Places to Visit

  • America's Scenic Byways - use this site's trip planner and "trip ideas" to plan interesting road trips and to learn more about National Scenic Byways, the "collection of 96 distinct and diverse roads designated by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation
  • Columbus World Travel Guide Online - provides detailed travel information, guide is known as the 'Bible of the Travel Industry'
  • Family Fun Getaways - Family vacation ideas from weekend getaways, activities, attractions, and kid-friendly resorts.
  • Florida's Greenways and Trails - online exploration of recreational maps and descriptions of greenways and trails throughout the Sunshine State
  • Fodor's.com - offers current and discerning shopping, dining, hotel, and culture recommendations to help you experience the trips you want
  • Frommer's - reliable information for those planning a travel excursion
  • Lonely Planet - travel guides, advice, tips and information "dedicated entirely to travel and travellers"
  • National Park Service - information about what to visit in the National Park system, including national parks, monuments, battlefields, military parks, historical parks, historic sites, lakeshores, seashores, recreation areas, scenic rivers and trails, and the White House
  • Rick Steve's Europe through the Back Door - Rick's guidebooks offer suggested itineraries and all the info you'll need on hotels, sights, food, and transportation to plan your own trip
  • Roadside America - Guide to offbeat tourist attractions
  • Rough Guides - includes recommendations from shoestring to luxury and covers more than 200 destinations around the globe
  • Sacred Destinations - an illustrated guide to sacred sites, pilgrimages, religious art, and historic holy places around the world.
  • Sperling's Best Places - provides data on thousands of metro areas, cities, and neighborhoods
  • Trails.com - resource for hiking, mountain biking, water trails, winter trails, and more
  • Travel and Business - information for travelers and businessmen from the U.S. Dept. of State, including passport and visa procedures and regulations
  • Travel Channel - television network devoted exclusively to travel entertainment
  • Travel, Transportation, and Recreation - official information and services from the U.S. government
  • Travel Weekly - the national newspaper of the travel industry
  • Tripadvisor.com - Over 30 million user submitted reviews and recommendations for hotels, resorts, inns, and restaurants.
  • USA CityLink - comprehensive listing of states and cities offering information on travel, tourism, and relocation
  • Virtual Tourist - worldwide travel community where real travelers and locals share real travel advice and experiences
  • Visit Florida - the state's official source for travel planning
  • Zagat: Eat, Drink, Play - features over 30,000 of the best places to eat, drink, stay and play worldwide
Tools to Use
  • Bed and Breakfast Inns, Online - directory of B&B's and Country Inns worldwide
  • Currency Converter - world's most popular currency tool, lets perform currency and foreign exchange rate calculations using live, up-to-the-minute mid-market currency rates
  • Flight Delay Information - for major airports in the U.S. from the Federal Aviation Administration
  • Google Maps - Find businesses, addresses, and places of interest.  You can also get driving directions and satellite photos of locations.
  • Hostels.com - ultimate resource for backpacking and hostelling providing a comprehensive selection of hostels
  • International Calling Guide - information on how to dial internationally from the USA, Canada, or from any other country.
  • MapQuest - offers Internet, wireless and business mapping applications that help people find places and get there
  • OANDA: Traveler Currency Tools and Resources - includes an FXCheatSheet to allow travelers to create and print a currency converter table for their next trip. Site also contains links to an ATM locator, a travel checklist, and other conversion tools to convert temperature, clothing sizes, and more
  • Travelers' Health - health information for the traveler from the Center for Disease Control
  • WorldTimeServer.com - access this website to determine the current time in countries around the world. Use tools such as a time converter to plan international meeting times
Page last updated January 13, 2014