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Geography, Maps & Travel

CURRENCY CONVERTER

 

Oanda Converter                                 

OANDA's currency calculator tools are the touchstone foreign exchange rates compiled from leading market data contributors. Our rates are trusted and used by major corporations, tax authorities, auditing firms, and individuals around the world.

 

LANGUAGES

 

BBC Languages

The online language learning website provided by the BBC.

 

DuoLingo

A free online language education website with bite-size lessons based on science.

 

Rosetta Stone             

An interactive software to accelerate language learning, widely recognized as today's industry leader in providing effective language programs. Cloud-based programs allow users to learn online or on-the-go via tablet or mobile device, whether in a classroom, in a corporate setting, or in a personal learning environment. Provided to you by Portage County District Library.

 

TRAVEL GUIDES & MAPS

 

AAA-Akron Club                               

Here is a link to the local Akron chapter of the AAA.

           

AFAR Travel Guides

A multi-platform travel media brand that inspires and guides those who travel the world to connect with its people, experience their cultures, and understand their perspectives.

 

Fodors' Online                         

The online presence of the popular travel book series. Learn all about the top destinations.        

 

Google Maps

Free maps and directions from the popular search engine website.

 

Library of Congress- Country Studies  

This website contains the online versions of books previously published (1988-98) in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook.

 

LonelyPlanet

Discover, plan and book your perfect trip with expert advice, travel guides, destination information and inspiration from the online edition of this popular travel guide magazine.

 

MapQuest

Free maps, directions, and relevant guides for destination location.

 

Rick Steves' Europe                            

This is the online presence of the popular travel consultant. Learn all about planning a trip, news and articles, and much more.

 

RoughGuides

A leading online travel publisher known for its “tell it like it is” attitude, accurate, up-to-date content and authoritative contemporary writing and information.

 

SeatGuru- Airline Seating Charts                      

The ultimate source for airplane seating, in-flight amenities, and airline information.

 

U.S. News & World Report- Travel

Online travel section of this popular magazine.

 

U.S. State Department- Travel  

Provides information on obtaining passports, travel advisories, and information on international travel.

 

U.S. State Department- Passports       

Here’s a link to get information about getting your passport.

 

World Factbook- CIA            

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for world entities.

           

TRAVEL SAFETY & TIPS 

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)- Travel Tips

The U.S. agency responsible for protecting the nation's transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce.

 

U.S. State Department- International Travel Tips          

The State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs administers this website, which informs the public of conditions abroad that may affect their safety and security. Country Specific Information, Travel Alerts, and Travel Warnings are vital parts of this program.

 

U.S. State Department- Travel Advisories  

Travel alerts are issued to disseminate information about short-term conditions, either transnational or within a particular country, that pose significant risks to the security of U.S. citizens.

 

U.S. State Department- Smart Traveler Enrollment Program

The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Receive important information from the Embassy about safety conditions in your destination country (helping you make informed decisions about your travel plans), help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency (whether natural disaster, civil unrest, or family emergency), and help family and friends get in touch with you in an emergency.
 

 

TRAVEL SAVINGS

 

Here are links to a few of the most popular travel savings and optional rooming websites.

 

AirGorilla                                

CheapFlights                           

Expedia                                   

GasBuddy                               

Kayak                                     

Travelocity             

Worldwide Hostel Guide