100% Pure New Zealand
You can learn a lot about New Zealand as you plan your trip by visiting this site. Explore the country’s history, nature, and culture; check out destinations and maps; view scenic highlights and find out about popular activities and attractions; find a booking service to help you plan your trip.
About.com: Africa Travel
Lots of information here about traveling to Africa, including maps, when and where to go on safari, the top 10 destinations, and much more. There are separate sections for different African countries.
About.com: South America Travel
Essential information for anyone planning a trip to South America: planning, most popular destinations, festivals and holidays, history, cuisine, wildlife—and that’s just scratching the surface of this informative site.
Australian Travel and Tourism
This well designed, highly interactive site introduces travelers to all that Australia has to offer. Explore different areas of the country; learn about events attractions, climate, and wildlife; find out about visas and other entry requirements; locate a travel agent.
The website of the Canada Tourism Commission helps you plan a trip to Canada. Its Explore section has these categories: Natural Wonders, Seasonal Sensations, Luxury Escapes, Refresh & Rejuvenate, Cultural Discoveries, Urban Retreats, and Mountain Tops. There are separate sections for travelers, meeting planners, media, and those in the travel trade.
A place to learn about traveling to China and meet others who’ve been there or want to go, China Travel serves up news and facts about China, its cities, and its culture. View photos, read travelers’ stories, and find hot travel deals.
All about Antarctica: facts, news, and amazing photos. The site’s Antarctica Cruise and Travel Guide is a great source of information for those planning a trip, covering everything from the basics of Antarctica travel (when to go, what to pack, how much it’s likely to cost) to information about specific tours.
Egyptian Tourism Office
The Egyptian Tourist Authority has put together an in-depth site about the country to help you plan your trip. With videos, news, an events calendar and travel planner, an Arabic phrasebook, the LovEgypt Club newsletter, and more, this site will fascinate Egyptophiles.
A comprehensive directory packed with links to travel sites covering all aspects of European travel, from individual countries to culture to transportation and accommodation.
One of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, France has something to please nearly everyone. France.com highlights the best the country has to offer, with news, forums, and information about regions, getting there, lodging, and tours.
Germany Travel Guide
If you’re planning a trip to Germany, be sure to stop here first. Here you’ll find general information about the country, as well as information about culture, destinations, business, and activities.
International Travel Maps & Books
It’s always a challenge for international travelers to find their way around a new city or country. Be prepared with detailed travel maps of countries and regions around the world, published and sold here by ITMB Publishing.
International Travel News
A monthly magazine published since 1976, International Travel News provides international travelers with valuable news, tips, articles, and advice. Whether you’re traveling on a shoestring or looking for luxury, you’ll find excellent information in this site’s articles and forums.
This site organizes its information by traveler interest in Israel: general travelers, those who want to visit Christian holy sites, and those interested in Jewish sites. Whichever area you choose, you get information about places, attractions, and accommodations, as well as planning your trip.
Italy Travel Guide
Here’s everything you need to plan a trip to Italy: destinations, a general travel guide, activities, culture, and doing business.
Japan National Tourist Organization
The Japan National Tourist Organization has put together this attractive and informative site to promote travel to Japan. Learn about destinations, make travel arrangements, prepare for your trip, and get in-depth information about Japanese history, culture, attractions, events.
The World Guide of this popular series of travel books is your gateway to international travel. Choose a region and country to go to a page loaded with information about that destination: photos, videos, maps, itineraries, fun facts, travel articles and podcasts, information about getting there, what to do, and where to stay.
Mexico Travel Guide
To plan a trip south of the border, head for this site. Here you can get travel tips, brush up on Spanish, explore different regions, learn about Mexico’s history and culture, and read the latest travel news.
Rick Steves’ Europe Through the Back Door
Bestselling travel writer and television/radio host Rick Steves guides you through Europe. Plan an independent trip or sign up for a tour, read travel news and events, buy Rick Steves guidebooks, or get info about his shows. Has podcasts and a blog.
Going to Spain? The official website for Spain tourism helps you decide where to go and what to do, assists you in planning and booking your trip, and offers a multimedia section (video, audio, photos, guides, maps) to whet your appetite.
Steve Kropla’s Help for World Travelers
Will your blow-dryer work in Belize? How about your electric razor in Istanbul or your cell phone in Moscow? This site offers practical electrical and telephone information for international travelers.
Advice, tips, and practical info about visiting this popular tourist destination. Whether you’re traveling independently or looking for a tour, this site tells you what you need to know—before you go and during your trip. Use the site’s free Concierge feature to email questions and get expert answers.
International travelers need to be aware of health risks in various parts of the world. This site, maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, explains about diseases, vaccinations, safe food and water, and so on. Has sections on traveling with children and pets, studying abroad, and concerns related to travel by air and cruise ship.
U.S. State Department: Travel
The U.S. State Department’s Travel site has information for international travelers: passports, travel tips, health information, and alerts and warnings about world trouble spots.
Universal Currency Converter
To find out how many euros, pounds, rubles, yuan, or pesos your dollar can buy, check out this site, which converts between dozens of currencies. The currency converter is free, but you can use your credit card to buy foreign currency online.
This is a wonderful site to discover all that Britain has to offer. Explore London or other cities and regions of the country, find things to see and do and places to stay, learn how to get around, check out vacation deals, and use the Trip Planner to get the most out of your trip. The site’s unique Friends section presents bloggers from all over the country, writing about their region. Read a local’s impressions and favorite places, and respond with questions and your own thoughts.