Rocky & Sarah's Travel Diary


Travel Diary




Completely revamped the links. There's so much information out there, you need to be prepared. Here are some of the best that we've found and used. DISCLAIMER - Rocky and Sarah in no way endorse any of the products linked below. Use at your own risk.

Online Guidebooks and Travel Articles

My Travel Rights - Heard of Rule 240? Well, you better find out quick, cause it'll come in handy.
Joe Sent Me - Travellers page for business travel.It's actually kind of cool.
The Lonely Planet Guide - A great place to start. Two of the best sections are the Thorn Tree and Travel Postcard sections. Unsubstantiated travel stories, but interesting. Take the info with a grain of salt. - The online version of the Conde Naste magazine. The info is pretty well organized and in some cases has a little more than the LP.
Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel - The online version of the magazine. You have to pay for the archived articles, otherwise it still has some good points and info on destinations.
National Geographic - If seeing some of the featured destinations doesn't make you want to go there, then you just ain't a traveller. Check out the Traveler and Adventure Magazines.
Department of Foreign Affairs Canada - Good reference and up to date travel information for Canadians abroad.
Escape Artist - An online guide for expatriates trying to find information about working in other countries.
EuroTrip - Planning a trip to Europe? Check here for some info.
The Art of Travel - An excellent guide on how to survive any long trip - particularly with as little stuff as possible. Almost essential to read this.
The Universal Packing List - Similar to the Art of Travel site. Another good source.
The Travel-Library - Another online resource with some good information.
Trip Advisor - Lot's of bitching, but honest first person reports on resorts, etc.

Cheap-o Transporation

TravelCuts - The Canadian University staple for travel savings. and and
Cheap Tickets - Has consolidator airfare quotes.
Hotwire - Can usually find really inexpensive flights, with a maximum of one stop, but the carrier and itinerary aren't disclosed until you buy. Feelin' lucky? - Name your price. Use it with Priceline deals message board, so you don't overbid on Priceline.
Last minute Travel - For last minute packages.
Site 59 - Seller of "distressed" packages, - i.e. will go unsold soon. You can get crazy deals if you're willing to leave asap.
Air Treks - Round the world air ticket specialists.
Europe By Air - $99 per flight around Europe.

Cheap-o Accomodation

Late Rooms - Discounted hotel rooms around the planet.
Cheapnights - Specials at international hotels.
Unusual Villa Rentals - I gotta try this at some point. It sounds too good.
Hotels London - Check under Budget London Hotels.
CTrip - 4 and 5 star hotels in Asia for 2 star rates? Book through these people.
EBookers - Cheap flights and vacations packages in Europe.

Cheap-o Other Stuff

Auto Europe - Car rentals in Europe.
Eurolines - A single place for european bus schedules, reservations, etc.
Rail Europe and Mercurio - A portal for Europe's national rail companies.
iCruise - Last minute rates for cruises.
Payaway - Site for temporary travelling workers (odd jobs, etc).
Playbill - Cheap theatre tickets in the US
Theatremania - Same as Playbill, but has also tickets outside NYC

Miscellaneous Tools

The Universal Currency Converter - Pretty useful resource for quick reference.
International Student Travel Card - Information about discounts, countries, etc. for student card holders. - Accumulate and sum different points programs (US and Canada)
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