A travel agency for independent worldwide travelers.
They know how to get you cheap airfare by working
the airline hubs and layovers. The company is owned
and managed by Edward Hasbrouck author of "The
Practical Nomad". (If you haven't read this book,
you should it has a lot of helpful information for
Our good friends Jen and Mike did a similar year long
world trip and this is their website. We were inspired,
as I am sure you will be, by all their information
on what to pack, how to budget and where to go.
A great site for destinations questions. You can post
a question to the "Thorn Tree" and get your
question answered by a local living in the destination
in question or a recent traveler.
A non-profit org that provides money for research to help protect our natural resources
such as plants and animals. They get their funding
by volunteers paying to travel to exotic destinations
to participate in research projects. Chris and I volunteered
in Kenya researching "The Lions of Tsavo".
We had a wonderful time but it was a lot of work.
We would recommend this kind of trip to any one that
wants a working vacation were you have daily contact
with locals and the environment.
They provide over-land tours all over the world. Chris
and I did their 21 day truck tour from Victoria Falls
in Zimbabwe thru Botswana and Namibia down to Cape
Town in South Africa. An over-land tour like this
is a safe way to see a lot of Africa in a short period
Loads of great information from a seasoned traveler
Currency converter website
Great way to research hostels
Great way to stay in touch while you travel. They
provide a voicemail box for your friends and family
to leave voice messages, then you can check it from
any computer for free or call for a small charge you
the phone and check your messages.
Free downloadable maps of any country or region
Travel Health Information:
Fabulous on-line store for travel, sports and camping