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This category lists only comprehensive travel guides (descriptive content) and directories (primarily lists of other sites) relevant for global travel. Sites which are specific to one of the following are listed in more specific categories:
  • A continent, country, region, or city
  • A component of travel, like lodging or air travel
  • A travel specialty, like cruises, adventure travel, or business travel.
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Via Michelin

Guide with route planner, maps, tourist information, hotels, and restaurants throughout the world.
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Wikitravel

A project to create a free, complete, up-to-date and reliable world-wide travel guide. Destination guides and other articles written and edited by Wikitravellers from around the globe. Open editing by any reader.
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Wikivoyage

Free, worldwide travel guide that anyone can edit.
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Azurever

A travel portal covering a number of destinations in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas.
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iExplore

Complete travel resource for planning and booking an adventure trip. Where to go, what to do, book a trip, get advice on travel.
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World Travel Guide

Travel Guides for destinations worldwide. Contains facts on climate, visa, health, passport, currency and customs requirements.
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World66

Open source travel information with regional guides. Users can participate by offering hints and reviews. Includes travel tools.
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Baby Goes 2

Guide for parents travelling with babies and children. Location reports, tips and advice, pros and cons of various locations, and a list of things to pack.
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Budget Hotels

Price comparison site.
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Travel.org

Directory of travel related resources. Airlines, lodging, and regional information and travel related businesses are listed.
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Lonely Planet

Offers travel advice, detailed maps, travel news, popular message boards and health information. Also lists information and updates regarding guidebooks.
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The Virtual Tourist

Interactive site aimed at sharing travel knowledge. Includes chat, forums, travelogues, photos and maps.
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Canuck Abroad

Information for travelers including tips, guides and forum.
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BootsnAll.com

Information about places around the globe. Discussion boards, travel guides and travelers toolkit.
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Frommers.com

Information on destinations around the globe. Includes activities, feature articles, guidebooks and message boards.
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TripAdvisor

Information on hotels, resorts and packages with reviews from travellers with star ratings.
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Travel Fox

Meta search engine in which travelers can compare offers on travel websites. Includes rail, hotel, car and flight sections.
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Spotted by Locals

Travel guides (online & mobile apps) with up-to-date tips by selected locals in cities in Europe and North America.
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Travel-Quest

Offers ideas for active, adventure and special interest holidays and vacations from independent and specialist travel companies in the UK and Worldwide.
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Kasbah Travel Guide

World travel search engine and travel guide.
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HolidayBank

Directory of vacation villa rentals, ski holidays and activity vacations.
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Travel Directory By Tuttinsieme

World travel directory furnishes anyone with every kind of information to travel around the world.
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Travel Notes

Travel directory providing country/state information, reviewed web sites, regular travel articles, and online ticketing.
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Onroute

Guide to vacations in the USA and Canada, including a virtual travelguide to cities.
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TripSpot.com

Directory of destination ideas, fare finders, reservation services, maps, hotels, accommodation, and travel statistics.
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Star Service Online

In-depth reviews of hotels and cruise ships worldwide, including rates, contacts, and amenity comparison charts. Search by name or destination. Subscription required for full access.
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WorldRover

Travel information, facts and history.
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Things To Do

Features directory of travel and tourism information for the United States and Australia. Features local attractions, theme parks, events, and outdoor recreation.
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Carnaval.com

Guide to global carnival celebrations, parades, and travel information.
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Synergise

Provides travel articles with pictures of worldwide destinations and also lists recommended, quality-assessed travel sites.
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Distinctive Travels

Travel resource for the traveler.
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Independent Traveler

Portal including advice on trip planning and other topics, travelogues, online forum, current travel bargains, and other resources.
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Holiday / Vacation Directory

Individual and directory listings of travel related websites.
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DiscoverTourism.com

Information guide for the tourism and entertainment industries.
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Experience Destinations

Photos and descriptions about vacation spots including where to shop, dine, stay, what to do, local sports and entertainment.
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Vacation Idea

Lists vacation resorts and luxury hotel reviews with photos and information.
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Aardvarktravel.net

A searchable directory of travel sites around the world.
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Worldweb Travel Guide

Travel and tourism guides throughout the world.
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Word Travels

Travel guides to destinations around the world.
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Attitude Travel

Resource for independent travelers in Europe, Asia and around the world. Low cost airline guides, discussion forum and articles written by backpackers.
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Extravagance Travel

Luxury travel suggestions featuring journeys, spas/sport, and lifestyle articles.
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National Geographic Travel

Travel guides to US and Canadian destinations featuring worldwide destinations, maps and links to tools.
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Travelcreek

Travel advice on destinations in North America, Europe, the Caribbean and South Africa in a concise format. Includes links as well as camping and diving information.
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Travellerspoint

Worldwide community offering free travel tools and information to help travellers before, during and after their trip. Message boards, photos and tips and advice.
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The Savvy Traveler

Public radio travel program produced by Minnesota Public Radio. Features articles, before you go tips and message boards. Show is no longer in production, but all content is archived.
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GLOBOsapiens.net

Portal and community of travelers sharing experiences and advice. Includes forum, trip reports, photographs, and tour operator listings.
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Travel Lists

Directory of holiday tour operators and travel companies for British travellers.
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Earth Travel Reviews

Definitive selection of vacation travel reviews with the inside story on top travel destinations worldwide.
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Wcities.com

Guide to tourist information, shopping, sports, dining and events in selected major cities of the United States, Europe and worldwide, tailored towards delivery on WAP devices such as cellphones.
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Sleeping Around with Jana Jones

Content, photographs, reviews, links including hotels, resorts, cruises, destinations, topical and timely news related to travel.
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Hot Springs Enthusiast

Information on hot springs in the U.S. by state and links to information about hot springs outside the United States. Also has related links on hot tubs, how to locate a hot springs, topological maps.
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ShermansTravel, LLC

Publisher of travel deals and destination advice.
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TravelVideoz

A directory of video clips from worldwide destinations to view online. Includes submit form and search.
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PlanetWare

Online guide offering resources in 97 countries. Includes navigation by geographic area, flight and hotel search.
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DK Eyewitness Travel

Provides information for planning a trip, finding inspiration, and allows users to create their own travel guides.
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Trip Extras

Country, city, and airport guides.
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Schmap

Real-time buzz, reviews and photos for local events, restaurants, bars, clubs, shops, art galleries, museums, and destinations.
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Insight Travel Guides

Travel guides, photography, maps, ebooks and apps.
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Forbes Travel Guide

Star rated hotels, restaurants and spas worldwide, plus travel advice from selected tastemakers and experts.
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USA Today - Travel

Travel news and information including travel tips, discount travel and speciality web deals.
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AOL Travel - Guides

Research travel destinations and vacation ideas. Book online.
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Yahoo! Travel

An online travel destination - reserve airline tickets, hotels, cars, cruises and vacation packages, research trips, read user and expert reviews, see local weather and currency information.
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Stayinapub.com

Directory for pubs and inns with accommodation in the UK and Ireland.
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Ixigo

Trip planner. Find places to visit, things to do, destinations, restaurants and packages.

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