea and air."

Outdoor Recreation

Best Beaches in the USA - Ranking by Dr Stephen Leatherman, Professor and Director, International Hurricane Center, Florida International University.
GORP: Great Outdoor Recreation Pages - Has a Travel section which includes a Scenic Driving, Canoeing, Horseback Riding and a host of others.
Neutrogena Suncare with helioplex - Best sunscreen
GoSki! - Billing itself as the "definitive guide to the world's snowiest spots", the site provides information about more than 2,000 ski resorts in 30 countries.
Swimmers Guide Online - International, descriptive database of accessible, full-size, year-round pools
Trustees of Reservations - Organization formed to "preserve, for public use and enjoyment, landscapes of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and to protect special places across the state." With database describing 80 reservations across Massachusetts.

Parks

Amfac Parks & Resorts - Accommodations in America's premiere National and State Parks
Bureau of Land Management - U.S. Department of the Interior has links to State Offices.
Destination Scorecard: National Parks - National Geographic Traveler. Among the top parks was Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
California State Parks - With Park List
Florida State Parks
National Park Foundation - Provides a Guide to America's National Parks.
National Park Service - Also known as PARKNET, the NPS site provides access to U.S. National Parks by Name and by State. Among them are:
Arches
Bryce Canyon
Capitol Reef
Canyonlands
Grand Canyon
Grand Teton
Yellowstone
Yosemite
Zion Other useful national park resources include NatureNet with information on natural resources in the parks and Links to the Past which covers history, culture and places and is a particularly rich resource for African American History and Culture.
National Parks - Chicago Tribune travel writer Robert Cross chronicles his journey through 25 national parks
Parks Canada | Parcs Canada
Ramsar Convention on Wetlands - There are over 1400 areas on the Ramsar Listand there is a searchable Ramsar Sites Database.
Recreation.GOV: Recreational Opportunities on Federal Lands - "Offers information from all of the federal land management agencies and allows you to search for recreation sites by State, by agency, or by recreational activity."
Redwood National and State Parks - Del Norte & Humboldt counties, California, and home to some of the world's tallest trees: old-growth coast redwoods. They can live to be 2000 years old and grow to over 300 feet tall.
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park - "Kings Canyon, high in the Sierra Nevada, is one of the least-known national parks." See Western Grandeur Without the Crowds by Joe Robinson, New York Times, September 1, 2006.
USDA Forest Service - Has links to National Forests by State
Yellowstone National Park
Yosemite National Park - See also Yosemite
Yosemite Concession Services Corporation.

Norway

Historic Hotels - Norway. "Our hotels are not 'ordinary' hotels. They are landed estates, country houses,manors, large and small timber-built hotels in pseudo-Swiss and Jugend (Art Nouveau) style, old coaching inns and many more historic buildings that have been transformed into beautiful, small, romantic hotels."
Stalheim Hotel - Norway. Overlooks West Norwegian Fjords, Unesco World Heritage site.

Peru

Tipon - See Tipon: water engineering masterpiece of the Inca empire (2006) by Kenneth R. Wright.
Mysterious Machu Picchu - By Judith H. Dobrzynski, Wall Street Journal, November 1-2, 2008. (Masterpiece: Anatomy of a Classic series).
The Other Machu Picchu - By Ethan Todras-Whitehill, New York Times, June 3, 2007.

Photographs

Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection - Slides taken by Charles W. Cushman, an amateur photographer, between 1938 and 1969. You can browse by year, location, subject, and genre. Among the places he visited are Austria (579 slides), France (169), Germany (202), Greece (381), Italy (234), Lebanon (133), Mexico (133), Turkey (201), United Kingdom (759), and, above all, the United States (11,374). There are many slides of the West: California (4723), Arizona (943), Utah (368), Colorado (456), New Mexico (95). Some favorites:
Rocks at Otter Pt., Mt. Desert Island [Maine]
Boat harbor at Camden, Maine - late afternoon (September 18, 1941)
The old Fulton Stret Market on Saturday Afternoon (September 27, 1941)
Children of the Mill, Johnstown, Pennsylvania (July 26, 1940)
Collecting War-time salvage on Lower East Side (October 4, 1942)
Narrow building Port area, Beirut (May 2, 1965)

Dogon Niger Lobi - Over 1,000 spectacular photographs of Africa by Huib Blom. Albums include
Malian Architecture (175)
Egypt (82)
River Niger (145)
Dogon (850)
Lobi (125),
Miscellaneous (60).

Flickr
Photo.net: Travel - Travel photos by Philip Greenspun
Places of Peace and Power: The Sacred Site Pilgrimage of Martin Gray - "Martin Gray is an anthropologist and photographer specializing in the study of sacred sites and pilgrimage traditions around the world. During the past sixteen years, Martin has visited and photographed over 1000 sacred sites in fifty countries. This web site discusses Martin's pilgrimage journeys, features many of his photographs and writings, lists calendar details of upcoming slide show tours, gives information regarding book and photograph orders, and has links to related sites."

Portugal

Pousadas de Portugal
Pousadas of Portugal
Seeing for Miles From a Village High in the Sky: Marvão, Portugal - by Beth Greenfield, New York Times, April 29, 2007. "The 13th-century castle is the town’s main attraction — its mazelike passageways, a creepily dark and echoing cistern, and bartizans that jut out over the cliffs like fixed, angular wings. The bartizans offer stellar views of the Serra de Ossa and Serra de São Mamede mountains, and miles of tilled farm patches that blanket the earth like a crazy patchwork in various shades of jade." -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Puerto Rico

Beside the Pointe Inn & Tavern - Rincon
Aguadilla
Ceiba Country Inn - Michael A. Marra and Pedro Jurado-Cotto, Carretera 977, Km. 1.2, Barrio Saco, Ceiba, PR 00735
A Classic Inn in Puerto Rico by Sherry Marker (lives for part of the year in Cidra, P.R.) New York Times, January 6, 1991. "Horned Dorset refers to the first inn, in Leonardsville, N.Y., near Utica, operated by Harold Davies and Kingsley Wratten. That inn was named for the horned Dorset sheep that the two once raised. Primavera is a holdover from an earlier hotel, the Primavera, at the site -- about five miles from the village of Rincon."
Culebra, Where It's Always the 4th of July; It Always Sounds Like the Fourth of July on Culebra If You Go, by Jack Davies, New York Times, November 04, 1973.
Frugal Traveler - Puerto Rico: A Cheap Room Puts Old San Juan Within Reach - By Matt Gross, New York Times, April 15, 2007.
Horned Dorset Primavera - Rincon
In Puerto Rico, a Rain Forest Full of Easy Adventure - By Lisa W. Foderaro, New York Times, June 25, 2009.
Isabela
Isla de Culebra (Culebra Island) - 17 miles east of Puerto Rican mainland. The was a ferry from Fajardo to Culebra, but there seems to be some doubt as to whether it's still functioning. Try contacting the Puerto Rico Maritime Transportation Authority (Autoridad de Transporte Marítimo de Puerto Rico, or the the Puerto Rico Ports Authority Office (800-981-2005) and ask for information about lanchas (MV Caribeña, Lancha de Cataño or the Fajardo-Vieques-Culebra Ferry Line.).
JOURNEYS; In Puerto Rico, Discovering a Surf Mecca by Julia Chaplin, New York Times, January 30, 2004.
Lemon Tree Oceanfront Cottages - Rincon. Owned by Bella Jane Furr Davis.
A Little Island Hard to Leave by Nina Siegal, New York Times, January 14, 2001.
Luquillo Sunrise Beach Inn
See Puerto Rico
A Taste of the 'real' Puerto Rico - by Jay Jones, Los Angeles Times, March 27, 2011.
Top 10 Natural Wonders of Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico's Country Inns - by Robert W. Stock, New York Times, March 21, 1982.
Luquillo
Paradores
Rincon
Small Hotels in Puerto Rico
Welcome to Puerto Rico
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Restaurants

Almanach des Gourmands - First restaurant guide published in 1804
DiRoNA - Distinguished Restaurants of North America - They publish the Guide to Distinguished Restaurants of North America, "more than 500 award-winning restaurants independently and anonymously inspected." You can also search for over 800 member restaurants by name, location, or type of cuisine.
Egon Ronay Guide
Gayot Dining
Michelin Guides - 70 anonymous judges review over 30,000 restaurants in 20 European cities. There are Red Guides to
New York
Paris
London
France
Italy
Main Cities of Europe

Guide Gault Millau - French restaurant guides created in 1972 by Henri Gault and Christian Millau
Los Angeles Public Library Menu Collection Index and Images - "Database of menus from Los Angeles, other cities, steamships, airlines and banquets. Images of the actual menus are being added. The address and telephone number of the restaurant is given, plus the menu date, cuisine type, meal, and price range." A keyword search for French, for example, retrieves a number of images including several from Air France. There is an Alternate search page. See the Air France October 4, 1961 menu:
cover
dinner menu
breakfast menu
UK Restaurant Guide

Russia

Catherine Palace of Tsarskoye Selo - Virtual tour of the summer residence of Russian Tsars.
Russian Museums - Official Russian museum directory
Siberia Diary - Reporter Robert G. Kaiser and photographer Lucian Perkin report on the people and natural resources of Siberia in this month-long Washington Post series (August 2001).

St. Lucia

The long view - By Nicola Venning. Financial Times, November 28 2009. "Sugar Beach is a five-star renovation of the former Jalouise Plantation Hotel which is in Val des Pitons - a hummingbird-filled subtropical valley that is part of the Unesco World Heritage Site around the dog-toothed volcanic plugs of the Gros and Petit Pitons. The hotel is the subject of a $100m project by owner Roger Myers (the entrepreneur behind the Café Rouge, Dome and Punch Tavern chains) to refurbish the hotel and turn 85 hotel cottages into elegant buy-to-let villas."
Sugar Beach Villas
Caribbean agriculture-tourism linkages in a neoliberal world: Problems and prospects for St Lucia - Benjamin Timms, IDPR, 28 (1) 2006.

Scotland

Kelso
Scots Magazine
Scottish Field

Search Engines

AOL NetFind - Travel - Provides directories for Airlines, Cruises, Hotels and Rental Cars.
Farecast - Airfare search
FareChase
Sidestep
Kayak
FareChase
Mobissimo
PinpointTravel
QIXO - Compares airfares from 20 major travel sites
Sidestep - Traveler's search engine.

Spain

36 Hours in Ibiza, Spain - By Ann Marie Gardner, New York Times, November 4, 2007.
Ibiza - On the southewstern shore is Es Vedra
Paradores de España
Si, Spain - Directorate General for Cultural Affairs at the Spanish Foreign Ministry

States

National Council of State Tourism Directors
Seacoast NH

Sustainable Tourism

Journal of Sustainable Tourism
National Geographic Center for Sustainable Destinations
Sustainable Tourism Resource Database - "Searchable online database containing information on tourism services and facilities in North America that link tourism activities with the conservation of natural areas" created by the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation.
World Legacy Awards (WLA) for sustainable tourism

Tennessee

Lodge at Buckberry Creek - Gatlinburg. Adirondack style lodge adjacent to Smoky Mountain National Park.

Thailand

Asia: Bangkok, Inside-Out - By Stan Sesser, Wall Street Journal, September 8-9, 2007. Recommends the garden of the Siam Society, Phra Pradaeng, Temple of 1000 Incarnations, Wat Arun (the Temple of Dawn) and Bahn Pakwan Restaurant.

Tourist Boards

Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory - Over 1,400 entries that contain contact information for official government tourism offices and similar agencies.
Association of National Tourist Offices in the United Kingdom (ANTOR UK) - With links to official sites.
Baltic Tourism Cooperation - Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, Norway & Poland
Brazilian Tourism Agency
British Tourist Authority
Canadian Tourism Commission
Danish Tourist Board
English Tourist Board
Icelandic Tourist Board
Irish Tourist Board
Japan National Tourist Organization
Mexican Ministry of Tourism
Netherlands Board of Tourism
Russian National Tourist Office
Scottish Tourist Board
Tourism Authority of Thailand
Wales Tourist Board

Train / Rail

Amtrak
British Rail
Deutsche Bahn AG - Included are all trains in Germany plus many more in all of Europe.
Europe by Eurail
National Rail Enquiries - "Official source for UK train times and timetables"
Timetables On-line (UK)
Rail Europe - European rail fares and schedules
RATP France - Paris. "Transports en Île-de-France"
Renfe - Spain
SNCF - France
UK Railways on the Net
Trans-Siberian Railway
VIA Rail Canada

Travel Industry

American Hotel and Lodging Association
American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA)
HOTREC - "Trade association of hotels, restaurants and cafes in the European Union. We bring together 40 national hospitality associations in 25 countries across Europe."
International Hotel & Restaurant Association (IH&RA) - Has a Membership Directory
Offbeat Travel
Perceptive Travel - "The best travel stories from authors on the move."
Rosen College of Hospitality Management - Orlando, Florida
Society of American Travel Writers
Travel Industry Association of America - With a useful collection of links.
Travel Weekly
Wall Street Journal: Real Estate: Hotels

Travel Research

DK Shifflet & Associates - Falls Church, Virginia
Forrester Research
Smith Travel Research
World Tourism Organization - United Nations agency, located in Madrid, provides data on tourism worldwide.
Yesawich, Pepperdine, Brown & Russell - Orlando

Travel Writing and Reporting

Linda Hagen Miller - See Books, Magazine and Newspaper Articles
North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) - Sponsors of the NATJA Awards Competition
WGBH Forum Network - Archived lectures include:
The Power of Place - Tom Haines, Cambridge Forum, November 19, 2008. Haines is a Boston Globe travel writer who was named the 2007 Travel Journalist of the Year by the Society of Travel Writers. [77:57]
Peter Greenberg: The Complete Travel Detective Bible - Peter Greenberg, writer, travel editor, NBC News, Georgia Center for the Book, November 1, 2007.
Oracle Bones: Journey Between China's Past and Present - Peter Hessler, foreign correspondent, The New Yorker, Boston Athenaeum, May 16, 2006.
Peter Greenberg Worldwide

Switzerland

Going to Basel - Aric Chen, New York Times, June 11, 2006.
Going to Geneva by Nathaniel Vinton, New York Times, May 8, 2005.
In Geneva, a Cable Car Ride, a Chocolatier Tour: Delights at Any Age - Anne Glusker, New York Times, February 5, 2006.
Swiss Bliss: Engadine Valley - G. Y. Dryansky, Photographs by Jorg Brockmann, Conde Nast Traveler, April, 2007.
Via Alpina - "Network of 5 walking trails across the eight countries of the Alpine region, more than 5,000 km long and with 342 day stages." Lsts contact information for huts, lodges, chalets, and B &Bs along each stage of the trail.
What's Doing in Zurich - by Alison Langley, New York Times, November 23, 2003.

Turkey

Turkey: Chasing the ghosts of a forgotten war - By Frank Kane, The Observer, January 30 2005. "Frank Kane goes in search of the Turkish ghost village [Eskibahce, actually Kayaköy, formerly known as Levissi), immortalised in Louis de Bernieres' latest novel and finds a tranquil and haunting respite from the fleshpots of the nearby coastline."

Vacation Home Rentals

Canadian Cottate Rental
Cottages in Canada
CyberRentals
Vacation Rentals.com
VacationDirect.com
VacationSpot
VacationHomes
Villa Leisure - Dallas
Villas and Apartments Abroad - New York
Rentalo,
VRBO.com
GreatRentals.com
VacationlandRentals.com
Individual Travellers
FindRentals.com
Untours - Apartment-based travel packages which allow you to experience a foreign country as an "insider" at your own pace.
Ville et Village - French and Italian vacation rentals.
Wimco - Based in Rhode Island

Regional sites

Go Native (London private home and apartment rentals)
New York Vacation Rentals
Sublet.com
Sublet in the City
Craig's List
CapeCodRental.com
CapeCodVacation.com etc.

Vermont

American Museum of Fly Fishing - Manchester
Basin Harbor Club - Vergennes (800-622-4000 or 802-475-2311)
Bennington Potters
Billings Farm and Museum - Woodstock
Equinox Resort - Manchester
Green Mountain Club - Vermont club maintains the Long Trail. "the oldest long distance hiking trail in America."
Johnson Woolen Mills
Lake Champlain Bluegrass Festival - Alburgh. See Community Destination: The Little Festival That Could by Stephen Russell Payne, Vermont Life Magazine, Summer 2008.
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum - Vergennes
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park - Woodstock
Old Tavern at Grafton
Rabbit Hill Inn - Lower Waterford. Brian & Leslie Mulcahy.
Shackleton Thomas
Shelburne Museum
Simon Pearce - Quechee. Glass and pottery designer.
Twin Farms - Barnard, Vermont (800-894-6327).
Vermont 100 Endurance Race
Vermont Canoe & Kayak - Waitsfield (802-496-5889)
Vermont Chamber of Commerce
Vermont Country Store
Vermont Life Magazine
Vermont Living Magazine
Vermont Outdoor Guide Association
Vermont Paddlers Club - The archive for their newsletter, Bow & Stern, goes back to June 1975.
Village Inn of East Burke
Windham Hill Inn - West Townshend (800-944-4080 and 802-874-4080)
Woodstock Inn and Resort

Volunteer Vacations

Cross Cultural Solutions
Global Volunteers
Globe Aware
Habitat for Humanity
Volunteer Adventures

Washington, D.C.

Articles
36 Hours in Washington - By Helene Cooper, New York Times, January 18, 2009.
Cultured Traveler: It's Home Sweet Museum in Washington, D.C. - By Andrew Ferren, New York Times, February 1, 2009.
Plenty of Options for Washington's Hungry Visitors by Adam Nagourney, New York Times, January 15, 2009. Suggests: Cashion's Eat Place, Al Crostino, Posto, Marvin, Cafe Milano, The Source, Dino, Citronelle, Vinoteca, Cork Wine Bar, Restaurant Eve, Palena Cafe
See Washington D.C. Like a Local By Amanda Abrams, Los Angeles Times, January 6, 2009.
Dumbarton House - Headquarters of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America (202-337-2288)
Dumbarton Oaks
Folger Shakespeare Library
Hillwood Museum
Hotel Madera - Offers "complimentary valet parking for hybrid vehicles." A Kimpton hotel.
Kreeger Museum - (202-338-3550)
National Museum of the American Indian - 4th St. and Independence Ave., S.W. Open 10 a.m. to 5:30
Phillips Collection
Posto - "This brash Italian brasserie in the Logan Circle neighborhood has been packed most every night since it opened late last year, testimony to low prices, high-quality food and its crackling energy." (Plenty of Options for Washington's Hungry Visitors by Adam Nagourney, New York Times, January 15, 2009.) See also Relaxed, Refined Posto Can Handle the Buzz by Tom Sietsema, December 17, 2008.)
Shakespeare Theatre Company
Tudor Place
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro)
Washington on Foot - "It's the complete city in a tidy package and the only "outdoor" Washington guidebook you need, ideal not only for visitors, but for locals who truly want to get to know their city."
Washington Post

Washington (State)

Cedar Creek Treehouse - Ashford, near Mount Ranier National Park. 50 feet up in a giant cedar tree and accessed by an 80-foot spiral staircase.
Sky Riverhaven - Near Gold Bar. Yurt treehouse has view of Skykomish River.
Washington State Ferries

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