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Tourist and Travel Info

Budget Accommodations
Communicating from Abroad
Culture shock
Currency Converters
Customs
  • U.S. Customs
    Official government website for U.S. Customs information, including links for air travelers. Information all travelers should know before they enter or leave the U.S.
Embassies and Consulates
  • Embassies and Consulates Worldwide
    Links to U.S. Embassies and Consulates worldwide.
  • Goabroad.com Embassy Search
    Database full of contact information for embassies worldwide, including U.S. embassies in all countries as well as foreign embassies in the U.S. This site also has information on a host of other topics ranging from calling cards to eco-adventures.
  • US Embassies and Diplomatic Missions
    This site has advice on contacting American Embassies and Consulates, and other diplomatic missions.
General Resources
  • Atlapedia.com
    Atlapedia Online contains full color physical and political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.
  • Higher Education Systems
    Information on international universities by country.
  • Tourism Offices Worldwide
    Directory listing only official government tourism offices, convention and visitors bureaus, chambers of commerce, and similar agencies which provide free, accurate, and unbiased travel information to the public.
Government resources from other countries
News Resources
On-line Travel Providers
  • Cheaptickets.com
    Online Airfare Provider.
  • DiscountAirfares.com
    Online Airfare Provider.
  • Eurail
    Provider of discounted rail passes, covering travel in 17 different countries.
  • Expedia.com
    Online Airfare Provider.
  • Lowestfare.com
    Online Airfare Provider.
  • Orbitz.com
    Online Airfare Provider.
  • Priceline.com
    Online Airfare Provider, purchase by ticket bidding only.
  • Rail Europe
    European rail and rail/auto pass vendor.
  • STA Travel
    A student travel agency offering discounted air and rail fares, as well as the International Student Identity Card (ISIC).
  • Student Universe
    A student travel agency offering discounted air, hotel, and rail fares.
  • Travel Cuts
    A student travel agency offering discounted air, hotel, and rail fares.
Packing lists
Passport/visa requirements
Radio
Time Zones
  • Local Times around the World
    This guide attempts to list all of the world's countries, and many of its islands, with a pointer to the local time in the region.
  • Worldtime
    An interactive world atlas, information on local time as well as sunrise and sunset times in several hundred cities, and a database of public holidays worldwide.
Transportation
U.S. Government resources
Weather

Country and Culture Info

Language Learning and Information
Resources for Culture
  • Culture Grams
    A Wealth of Information about a plethora of countries, subscriber fee required.

The University of North Texas' series of websites details the art, food, and history of various cultures