Caribbean Hotels for under $200. The Manoir de St. Barthelemy
stands out if you can't afford the food in town. The Hummingbird
Beach Resort in St. Lucia is also worth a look.
This site is all over the place, inconsistent, but the information
is spot on (much like this site, no?). I don't remember where exactly
I came across this site, or even what it offered. I checked out the
French Links and they looked were quite valuable.
Asia. Another great site for research Asian travel. All the major
cities are there and the information is not bad either.
Hotels.com. You never can have too many sites to search for hotels.
This site claims to have over 60,000 hotels worldwide. I like the
map feature better than the hotels.
Another good site for booking hotel travel anywhere in the world.
A nice travel guide to Thailand, Malaysia, and Hong Kong. Hotel, packages,
even private homes are listed.
and Waikiki Hotels.
Nobody has a better deal.
Everything Hong Kong.
Boutique Hotels. A collection of small unique hotels located
Francisco HotelRes.com. San Francisco and Silicon Valley reservation
Singapore discount hotel reservations
Luxury Hotels. Like the name implies, a great guide to all those
small, out-of-the-way luxury hotels around the world.
Stockholm. Hotel reservation service for 50+ Stockholm hotels
Hotel Net. Affordable accommodation in Japan
Vancouver Hotels. Directory of hotels in Vancouver BC, Canada
Vienna hotels. No nonsense and nothing you wouldn't expect from
Routes. A clickable map of dive destinations and operators around
the world. Comprehensive.
Excellent information and discounts on Bali hotels.
Travel. Simply a great site for site specific information and
to book hotels almost anywhere in Asia. They claim of offer up to
75% off published hotel rates. You decide. I used them when I went
Transpacific Journeys. Specialist in adventure travel and SCUBA
site all over SE Asia. More importantly, their latest catalogue is
littered with my photography. I suggest you call them and request
their latest catalogue.
Journeys and Adventures. Specialists in Latin America travel,
some interesting and unusual trips are featured throughout. Take a
look at the Kaieteur
Falls, four times as high as Niagara.
Great value vacations for Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Mexico, New
Zealand, Tahiti, and Hawaii
Discovery. The best dive travel agency in the States? Hyperbole?
No, not from me. Well, maybe. If you need ideas on places to go, especially
in the Pacific or SE Asia, check this site out.
Adventures. Offering over over 600 trips in 100 countries, the
Great Adventure People can take the adventurous about anywhere in
Yes, Guestzilla. Organized by city, a good place to start for an overview
of accomodations available.
30,000 dive holiday available. A wealth of diving information and
as comprehensive as it claims.
Dreams Tours. OK, maybe the second best dive travel site in the
world. Ken Knezick is a diver, photographer, and traveler, and his
site is first rate. He specializes most in Caribbean and Pacific travel.
The site also hosts some great photography.
Expeditions. Not a bad site. These guys have run trips just about
anywhere in the world except Asia.
Dog Expeditions. SCUBA diving taken to the next level. These guys
frequent those places usually not found in the back pages of Skin
Diver. Almost all trips are for technical/advanced divers.
Claims to be Asia's leading hotel information and reservation service
on the Internet.
South Pacific Vacations. Their 'specials' page is quite special.
Covers Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Fiji, and Samoa.
Island. Not a bad idea to bring together the finest "small
and intimate" resorts, "personal" dive operators and
the world's "select" liveaboards. It seems to work.
Again, another great site to book hotels and research travel to Asia,
Europe, even the States.
and Rainforest Worldwide Adventure Travel. A great site with an
incredible amount of information. My favorite, last
minute travel deals, is also included. I originally stumbled across
this site when I was researching great white shark trips. Check out
trip run by Rodney Fox.
Safaris. The only thing more lovely than Leora is her purported
ability to book great trips in and around South Africa. For some strange
reason, visions of the "gummy" Venus di Milo come to mind.
Adventures. If you want to run a trip to Belize, these guys can
set you up.
Adventures. Claims to be North Americas largest dive specialist.
Hmmm... Anyway, I like their special departures page which is an excellent
source of imminent departures for those who don't like to plan too
Dive Travel. Not a bad site, some information quite useful. In
the same frame of mind where you shouldn't buy salmon in Texas, you
do buy South Pacific travel on the West coast.
Expeditions. These guys specialize in multi-week expeditions to
some incredible destinations. Check it out and drool.
Focusing on eco-tourism throughout the islands, Alternative-Hawaii
claims to take you places only the locals know. It's good.
A great all around resource for Thailand. Lots of up-to-date content.
A little bit everything de Espana.
Resorts. Some the nicest resorts in all Indonesia are just a short
boat trip out of Singapore. There's some diving there but you don't
go there for the diving.
Falls. Forget Angel Falls, Iguaçu Falls, on the border of Brazil
and Argentina, has 275 individual cascades that stretch on for 2.5
miles and plunge 269 feet into the Iguaçu river. It's said you can
hear the thunderous noise from miles away.
Is this any order to these listings? Anyway, there seems to be a dearth
of information about Korea on the web (at least in English). This
should help. A bit on flea
markets in Seoul. Another site worth a look, travelersa.com
Even want to get to a place before it becomes "the place."
Nicaragua's Little Corn Island is still un-spoiled by major development
and "cruise-ship style" tourism
Lost World. No, no, no, not that Michael Chricton/Steven Spielberg
retread, but the real thing, Bolivia's Parque Nacional Noel Kempff.
Visit the Caparú Plateau, which rises 1,800 feet from the rain forest
below. See the incredible Arco Iris waterfall spill over the side.
Accounts of the place inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's darn good
Lost World. You're guaranteed not to run into your neighbors there
as barely 400 people visited the place last year.
Sumba, Indonesia. 'One of Indonesia's most isolated and extraordinary
Northern Lights Tours of Iceland has a decent site which offers up
info on the land of the midnight sun. Doesn't hurt that Iceland, above
the glaciers, hot springs, and active volcanoes, also sports the best
water, air, and blondes on earth.
American River Runners. Considered one the world's top ten whitewater
runs in the world, each September the Summersville Dam opens up into
West Virginia's Gauley river with spectacular results.
Northern Sulawesi Information Pages. Given the dearth of decent
information out there on Indonesia, this site is not bad. Seems to
be updated every once in a while too.
Almost everything you need to know. The other stuff, though easy to
find, is conspicuously absent. I tried to find the hotel I stayed
in when I visited back in March '97. Off the main beach, through a
restaurant, and had a little zoo, complete with peacocks.
del Este. If you ever in Uruguay or South America for that matter,
Punta del Este, comes highly recommended as the St Tropez of South
Great accommodation finder not only for Italy, but the UK too.
Andres Island. The last "undiscovered" Caribbean island.
Take my word for it--it's so unknown it hardly even gets even mentioned
as a Caribbean island. I was there for eight days on a "get away
from the world" trip in November 2000 and loved it. The diving
is OK, but the island, white sand, bikinis, and Colombians, are first
rate. I also suggest taking a look at move
to Columbia, a great site as these things go. Take a look at the
Hotels and Villas.
Santorini Web has attempted to simplify as much as possible the
process of choosing a holiday home. Santorini offers all types of
accommodation : villas, apartments, studios and hotels.
Accommodations, things to do, sights to see, places to eat.
Travel Tips. As these type of sites go, this one isn't back for
some background in to travel.
Everything you ever needed to know about the windy city.
What a great name. The Great Outdoor Recreational Pages are actually
quite good for anyone interested in ideas for adventure travel anywhere
in the world.
Vacations around the globe. Surprisingly, it's up-to-date and expansive.
A ton of vacation ideas all over the world.
An excellent Singapore travel guide. Walking tours, food, festivals,
pictures and more.
Nifty online guide to the "off the beaten track" countries
of Europe. Comes highly recommended.
York City Metroguide.
Helpful information and links regarding entertainment, lodging, fine
dining, sports, and shopping.
A small Australian -based site with some interesting travel ideas
you've probably never thought of. Take for instance, Pankor
Laut Resort, where Luciano Pavorotti reportedly said he almost
cried when he saw the place. I wonder what would make him cry? I bet
if Dominos delivered...
Channel. Part of the
Discovery.com family, the Travel Channel serves up a nice travel
portal, especially if you're hard up for good ideas. Quite a lot of
interesting stuff here, like the a section on the world's
best UW photo sites and also the best
spots to swim with sharks.
Advisor.com. Ah, you gotta love content aggregation. Well, at
least I do. Trip Advisor has gathered up a ton of links giving you
decent reference material on just about any place in the States, The
Caribbean, Mexico or Canada. It's worth a look.
Not a bad idea, not particularly original and probably lacking critical
mass, but still worth a look. Traveldonkey delivers opinions about
travel sites around the world, offered up by travelers themselves.
Out. A great travel guide to most major cities in the world. It's
UK-based so the London information is especially nice.
Net. A good information site about Caribbean travel. The message
board is quite good also.
They call themselves the travel and language supersite. Their adventure
travel section is worth a look.
The official visitor's website for London. A little bit of everything.