Here is a list of resources that I find useful. I add new listings as I discover them, so check back for recent additions (marked by ).

GENERAL INFORMATION

GLOBOsapiens a growing worldwide community of travelers: www.globosapiens.net

Round-the-World Travel Guide: PerpetualTravel.com/rtw/

Rick Steves: www.ricksteves.com

LonelyPlanet: www.lonelyplanet.com

The Practical Nomad: www.practicalnomad.com

Travelers' Tales publishers of personal travel narratives covering many locations and subjects including women, food, health & safety, humor and spirituality www.travelerstales.com

Art of Travel: European and World Backpacking on $25 a Day or Less (complete free book online, no advertising) www.artoftravel.com

BootsnAll.com "The Ultimate Resource for the Independent Traveller" www.BootsnAll.com

NetTravel.com -- A comprehensive and non-commercial set of links for travel planning: www.nettravel.com

InsideOut Travel Magazine -- a bimonthly online publication for independent travelers: www.insideoutmag.com

NETWORKING/ACCOMMODATIONS

Servas (non-profit international network of hosts and travelers, dedicated to global understanding and world peace): www.servas.org

The Budget Traveller's Guide to Sleeping in Airports: www.sleepinginairports.net/airports.htm

COMMUNICATIONS

AltaVista's Babelfish (free machine translation to and from several languages): babelfish.altavista.com

Obviously Enterprises ("Just Enough" CDs teach basic phrases; short courses available for nine different languages): www.obviously.com/language

International Dialing Codes (how to telephone anywhere): http://kropla.com/dialcode.htm

HEALTH & SAFETY

US Center for Disease Control: www.cdc.gov

US State Department: http://travel.state.gov/travel/warnings.html

World Travel Watch: www.travelerstales.com/wtw

GEAR. EQUIPMENT, CLOTHING & PACKING

BackpackGearTest The most comprehensive interactive gear reviews and tests on the planet: www.backpackgeartest.org

Recreational Equipment Inc.: www.rei.com

TravelSmith online store: www.travelsmith.com
TravelSmith Outlet stores: 1324 10th St., Berkeley CA (510) 528-9500 and 2741 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto CA (650) 329-8066

Any Mountain: www.anymountain.net

Easy Going Travel Shop & Bookstore: Lightweight, space saving, useful, uncompromisingly durable products for travelers www.easygoing.com

Pack It Up: Packing guru Anne McAlpin's site: packitup.com

How to Europe Packing List: not just a list, but descriptive, opinionated explanations as well www.enjoy-europe.com/hte/chap06/packing.htm

Sports Basement (discount gear online, also a two huge outlet stores in San Francisco) www.sportsbasement.com

Travelite (advice about packing light): www.travelite.org

TRANSPORTATION

AirTreks: www.airtreks.com

Subway Navigator (everything you'd ever want to know about any subway system anywhere--know before you go!) www.subwaynavigator.com

Save big with Frequent Flyer Miles: www.freefrequentflyermiles.com

Find the very best seat on the plane: www.seatguru.com

All about Airline Food -- Unbelievably comprehensive and entertaining: www.airlinemeals.net

DESTINATIONS

GLOBOsapiens a growing worldwide community of travelers: www.globosapiens.net

Lonely Planet detailed information on just about everywhere: www.lonelyplanet.com

Rick Steves mostly Europe, find great advice on the "Graffiti Wall": www.ricksteves.com

VirtualTourist.com "Real Travelers - Real Info" learn about places from people who've traveled there, and people who live there www.virtualtourist.com

ART & ARCHITECTURE

The Great Buildings Collection pictures and commentary on over a thousand buildings and hundreds of architects around the world: www.GreatBuildings.com

Glass, Steel & Stone for information about great buildings all over the world: www.glasssteelandstone.com

Artcyclopedia database allows searching by artist, artwork, museum, movement, subject, etc.: www.artcyclopedia.com

Web Gallery of Art 11,000 digital files of European paintings and sculptures: www.kfki.hu/~arthp/index1.html

FOR WOMEN ONLY

JourneyWoman: www.journeywoman.com

Guava: A new magazine for women travelers guavamag.com

Women Welcome Women World Wide: Network for women travelers and hosts -- great for advice and free stays: www.womenwelcomewomen.org.uk

Hermail.net International directory of women travelers: www.hermail.net/

A Woman's Guide on How to Pee Standing Up:
TravelMate device: http://www.travelmateinfo.com/page002.html
Device-free: http://web.archive.org/web/20001109105800/www.restrooms.org/device-free.html

DOCUMENTING YOUR JOURNEY

Photo.Net Travel Photography: www.photo.net/travel/

Worldisround (people share their travel photos) www.worldisround.com

Remote Recording Survival Guide: www.transom.org

Traveling with your Sketchbook by Joyce Ryan (book: ISBN 0-939077-02-7)

Creating a Travel Sketchbook a helpful article by my friend and colleague, Bill Russell

GREEN TRAVEL/PHILANTHROPY

Ethical Traveler All travelers are freelance ambassadors, learn how to use your power wisely: www.ethicaltraveler.org

100 Friends Become a global micro-philanthropist: www.100friendsproject.org

SELF-ACTUALIZATION

I continue to explore many avenues of enrichment and tools to develop my full potential. I believe each person's journey is unique, but I offer here some paths I have found worthwhile.

Christopher Howard: Breakthrough to Success: try the totally free weekend course that can truly change your life! www.chrishoward.com

Productive Learning & Leisure: learn how to live a more extraordinary life www.productivelearning.com

Life Training Program: www.moretolife.org

Center for Attitudinal Healing: www.attitudinalhealing.org/

Nonviolent Communication: www.nonviolentcommunication.com

Re-Evaluation Co-Counseling: www.rc.org

Worldwide Forgiveness Alliance: www.forgivenessday.org/default.htm

The Solution: www.thepathway.org