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Welcome to what is fast becoming a true traveller's resource page. Use the simple LINKS INDEX on the left to find the links you need, or scroll down to browse them all. If you have any suggestions for valuable travel related links that I should include on this page, please email me, and I'll check it out. I'm not interested in crowding this page with thousands of useless or irrelevant links, just the chosen few that I personally use and/or recommend. As this page grows, it will no doubt become quite 'heavy' with graphics. Tell me if it takes an inordinately long time to load, and I will put the categorized links onto separate pages. Enjoy! Tell your friends!

PLANNING YOUR TRIP


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If you have any questions at all about round-the-world travel, feel free to post them on my messageboard and on the massive Lonely Planet 'Thorn Tree' messageboard.




(more than just) FREE ACCOMMODATION



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TRAVELHOO a global connection for travellers


an online community, offering free accommodation all over the world.

Our goal is to help people to learn more about Chinese culture, and to assist people when they first arrive in a new place. By staying with families in our club, you will not only get a 'home-away-from-home' feeling, but will also have an opportunity to participate in a unique inter-cultural experience that you just can't get from staying in hotels.

SLEEPING IN AIRPORTS



CHEAP FLIGHTS AND HOTELS

Orbitz, Expedia, and Hotels.com are three of the most popular sites for booking discounted flights and hotel rooms. I have never found a good deal on any of these sites, and as such I don't recommend them, but you can compare their offers with a single visit to www.tripadvisor.com. If you're determined to get the best deal available, I recommend checking the various offers at Tripadvisor.com first, and then also visiting the sites below. For cheaper accommodation- hostels, pensions, guesthouses and the like- I suggest using the Book-a-HOSTEL-online link on my website. It's not just for shared 'dormitory' style accommodation; there are a great range of inexpensive private rooms there as well. You can also view and book tours through the Book-a-TOUR-online link.

Last minute special hotel deals
Last minute discount deals on flights and hotels
Another good option for last minute discount deals.

Bidding for hotels and flights
I have found some outstanding deals on three star and four star hotels- often less than half price- at Priceline, but if you're not confident with the 'bidding' system Priceline uses, you owe it to yourself to familiarize yourself by spending some time on the bidding for travel messageboard before you bid.

Very useful site to help you get the most out of Priceline.com

The cheapest place I found for my flight to Australia

Cheap standby tickets from US to Europe

Cheap standby and reserved airline tickets
Do not, do not, do not mistake the legitimate air-hitch site (which I have used, and thoroughly recommend) with the scam site of the similar name, but without the - in the URL address. If you're interested to read the ridiculous communications that I had with someone from the scam site, click here.



Discount European carrier

Discount European carrier
Other discount European carriers-

GERMAN WINGS
EUJET


WORK AROUND THE WORLD

Work your way around the world Volunteering opportunities around the world
Teach English as a second language
Teach English as a second language
Volunteer on a kibbutz in Israel
Volunteer on a kibbutz in Israel
Volunteer for free food and accommodation, around the world
Volunteer for free food and accommodation, around the world
BECOME A WOOFF'ER- A WILLING WORKER ON AN ORGANIC FARM




HITCHHIKING AND RIDESHARING


Worldwide rideshare website

Hitchhiking and road travel, in search of soul
Worldwide rideshare website



COOL TRAVEL SITES


www.viatgeaddictes.com

www.hectoraneos.blogspot.com

Lonely Planet; the world's best guide books
Boots 'n all
Create, publish and freely share your backpacking adventure with your own travel homepage. Assists travelers in planning, and communicating their journeys. Input your own tips and read like-minded travelers tales.
Virtual Tourist
A photographic website, with hundreds of thumbnailed photos from all over the world, categorized by region

The art and science of travelling light



TRAVELLING SAFE AND WELL

Nothing is guaranteed to ruin your trip more than getting sick. Don't be a mug. Click here to see how you can cover yourself against the risks. 'Travelling Well', your bible for enjoying good health while you travel, also available online as a pdf file. You'd better check it out! Click here for more details.
Budget travel insurance tailored to the needs of budget travellers and backpackers.
US GOVERNMENT TRAVEL WARNINGS


FREE BUSINESS CARDS

Free Business Cards.



REGISTER YOUR OWN WEBSITE

Register your own website for as little as $15. Cheap hosting too.



PUBLISH YOUR OWN BOOK

Publish your own book. Publish your own book.



OPEN YOUR OWN ONLINE STORE

Now anyone can have their own online store. Now anyone can have their own online store. Now anyone can have their own online store.



MISCELLANEOUS


Find millions of places.
Drive the US just for the cost of your fuel.
Worldwide telephone number database.
World weather.
IATA 3 LETTER AIRPORT CODES WORLDWIDE

EASY METRIC CONVERSION CALCULATOR

LOCATIONS OF EMBASSIES AROUND THE WORLD

HANDY UP-TO-DATE CURRENCY CONVERTER

INTERNATIONAL TELEPHONE CALLING CODES- FROM ANYWHERE TO ANYWHERE

INTERNATIONAL TIME ZONES

INTERNATIONAL TIME ZONES




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