Online Resource Guide: General Resources and Health A growing list of useful websites we love Monday, Feb 2, 2009, 10:41 AM Budget Travel LLC, 2015


Online Resource Guide: General Resources and Health

A growing list of useful websites we love


Travel Requirements and Warnings Official site of the Transportation Security Administration Official travel site of the U.S. State Department

Climate and Time Zones Average worldwide climate data Time zone maps and interactive time charts

Maps Detailed satellite photos of just about every place in the world (software download required) Resource for google mashup maps Downloadable subway maps Maps, satellite photos, and hybrid images

Bathroom Finder Enter your coordinates in a cell phone web browser, and will tell you where to find the nearest and cleanest toilet in a handful of U.S. cities.

New Guidebooks The Hedonist's Guide focuses on everything chic, gourmet and upscale
Lecool.comLe cool guidebooks are loaded with photos and artwork Lonely Planet has introduced interactive guides that play exclusively on Sony PlayStations Luxe guides are accordion-style and bookmark-sized, full of blunt advice Wallpaper* guides are small enough to fit in your back pocket, and full of hangout locations Night + Day has themed itineraries TimeOut Shortlist pocket-size city guides are packed with lists and descriptions of don't miss sites

Traffic Reports Traffic reports and point-to-point driving directions

Protect Against/Report Fraud Better Business Bureau tips on business reliability and fraud; info on filing complaints Official government site for consumer information; links to the Consumer Action Handbook Online purchase protection and vendor verification Official site for the U.S. Tour Operators Association; travel quizzes, planning advice, news The official website of Consumer Affairs. View reviews, scam reports, and general consumer protection resources from thousands of companies.

Travel Safety and Insurance The State Department's website has information on the security situation in every country Insurance policies that offer partial or full reimbursement of your trip of it's interrupted or cancelled Helps you select a plan from 14 companies, and it doesn't charge a fee Compare prices and policies; buy travel insurance Compare insurance plans; get quick quotes Covers trip cancellation, interruption, and delays; offers emergency medical and dental assistance, roadside assistance, concierge services, and other perks; from $12 a trip.

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