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Travel FAQ & Important Websites

For Destination information Google your destination and no matter how obscure your query, most probably you will find plenty of information, some commercial, some written by locals and enthusiasts, so weed out what you need.

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ You will get loads of information from this amazing website .

www.virtualtourist.com This is another superb online resource .Written by travellers, it's a down-to-earth guide to accommodation, eating out, activities, shopping, everything!

For currency conversion go to www.xe.com/ucc/ for every possible currency conversion you could hope for.

Don't forget that actual guide books can be worth their weight in gold. Your local library will likely have some travel guides so you can borrow them when you start to research your travels. You can photocopy some of the essential pages if you won't be taking a travel guide with you.

If you want to know the weather of where you're going, Google 'your destination' weather'. At the same time realise that weather is never predictable.

Learn the language of wherever you're going, as much as you can. ...which is really helpful... and also if you have the time learn even more - the locals will respect you so much more and you'll have such a more enriching experience by being able to chat to locals.

Don't pack too much in. The world isn't going anywhere. What will you really see if you plan to visit 11 countries in 2 weeks? You will be exhausted, cranky, and disappointed that you didn't see anything. Take your time. You can always go back.

Always lock your luggage - the best locks are the numerical locks as opposed to the key locks (in case you lose those little keys!).

For what to do, what to see, what to buy, again, the above travel guides and web sites have all that info, but use it as a guide, not as a mantra.

Please add your own tips and links! Have a great time - travel is the most amazing thing you'll ever do!!



Edited by naina_manam - 16 February 2007 at 9:00pm

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Interesting information there! And totally agree with you, Angel, traveling the most amazing thing anyone can do!

So be safe and have fun traveling!

It's a sticky now, and keep on adding tips and helping each other!


Edited by naina_manam - 16 February 2007 at 9:04pm
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BBC TRAVEL

http://www.bbc.co.uk/london/travel/index.shtmlhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/london/travel/index.shtml
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http://www.towd.com/ - Tourism Office Worldwide Directory (Its the official tourist information sources: government tourism offices, convention and visitors bureaus, chambers of commerce, and similar organizations that provide free, accurate, and unbiased travel information to the public.)

Btw thanks for making it sticky NainaSmile

 

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Weather (Current and forecast)

Worldwide:   www.weather.com

www.asiarooms.com -The best website for accommodation in Asia


Edited by angel_wings - 20 March 2007 at 1:19am
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As there is already a thread for important travel websites I guess this is the thread of general travel tips.

Here is one from me Smile

My advice is to pack light. It's so easy to over-pack and end up being weighed down by the luggage. Also, it makes it harder to shop if you take too much.

(better excuse for shopping anyway TongueLOL )

Edited by angel_wings - 20 March 2007 at 1:30am
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For adventure travel:

www.bootsnall.com

Amazing place to meet likeminded independent travellers and also lots of information on diff tours to different countries around the world!
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For Ecofriendly tours and travel packages: Smile

www.responsibletravel.com

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