Frommer's Budget Travel Online
The father of budget travel now has an online
magazine. The magazine includes editorial articles,
travel resource links, and message boards for readers
to share their advice and opinions.
is affiliated with Conde Nast Travel magazine
Reports Travel Letter
Although Consumer Reports
is a paid subscription site, you can view sample
articles of the Travel Letter here for free.
Geographic Traveler Magazine
magazine focuses on nature and culture. Brief online
articles are accompanied by pertinent links, a special
family travel section, and a travel planner.
is an online version of the travel magazines and
city guidebooks. Over thirty cities worldwide
are featured, with sightseeing, shopping, eating
and accommodation guides for each, and entertainment
listings updated monthly
Offices Worldwide Directory
The TOWD lists “only
official government tourism offices, convention
and visitors bureaus, chambers of commerce, and
on destinations, advice, and a daily chat appear.
The site is aimed at a more affluent audience.
Travel Holiday gives
you a monthly event calendar for different U.S.
regions and foreign destinations, shopping advice,
traveler’s index including per diem cost, weather,
must-see and must-do for a variety of locations
at a glance. The site is oriented more toward
the bargain end of the travel spectrum.
Travel City features sites covering lodging,
tours, guides, tips, and more.
: Business and Economy : Shopping and Services :
Travel and Transportation : Online Booking
Index of companies handling air, cruise,
hotel, car and vacation package reservations online.
We There Yet? New Jersey Index
Links to dozens of New Jersey recreational
sites, including zoos, museums, gardens and nature
centers. Gives general info such as hours of operation,
admission fees, handicapped access, and suggestions
for other nearby attractions. A good source for
day trip ideas.
Jersey & You : Perfect Together
Division of Travel and Tourism of the State of
New Jersey maintains this site.
here for a guide to some of the great landmark
eateries of the Garden State.
Here is “your
travel guide to New Jersey’s local legends
and best kept secrets.” You can find
strange and scary places, bizarre sights and freaky
folklore, all within the borders of the Garden
Great Outdoor Recreation Page is a travel resource
for the outdoor enthusiast. You can find hiking,
biking, camping and fishing links and advice.
There are also state-by-state and worldwide destination
link under the “Visit NYC” menu gives a
list of places to visit and each includes phone
numbers, public transportation information and
entry prices. “NYC Life” has schedules for
performing arts and museums.
ParkNet is the official
site of the National Park Service. Click on “Visit
Your Parks” for the site index page. You can
even reserve campsites online.
and arts schedules, hotel and restaurant guides,
and links to museum home pages appear.
Make family car trips a little more interesting
by visiting one of the hundreds of offbeat attractions
is the their official site.
There are links to
museum home pages, arts events listings, the White
House, National Zoo and the many monuments of
our nation’s capitol.
State Department Travel Warnings
information sheets give basic information about
each country, and include relevant links.
Separate Public Announcements and Travel Warnings
are provided to alert American travelers to any
significant risks or dangers of travel in a particular
country or area.
Steves' Europe Through the Back Door
travel book author and host of the PBS program
has a very organized site, with many independent
budget travel tips and links.
site is an English language guide to the City
of Light. Museum and monument information
and hotel or restaurant finders are included.
They are organized by city section (arrondissement)
and closest subway (Metro) station. The hotel
entries have comments section from tourists to
help you choose. The Paris calendar shows what
events are happening on a day-by-day basis.
The cable channel’s
web page includes destination guides, tools &
tips, moderated forums, and the channel’s programming
and adventure travel are the focus. The
Linkfinder section has an unusual range of links.
your own mini-guide to the destination you choose.
destination guides are written by local residents.
They contain information about dozens of American
cities and regions. As with the print guides,
they contain advertising.
Go Travel Guides
budget travel guides celebrate 40 years in the
business. Check out the yellowjacket monthly
is a down-to-earth guide for the adventurous traveler,
with online upgrades for their print guidebooks.
Visit The Scoop for world travel news and The
Thorn Tree for reader contributions.
from their print guides, plus the complete interactive
text of Road Trip USA, appear.
are written by travelers for travelers, with information
on hundreds of specific locations in the index.
A free registration
for online use is required. All columns
from the newspaper section are archived by column
name (Frugal Traveler, Practical Traveler and
Business Travel) and region discussed. Articles
from the newspaper accompanied by photos, with
travel forums to accompany each article.
news and links to services are featured.
sites are listed for the purpose of allowing the
consumer to get price quotes in order to comparison
shop. Airline, car rental, hotel, cruise and tour
package quotes, reservations, information
and booking are available from these sites. Consumers
may want to consult a certified travel professional
for help in purchasing airline tickets and other
Retail seller of non-published discount
airfares, as well as cruises, hotel and rental
car reservations. Also has a "Specials"
section for featured deals from specific departure
access major airlines and airports, these sites
Link directly to
airlines’ web pages to check schedules
are airline and car travel tips, destination guides,
scenic routes, links and travel deals for families
with children of all ages. Product reviews also
on International Educational Exchange
travel, foreign study and international work opportunities
Student Travel Confederation
Confederation is a worldwide association of nonprofit
student travel organizations. They can provide
transportation, travel documents, insurance, work
exchanges, and other services.
Travel is part of The
Student Center Network, a web community for
college students, high school students and teens.
Travel diaries, reader submitted reports, forums
and links are also included.
indexes links to sites focusing on seniors, including
tour operators, cruises, airline senior saver
programs and other discount programs.
Adventures in Lifelong Learning
is a not-for-profit organization for adult adventurers
age 55 and older. It provides educational programs
which include accommodations, all meals, registration
fees, classes and field trips. Participants are
responsible for travel to and from the programs.
The FAQs include:
advice for sight- and hearing-impaired people;
traveling with service animals; finding disabled-friendly
transportation and lodging; relay and TTY phone
list for airlines, car rental and hotels; and
a reader bulletin board.
site indexes links to other sites focusing on
needs of the disabled traveler.
To find books in Ocean County Library
about this subject, type "Pets and travel"
as a Subject search.
Site has US and
Canadian accommodation database with links to hotels’
reservation sites, vacation destination information
with dog friendly attractions and activities, campgrounds
and parks that welcome dogs, and a FAQ of pet etiquette
and tips. An international database is forthcoming.
large directory of pet-friendly hotels in North
America and many International destinations, and
includes animal import policies for each country
hotel listings, a forthcoming car rental feature,
travel tip and first aid for pets. This site has
a database of pet sitters with e-mail addresses.
a dog park anywhere in the US. There is an icon
key to describe special amenities for dogs and their
owners for each dog park.
directory Recreation>Theme Parks>Individual
Links to many individual theme park sites.
The "Home of the World Famous Cyclone"
roller coaster in Coney Island NY.
Williamsburg VA theme park with European themed
sections and several top-rated roller coasters.
Official site for Dorney Park and Wildwater
Kingdom in Allentown PA.
Hershey PA theme park, "The Sweetest Place
Rye NY amusement park, designated a National
Historic Landmark in 1987.
Site for the family amusement park. Includes
details on all attractions, special programs, and
an online ticket feature.
Flags Theme Parks
Connect to the more than 25 Six Flags-owned
parks across the U.S.
Search our catalog
for our extensive collection of travel books,
videos, and magazines. When you search, try
using a subject keyword search using the place
name and description and travel. For example:
England-Description and travel.
Travel books and videos can be found on
the nonfiction shelves under the Dewey Decimal
numbers 910 through 919. To find books on a
specific country, city or area, type “[location
name] description and travel guidebooks”
in the Subject search.
Travel magazines held by Ocean County
Library can be found by typing “Travel periodicals”
as a subject search. Our catalog will tell you
which magazines are available at your favorite
branch. You may also perform a magazine search
in the library's Ebscohost
database of periodical articles.
Many newspapers have travel sections.
Contact your favorite branch
to find out which newspapers are available there.
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