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Bayou City Life & The Pursuit of Good Times Message Board › Ever-growing Collection of Travel Related (and Local) Links and Guides

Ever-growing Collection of Travel Related (and Local) Links and Guides

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A former member
Post #: 263
(I originally put this together on Houston Area Fun and Travel Group)


U.S. City Info

Austin
http://www.austintexa...­
Art in Austin
http://www.inthegalle...­

Chicago
http://www.choosechic...­

Charlevoix Michigan
http://www.charlevoix...­

Dallas
http://www.dallascvb....­

Galveston
http://www.galveston....­

Houston
http://www.houston-gu...­

Laguna Beach California
http://www.beachcalif...­

Miami
http://www.gmcvb.com/...­

New Orleans
http://www.nola.com/v...­

New York Mag
http://nymag.com/...­
New York Visit
http://www.nycvisit.c...­
New York Times Travel Guide
http://www.nytimes.co...­
NYC Theatre Listings
http://www.tdf.org/se...­

Panama City
http://www.thebeachlo...­

San Francisco
http://www.mustseesan...­
"brutally honest, independent guide"
http://www.sftravel.c...­

Seattle
http://www.seeseattle...­

Talkeetna AK
http://www.talkeetnat...­

Washington DC
http://www.washington...­


State info (soon to follow)




Europe / overseas

"Free" Overseas Calling (from US)
http://www.futurephon...­

Michelin Guide for Tourism
http://www.viamicheli...­

Eurotrotter
http://www.trotty.com...­

Guide For Europe
http://www.guideforeu...­

EU Travel site
http://europa.eu/abc/...­

BackpackEurope
http://www.backpackeu...­

European Hostel Cooperation
http://www.gomio.com/...­

Eurail
http://www.eurail.com...­

EuroLines Bus site
http://www.eurolines....­

Greek Ferries
http://www.ferries.gr...­

Paris Metro system
http://idf.sncf.fr/GB...­

UK Car Rental
http://www.britainexp...­

UK Pubs
http://www.fancyapint...­

London Pubs and Bars
http://www.london-dri...­

Italy
http://www.italyusa.c...­

KarmaBum Camping Guide
http://www.karmabum.c...­

Free German Lessons (online)
http://www.germanfort...­

Montenegro
http://www.visit-mont...­
http://www.montenegro...­

Porto Covo, Alentejo, Portugal
http://portocovo.plan...­



New Zealand

Parks and Walks
http://www.doc.govt.n...­

Train
http://www.tranzsceni...­

Bus
http://www.intercityc...­

Base Hostels
http://www.basebackpa...­

Tourism site
http://www.tourism.ne...­

Christchurch and area info
http://www.sumnertofe...­

Blenheim Houserooms (wine region, friend of mine)
http://www.cherrycamp...­


Austrailia

Australian Travel Guide
http://walkabout.com....­


Thailand

Train
http://www.railway.co...­

Hua Hin attractions
http://hotel-travel-h...­


Mexico

Mexonline
http://www.mexonline....­
People's guide
http://www.peoplesgui...­
A former member
Post #: 264
Transportation

Airlines of the World
http://www.kls2.com/a...­

Worldwide Bus
http://www.busstation...­

Train - Directory of World Wide Rail Sites
http://www.cwrr.com/n...­

Subways of the World
http://www.subwaynavi...­

Amtrak Train
http://www.amtrak.com...­

Greyhound Bus
http://www.greyhound....­

Rental Cars
http://www.comparison...­

Alaska Marine Highway System Ferries
http://www.dot.state....­

Washington State Ferries
http://www.wsdot.wa.g...­

National Traffic and Road Closure Information
http://www.fhwa.dot.g...­



Accommodations

Worldwide Bed and Breakfast
http://www.bedandbrea...­

Web Reservations International Group - TRAV.com
http://www.trav.com/i...­

Ranches and Lodges
http://www.ranchweb.c...­

California B&Bs
http://www.bbtravel.c...­

TripAdvisor (hotel reviews by travelers)
http://www.tripadviso...­

Hostelling International
http://www.iyhf.org/...­

Worldwide Hostels (with reviews by travelers)
http://www.bootsnall....­

Hostelworld.com
http://www.hostelworl...­

CasaSwap
http://www.casaswap.c...­

California Beach Hotel Cities Travel Guide
http://www.beachcalif...­

Treehouse Stays (Takilma, Oregon)
http://www.treehouses...­
(other places)
http://www.treehouses...­

Gamboa Rainforest Resort (Panama City, Panama luxury Hotel)
http://www.gamboareso...­

La Casa de Carmen (Panama City, Panama Hostel)
http://www.lacasadeca...­

Columns (New Orleans)
http://www.thecolumns...­

Alta Mira (Sausalito, across Golden Gate Bridge)
http://www.sausalitoa...­

Green Tortoise Hostel (San Fran)
http://www.greentorto...­

Havasupai Lodge
http://havasupaitribe...­



Dining

Houston
http://www.b4-u-eat.c...­

Houston Asian Restaurants Directory
http://www.chinatownc...­

Texas BBQ Trail
http://www.texasbbqtr...­

Michelin Guide for restaurants
http://www.viamicheli...­

Zagat
http://www.zagat.com/...­

OpenTable.com (Online Restaurant Reservations - most cities)
http://www.opentable....­



Parks / Camping / Outdoor Activities

GORP
http://gorp.away.com/...­

National Park Service
http://www.nps.gov/...­

BC Parks
http://www.britishcol...­

Forest Service
http://www.fs.fed.us/...­

Trails.com
http://www.trails.com...­

Waterfalls
http://waterfallswest...­

Texas Parks
http://www.tpwd.state...­

Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine
http://www.tpwmagazin...­

Caves and Caverns of Texas
http://www.weatherfri...­

Nevada State Parks (clickable map)
http://parks.nv.gov/p...­

Whitewater Guides
http://www.allaboutri...­

California Rafting
http://www.riverjourn...­
http://www.zrafting.c...­

Florida Panhandle Beaches
http://www.abfla.com/...­

Dr. Beach's "Best Beaches"
http://www.drbeach.or...­

Hiking to Havasu Falls
http://www.havasufall...­
http://havasupaitribe...­



Scenic, sightseeing, tours, unusual places / things

Smithsonian Journeys
http://www.smithsonia...­

America's Byways
http://www.byways.org...­

Road Trip USA
http://www.roadtripus...­

Road Trip America
http://www.roadtripam...­

Roadsideamerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions
http://www.roadsideam...­

Texas Driving Tours
http://www.traveltex....­

Texas Escapes
http://www.texasescap...­

New Mexico Scenic Byways
http://www.newmexico....­

Scenic California Roads ("California Motorcycle Roads" with photos of stretches)
http://www.pashnit.co...­

California Sierra Railroad
http://www.sierrarail...­

Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways
http://www.coloradoby...­

Hualapai
http://havasupaitribe...­
A former member
Post #: 265
General Interest


Destination360 Travel Guide with panoramas
http://destination360...­

Lonely Planet
http://www.lonelyplan...­

Cultural Travels
http://www.culturaltr...­

Concierge.com
http://www.concierge....­

Conde Nast
http://www.cntravelle...­

Frommer's
http://www.frommers.c...­

National Geographic Traveler
http://www.nationalge...­

TripAdvisor
http://www.tripadviso...­

The World Factbook
https://www.cia.gov/c...­

GoNomad
http://www.gonomad.co...­

Gusto
http://www.gusto.com/...­

IgoUgo
http://www.igougo.com...­

HoboTraveler.com
http://www.hobotravel...­

BootsnAll Travel Resource
http://www.bootsnall....­

STA Travel
http://www.statravel....­

RealTravel
http://realtravel.com...­

Tripmates
http://tripmates.com/...­

International Student Travel Confederation
http://www.istc.org/s...­

About.com Travel
http://about.com/trav...­

Wikitravel
http://wikitravel.org...­

World Heritage Sites
http://whc.unesco.org...­

A World Trip on a Harley-Davidson Motorcycle
http://www.horizonsun...­

Independent Weekly Papers (i.e. Houston Press, SF Weekly, NYC Village Voice)
http://villagevoiceme...­

Austin Chronicle (independent weekly)
http://www.austinchro...­

SF Gate (San Francisco info)
http://www.sfgate.com...­

Laughing Squid (offbeat San Fran info)
http://www.laughingsq...­

Travel Tips and Links
http://www.freetravel...­

The Insider
http://www.theinsider...­

Texas Travel Site
http://www.traveltex....­

TrekEscapes
http://www.trekescape...­

Culturekiosque
http://www.culturekio...­

Folk art environments in the United States
http://www.narrowlarr...­

Haunted Places Directory
http://www.haunted-pl...­

Theme Park Review
http://www.themeparkr...­






Events

2camels.com
http://www.2camels.co...­

Festivals.com
http://www.festivals....­

Whats On When
http://www.whatsonwhe...­

Film Festivals
http://www.filmfestiv...­

Events Worldwide
http://www.eventsworl...­

Time Out
http://www.timeout.co...­

State Fairs
http://www.weekendeve...­

Burning Man
http://www.burningman...­



Other / Search Services

"Free" Overseas Calling (from US)
http://www.futurephon...­

Independent Coffeehouse, Bookstore or Movie Theatre Search
http://www.delocator....­

SideStep
http://www.sidestep.c...­

Kayak
http://www.kayak.com/...­

ITA Software (airfare search)
http://matrix.itasoft...­

Orbitz
http://www.orbitz.com...­

Hotel.com
http://www.hotels.com...­

Travelocity
http://www.travelocit...­

Kasbah.com
http://www.kasbah.com...­

Spa Finder
http://www.spafinder....­

Citysearch
http://www.citysearch...­

Pandora Internet Radio
http://www.pandora.co...­

Oanda Currency Exchange (and travel info)
http://www.oanda.com/...­

CDC Health Info
http://www.cdc.gov/tr...­

U.S. Gov. International Travel Info
http://travel.state.g...­

Wikipedia (online encyclopedia)
http://en.wikipedia.o...­

Open Office (word type docs for those that don't want to pay MS)
http://www.openoffice...­

Fandango (movie listings)
http://www.fandango.c...­

Internet Movie Database (IMDb)
http://www.im...



Specific Suggested Sites and Ideas

Chalk Bluff (near Uvalde, Texas as mentioned by Jean)
http://www.chalkbluff...­

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