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Flights/Hotels | Maps & Travel Routes | Travel (General) | Travel (Texas) | Travel Tips
Booking Flights/Hotels Links

Cheap Tickets: Search for air tickets up to 70% off, as well as hotels, cars, cruises, and more.

Expedia: Offers you to search for bundle deals, hotels, cars, flights, cruises, things to do, rewards options, and more.

Hotwire: Access deals on hotels, cars, flights, and bundles as the site states it is a leading travel site with low rates with the goal of getting customers ridiculously low prices.

Kayak: Compare hundreds of sites at once to look for the best savings on hotels, flights, cars, and more.

Orbitz: Find car rentals, flights, hotels, packages, bundles and more; also includes travel information on popular destinations, top hotels, and travel options.

Priceline: Save on hotels, flights, cars, vacation packages, cruises, and more with express deals. Also find information on vacation ideas, featured destinations, last-minute flights, and more.

Travelocity: Search for flights, over 500,000 hotels, bundle packages, car rentals, things to do, and more. Also features deals on vacation packages and suggestions on popular destinations.

TripAdvisor: Plan and book your perfect trip from start to finish while also offering a listing of reviews from travelers.


Maps & Travel Routes

Google Maps: A mapping service offering step-by-step driving directions, local business information, street views, links to favorite places, and more. One of the most used web mapping sites online.

How Far Is It?: Uses data from the U.S. Census, and a supplementary list of cities around the world, to find the latitude and longitude of two places, and then calculates the distance between them.

MapMaker Interactive: From National Geographic, print friendly maps including world and U.S. themes, historical maps, and atlas maps.

MapQuest: Create custom maps online illustrating the location of a specific address anywhere in the U.S., Canada, and the world (with limitations) and plan your travel route.

National Atlas of the United States: Provides access to create maps targeted to your information needs based on federally collected data.

Perry-Castaneda Map Collection: Hosted by the University of Texas at Austin, this map collection offers a wide range of free maps for countries all around the world. Map types may include political, historical, relief, and/or topographical.

Road Conditions: Maintained by the Federal Highway Administration, if you're traveling by road, this site will provide weather and road conditions in the U.S. and Canada.


Travel (General Resources)

Bureau of Consular Affairs: Find information on travel warnings, passport/visa information, etc.

CDC Travel Information: Find current health warnings and recommendations for safe travel from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Fodor's Travel Online: An online version of a leading travel publisher providing information on all the destinations you'd want to visit.

Frommer's: An online version of a leading travel site providing information on destinations, family trips, ideas, and more.

Lonely Planet Online: A leading travel publishers providing information online such as guides, adventure tours, family travel, travel news, budget travel, and more.

ParkNet: The website of the National Park Service that features history, service, park information, finding parks, events, news, and more.


Travel (Texas Resources)

Go-Texas - Texas Travel Guide: A comprehensive vacation guide that helps you plan your trips in the state. Offers thousands of sightseeing attractions, tourist destinations, resorts, and more. Browse Texas attractions by name or using a map to locate family-friendly attractions, scenic sites, historic places, and more.

Texas Highways - Travel: The travel section of the travel magazine of Texas offering information on events, vacations for day trippers, scenic routes, sites off the beaten path, and more.

Texas Monthly - Texas Traveler: Travel section of the popular periodical offering travel advice and ideas across a variety of areas including spas, beaches, festivals, events, sports activities, and more.

TourTexas: Offers a great selection of places to see in Texas including destination spotlights, attractions, accommodations, events, dining, and more; includes free brochures.

TravelTex: Hosted by the Texas Department of Economic Development to offer tourism information for places in Texas.


Travel Tips - Things to Know

1000 Tips for Trips: Offers a selection of travel tips submitted from everyday people on a number of subjects including security, safety, bus travel, traveling with pets/disabilities/children, and more.

Independent Traveler - Travel Tips: Offers an interactive traveler's exchange and online travel guide for those planning their own trips.

National Geographic - Travel Tips
: Provides a listing of travel tips from their host of experts as well as columns offering advice and created by Travel Consumer Advocate Chris Elliott.

Time's 50 Essential Travel Tips: Access the site to fine travel tips across a number of sections including planning, booking, lodging, flying, and more.

TravelSense: Designed for people who love to travel, not only will you be able to find information on getting a trip quote and an agent, you can search through a wealth of travel tips.

USA Today - Travel: Offers some basic information when it comes to business travel, destinations, news and tips.