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This is a tremendous resource. Contains guides to the world's major
travel destinations, along with links to hotels and other web-based travel
resources. I have used it many times to establish itineraries for my
Department of State. It is always good to research
travel information about your destination, even if it is a supposedly
'safe' place. A wise traveler carries along the phone numbers of
the nearest consulate and is aware of the potential hazards.
Bahn (in English). This site allows you to look up travel
itineraries by train within Germany, and to a lesser extent throughout
Europe. Lets you reserve seats on-line at the mere cost of $2.25 US
per seat (for certain trains). Getting around by train in Germany is
super easy and not terribly expensive (cheaper than gas, wear and tear on
the car, and parking).
Hotel chains. Most budget hotels let you reserve
rooms on-line, and the chains listed here are great if you are traveling on
hotels. The Accor family of hotel chains is worldwide.
For European travel, I tend to use the Ibis chain. It's cheap but
I never spend any time in a hotel room anyway.
Western hotels. In locations that Accor does not service, I've
used this chain.
I use Expedia to pull up European maps. Excellent detail.
Unfortunately, I've yet to find a free service on line anywhere that
does as well for Asia.
Travel and leisure sites.
Stars and Stripes
Weekly travel section of the US military's daily newspaper, published
overseas in both Europe and the Pacific. Great reference site for
festivals and places to go around the world.
Military Living Publications.
Where the MILITARY FUN begins! Commercial site that sells
useful leisure and travel publications. Primary audience is US
military, but many of their products are useful for any American living
overseas. Their "R&R Travel News" service is very
River Cities. Site with a number of good links regarding
several popular cities in Europe.
-- Foreign Languages for Travelers. This is a good website if you
want to carry with you a cue card with basic phrases.
Page last updated
28 October 2006
I would like to stress that the inclusion of commercial sites here does not
constitute endorsement on my part. Your
experiences may differ, and I strongly encourage you to shop around on-line.