RESOURCES ON THE ROAD

 

General / world-wide

Travellerspoint Travel Community: www.travellerspoint.com

Pass Planet (Central America and SE Asia): www.passplanet.com

The Man in Seat 61 (train focused – excellent): www.seat61.com

Rough Planet: www.roughplanet.com

One Bag (the name say it all, good packing advice/lists): www.onebag.com

World Nomads, free MP3 language guide downloads: journals.worldnomads.com/language-guides

Budget your trip, a great way to get a handle on what your daily costs might be: www.budgetyourtrip.com

Backpacking tips and starter information, similar to this site – wwww.startbackpacking.com

Learning about the world through photography: www.trekearth.com

Travelholic (Europe, Oz/NZ): www.travoholic.com

World Climate – gives you the average temperature and rainfall for any time of the year just about anywhere in the world: www.worldclimate.com

Nice looking resource for all the popular destinations: www.backpacker-planet.com & www.worldbackpackers.net

Virtual Tourist (great info & forum): www.virtualtourist.com

Travel resource for independent travellers: www.thebackpacker.net & www.the-backpacking-site.com

Which plug in which country?: http://users.pandora.be/worldstandards/electricity.htm

Great interactive world weather map: http://www.worldreviewer.com/world-weather/

 

Directories

Google Backpacking directory: http://directory.google.com/../Backpacking/

Yahoo Backpacking directory: http://dir.yahoo.com/../Backpacking/

Embassy World (searchable database of worldwide embassies): www.embassypages.com

Tourism offices worldwide directory: www.towd.com

Free to do (in USA and EU): www.freetodo.net

Mysterious places (images and stories of): www.mysteriousplaces.com

 

On-line Magazines

Ron Gluckman, many excellent articles: www.gluckman.com

Boots N All (very popular): www.bootsnall.com

The Long Trip Home: www.thelongtriphome.com

Australian (developed country orientated): www.backpackeressentials.com.au

Polo’s Bastards Extreme Adventure (odd and sometimes dangerous places): www.polosbastards.com

Itchy Feet Magazine (online magazine for globetrotters): www.itchyfeetmagazine.com

inTravel, experiences and ideas: www.intravelmag.com

 

Just For Fun

The Fabulous Adventures of Mister Wombat: www.wombattravel.com

Great travel game to test your Knowledge: www.travelpod.com

Atlas of the real world: www.telegraph.co.uk/…/The-Atlas-of-the-Real-World.html

Lies to tell tourists: http://www.economist.com/tourist-advice

Test your Geography Knowledge: www.lizardpoint.com/fun/geoquiz/ andwww.jetpunk.com

Historical Country Names: www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/hist_country_names.htm

Golden Plungers, the world’s best public toilets and where to find them: www.thebathroomdiaries.com

Spud Travel’s: www.spudstravels.com

Guide to sleeping in airports: www.sleepinginairports.net

How many country have you been to: www.world66.com/myworld66/visitedCountries

How far is it? www.indo.com/distance/

The Big Mac index: www.oanda.com/products/bigmac/bigmac.shtml

Which side of the road do they drive on?: www.brianlucas.ca/roadside

Let your books travel and catch up later, great idea: www.bookcrossing.com

Where is Matt? (quirky video of Matt’s dancing on his travels): www.wherethehellismatt.com

Five Steps for Doing Laundry While Backpacking: www.theworldisnotflat.com/laundry

 

Money

ATM Cards and Foreign Exchange (American Focus): http://flyertalk.com/wiki/

MasterCard/Cirrus ATMs worldwide: www.mastercard.com/cardholderservices/atm/

VISA/Plus ATM’s worldwide: http://visaatm.infonow.net/bin/findNow?CLIENT_ID=VISA

American Express ATM’s worldwide: http://amex.via.infonow.net/locator/cash/

Exchange rates (quick): http://finance.yahoo.com/m3?u or Universal Currency Converter (better) above or Currency printable cheat sheet: www.oanda.com/convert/cheatsheet

 

Health

Travel health advice: www.travelturtle.co.uk or www.travelhealth.co.uk

World Heath Organisation: www.who.int/ith/

Travel Medicine (information and products to buy): www.travmed.com

Medical Advisory Service for Travellers Abroad: www.masta-travel-health.com

Centre for Disease Control and Protection: www.cdc.gov/travel/

 

On-line guidebooks and travel books

Peter M. Geiser’s Internet Travel Guide (SEA & China): www.pmgeiser.ch

World Stompers on-line: www.stompers.com

Peter Moore: www.noshit.com.au

Fodors Travel (useful user comments about individual hotels): www.fodors.com

Courtesy of http://www.travelindependent.info/links.htm

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