You'll love these weblinks chosen by our expert librarians.
- About.com: Travel - About.com aims to provide on line content managed by people (Guides) who have expert knowledge about the topic. About.com: Travel provides Guides by country or region. Now owned by The New York Times Company.
- American Public Transportation Association - In accordance with its vision statement to be the "leading force in advancing public transportation," the American Public Transportation Association links to Ground and Water Transportation Web Sites worldwide. If you are looking for bus schedules, subway schedules, bus maps, or other ground or water transportation information for your upcoming trip to Europe or elsewhere, this may be the place to start.
- American Youth Hostels - Teens, with their parents' permission, and adults can travel and use inexpensive American and international) Youth Hostels.
- CIA: The World Fact Book - "The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map."
- Lonely Planet - The company with the motto "'All you've got to do is decide to go and the hardest part is over. So go!" Consumer-oriented travel company owned, in part, by the BBC.
- The New York Times Travel Section - Activities and interests, content-rich feature articles, dining and attraction review, blogs, geocoded reader recommendations as well as some trip planning tools. All with the NYT's perspective and quality writing.
- The US Department of State: Bureau of Consular Affairs - The site to check for changing rules regarding passports and other travel regulations. Information for the public about conditions abroad that may affect safety and security. Country Specific Information, Travel Alerts, and Travel Warnings available here.
- Wikitravel - Opensource, English-language travel wiki contributed to by travelers around the world. The goal is to create a free, complete, up-to-date and reliable world-wide travel guide. The project was begun in July of 2003 and appears to be going strong. Pages are edited frequently. It is one of many projects inspired by Wikipedia. One aim is to meet the needs of travellers for timely information that long book-publishing cycles can't seem to meet.
On the Internet
We help you find travel information.
- Hackwriters: Hacktreks – Personal travel stories by self-funded world travelers.
- Internet Public Library: Regional and country information – Resources related to, or about, specific nations or regions of the world.
- Internet Public Library: Travel magazines online – A collection of online travel magazines.
- Travel fiction – Booklists for fiction whose geographical setting is important to the story.
- Vagabonding – Interviews with travel writers, links to stories, and advice for traveling the world.
Out and About
Information especially for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered travelers.
- À la Montréal – Can't afford Paris? Canada's French-speaking metropolis is very gay friendly and just a short flight away.
- Gay Ogunquit – For a quieter getaway, Ogunquit, Maine is an artsy resort village (located 66 miles north of Boston) that has been welcoming gay and lesbian visitors for over 100 years. The white sandy beaches are especially alluring in summer.
- Greater Fort Lauderdale – If fun in the sun is your thing, you can't beat Fort Lauderdale, FL. America's top gay resort area has more than 30 gay-owned hotels plus dozens of gay bars. It has replaced Key West as the top gay mecca in Florida.
- Only in San Francisco – An all-in-one guide to San Francisco, CA. Find out where to stay, where to eat, and where to have fun—remember, it's all gay-friendly.
- Out and About – Out & About travel guides to dozens of cities worldwide are available now through www.gay.com. Your starting point for seeing the world.
- Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism – The website of the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism has a section for "GLBT." Here you will find hotels, entertainment, and more. The Dinah Shore Women's Weekend held annually in March is not to be missed!
- Provincetown: The Gay and Lesbian Guide – Provincetown, MA is on the tip of Cape Cod. Long an artists' mecca, it now ranks as a premiere gay and lesbian destination.