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THE HOPKINS HOTLINK

Updated when possible.

OUR CYBERSPACE FRIENDS

Tried, true, and trusted travel resources on the web.

OTHER FAVORITE TRAVEL LINKS

More random travel links.

GOVERNMENT AND ACADEMIC RESOURCES

The CIA, the State Department, International weather, pictures from space...

ONLINE MAGAZINES
AIRLINES OF THE WORLD
RAILROADS OF THE WORLD
Updated 11/06/01. Like the Internet, these links are in a state of flux. Should you find a link that no longer works or know of one we should add please E-mail me at mailto:mike@globalhopkins.com?subject=Update Travel Links

THE HOPKINS HOTLINK

Globalfreeloaders.com

A worldwide network of people prepared to accommodate travelers free of charge.

 

OUR CYBERSPACE FRIENDS

Tried, true, and worthwhile travel resources on the web.

ACTIONTRIPS
A worldwide travel reference guide with 163 tour operators offering trips in 13 categories.

ADVENTURES OF PHOTOMANN
Travel photography (and articles) from around the world.

AFRICAN ENCOUNTERS
Specializing in Zanzibar and Tanzania

AFRICA POINT
Online booking and information for travel in Africa.

ART OF TRAVEL
"How to See the World; Tools and Techniques of European and World Backpacking." John Gregory's site is highly recommended.

ASIANTRAIL
Excellent site on work and travel in Asia.

BEYOND THE BORDER
Beyond the Border: true stories by young travelers, an ebook for anyone who has ever wondered what it's really like to travel at a young age.

BIG WORLD
A bimonthly magazine of travel: on-the cheap and down to earth.

BUDGET TRAVELER'S GUIDE TO SLEEPING IN AIRPORTS
The best (and only) guide on the subject.

BUNDU BYTE TOURISM

Southern Africa’s newest and most innovative on-line travel company. BunduByte stands for your encounter with the outdoors, the only difference is that you define how you would like to experience it.

CANYON COUNTRY ZEPHYR
Moab, Utah's alternative newspaper self described as "clinging hopelessly to the past."

CRAZY DOG TRAVEL GUIDE
Budget travel guide with information, tips, advice, and links for backpacking in Europe.

DAVE WEBB'S TRAVELOGUE ON GREECE
Includes plenty of pictures, text, and links.

DIGITALNOMAD.ORG
Merrill Hartman prepares for a year on the road.

DIGSVILLE
The global home exchange community.

DIRECT FX
Get your foreign currency online.

ESCAPE ARTIST
The definitive site for expatriates, or for those who wish to be one.

EURODRIVE
Excellent choice if you are planning to drive in Europe.

EUROTRIP
A great guide for a eurail, inter-rail or budget trip in Europe.

GOING PLACES
The acclaimed PBS series.

GO2AFRICA
African travel planer and destination guides.

GREAT ADVENTURES

HIGHWAY2HEALTH.COM
Travel health insurance while you are on a Walkabout.

HITCH-HIKE THE WORLD
Follow Kinga and Chopin as they hitchhike the world.

HOSTELS.COM
The ultimate hostel site.

THE HOTEL GUIDE
Find a room anywhere in Australia -- or anywhere in the world -- using The Hotel Guide's database of 60,000 hotels. (The most complete in the world.)

I HATE MY JOB, MY BOSS IS A WEASAL, LET'S GO TRAVELLING!
Paul James' travel tips and commentary in an ongoing travelogue on Darjeeling District of West Bengal, India.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TRAVEL CONFEDERATE (ISTC)
ISTC promotes and encourages travel by young people still undergoing their formal education. Created in 1949, ISTC issues an International Student Identity Card (ISIC) which allows for discounts worldwide.

IZON'S BACKPACKER JOURNAL
Tips, advice, insights and links to help backpackers plan budget travel abroad. Created by syndicated travel columnist Lucy Izon.

JOURNEYWOMAN
Journeywoman Online- with its great female-friendly travel tips and stories, this ezine is one stop-travel shopping for women of the world.

LATIN AMERICAN TRAVEL ADVISOR
Sound advice for safe travel in 17 South and Central American countries.

LISA WEBER'S INTERNET TRAVEL PLANNING GUIDE
Over 400 travel sites listed and reviewed including toll-free numbers.

http://www.meeturplanet.com/index.asp
A great resource for the online traveling community whereby you can meet and experience the people and cultures of the places you are traveling to. Also includes destination information, travel tools, maps, photo gallery and travel tales from members.

MOTHABENG GUEST LODGE
Mothabeng – “ On the Hill” is set like an oasis in the splendour of the Bushveld, a mere seventy - five minutes drive from Johannesburg. Nestled on the koppie, Mothabeng epitomizes hospitality and enjoyment, whether for business or pleasure.

MOTO EUROPA
Guide to European motor travel.

NOJETLAG
A homoeopathic solution.

OUT WEST
An "on the road" newspaper of the American West.

PACIFIC HOSTELS
Hostels on the USA West Coast.

SOUTH PACIFIC ORGANIZER
Information on visiting the South Pacific.

SOUTPANSBERG REGION, SOUTH AFRICA
Information on the Soutpansberg region of Northern part of South Africa.

STARWARDCRUISES.COM
Discounted cruises.

SVEZHY VETER TRAVEL AGENCY
Our recommendation for travel in Russia.

SWAP AND GO
Home Exchanges - now a cheaper, more satisfying form of vacation accommodation.

TEACHING IN TAIWAN
Chris Murphy's informative site on teaching English in Taiwan.

TRAVELAFRICA.biz

Affordable safaris to Africa

TOURISTIC INFORMATION INTERNET
International platform of tourism information on the Internet. In English or German.

THE TRANS-SIBERIAN RAILROAD PAGE
Herbert Groot Jebbink's journey on the Trans-Siberian, including photos and Trans-Siberian links.

TRAVELASSIST MAGAZINE
A FREE on-line travel magazine.

TRAVELCHAT
Every Wed night at 9PM ET, visit TravelChat to discuss budget travel. Held at the chat area of The Student Center and hosted by hostels.com

TRAVEL AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT
T.A.S.O.L. offers an assortment of on-the edge, off-the-wall travel stories, culled from (often strange) people around the world.

TRAVELERS' CLUB
A web site for the reunion of travelers of distinction. A place to gather and exchange, to plan and prepare, and return after your extraordinary journeys. Travelers' tales, out-bound resources, and general ruminations.

TRAVELLERSEYE
New travel publishing company, starting to branch out into other areas, includes travel magazine. Snailspace for you to submit your own articles.

TRAVELFINDER
A good resource for the independent traveler. Start informed and arrived informed. Site details all things travel related from currency conversion to world facts.

TRAVELGRAM
Travel discounts, vacations, travel news. Updated daily.

TRAVELMAG
For the Independent traveler.


The largest travel site on the Web.

TRAVELON
A leading source of active vacations on the Web, with hundreds of trips.

TRIPLE1
A comprehensive travel directory.

VENERE
Hotels and European hotel reservations by Venere.Com, apartments, bed and breakfast, travel and lodgings.

YELLOWSTONE.NET
Providing current and extensive information about Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding area

OTHER FAVORITE TRAVEL LINKS

AIRPORTS INTERNATIONAL
Info on major airports worldwide, including maps, services, even current flight information for some. Lost and found section a nice touch.

CNN TRAVEL NEWS

THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL
The online site may be as good as the television network.

HOW FAR IS IT?
One of our favorite travel sites. Find out how far it is from just about anywhere to just about anywhere. Includes maps and much more.

INTERNET TRAVEL NETWORK
The leading provider of travel reservations over the Internet.

LAND OF ADVENTURE
Alaska's first on-line adventure magazine, covering kayaking, hiking, camping, and nature photogrpahy.

LONELY PLANET
The best, of course.

THE NINE PLANETS
Cybertravel to other worlds, not yet covered by Lonely Planet.

ONE STOP SHOP FOR TRAVELLERS
Lots of info, with a Hong Kong Slant. In English or Chinese.

TRAVELFINDER
A good resource for the independent traveler. Start informed and arrived informed. Site is a complete resource detailing all things travel related from currency conversion to world facts.

WORLD OF INTERNET CAFES
Listing over 3,600 Internet Cafes in 144 countries.

GOVERNMENT, NON-PROFIT AND ACADEMIC RESOURCES

EL PLANETA PLATICA
Eco Travels in Latin America. The primary mission of Ron Mader's site is to relay information on ecotourism projects throughout the hemisphere, with a special focus on United States/Mexico borderlands and environmental news throughout the Americas.

GLOBAL WEB EXPLORER
A listing, with links, of all countries/territories online.

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TO TRAVELLERS
IAMAT is a non-profit organization dedicated to the gathering and dissemination of health information worldwide for travellers. IAMAT also offers a directory of English-spealing physicians worldwide who have agreed to treat members for a set (and inexpensive) fee. Membership in IAMAT is free, but please make a donation.

GLOBAL TIME AND DATE
Find out what time and day it is anywhere on this planet that's evolving and revolving at nine hundred miles an hour...

THE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL (INTERNATIONAL)
STUDY ABROAD.COM
The online source for study abroad information.

ONLINE MAGAZINES

EL PLANETA PLATICA
JOURNEYWOMAN
OUT WEST
TRAVELASSIST MAGAZINE
TRAVEL AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT
TRAVELMAG
TRAVELLERSEYE


AIRLINES

AEROMEXICO
AIR ARUBA
AIR CANADA
AIR FRANCE
AIR UK (KLM)
ALASKA AIRLINES
ALITALIA
ALOHA AIRLINES
ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS
AMERICA WEST
AMERICAN AIRLINES
ASIANA AIRLINES
ATLANTIC COAST
AUSTRIAN AIRLINES
BIA AIRLINES (TURKMENISTAN)
BRITISH AIRWAYS
BRITISH MIDLAND
CANADIAN AIRLINES
CASTLE AIR
CATHAY PACIFIC
CHINA AIRLINES
DELTA
EL AL ISRAEL AIRLINES
FINNAIR
FRONTIER
GREENLANDAIR
IBERIA AIRLINES (SPAIN)
JAPAN AIRLINES
KLM
KOREAN AIR
LAUDA AIR
LOT AIRLINES
LUFTHANSA GERMAN AIRLINE
MAHALO AIR
MEXICANA
OLYMPIC AIRWAYS (GREECE)
PAKISTAN INTERNATIONAL
QANTAS
SABENA AIRLINES
SCANDINAVIAN AIRLINES
SCENIC AIRLINES
SINGAPORE AIRLINES
SOUTHWEST
THAI AIRLINES
TURKISH AIRLINES
TWA
UNITED AIRLINES
VIRGIN ATLANTIC

RAILROADS AND RAILROAD INFORMATION

AMTRAK
CD RAIL
The official website of the railway company of the Czech Republic.
CP
The Railways of Portugal (in both Portugese and English).
DB RAIL.
The official website of the Deutsche Bundesbahn (Germany)
EUROPRAIL
Eurail, BritRail, and almost all other European rail passes.
EUROPEAN RAILROADS
EUROSTAR
High speed train between Waterloo International, Kent, to Calais, Lille, Paris, Disneyland@Paris, and Brussels.
FS RAIL
The official website of Ferrovie Italiano dello Stato (Italy. In both Italian and English.
INDIAN RAILWAYS HOMEPAGE
Unofficial site.
KENYA RAIL
Timetables and fare information.
NMBS/SNCB
Belgian Railways. Available in English.
NORWAY RAILROADS
RAILPAGE AUSTRALIA

RENFE
Official website of Spanish Railways.
SBB
The official website of Swiss Federal Railways. Available in English.
SCOTRAIL
Train services in Scotland
SPOORET
South Africa’s national railways.
SNCF
The official website of Ste. Nationale des Chemis de fer Francais. Available in English.
SUBWAY NAVIGATOR
Very useful search engine of the world's subways.
TAIWAN RAILWAY ADMINISTRATION
Timetables, fares, etc. Available in English.
VIA RAIL
Canadian Railroads.
VR.LTD
Finnish Railways.

If you know of useful travel links not listed, please let me know. E-mail me at mailto:mike@globalhopkins.com?subject=Update Travel Links

 

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