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Websites

Booking Travel Online

Search multiple travel sites for plane tickets, hotels, rental cars, and vacation packages.

Expedia: www.expedia.com

Farechase: http://farechase.yahoo.com

Hotels.com: www.hotels.com

Kayak: www.kayak.com

Orbitz: www.orbitz.com

Sidestep: www.sidestep.com

Travelocity: www.travelocity.com

Last-Minute Travel

Hotwire.com: www.hotwire.com

Lastminutetravel.com: www.lastminutetravel.com

Priceline.com: www.priceline.com

Air Transportation

Airlines: Individual airlines have their own sites, which may frequently have lower fares than the general sites. Southwest and Jetblue are not included in the general sites.

American: www.aa.com

Delta: www.delta.com

Jetblue: www.jetblue.com

Southwest: http://southwest.com

United: www.united.com

Usair: www.usairways.com

Airline and Airport Links www.airlineandairportlinks.com
A directory of airline and airport websites worldwide.

Farecast http://farecast.com
Airfare predictor - know the best time to buy tickets. This site predicts if fares are going up or coming down.

Federal Aviation Administration www.faa.gov
Information on airport status and flight delays, preparing for a flight, airlines rules and regulations, and aviation data and statistics.

Flightview www.flightview.com
Track flights with predicted arrival time and view flights' current positions on a map.

OAG www.oag.com
A wealth of information about flights, airlines, and airports can be found here.

Seat guru www.seatguru.com
Details about airline seats and in-flight amenities. Features the best information on seats, legroom, and recline. Detailed seat map graphics include in-depth seat-specific comments denoting seats with limited recline, reduced legroom, and misaligned windows.

Toll Free Airline www.tollfreeairline.com
Toll free airlines phone numbers and websites. 

TSA - Transportation Security Administration www.tsa.gov
Tips and info to keep you up-to-date on the latest rules and regulations for air travelers.

Railroads

Amtrak www.Amtrak.com

Eurorail www.eurorail.com
View schedules and buy passes to see Europe by rail here.

Buses

Greyhound www.greyhound.com

Peter Pan www.peterpanbus.com

Cruises

Cruise lines

www.carnival.com

www.celebritycruises.com

www.disneycruise.com

www.hollandamerica.com

www.princess.com

www.royalcaribbean.com

www.windjammer.com

Cruise Critic www.cruisecritic.com
A comprehensive cruise-planning guide providing cruise information with objective reviews, tips, news and message boards.

Cruise Lines International Association www.cruising.org
CLIA is the official trade organization of the cruise industry. This site offers cruise-planning tools, cruise-line overviews, and industry news.

Cruisemates http://cruisemates.com
Online cruise magazine providing cruise information with reviews, tips, news, and message boards.

Lodging

American Bed & Breakfast Association www.abba.com
Directory of B&Bs in North America, with ratings.

Elderhostel www.elderhostel.org
Educational travel experiences for adults aged 55 and over.

International Bed and Breakfast Pages www.ibbp.com
Search for B&Bs worldwide.

Tripadvisor www.tripadvisor.com
Provides recommendations and critical reviews for hotels, resorts, inn, restaurants, and attractions worldwide. 

Worldwide Hostel Guides www.hostels.com
Directory of hostels in over 150 regions throughout the world. More than 10,000 listed.

Travelers' Tools

ATM locator: Visa http://visa.via.infonow.net/locator/global
Find VISA ATM's worldwide.

Babygoes 2 http://babygoes2.com
The essential guide for parents traveling with babies and children.

CNN Financial Currency Converter http://money.cnn.com/data/currencies

Electronic Embassy www.embassy.org
Links to all available foreign embassies in Washington D.C. with websites, and additional contact information where websites are not available. Embassies have timely, official information about current events in their countries.

National Atlas http://nationalatlas.gov
Contains interactive, multimedia, printed, and printable maps. Animated and clickable maps require a Shockwave plug-in to your web browser.

Oanda - The Currency Site www.oanda.com
The advanced and comprehensive provider of foreign exchange, currency trading, and information services.

Time and Date www.timeanddate.com
Time-zone calculators.

Travelers Health wwwn.cdc.gov/travel
From the Centers for Disease Control - what vaccines you may need before your trip, food and water safety, and health information for specific destinations.

Travlang Foreign Languages for Travelers www.travlang.com
Travel- and language-related services, translating dictionaries, sound files for learning over 70 languages.

U.S. Department of State Passport Information http://travel.state.gov/passport
The Passport Services Office provides information and services to American citizens about how to obtain, replace, or change a passport.

U.S. State Department Travel Site http://travel.state.gov
From the State Department, tips for traveling abroad, including info on visas and passports, plus international travel alerts.

Weather www.weather.com

Online Travel Guides

Fodor's Travel Guides www.fodors.com
This site complements the printed guidebook series with destination, hotel, restaurant, and attraction reviews.

Frommer's www.frommers.com
An extension of the Frommer's guidebook series, this site offers critical reviews of destinations, attractions, hotels and restaurants.

Lonely Planet www.lonelyplanet.com
This site is best for overseas and off-the-beaten-path destinations. 

Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory www.towd.com
A guide to official tourist information sources: government tourism offices, convention and visitors bureaus, chambers of commerce, and similar organizations that provide free, accurate, and unbiased travel included.

Miscellaneous

Bikeride.com http://bikeride.com
Regional cycling information for the US and abroad. News, links and events calendars.

Breezenet Guide to Rental Cars www.bnm.com
Regularly updated with rates, Internet-only discounts, phone numbers, and online reservations for many car rental companies, mostly in the US. Also links to car rental agencies searchable by airport location.

Great Outdoors Recreation Pages http://gorp.away.com
Comprehensive national-park information and recommendations. Everything for outdoor recreation.

My Travel Guide www.mytravelguide.com
Plan your next trip by researching millions of articles, reviews, photos, and travel tips from average tourists.

National Park Service www.nps.gov
Find a park, get information and directions, and make reservations.

Pets Welcome http://petswelcome.com
Extensive list of accommodations where pets are allowed in the US and Canada.

Pick a Trail http://pickatrail.com
From the Wilderness Society, backpacking and hiking trails in many countries.

Rick Steves www.ricksteves.com
The expert's guide to smart Europe travel.

Road Trip America www.roadtripamerica.com
An active road trip community, providing expert advice and tips for road travel all over North America. Questions about routes, destinations, and attractions are often answered within minutes by a host of experienced road trippers from all over the world. 

Society for Accessible Travel and Hospitality www.sath.org
Travel information for people with various disabilities.

Subway Navigator www.subwaynavigator.com
Subway Navigator gives you a direct access to the world's subways and: 

Subway maps 
General information concerning the Official Transport Authority (official website, email, timetable, and fares if available) 
A route finder that helps you to find your itinerary from one station to another 
Links to interesting places near the subway station you have selected.

Travel Channel http://travel.discovery.com

Woodall's Campground Directory www.woodalls.com
Info about RV's and camping, including a directory of over 14,000 campgrounds. 

Local Information

Boston's Freedom Trail www.nps.gov/bost/

Boston USA www.bostonusa.com
Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce www.capecodchamber.org

Massport www.massport.com/logan/getti_typeo_logan.html
Getting to and from Logan Airport, including Logan Express information.

MBTA www.mbta.com
Maps and schedules for the MBTA system.

Massachusetts Tourism www.massvacation.com
Info, including a schedule of events statewide and maps.

Visit Massachusetts www.visit-massachusetts.com
A tourism guide to the region with links to lodging, attractions, outdoor activities, whale watches, and lots more.

Websites change! Please email us if you have difficulty with a site on this list. We'll try to identify and correct the problem.

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Books 

Works on tourism and travel in general are in the 910s (how to travel, what to see, where to stay, etc)

Road maps, atlases, maps in the 912s

Travel in Europe in the 914s

Travel in Asia in the 915s

Travel in Africa in the 916s

Travel in Caribbean at 917.29

Travel in North America and Canada in the 917s

Travel in New England in 917.4s

Travel in Massachusetts at 917.44

Travel in South America in the 918s

Travel in other parts of the world and in the Pacific Ocean including Hawaii in the 919s 

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Magazines

 

Budget Travel

Caribbean Travel & Life

Condé Nast Travel

National Geographic Traveler

Travel & Leisure

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  • Email your questions through our "Ask A Librarian" page.

  • Visit the Main Library or the McAuliffe Branch for free access to the Internet and databases, and for assistance with research. 

To arrange a speaker or a group tour highlighting the library’s practical information resources, call 508-532-5570, ext 4347, or email Michelle LeMonde-McIntyre at MLeMonde-McIntyre@minlib.net.

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Updated January 2008

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