Useful Travel Websites
editor Max Hartshorne was Managing Editor of Transitions Abroad,
he turned me on to johnnyjet.com
, a site I still go to regularly years later. With that in mind I've
collected some places our readers may find useful and entertaining. Johnny's
site is a voluminous archive of links, including all of the nation's Sunday
newspaper travel sections.
Some of the best destinations I've ever visited, I learned about from
travel essays. I assume that since you're visiting GoNOMAD, entertaining
stories and destinations must be what you like. The web has come alive
with wanderlust stories. Even if you're stuck at your computer, let your
Travelers' Tales books have long provided insight to the traveler's mind.
Now their website features chapters from their books as well as the Flying
Carpet. The carpet features stories from the staff and contributors. Before
you check out the bookstore log on to travelerstales.com.
If you like following the literary trail. then www.literarytraveler.com
is for you. Read stories from travelers that trace the locations and places
that the mighty once trod. They add a historical flavor to the travel
essays. Steinbeck's California and Poe's stomping grounds at the University
of Virginia are just a few examples.
World Hum will have you buzzing. Freelance writers Jim Benning and Mike
Yessis have created a site that will take you away. In their words "a
site that describes the rush that happens when we travel, a surge of adrenaline,
electricity, and sometimes, on this ever shrinking planet, connection."
Connect to the hum at worldhum.com
I Go U Go
isn't as confusing as it sounds. The site offers insight from everyday
travelers. Some of the trip reports offer special places to see. igougo.com is also a travel club that offers members some deals. Very slickly
done, with solid financial backers, and lots of staff, IGOUGO is an appealing
travel site with some interesting twists. Worth a visit.
Keeping up with the perilous pits of airline fares can wear you out before
you begin. We at GoNOMAD feel your pain. With that in mind I have tried
to find some easy and proven ticketing sites. Knowledge is extra Pesos,
Franks and Euros on your arrival.
has long been the site for around the world planning. No one does it better.
With Multi- Continent tickets you get free emergency Medical Transportation
Insurance, Travel Guard Insurance, 24-hour legal assistance, and personal
Hunter is a viable place to check prices, login a minus. still a fair
representation of what fares are out there.
Orbitz orbitz.com has
come along way. Its student category is a big help towards finding special
fares for those thirsting for knowledge. The other categories to search
under are sunny, smoochy, relaxing, international and family. The site,
created by half a dozen major airlines, some specials not offered elsewhere.
We're mighty glad that Airwise is still around. Especially when ground
transportation information upon arrival is needed.
One Travel at onetravel.com
is on the move and a favorite of mine. It has beaten some of the bigger
sites time and time again. We use them and you can to with an easy
connection via GoNOMAD's own buttons on the right side of most pages
Place, any Place
Got your mind on a specific destination? Using the national carriers,
the ethnic airlines of many countries, you can save a lot of money and
arrive "like a native."
American Travel Abroad has covered Central and Eastern Europe for years.
The consolidator for SAS, Lufthansa and the new Swiss Air. Get ready to
boogie in Budapest at amta.com
Want to pop
over to Poland? Contact Varsovia Agency, the Polish connection. You'll
be in Krakow in no time. varsovia.com.
Travel is not run of the mill, especially for Germany and Russia. They
are Lufthansa's biggest consolidator. They also sell tickets to Africa. millrun.com
Copenhagen Guide to Travel danex-exm.dk/links.htm.
Everything imaginable about Denmark (including Greenland): Travel, accommodations,
Lap of Latin America
One of the world's best airlines in my opinion is Lan Chile. The service
and planes are excellent. If headed south check them out at lanchile.com
You won't be sorry!
G.T Tours is another great place to find fares for Latin America, go to
Latin Tickets latintickets.com.
Need to flee South of the Border and quick? You pick your price and they
will find the airline for you; if you don't like the price, keeping trying.
Far Eastern International, out of New York, has some wonderful fares to
China, Korea and Vietnam. Check them out at feti.com.
Malaysia Travel is one great consolidator. The owner carefully researches
the destinations they offer. Find them at malaysiatravel.com
A Place to Hang Your Hat
International Youth Hostel Federation iyhf.org -- the site for the granddaddy for budget travelers
worldwide is well designed, well run, and very useful. The news section
keeps you well updated on new and renovated hostels.
British Services britishservices.
com. If you're heading to Britain, head to this site. Links to hotels
and hostels all over the U.K. take you right to the headquarters of many
HoboTraveler hobotraveler.com. Informative and fun. You can spend hours here. The hostel and hotel
section is excellent for finding one of a kind lodgings. Many suggestions
by hobo readers.
Budget Travel budgettravel.com/
hostels.htm. A place to read others' recommendations. Literally thousands
of sources. Not the nicest-looking site, but in this jamble of words are
a million links and useful is the thing that wins the day.
htm. My favorite lodging search spot will link you with lodgings worldwide
of various types and cost. Many results from the Amazing Places search
are far more reasonable than you would expect and perfect for an unforgettable
com. A site that Arthur Frommer recommends as the best for backpacking
in Europe. Thousands of useful links.
It's impossible to include all of the valuable sites that can help you
with your travel plans. For that reason GoNOMAD has compiled a resource
link page, try out some of the best travel companies that believe
in the nomad creed. Many such as Language Studies Abroad (languagestudiesabroad.com)
and Galapagos Network ecoventura.com, email@example.com
I have personally used.
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