Books and Guides

Online Guides

Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel Online - The guru of budget travel, Arthur Frommer's e-zine is an essential bookmark for travelers with more of a yen to travel than yen to spend. Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel Online and Outspoken Encyclopedia feature some of the best travel books and bargains. Destination information provided from Frommer's Travel Guides, popular guide books. Receive a daily newsletter with travel bargains, tips and other great info. Check out deals, vacation ideas, tips and resources and travel message boards.

Fielding Worldwide, Inc. - A Passion for Travel - Excellent content. Fielding's lets you take a peek into the pages of their opinionated travel guides about cruise and adventure travel.

Fodors.com - In late 1999, Random House established Fodors.com as a separate entity that incorporates material from Fodor's popular guidebook series, links, advice from travel experts and numerous planning tools. Find your destination and create a miniguide. Hotels, restaurants, smart travel tips and online reservations are also available. News & Features includes breaking stories, bargains, travel advice.

GORP - Great Outdoor Recreation Pages - GORP was founded in 1995 by avid outdoor enthusiasts Diane & Bill Greer. More than 100,000 pages dedicated to outdoor recreation and adventure travel. Great resource for a Great Adventure.

Lonely Planet - Lonely Planet travel guides explore cities, regions and countries in depth and for every budget, with maps, recommendations - on and off the beaten track. There are over 220 titles in this classic series covering nearly every country in the world. In addition to destination content, you will find travelogues with a kick, themed travel guides, a thriving community of travelers, and tools for travelers in the age of technology, such as city guides that you can download onto your Palm Pilot and an innovative communications solution service called eKno.

Rough Guides - Rough Guides' site has 130 Travel Guides, from Amsterdam to Zimbabwe. Country and regional guides include in-depth destination information, listings for the range of budgets, photos and maps. City guides take you neighborhood by neighborhood, break out listings by cuisine and neighborhood, and contain easy-to-use color maps for streets and public transport.

Buying Books and Guides Online

The Literate Traveller - The Literate Traveller specializes in selling travel books. Browse through their "Around the World in 80 Mysteries" for a list of classic mystery books that have been chosen for the thrills and suspense they deliver AND for their armchair-travel value.

Map Town Travel Guides - The ultimate travel bookstore goes online. Browse Map Town's vast inventory of travel guidebooks, atlases and adventure books. And for the geography-enthusiast, Map Town sells all kinds of globes and even offers services such as custom cartography.

Powells - Travel Section - The famed Portland-based bookseller delivers the latest in travel writing. Shop for guide books, classic travel books, or the newest travel releases.


Discovering Archaeology - Discovering Archaeology has the latest in archaeology-related news and pictures. An online and print publication.

emagazine.com - An environmental magazine online and in print.

Mercator's World - Articles, information and resources covering collectible maps, globes, atlases and charts; cartography; and antique/rare maps. (Online and Print)

National Geographic - A site that offers maps, photography, news, education, a section for kids, a forum and books -- obviously much more than just the 4 magazines. (Only downfall is you can't read the full story online - it's a sales tool to whet your chops so that you'll go buy the print version). Perhaps they should introduce an online subscription.

Travel + Leisure Magazine - Stylish travel magazine goes online. Access T+L's archive of great feature stories, join the weekly chat, submit your travel queries to Ask Mark, and more. This site will keep you busy.

Utne Reader - An alternative magazine with a conscience. Here you will find thought-provoking articles from over 2,000 sources.


International Herald Tribune - This is one of the premier international newspapers for decision makers around the world. The travel section mixes snappy writing with cerebral news in the world of travel. Scroll down and find City and Dining Guides for places worldwide.

Los Angeles Times - Travel - Find variety and ideas for your weekend escape. The LA Times Travel section online is focused on helping you, the traveler, plan your vacation. Find special guides to California, Hawaii, Las Vegas and Mexico, too.

New York Times - Travel - The award-winning reportage of NY Times now online. The site is a destination in and of itself. Find quality writing and in-depth coverage of destinations near and far flung, plus practical tools such as a Currency Converter and Weather. Search archives for past articles.

USA Today - Breaking news from the world of travel. Inside Travel features advisories, ski guides, cruise news, dining, flight tracker and more.


CNN - Comprehensive travel news from the 24-hour news network.

On-line Publications

Connected Traveler - The Independent Forum, Magazine and Resource Center for Travelers, Armchair Adventurers and the Travel Industry.

Mapforum - Monthly online antique map magazine with articles for beginners, collectors & academics.


Hipnotika - Sit back, turn up your speakers and just watch Hipnotika's amazing Africa image show. Superb photography and excellent production make this multimedia presentation something to talk about.

National Geographic - We don't think there is a better resource around for travel photography than National Geographic. We think you will agree.

Earth from Space - What is more breathtaking than looking at our beautiful world from outer space. These fabulous photographs are Astronauts' views of our home planet.


National Public Radio
- NPR is well know for its news, information and cultural programming serving close to 20 million listeners weekly in more than 605 stations. The programming is also distributed to people in Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa via NPR Worldwide and American Forces Network.

Travel Journals

In The Long Run - A travel journal of a photojournalist's two year odyssey around the world by motor scooter to promote friendship and communication.

Jet City - A chronicle of two people's 9 1/2 month remarkable backpacking and camping journey across Europe, Africa and Central Asia with photographs, maps and links.

Worldhop - A chronicle of one family's journey through 18 countries, leaving behind their lives in Alaska to explore the world. Recounts the experiences of two parents (48 and 49) and two daughters (8 and 15) - with stories told by all, pictures, links, and even exotic recipes.



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