Travel and Geography

Web Resources

 

CIA World Fact Book

Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map. 

 

City Search

Looking for entertainment, dining, or an idea for something to do? This site combines user comments with editorial insights.
 

Expedia

Commercial travel reservation site. 

 

Fodor's

Home page for the publisher of the well-known series of travel guides. Get tons of information about hundreds of different destinations all over the world.
 

Frommers.com

Frommers visitors can easily find candid, timely articles written by experts, read excepts from and purchase Frommer's Guidebooks, and gain additional insights from message boards.
 

Lonely Planet

A down-to-earth online guide to world travel from a well-known publisher of travel guides. For an excellent travelers' discussion group, try the Torn Tree Forum on this site.
 

National Geographic

One of the largest not-for-profit scientific and education institutions in the world, with interests ranging from geography to natural science.

 

Orbitz

Commercial travel reservation site.

 

Road Scholar

Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel, Inc., a not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975.

 

Roads and Kingdoms

This independent journal of food, politics, travel, and culture was voted the best travel journalism site by the Society of American Travel Writers.
 

Travel Channel

The popular travel media brand aims to connect people to "the power and joy of human journeys that inspire, surprise, and entertain." The multimedia site features videos, links to information on destinations, an A-Z list of topical interests, blogs, and travel tips.

 

Travelocity

Commercial travel reservation site.

Travel Guide Showdown: Lonely Planet vs. Fodor's Travel Books

Article detailing the difference between two of the most popular travel guide books on the market.

Trip Advisor

Focuses on hotels, bed & breakfasts, flights, restaurants, and other vacation-related services.

U.S. State Department Bureau of Consular Affairs

Information on international travel such as travel warnings, travel alerts, passport information, and visa information.

Yelp

Useful when looking for location-specific services and stores such as a top-rated Thai restaurant in New York or best toy store in Chicago.

E-Resources

Lonely Planet Travel Guides

Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

Magazine/Newspaper Subscriptions

*Magazines are located on the second floor of the library, next to the elevator.*  

 

Magazines can be checked out, except for the most recently received issue.  

 

Conde Naste Traveler (Monthly)

 

Travel and Leisuire (Monthly)

Road Scholar (Quarterly)

 

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