TRAVEL AND VACATIONING


Some of these sites were recommended by READS (Reference & Adult Services Section of the New Hampshire Library Association). Check them out!

AAA - "Triple-A Northern New England" offers a lot of information, even for non-members.

Appalachian Mountain Club- "Serving the Northeast, the oldest U.S. recreational organization offers 8000 outdoor trips a year."

Backpacking in Europe on a budget - info on packing, hostels, transportation, more.

Bed and Breakfast site has information on over 27,000 bed and breakfasts around the world.

Bureau of Consular Affairs offers travel warnings, passport information, international adoption, US Embassy and Consulate Websites world wide and more.

Bus Schedules for Concord Trailways buses. (Includes the new stop at Exit 2 in Salem).

CNN Travel contains news, destinations, guides, directions, and more.

Commuting - This link to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) includes schedules and information about traveling by commuter rail, subway, bus and boat.

Currency Converter - find out how much it will really cost!

Elderhostel offers trip planning, educational tours, and more for the older traveler.

Eldertreks - "A world of exotic hiking adventures for 50 +." 

Europe for the budget conscious with hotel rates and contact information.

Expedia Travel is a great site for planning air travel and has lots of vacationing tips.

Fare Compare allows you to compare the cheapest flights from one location to another, first by month and then by day.

Flight information related to airplane seating and in-flight services.

Flight Tracking

Flight Tracking

Fodors site offers itinerary suggestions, guides, and so much more.

Get away while giving back:

    www.Voluntourism.org

    www.Idealist.org

    www.earthwatch.org

Great Outdoors has information for outdoor recreationists and active travelers.

Historical Markers in New Hampshire - Just in time for fall foliage trips, the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources has added an interactive map of the state’s historical highway markers to its website

Home Exchange and Digsville.com allow you to swap homes for vacation (for a yearly membership fee).

Hotel coupons has bargains for hotels in most states.

Internet Hostelling gives information regarding hostels and budget traveling.

Hostelling International - a global booking site for Hostelling International member hostels, including family hostels.

Compare travel insurance at this site, recommended by Consumer Reports.

Kayak.com is another site to try for price comparisons.

"Legendary Drives" is a site where you can not only choose traveling routes by state, but also check out museums related to travel in each state.

Lonely Planet has information for independent travelers who like worldwide travel.

Mobissimo.com is yet another price comparison site.

Mom's Minivan - a site with all kinds of game suggestions for travel for babies, toddlers, kids

Motel Discount Guide - this is the online version of the booklets that you find in highway reststops.

National Parks of the United States - an excellent site offering information on all of the country's national parks as well as historic sites, monuments, reserves, and more.

Maps of Great Britain streets and roads.

MapQuest has maps and directions.

Pet-Friendly accommodations at hotels, motels, B&Bs, resorts and cabins. 

Rand McNally, long known for its maps, is a good resource for maps online.

Road Scholar, a program through Elderhostel, offers amazing trips in the US and all over the world!

SideStep is another site for more trip pricing and suggestions.

Train Travel - Yes, you can still travel by train! This link is to AMTRAK.

Travel New England- some nice links to New England natural attractions, park services and more.

Traveler's Health is found on the Center for Disease Control site. Just choose Traveler's Health. Health and vaccination recommendations for world travel are here.

Travelfish is a site for travel to Asia: Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, and Singapore.

Travelocity offers trip planning, airfares (including "farewatcher alerts"), and more.

Visit London has information from accommodations to shows and restaurants.

 

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Updated 09/29/11