Rocky & Sarah's 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 ArticlesMy 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.
Concierge.com - 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 TransporationTravelCuts - The Canadian University staple for travel savings.
Travelocity.com and Travelocity.ca
Expedia.com and Expedia.ca
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?
Priceline.com - 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 AccomodationLate 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 StuffAuto 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 ToolsThe Universal Currency Converter - Pretty useful resource for quick reference.
International Student Travel Card - Information about discounts, countries, etc. for student card holders.
Points.com - Accumulate and sum different points programs (US and Canada)