Travel slowly, staying in vacation rentals (villas, farms, cottages, apartments)
Online Magazines and Travel Sites
Transitions Abroad is a great magazine with information for Americans wanting to work in overseas. Also information about travel and living overseas. Buy it at your magazine stand or go to their web site.
Travel Magazines and Newspapers
A good resource for travel information are the popular travel magazines: Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and National Geographic Traveler. These are all available online. You can search through back issues by topic and download articles. Travel + Leisure is the best for this; they even have a bulletin board.
www.travelandleisure.com: Travel + Leisure magazine
www.concierge.com: Conde Nast Traveler magazine
www.nationalgeographic.com/traveler: National Geographic Traveler magazine
www.budgettravel.com: Budget Travel magazine
www.escapeartist.com: Online magazine about living in other countries. Information about Italy.
www.transitionsabroad.com: Transitions Abroad. A useful magazine and web site for people moving to Europe.
www.gonomad.com: Go Nomad. Web site about alternative, independent travel with lots of articles, mini travel guides, photos etc.
www.packedmagazine.com: Packed, a free magazine distributed in Europe with interesting travel articles. You can download back issues. Magazine is aimed at backpackers, independent and budget travelers.
Travel Web Sites
www.wikitravel.org: Wikitravel, worldwide travel guides
www.tripadvisor.com: Trip Advisor - hotel reviews, vacation recommendations and weekend getaway advice for Europe and the US also good travel information
www.rudymaxa.com: The home of Rudy Maxa's Traveler newsletter. After six years of publication, the newsletter closed for business on March 2004. Rudy is changing this site into a free, on-line travel resource. He used to host the PRI (Public Radio International) radio show Savvy Traveler (but it is off the air now).
www.enjoy-europe.com: John Bermont published the book How to Europe in the 80s but he is updating it now and offering it online at his web site. He also has some great pages of links.
www.joesentme.com: Web site for business travelers. Paid membership required to access content.
www.travel-library.com: Travel-Library. Personal travelog, trip reports, and worldwide tourist information.
www.eurotrip.com: Euro Trip. Backpacking in Europe.
www.aardvarktravel.net: Aardvark Travel. Travel search engine and directory.
www.about.com/travel/: About.com Travel
Web Sites Related to Travel Guides
Many of these web sites have related message boards.
Karen Brown: www.karenbrown.com Detailed hotel, B&B and some vacation rental listings
Let's Go: www.letsgo.com
Rick Steves: www.ricksteves.com
Rough Guides: www.roughguides.com
www.wordtravels.com: Concise country and city guides, worldwide.
countrystudies.us: This website contains the on-line versions of books previously published in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress as part of the Country Studies/Area Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy.
www.world-guides.com: Worldwide travel guides.
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