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What you should know before you go - Do you know what shoes you can wear that will help you move through the security line at the airport more quickly? Check the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for tips on getting through airport security and a page just for kids.
Embassy Worldwide - skip the commercials and find U.S. embassies around the world and foreign embassies in the U.S.
Project Visa - all you need to know about visas

Travel Health Online -- a very comprehensive source of health care information provided by travel medicine practitioners.
World Festivals - what's happening around the world
International Jobs - a very useful list of resources, with links, provided by the U.S. State Department
Generous Adventures - an on-line auction of award-winning accommodations, unusual trips and eco tours from around the world. All offers are donated and the profits benefit a variety of non-profit organizations worldwide.
Photostamps - put your own photos on your postage stamps. This is for real!

Online Newspapers - check the newspapers both domestic and foreign (usually you'll need to be able to read the foreign language) for news, weather and event information

Internet Guide to Freighter Travel - the most comprehensive site on the web for information about travelling by freighter
Farecompare.com - an airfare centric vacation and business travel planning site that promises consumers early access to the lowest published and discount air fares.
Teaching English Abroad - a good resource for those considering broadening their horizons

Leave No Trace - The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships.
Home Exchange -- at the very least, this website will make you dream
Cybercafes- addresses, telephone numbers and rates of cybercafes around the world
National Park Service - up-to-date information about visiting our national parks
Weatherbase.com and Worldweather.org - averages, highs, lows, precipitation, and everything else you need to know about the weather to give yourself the best chance for a perfect trip.
Time and Date
Currency Conversion Cost Comparison by Bankrate.Com- compare the rates credit card companies are charging to convert currency
World Lingo - this nifty site translates sentences and paragraphs into non-English languages

Cross-Cultural Solutions
- a volunteer abroad program for people of all ages with service ranging from a week to three months

SeatGuru.com - a great source for airplane seating and in-flight services information

- unbiased reviews of hotels, resorts and vacations

Family Search
- the most comprehensive source for tracking your ancestry sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints
Michelin Red Guides

Transit Maps of the World
Great for cartography-lovers and urban travellers

Replogle Globes
It's really important to see where things are these days

Walker Mesh Bags
Great for packing stuff

World Map Desk Pad



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