Converter - Foreign exchange rates for over 164 currencies in seven languages and has a currency converter calculator.

Xe.net - Money changed here -- the full version of the Universal Currency Converter™. Currency information on 180 currencies in some 250 geographical locations.


Tourism Geographies - Provides a peer-reviewed forum for the presentation and discussion of geographic perspectives on tourism and tourism-related areas of recreation and leisure studies.

Health and Travel Advisories

Travel Medicine - Stay healthy while traveling. Dr. Karl Neumann, M.D. and Dr. Jay Keystone, M.D. dispense practical advice about eating street food, traveling while pregnant, forest fires, malaria prevention and more.

Traveler's Health - National Center for Infectious Diseases - Travel related website referencing, health, CDC, vaccinations, and outbreaks in all of countries of the world.


American Memory - Library of Congress - Map Collections from 1544 to 2000 with maps of Cities and Towns, Cultural Landscapes Conservation, Environment, Military Battles and Campaigns, Discovery and Exploration, Transportation, Communication and General Maps.

Geography and Map Reading Room - Library of Congress - Largest and most comprehensive cartographic collection in the world with collections numbering over 4.5 million maps including 60,000 atlases, 6000 reference works, numerous globes and plastic relief models, and a large number of cartographic materials in other formats, including electronic. These cartographic materials date from the fourteenth century.

Historical Atlas of the Twentieth Century - Has information on socio-economic trends, systems of government, wars and religion.

ITA's Quick Maps - Small GIF maps of the countries of the world.

Map Machine by National Geographic - Downloadable political and physical maps, country facts, and other geographical resources.

United Nations Cartographic Section - Digitally prepared, current maps available for reference and download, including general world and peacekeeping mission maps.

Time Zones

Timeticker - Animated time-ticker. Find out which country is located in which time zone and what time they have right now.

Timezoneconverter - This timely site tells time-zone spanners when it's the right hour to fax Frankfurt, ring Rio, dial Dubai or call Kathmandu.

Worldtimeserver - Find out what time it is anywhere in the world, any time.


Babelfish - Found an interesting website but can't understand a word? Go to Babelfish and let it translate into English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian or French. You will laugh at some translations but it does the job.

Leo - Links to sites that translate more than 100 language-combinations. What about Dutch-Esperanto?


Intellicast.com - Weather for Active Lives.

NOAA - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration site.

Space Weather.com - Space weather with focus on current conditions and weather forecast, including Solar Wind, Meteor Rates, Sunspot Number, Geomagnetic Storms as well as Space Weather & Science news and information about the Sun-Earth environment.

Weather.com - This is the Weather Channel's forecast. It has just about everything you could possibly want to know about the weather on it. You can even chat with weather fans.

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