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CDC Travel Advisories

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gives advice on vaccines, as well as disease prevention tips for different countries.

Flight Stats

FlightStats provides definitive information for approximately 99.5% of U.S. flights, and better than 86% of flights worldwide.

Fodor's Travel

In depth travel guides for worldwide destinations. Includes photo galleries and blog.


All inclusive destination guides including travel news and deals.

Google Maps

View maps and get directions.

Hostelling International USA

Non-profit group that promotes hostelling.

Hotel Guides

View maps and get directions.

Lonely Planet

All encompassing travel planner with themed travel and forums.


Provides maps, directions, and live traffic information.


US Department of State website with information about passports and visas.

State Department Travel Warnings

Features Travel Warnings and Alerts from the State Department about travel to other countries based on short and long term political, crime, health, or other issues.

Trip Advisor

Popular website for vacation planning with the most comprehensive traveler written hotel reviews and rankings. Has links to partner sites for comparative pricing and mobile App.

Universal Currency Converter

Provides the conversion for different types of currency.


The Census Geography Program

The US Census Geography Program site provides geographic data and products such as the TIGER/Line Shapefiles, cartographic boundary files, TIGER/Line Geodatabases, and reference and thematic maps.

CIA World Factbook

Provides information on 266 world entities, including maps.

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names

From the Getty Research Institute

How Far Is It?

Find out the distance between (almost) any two places in the world

The Library of Congress Map and Reading Room Web Resources Page

Library of Congress provides links to current and historic maps, geographic information, and cartographic organizations.

Nation Master

Massive datasource to compare statistics between nations, includes maps.


Last updated March 3, 2020