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Going Somewhere?

By Sharon Marek , Web Developer, UNT Central Web Support

Travelling anytime soon? There's still time to get away before the fall semester starts. I consulted most of these Web sites before my last vacation, and thought the list might be useful to you.

International Travel Information

The home page for the US State Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs is one of the best places to find international travel information. Everything from passports to travel warnings is covered there. Foreign embassies are also a great source of information for the countries they represent. Embassies located in Washington, D.C. are listed at http://www.embassy.org/   Most embassies on the list have Web sites, but those that don't provide postal addresses, E-mail addresses, or links to other representative Web sites.

Healthy Travel

CDC Travel Information, a service of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has health recommendations divided geographically, making it easy to find the vaccinations necessary to safely travel anywhere. And Health LINK, from the Medical College of Wisconsin, is full of great travel health information.

Other Sources of Travel Information

Several popular travel guides have Web sites. Two of the best are Rough Guide Travel and Lonely Planet Online.  Usenet also has a lot of worthwhile travel information, and http://www.deja.com/ is one of the best ways to get to that information. Yahoo has an enormous travel section at http://dir.yahoo.com/Recreation/Travel/ -- and that includes a section on travel-related businesses.