Research Services by Subject: Travel

Better Business Bureau
This site can be searched by company name, phone number, or web address to find out whether a travel operator has a good or bad rating.

CDC Travel
This Center for Disease Control travel site gives travel health-related information by destination on vaccines, health threats, etc. There are resources for yellow fever vaccination clinics and private travel clinics. There are links to all the state health departments and guidelines for safe food and water and mosquito and tick protection.

Flight Arrivals
This site gives arrivals and departures for all commercial flights over the United States and Canada. There is also flight delay and schedule change information.

Google Maps and Google Driving Directions

​Take a look around your destination before you get there with Street View and Indoor Maps. Browse reviews and photos from locals to make a more informed decision. Browse nearby restaurants, find one you like, take a peek inside, and even book a reservation. Google Driving Directions is a

​free source of turn by turn driving directions, route planner, and printable maps.

Insure My Trip
There are 100 travel insurance plans from 16 leading companies listed with price quotes. The site also has current travel warnings, consular information sheets, packing tips, atm locations, currency conversion, and traveler’s health information.

Offers driving directions in the United States and Europe as well as maps for the United States and abroad. There is a subscription service that lets you download information into your mobile phone.

Gives conversions for 164 major currencies around the world, plus a printable currency cheat sheet.

This State Department Site explains how to obtain, replace or change a passport. Applications and forms can be downloaded for ordering and renewing passports. There is also travel information and news on where passports are required.

Seat Guru
This site has information on airline seating, in-flight amenities, and airline information. It contains detailed seat map graphics with in-depth seat specific comments denoting seats with limited recline, reduced legroom, and mis-aligned windows.

Time and Date
This site has a world site that gives current time in cities all over the world. There are international calling codes, a sunrise and sunset calculator, a distance calculator for figuring out the distance between two cities, current and past daylight savings time around the world and a time zone converter.

Transportation Security Administration
This site provides tips on safe traveling and contains lists of permitted and prohibited items allowed on planes. There is information on what to expect from the screening procedure and tips for packing and traveling with children.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This site contains rules for bringing items back from your trip for U.S. citizens. There are answers to frequently asked questions posed by U.S. residents who travel outside the United States and travel advisories.

This site covers the ins and outs of frequent flyer miles and includes details on every major hotel and airline program. There are articles on such topics as miles and airline bankruptcies. There is a mileage converter that shows you how to convert miles or points between frequent flyer programs.
Gives conversions for 21 major currencies around the world.

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