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Useful Websites

Throughout my years of traveling, I’ve visiting thousands of webpages in an attempt to learn everything I could about traveling the world. Each time I found a website that was helpful to me, I wrote it down. This list is the result of my experiences, so hopefully it is as helpful to you as it has been for me!


A load of useful travel links
Skype – Low Cost Internet Telephone
Worldwide electric & phone guide


Brainstorming Where to Go
Virtual Tourist
Gridskipper – The Urban Travel Guide


Worldwide currency converter
Currency Exchange (UK)
Currency Exchange (US)
MasterCard, Maestro and Cirrus ATM locator
Visa worldwide ATM/Cash machine locator
Toll-free phone number for lost MasterCards


The World Health Organization’s (WHO) latest health information (by country)
World map of malaria risk areas


Working/Volunteering Abroad
Transitions Abroad
Volunteering abroad
Voluntary Service Overseas
Help Exchange – Volunteer to work on farms, ranches, lodges, and more


Traveling Light
Lightweight Backpacking – A User’s Manual
Lightweight travel products


Magellan’s Travel Supplies
Millets (UK)
Water bottle purification systems
Pocket-sized water purifier


Backpack Security
Pacsafe anti-theft bags
Travel security products


Foreign Affairs
Government Advice for US travellers
Government Advice for UK travellers
Weather reports (by country)


Cheap Accommodation
The Travel Library – Hotel Reviews from around the world
Hostel Bookers
Hostel World
CouchSurfing Project


Cheap Flights


Travel Insurance
World Nomads


Guide Books
Lonely Planet
Rough Guides


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