Welcome! Ready to take off on your next great adventure? Check out all these great travel resources gathered together and organized in one place. Happy planning!


 Once you get situated in a new place and caught up on any sleep, it’s time to figure out some activities to do.  Here are some starting points to discover all the fun places to see, things to do, and food to eat.  I have used all of these to guide my information-gathering for our trip.  Remember, though, sometimes the best places are the ones you stumble upon yourself.


12 Hrs Guides: Online guides set up asking the question, what if you have 12 hours in a city? They share a lot of interesting below-the-radar sights and activities.

Afar: experiential travel guide where users can post highlights of their own travels for others and curate lists of these travel experiences.

Arrival Guides: 400+ free downloadable guides. They often collaborate with the country’s official tourist organizations, so they have relatively accurate information.

Boots n All: The one-stop indie travel guide, BootsnAll has lots of great tips on travelling, specializing in RTW (Round the World) travel with tips, planning checklists, travel guides, forums, and a magazine, this is a great resource for those planning a long trip abroad.

ExploGuide: Travel guide/website for those who are interested in alternative or off the beaten track kind of travel. A lot of their content comes from other explorers, so the information can be a bit scarce at times for certain countries.

Fathom: Travel website that have guides, travel stories, travel links, and travel-related products

GuidePal: Free 100% offline mobile city guides (iOS, Android, and Windows 8) created by locals who handpick interesting sites, venues, and hotspots to check out.

Reid’s Guides: Focused on European planning, Reid Bramblett likes exploring the alternatives to traditional forms of travelling, sharing his stories & tips for each country.

ThisIsPaper Guides: A large map of the world where readers of Thisispaper art & design magazine pin interesting destinations a traveling creative shouldn’t miss.

Time Travel City Guides: Time magazine has quick city guides for various cities.

Wanderfly: Wanderfly helps you decide where to go based on other people’s recommendations to discover new experiences, restaurants, and hotels based on your objectives & destination.

WikiTravel: The Wikipedia of travel, Wikitravel is an open source worldwide travel guide with more than 23,000 destination guides and other articles written and edited by Wikitravellers from around the globe.


European City Cards:  City cards give you discounts on museum admissions as well as different stores and eateries in various European cities plus free or discounted transportation for a set price ($)

UNESCO World Heritage Center: These sites are determined by the World Heritage Committee as having outstanding cultural and natural heritage.

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