Hell Out Of Dodge
A page for my travel bookmarks. I use this page infrequently but I find it a comfort.
- Art of Travel. A practical, funny, wise read with a relaxed, down-to-earth attitude. Inspirational. If you read one travel site, make it this one!
- Lonely Planet. The online home of the respected Lonely Planet guidebook publishers, with useful forums. The Rough Guides are good too.
- Cecilia's Amazing Tips. Wise words from a seasoned traveller. See also Peter Leth for a quirky and thought-provoking take on backpacking in Asia.
- Foreign Office Travel Advisories. Check where the English Foreign Office are freaking out about this week.
- Backpack Europe and Rick Steves are both great for anyone venturing to Europe for the first time.
- Round The World Journeys and Boots'n'All. If you're planning a RTW trip, these are excellent resources.
- Fwoggie's Travel Links. Go to the search airlines page, enter a starting point and a destination, and the database will plot how to get from A to B via no-frills airlines. The site's navigation is a little tricky, but nonetheless a genius service.
- Hostels.com. Pretty much every hostel on the planet reviewed and rated. I've used this site a million times and it always works out.
- Bales Tours. I've travelled with Bales twice. They provide a great super deluxe travel service, if your funds allow. See also Voyages Jules Verne.
- Tilley. Hats and travel gear.
- Universal Packing List. For go-anywhere travel. See also the Carry-on Traveler and my own packing list.
- For planning travels by car or van, Via Michelin has a route planner that calculates the time and fuel cost of a proposed journey, and Car Fuel Data assists with figuring out how much it will cost to get from A to B in a particular make and model of vehicle.
- Also for planning travels by car or van, have a look at CampervanLife and CampervanTrips.
- If you're thinking of a trip with a caravan, make sure your towing vehicle can handle it, by visiting Towcar.info.