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Web sites to help you on your next vacation or business trip.

  • AAA - American Automobile Association -  AAA's travel planner presents recommended hotels, restaurants and attractions in the United States and Canada.  A few preplanned online travel guides are also available.
  • Fastcheck Arrival Guides Online - Over 320 free pdf destination guides.  In 10-20 pages, they cover the basics - accommodations, food, attractions, how to get to and from airports, and maps.
  • In Your Pocket Essential City Guides - Free online guides (primarily on central and Easter European cities) of about 60 pages contain useful informationon on hotels, resturants, and what to see.
  • Schmap: Beyond the Map - Schmap offers over 200 free, interactive destination guides.  The information can be printed but is best viewed online, downloaded to a computer along with the Schmap 2.0 program, or accessed via iPod.  Users can also create personal travel gluides.
  • - This site allows users to compile content from DK's "Eyewitness Travel" guides and submissions from enthusiastic travelers, which can be accessed online for free, downloaded as a printable pdf for $5 or bought as a printed book for $15.
  • Visit London -  With a variey of information services for travelers, the site allows users to download current accommodation guides and monthly planners.
  • Rick Steves - Free MP3 files galore, including the complete archives of Steves's radio program, excerpts from his TV show, and audio walking tours for cites in France and Italy.
  • Rough Guide Podcasts - Rough Guides authors give a few good tips on special things to do at the destination and will put listeners in the mood for thier adventures.