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 ).


GLOBOsapiens a growing worldwide community of travelers:

Round-the-World Travel Guide:

Rick Steves:


The Practical Nomad:

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

Art of Travel: European and World Backpacking on $25 a Day or Less (complete free book online, no advertising) "The Ultimate Resource for the Independent Traveller" -- A comprehensive and non-commercial set of links for travel planning:

InsideOut Travel Magazine -- a bimonthly online publication for independent travelers:


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

The Budget Traveller's Guide to Sleeping in Airports:


AltaVista's Babelfish (free machine translation to and from several languages):

Obviously Enterprises ("Just Enough" CDs teach basic phrases; short courses available for nine different languages):

International Dialing Codes (how to telephone anywhere):


US Center for Disease Control:

US State Department:

World Travel Watch:


BackpackGearTest The most comprehensive interactive gear reviews and tests on the planet:

Recreational Equipment Inc.:

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

Any Mountain:

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

Pack It Up: Packing guru Anne McAlpin's site:

How to Europe Packing List: not just a list, but descriptive, opinionated explanations as well

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

Travelite (advice about packing light):



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

Save big with Frequent Flyer Miles:

Find the very best seat on the plane:

All about Airline Food -- Unbelievably comprehensive and entertaining:


GLOBOsapiens a growing worldwide community of travelers:

Lonely Planet detailed information on just about everywhere:

Rick Steves mostly Europe, find great advice on the "Graffiti Wall": "Real Travelers - Real Info" learn about places from people who've traveled there, and people who live there


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

Glass, Steel & Stone for information about great buildings all over the world:

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

Web Gallery of Art 11,000 digital files of European paintings and sculptures:



Guava: A new magazine for women travelers

Women Welcome Women World Wide: Network for women travelers and hosts -- great for advice and free stays: International directory of women travelers:

A Woman's Guide on How to Pee Standing Up:
TravelMate device:


Photo.Net Travel Photography:

Worldisround (people share their travel photos)

Remote Recording Survival Guide:

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


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

100 Friends Become a global micro-philanthropist:


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Productive Learning & Leisure: learn how to live a more extraordinary life

Life Training Program:

Center for Attitudinal Healing:

Nonviolent Communication:

Re-Evaluation Co-Counseling:

Worldwide Forgiveness Alliance:

The Solution: