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Travel Links

There are many great travel tools on the web these days! Keep this list handy when planning your next trip and visit our website for the latest tools and links.

PLANNING TOOLS

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Frequent Flyer Miles

  • UsingMiles: Organizes your frequent flier miles in one place and lets you compare buying a flight vs. using miles.
  • Points: Earn points for various airline frequent flier plans, trade points with other people, exchange miles between your plans, or buy more points.
  • Points Pros and BookYouReward: If you are having troubles booking flights using your miles, these websites can help ($250/2 people).
  • MileBlaster.com is to frequent flyer programs what Facebook is to friendship circles, one place to keep track of your points in various programs: balances, expiration dates,
  • Milewise.com does the same thing and uses an algorithm to recommend whether to purchase your next flight using miles or cash.

Kayak

  • Searches over 140 websites for the best airfare, compare and sort results, and book directly from the airlines. Use the Buzz tool to search an entire area.

Seat Guru

  • Find the best seats on an airplane based on airline and airplane type. A great stop before choosing your seat.

TripAdvisor

  • Hotel reviews.

TripHub

  • The Evite of trip planning. Organize your group trip by creating a home page, sending invitations, and discussing plans.

TripIt

  • Creates an itinerary and maps from your booking confirmation emails including travel agencies, airlines, hotels, rental cars, trains, cruise lines, and even restaurants reservations from OpenTable. Email your confirmations and TripIt will add daily weather, local maps, driving directions, city guides and more.

Yapta

  • Track specific flights, and Yapta alerts you when airfare goes down. There is also a method for getting a refund if your flight price goes down after you buy it.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Flight Arrivals

  • Check arrival and departure information for commercial airline flights over the U.S. and Canada.

Flight Stats

  • Airport information and flight schedules for all airports in the world. It can also track changes in the flights that you have booked.

SkyTrax - Airline Quality

  • Airline and airport reviews.

Units Conversion

  • Convert just about anything to anything.

U.S. Embassies

  • List of U.S. embassies around the world.

World Fact Book

  • Information about each country including map, background, geography, people, government, economy, communications, and transportation.

World Time Zone

  • A quick map of the world and what time it is right now.

World Time Server

  • Current local times around the world plus gadgets for your computer or website.

X-Rates -- Currency Conversion

  • Just one of many currency conversion tools.

TRAVEL FUN

Geocaching

  • Use your GPS to "treasure hunt".

TRAVEL SAFETY

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • Information on vaccinations, diseases, drinking water, and more for international travelers.

Travel Warnings

  • Current travel warnings issued by the U.S. government.
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