Sites by Subject · Travel

General Sites

Beach Watch
Use the "Find Your Beach" feature to access EPA swimming beach test results.
Best Beaches in the USA
An annual ranking based on 50 factors, including sand color and quality, noise, safety, and cleanliness.
Festival Network Online
Craft shows, art fairs, home & garden shows, music, festival and event guide.
Festivals.com
Information about community festivals, fairs and special events from around the world.
Orbitz.com · Deal Detector
List of deals for regular travel and last-minute getaways.
SwopNet Waypoint Databank
Waypoints may be downloaded for GPS handheld units. Armed with the longitude and latitude of a specific location, you'll never get lost again. The Census Bureau section allows you to locate populated locations in the U.S.
Universal Currency Converter
Perform interactive foreign exchange rate calculations using live, up-to-the-minute currency rates.
U.S. State Department: Bureau of Consular Affairs
Government related travel services, such as Passports, Visa Services, Travel warnings and consular information sheets.
Virtual Tourist
Members develop their own pages, sharing their travel experiences, with both recommendations and warnings of traps.

Accomodations

Bed and Breakfast.com
Search for over 27,000 international Bed & Breakfast locations and buy B&B Gift Certificates.
Bed & Breakfast Inns Online
Directory of Bed & Breakfast inns. Also includes innkeeper information.
Digsville.com
International register of homes for exchange.
Home Base Holidays
Travel the World of home swap opportunities.
Hostels.com
Travel advice and news, links and a directory of hostels in over 150 regions worldwide.
Hotel Discounts
A discount booking service from Hotel Reservation Network.
Hotels.com
Find discount hotel rates from around the world.
Inns.com
Search for independently owned B&Bs, inns, hotels, motels, boats, cottages, cabins, condos, resorts, ranches, spas, and vacation rentals.
Intervac International
The inventor of the European home exchange vacation has now gone global.
Resorts Online
Information about luxury hotels and resorts.
Seniors Vacation and Home Exchange
Home exchange or hospitality vacations can lower vacation costs for seniors.

Air Travel

Airline Tollfree and International Numbers
Find tollfree and international phone numbers for nearly 500 airlines. Also includes links to airline websites.
AirSafe
Check here for safety ratings for an airline, airplane, or an airport. Hints are given for dealing with air rage, children, and fear of flying.
Airtreks.com
Discount tickets for globe-circling or complex international air travel.
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
Terminal maps, airline list, airport services and arrival/departure information can be found at this site.
Dayton International Airport
Airport and traveler services, along with time zones, weather, and currency exchange.
Indianapolis International Airport
Airline list, parking, shops and flight information.
Louisville International Airport
Directions and information about parking, ground transportation, and rental cars.
Port Columbus International Airport
Find information about airlines, flights, parking and services.

Auto, Bus & Train Travel

Driving in Europe
Information from Rick Steves on the options for car rental in Europe.
Gray Line World Wide Sightseeing Tours
Search worldwide for tours with descriptions and schedules, and request brochures.
Greyhound Lines Inc.
Find fares, schedules, terminal locations and hours, along with services like Ameripass.
Megabus
Low-cost bus travel in the US and Canada.
Rail Europe
Wide range of rail pass products.
RentalCars.com
Search for the best rental car rates.
Subway Maps
Maps of subway systems around the world.
TrainWeb Travel
Links to various rail information including Local Tourist Railways, Amtrak, tours, Canadian and Euro pean sources.

City Guides

Citysearch
Recommendations, ratings, reviews, tips, etc. for a wide range of American cities.
TimeOut
Loads of information (accomodations, sightseeing, entertainment, eating and drinking, shopping, etc.) for the world's "greatest cities."

Cruises

CruiseMates
News, ship information,message boards, and feature articles.
CruisePage
Information about over 11,000 cruise itineraries and detailed reviews of hundreds of ships.

Disabilities

Access-Able Travel Source
Don't let a disability hold you back from travel. Lists hundreds of locations and their accessible facilities and services, including wheelchair travel, disability travel, handicapped travel, and vacations for the disabled.
Accessible Journeys
Travel planning guides, group tours and cruises, licensed travel companions, and disability travel resources for wheelchair-bound travelers. These wheelchair-accessible group tours welcomes families and friends.
GORP · Outdoor Resources for People with Disabilities
Outdoor opportunities with descriptions and limitations.
Trips Inc. Special Adventures
Trips for adults with developmental disabilities, mental retardation, and special needs.

Family Travel

Family Travel Files
Vacation ideas designed for families. Comments in "kids space" provide direct insight from kids.
Family Travel Guides
Information on lodging, outdoor adventures, and other ideas for family travel.
GORP Family Features
Great outdoor adventures in which children can participate.
Thomson Family Adventures
Adventures planned especially for families.
U.S. Spacecamp/Aviation Challenge
Find out about opportunities for astronaut or fighter pilot instruction.

Fares/Reservations

Expedia Travel
Extensive travel information for planning from Microsoft.
Hotel Discounts
A discount booking service from Hotel Reservation Network.
LuxuryLink.com
Database for various high-end travel and vacation opportunities from around the world.
Orbitz.com
Make reservations for flights, hotels, cars, cruises, and packages. Last-minute getaways are also available.
Priceline.com
Purchase hotel reservations, airline tickets, etc. by naming your price.
Travelocity
Reservation capability for cruises, air, car, hotel and vacation travel, plus access to a vast database of destination and other travel information.
TravelWeb
Search and book hotel and flight reservations.

Gay & Lesbian

Gay Travel
Research trips, get advice from industry experts and fellow lesbigay travelers, book travel arrangements, and more.
Out Traveler
Newsletter about gay-friendly lodging, dining, sightseeing, nightlife, and shopping.
PlanetOut Travel
Travel in gay friendly locations and accommodations. A weekly emagazine is available.

Health

CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) Travel Health
Health recommendations and warnings by country along with preventative measures.

Outdoor & Adventure Travel

Adventure Travel.com
The AdventureLink Search connects to sites which arrange tours for a variety of active interests.
Dragoman
Trips to non-European destinations ranging from 2 to 37 weeks.
Global Citizens Network
Volunteer opportunities around the world.
Go Camping America
Official website of the National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds.
Great Outdoor Recreation Pages (GORP)
Information about outdoor adventure travel around the globe. Access to links on a wide variety of outdoor experiences worldwide, searchable by activity and location.
iExplore/National Geographic
Worldwide adventures from bicycle touring to rainforests or whitewater rafting.
InfoHub.com
Specialty Travel Guide: extreme sports, cycling, hiking.
Mountain Travel Sobek
Explore the world with an adventure tour which may include mountain biking, kayaking, snorkeling, or river rafting.
Outside Online
Online version of the adventure travel and outdoor recreation magazine. Articles on sports, gear, adventure, travel, and the environment.
Visit Your National Parks
Travel information on national parks from the National Park Service.
VolunTourism
Provides international voluntary service experiences that include travel to a destination with the traditional elements of travel and tourism - arts, culture, geography, history, and recreation - while in the destination.
Women's Own Adventure
Vacation and adventure travel for women.

Parks

Indiana’s State Parks & Reservoirs
Description of the state parks and reservoirs, and information about accomodations and camping.
Kentucky State Parks
Maps, a park directory, accomodation, and special event news.
Ohio Parks
Camping, lodging, and recreation information.
Ohio State Parks Directory
Information on Ohio's 73 state parks
Visit Your National Parks
Travel information on national parks from the National Park Service.

Pets (Travel)

DogFriendly.com
Use these city and travel guides to find places that dogs and owners can enjoy together.
Pets Welcome
Provides travel information for traveling with your pets in the US, Canada & France. Includes travel tips, listings of pet-friendly lodgings, and emergency veterinary service nationwide.
Travel Pets
Online directory to pet-friendly hotels.

Seniors

AARP - Travel
Get travel tips and discounts from the AARP.
Access-Able Travel Source
Don't let a disability hold you back from travel. Lists hundreds of locations and their accessible facilities and services, including wheelchair travel, disability travel, handicapped travel, and vacations for the disabled.
Accessible Journeys
Travel planning guides, group tours and cruises, licensed travel companions, and disability travel resources for wheelchair-bound travelers. These wheelchair-accessible group tours welcomes families and friends.
Elderhostel
Affordable education opportunities throughout the world for people over age 55.
Eldertreks
Travel company that specializes in off-the-beaten path small group adventures for those 50 and over. Offers active itineraries and well managed tours.
Grandtravel
Vacation planning for grandparents and their grandchildren.
Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT)
Offers land and small ship adventure travel packages, as well as river cruises worldwide for American travelers over 50.
Pets Welcome
Provides travel information for traveling with your pets in the US, Canada & France. Includes travel tips, listings of pet-friendly lodgings, and emergency veterinary service nationwide.
RV Travel
Provides information for camping and traveling in an RV. Find places to camp, read RVing news, find events and travel destinations and locate books and magazines on RVing.
Senior Travel
Travel Information for Senior Citizens from about.com includes tours, pet friendly travel, and safety information while traveling.
Senior Women's Travel
Offers flexible, low-key yet energetic travel experiences for senior women age 50+. Tours are scheduled throughout the year and offer a wide variety of cultural experiences.
Seniors Vacation and Home Exchange
Home exchange or hospitality vacations can lower vacation costs for seniors.
Travel Information for Senior Citizens
Features many travel tips, including traveling with pets, travel safety, health precautions, airline tips, and more.
Travel Tips for Older Americans
The State Department offers tips for planning a safe and healthy international vacation.
Walking the World
Tour company that offers outdoor adventures for people 50 and older. Experience different places, meals and customs of other cultures while making new friends.

Travel Agents

American Society of Travel Agents
Plug in your zip code and find a travel agent.

Travel Guides

Concierge.com
Online travel information from Conde Nast Traveler.
Fodor’s Travel Online
Destination, hotels, restaurants and special topics.
Frommer’s.com
Destinations, tips and reading recommendations.
Lonely Planet Online
Some information from Lonely Planet guide books
Rick Steves’ Europe Through the Back Door
Information on Railpass Guides, his current tours, featured back door items, travel tips, and country-by-country information.
Rough Guide Travel
Rough Guide publications information.
Visit Europe
Search for information on touring the member nations of the 29-nation European Travel Commission.

Travel Guides—Ohio

Clermont County, Ohio Convention & Visitors Bureau
Attractions, parks & golf, and accommodations in our Eastern suburbs.
Experience Columbus
Hotels, attractions, and dining info.
Ohio Parks
Camping, lodging, and recreation information.
Ohio State Parks Directory
Information on Ohio's 73 state parks
Ohio Tourism
Good variety of information from Amish to Wineries.
Welcome to Dayton
Recreation/entertainment, lodging, transportation, restaurants, and shopping.

Travel Guides—Kentucky

Go to Louisville
The Louisville & Jefferson County Convention & Visitors Bureau provides a Visitors Guide and online hotel reservations.
Kentucky State Parks
Maps, a park directory, accomodation, and special event news.
The Kentucky Travel Planner
Variety of information about how and what to see in Kentucky.
Lexington Kentucky.com
Lexington Convention and Visitor Bureau offers vacation and tour planning information.
Louisville.com
Bell South provides a variety of information including art, food, sports, and things to do.
Metro Louisville
Here you'll find information about the Kentucky Derby and a CityFest Calendar.
Northern Kentucky
Local events, accommodations, restaurants, etc.

Travel Guides—Indiana

Enjoy Indiana
Information on a wide variety of tourist interests.
Indiana State Festivals Association
Seasonal festival information.
Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association
Recreate & Spectate, Events, and Feast & Frolic are a few of the offerings for visitors.
Indiana’s State Parks & Reservoirs
Description of the state parks and reservoirs, and information about accomodations and camping.

Walking Tours

Country Walkers
Find small group walks guided by regional experts, primarily in the Americas and Europe.
The Earth is Yours Walking Tours
Hike scenic trails in many areas of the United States, as well as some select international sites.
Euro-Bike and Walking Tours
Bike or walk in 15 European countries with a US based tour company.