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BootsnAll Travel Network
One stop shopping for travelers that lets you search across numerous websites to get the best deals.

EPodunk.com
Indepth data on more than 46,000 American communities including geocoded information about thousands of parks, museums, historic sites, colleges, schools, and other places of interest.

Fastcheck Arrival Guides Online
More than 320 free PDF destination guides. In 10 to 20 pages, they cover the basics of accommodations, food, attractions, airport connections, and maps.

Lonely PlanetOnline
Travel guides from one of the best travel publishers. Find lodging, brief country information, travel stories, blogs, and much more.

National Geographic Traveler
From the popular magazine of the same title, this site offers travel tips, destination ratings, trip planners, photography pointers, and much more. p>

Schmap: Beyond the Map
Schmap offers more than 200 free interactive destination guides. Information can be printed, but is best viewed online or accessed via selected mobile phones.

The Travel Channel
Information on destinations and helpful travel planning tools from the popular cable TV program.

Traveldk.com
From Eyewitness Travel Guides, a site that allows travelers to create personal travel guides from DK's content and input from travelers. Guides may be downloaded as a printable PDF or purchased as a paperback book for a fee.

Yelp
Features reviews from the locals for whatever metropolitan area you’re visiting. Includes dining, lodging, shopping, consumer services, churches, and almost any kind of service you might need when you’re away from home.
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Budget

Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel
A mix of "real deals," tips, recommendations and stories written by other travelers, this site is for anyone interested in traveling economically.

Backpack Europe on a Budget
Everything you need to know about backpacking through Europe, from planning your itinerary, to planning costs, to finding traveling companions, to living in a hostel.

The Couch Surfing Project
With the goal of promoting cultural exchange, this non-profit site provides a way for people to stay free in other people's homes while traveling.

Eurocheap
Valuable reviews of budget lodgings in Europe.

Hosteling International USA
The American affiliate of the Hostelling International network of more than 4,000 hostels in over 80 countries. HI-USA operates a network of over 60 quality hostel accommodations throughout the United States that are inexpensive, safe and clean. The hostels range from urban high-rise buildings with hundreds of beds to small more remote hostels in rural settings. Members receive discounted rates.
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Foreign Travel

A Safe Trip Abroad
Advice for travelers to ensure a safe, incident-free trip outside of the United States.

In Your Pocket Essential City Guides
Free online guides of about 60 pages contain useful information on hotels, restaurants and what to see in many Central and Eastern European Cities.

Passport Information
The Passport Services Office provides information and services to American citizens about how to obtain, replace or change a passport.

Travelers' Health
Contains news; information on vaccination requirements, diseases, and outbreaks; country health profiles; and more. From the National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Air Travel

Air Traveler Information
Tips for air travelers from the FAA, including airport status and flight delays.

Frequent Flyer Programs
Consumer fact sheet about frequent-flier programs, which "allow you to earn certain travel benefits based on the number of miles (or occasionally the number of trips) you fly on a particular airline." Includes points to consider when choosing a program, such as rate at which credits are earned and deadlines for using credits. From the U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings.

Kayak
Not what the name implies, but a site that lets you search more than 140 sites at the same time to find the cheapest airfares

SeatGuru
Shows the seat layout of types of aircraft, arranged by airline with comments about drawbacks and information about frequent flier programs.
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Road Travel

Hidden America
A website devoted to US travel destinations off the beaten path.

National Scenic Byways
The National Scenic Byways Program is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. The program is a grass-roots collaborative effort established to help recognize, preserve and enhance selected roads throughout the United States.

National Traffic and Road Closure Information
A directory of highway information listing road closures, construction delays, and weather-related driving problems by state with links to information for major U.S. cities and highways.
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Train Travel

Rail Europe (formerly Eurorail
Official site for purchasing a variety of Rail Europe passes. Includes useful links for trip-planning.

Amtrak
Official site for purchasing tickets and passes.
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The Great Outdoors

Appalachian Mountain Club
Serving the Northeast, the oldest U.S. recreational organization offers outdoor trips, educational programs, and conservation initiatives.

GORP: Great Outdoor Recreation Pages
Articles and information for adventure travelers. A variety of interests are covered including hiking, biking, paddling, fishing, climbing, caving, and snow sports

National Park Service
Detailed information on all parks in the National Park system, as well as information about the government's efforts to protect the environment and endangered species.

The Sierra Club
Outdoor adventures with America's oldest environmental organization.

Woodalls's RV and Camping Directory
Find campgrounds and RV services throughout the United States. Site requires free registration.
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Special Topics

AARP Travel Pages
Travel information and destinations for people age 50 and over

Blue Star Museums
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,800 museums across America. First launched in the summer of 2010, Blue Star Museums offers free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Elderhostel
Educational travel programs for people age 55 and older. "Discover more than 8,000 educational tours in all 50 states and more than 90 countries with Elderhostel, the not-for-profit leader in educational travel since 1975. Alongside local and renowned experts, experience in-depth and behind-the-scenes learning opportunities, from cultural tours and study cruises to walking, biking and more."

Literary Traveler
A site devoted to writers' and musicians' homes and travels. Includes information about literary tours and events.

Purple Roofs: Your GLBT Guide to World Travel
A site serving the travel needs of the GLBT community.

Society for Accessible Travel and Hospitality
A non-profit organization dedicated to providing barrier-free travel opportunities for people with disabilities.

Volunteer Vacations
CheapTickets and the United Way have teamed up to create a vehicle for people to spend all or part of their vacation working to support worthy causes.
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