www.bootsnall.com A lively site
for the independent traveller, with a forum discussing all sorts of travel
war stories, where to get good deals and what to be wary of.
www.johnnyjet.com Looking for
Las Vegas hotel rooms for $32, the latest deals in freighter cruising or
the price of petrol in Alaska ($US2.05), ask JohnnyJet. Mainly
US-oriented, it’s a wealth of travel information.
An inspirational site full of global
hideaways and plenty of detail about the destinations’ advantages,
pitfalls and political situations as relevant.
www.lastminute.com and www.wotif.com
For those happy to
leave their bookings till the last gasp.
www.thepaperboy.com Get your
news fix from home with the online editions of Australian newspapers and
news providers such as the ABC.
Allows you to zoom in to street level from
national and regional maps and prints up well.
Shop founder Anita Roddick is behind this site which promises to "find you
a holiday that benefits destinations, and brings you closer to nature and
local cultures". Lots of information that addresses all budgets.
Boston-based company offering upmarket cycle tours in the US, Canada,
Ireland, Italy, France, Spain and Portugal with an emphasis on local
www.languagesabroad.com If you
want to learn Spanish in Havana, Barcelona or any other place, this site
has plenty of information about language schools in a swag of countries as
well as other useful information for travellers.
site has information on rock climbing destinations, equipment, a glossary
of mountaineering terms and access to a variety of climbing websites.
Advanced climbers should consult www.jagged-globe.co.uk
www.beetroot.org "Russia at
proletariat prices" offers budget-style tours of Russia operated by a UK
information on cities offering facilities for disabled travellers
in holidays in the UK).
www.golfpactravel.com Tours and
packages for golfing holidays in the US, the UK, Spain and
www.timeout.com, www.about.com/travel and
good websites to browse at internet cafes in the city you are
And for your backpack, there’s the (print)
Rough Guide to Travel Online, available via www.roughguides.com.