#26 11-5-2009 5:56 PM

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Re: Useful websites for travellers

http://matadornetwork.com/

Lots of information on countries all around the world. Topics about local food, festival, adventure sports, clubbing, cheap and expensive destinations, family stuff, what ever you wanna know!

If you sign up you get about two emails a week with interesting facts/stories/information about travelling.

 

#27 11-6-2009 12:18 AM

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Re: Useful websites for travellers

Yeah, looks interesting. Will check it out. Thanks.

 

#28 11-18-2009 11:04 PM

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Re: Useful websites for travellers

http://www.interrailnet.com/

Flexible European train ticket. The site also has a timetable section, as good as at bahn.de.

Other links I use are either not in English or have been already listed above. Just one thing - I can't help mentioning Google smile

 

#29 11-19-2009 2:31 AM

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Re: Useful websites for travellers

There are a lot of other cool travel sites out there.  For overall information: http://www.Travellerspoint.com, http://www.travelblog.org and this site (http://www.travbuddy.com/) .

I am interested in adventure travel and here I have used http://www.adventure.travel/ where you can see a lot of different adventure activities and I have also used http://www.togfrog.com/ where you can see videos of all the adventure activities, but there are more activities on adventure.travel.com.

If you want to read about cool adventure experiences:
http://ngadventure.typepad.com/blog/
http://www.gadling.com/tag/adventure-travel/
http://www.adventureblog.org/

 

#30 11-19-2009 2:40 AM

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Re: Useful websites for travellers

 

#31 11-23-2009 12:09 PM

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Re: Useful websites for travellers

Another useful site is

www.eatwithalocal.com this site connects travellers with local people willing to cook for them in their homes all over the world.  It is free to join and free to use.

 

#32 11-23-2009 1:49 PM

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Re: Useful websites for travellers

There's a quicker way to do currency conversions: Google.  Just type in, for example, "euro to dollar" in the search box and you get what the exchange rate is for that day.  You can even type in the exact amount for each end of the conversion equation.

 

#33 11-23-2009 2:02 PM

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Re: Useful websites for travellers

tpkeefe wrote:

There's a quicker way to do currency conversions: Google.  Just type in, for example, "euro to dollar" in the search box and you get what the exchange rate is for that day.  You can even type in the exact amount for each end of the conversion equation.

+1 (these are Citibank rates and not live like xe.com's are, but they're fairly close - enough to do quick estimates)

 

#34 11-23-2009 2:04 PM

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Re: Useful websites for travellers

tpkeefe wrote:

There's a quicker way to do currency conversions: Google.  Just type in, for example, "euro to dollar" in the search box and you get what the exchange rate is for that day.  You can even type in the exact amount for each end of the conversion equation.

you can also do this as a text message.  Just send a text to "Google," aka, "466453" with the same querey...

 

#35 11-24-2009 7:04 AM

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Re: Useful websites for travellers

I think global adventurers might find this new site really useful for when they're away from home and loved ones for large stretches of time- http://www.boonspace.com.

Basically the site has been created for people that have to go away a lot (travellers, people in the armed forces etc) and allows you to send a personalised online gift when you can't be there in person on a special occasion. You choose an eCard, create your own video message and you can even attach a cash sum to your online gift that will be sent securely online. If you don't want to send money then you can just send cards and messages which is completely free! The site doesn't go live until the 11th December but if you sign up before November 30th you'll also be entered into a draw to win an ipod touch.

Hope people find it useful!

 

#36 11-24-2009 2:17 PM

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Re: Useful websites for travellers

fransglobal wrote:

These are some of the most useful websites I use on my travels:

For meeting and exchanging info with fellow travellers:

www.travbuddy.com

www.couchsurfing.com


For general info about destinations:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

http://wikitravel.org/en/Main_Page

http://www.roughguides.com/

http://www.routard.com/ (in French)

http://en.arrivalguides.com/

For currency conversion:

http://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/

To know the time anywhere in the world:

http://www.timeanddate.com/

For rail travel in Europe and the world, includes links to national railways in countries in Europe and the world:

http://www.seat61.com/

The German Federal railsite is very good as it provides a timetable for all trains in Europe. Just enter your start and arrival points and the desired date and time of travel (works in English, German and a number of other languages):

http://www.bahn.de/international/view/en/index.shtml

For mapping, GPS and navigation (works in many languages):

http://www.viamichelin.com/viamichelin/ … mePage.htm

For air travel to and from Ireland and in Europe:

http://www.aerlingus.com/cgi-bin/obel01 … /index.jsp

http://www.ryanair.com/site/IE/

http://www.aerarann.com/

Others will know of other useful sites so maybe they can add them here.

http://www.eatwithalocal.com   (connects travellers with local people willing to cook for them worldwide)

 

#37 11-24-2009 6:43 PM

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Re: Useful websites for travellers

http://www.hitchhikers.org/index.cgi?is … epmonth=12

I checked this out for hitchiking throughout europe. It's a site that you can offer rides or look for rides.


Play with caution of course!

 

#38 11-29-2009 10:17 PM

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Re: Useful websites for travellers

easyhotelfinder.tk


Very easy site to use looks great!!!!! Used it thousands of times to book hotels on my trips love it:)

 

#39 11-30-2009 6:57 PM

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Re: Useful websites for travellers

just did a separate post on the site below. Thought might refer to it here as well...

www.seatguru.com

All info about your seat to help you decide which seat to ask for and which to reject!

 

#40 12-1-2009 1:34 AM

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Re: Useful websites for travellers

fransglobal wrote:

I find the Roughguides site and the Routard  sites much better than the Lonely Planet one as they provide most if not all of the information that it is the book. I have the impression with Frommers and Fodors that they are more geared to big spenders but maybe I'm wrong.

Almost anything is better than LP, now under BBC ownership, z so mny of the authors have accepted benefits (aka bribes) as to make their products useless.

Furthermore they often issue guides annually but much of the content is carried over from several prior editions - including the inaccurate information.  Hint: You can't discover VietNam buying drinks for backpackers in a bar located in Pham Ngu Lao.

Their guides aren't even good for toilet paper - too rough.

 

#41 12-3-2009 5:31 AM

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Re: Useful websites for travellers

Beat boredom during those long layovers!

Find another traveler at the airport thru Twitter ---
via www.boarding.fr

Connect with a fellow traveler thru a shared cab--
Taxi2, a beta project from Virgin Atlantic that's currently being tested in New York and London: http://www.taxi.to/


...haven't tried them myself but found these sites thru Springwise.com. Personally, I'd use the first one. Not that sure with the second, but hey it might come in handy for others big_smile

Last edited by geek_goddess_jolie (12-3-2009 5:34 AM)

 

#42 12-3-2009 9:26 AM

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Re: Useful websites for travellers

I use www.airfarewatchdog.com because they have an uptodate chart on the baggage fees the airlines charge.

I also just stumbled on a website geared toward female travellers and has a lot of good info for going solo...

www.wanderlustandlipstick.com

 

#43 12-4-2009 6:58 PM

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Re: Useful websites for travellers

I use TripChill for getting excellent, detailed travel alerts about my flight status and also keeping my wife informed about where I am and if I am having travel issues.

 

#44 12-10-2009 12:37 AM

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Re: Useful websites for travellers

Wow, great list of websites.

 

#45 12-13-2009 11:01 PM

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Re: Useful websites for travellers

I recommend www.Flyous.com if you are a frequent AirAsia flyer. It searches for the cheapest ticket for every month. This site is rather new and there have yet to support all the destinations.

With this you can basically conquer South East Asia.

If you don't like it, you can always remove it. Sorry just want to give my first contribution.

Thanks.

Last edited by KabukiMY (12-13-2009 11:33 PM)

 

#46 1-13-2010 11:30 PM

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Re: Useful websites for travellers

For those who need check the ferry & cruise schedules, this is the main link via the Brunei Ports website.
Just select the link you want from this page :  Ferry - Passenger/Vehicle  OR Cruise
Helps your last minute run to the port since it's a bit out of the city.

http://www.ports.gov.bn/en/index.html

Safe Travels !

 

#47 1-18-2010 3:29 AM

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Re: Useful websites for travellers

nice site about the weather in the world smile http://www.weather-and-climate.com/

 

#48 2-2-2010 4:21 AM

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Re: Useful websites for travellers

For those who love to inadvertently plunge the entire hotel/hostel/chalet into darkness or start an impromptu BBQ with their electrical appliances :

Take a peek at this first, pleeease ....

http://electricaloutlet.org/

 

#49 2-2-2010 5:36 AM

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Re: Useful websites for travellers

Thanks Kong. That is very useful. I have never had problems with voltages (so far), my various chargers seem to be able to deal with them but the various plug types are a pain.

Why can't everybody use the European round two pin type, or if not that, the American two pin type. Funnily enough, the hotels I recently stayed in in Singapore and KL had sockets that would accept any type of plug, so maybe that is the solution. The sockets everywhere in Thailand seem to be able to take both the European and American type plugs.

 

#50 2-2-2010 5:48 AM

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Re: Useful websites for travellers

almond72 wrote:

For those who love to inadvertently plunge the entire hotel/hostel/chalet into darkness or start an impromptu BBQ with their electrical appliances :

Take a peek at this first, pleeease ....

http://electricaloutlet.org/

For those that have iPhones or iPod Touches, there's a useful app called, appropriately enough, PowerPlug.

 
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