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Useful Information

TRAVEL 

www.adioso.com - Vacationers with give in their schedule should try Adiso. Rather than using the usual plus or minus three days tool, this site lets you enter a plain language request, such as "10 days in the Caribbean" or "Vegas any Friday when price drops to $300," returning results in a graph that allows eay compaison of yhour options.

www.funoutdoors.com - American Recreation Coalition - Outdoor recreation in America. 

www.BedandBreakfast.com A comprehensive worldwide listing of bed and breakfasts, country inns, lodges, cabins, guest ranches, small resorts, farmhouse accommodations and working farm and ranch vacations. Travelers can sign up for B&B Hot Deals, which are emailed every Wednesday, and save at least 20% off regular rates.

www.BookingBuddy.com More than 150 airline, car rental, hotel, agency, and consolidator sites. Provides broad coverage, including major online agencies, cruise and vacation packages and U.S. low-fare airlines.

www.Cheapflights.com More than 100 airline, agency and consolidator sites, including Southwest. Broad overview of international discount fare, plus list of alternative airports and supplier phone numbers, when available.

www.expedia.com The fourth largest travel agency in the U.S. Expedia’s technology delivers comprehensive flight options available online. ESP also allows customers to dynamically build complete trips that combine flights, Expedia® Special Rate hotels and other lodging, ground transportation, and destination activities.

www.Homeexchange.com Home Exchange is the vacation alternative where you stay in my house and I stay in yours. There are two types of exchanges: home exchange and hospitality exchange. Home exchangers trade their homes, condominiums or apartments at a time that is convenient to both parties, but these are not the only types of accommodations that one gets to choose from. Hospitality exchangers, on the other hand, host each other in their homes at designated times.

www.Hotwire.com Special deals for the “flexible leisure traveler.” Hotwire partners with airlines, auto rentals, and hotels to offers discounts on empty seats on flights, empty hotels and cars sitting in the lot.

www.Kayak.com More than 60 airline, hotel and consolidator sites, plus Orbitz. Results displayed in clean, easy-to-read format. Can filter results by adjusting airports, flight times, etc.

www.LastMinuteTravel.com Bargain travel site for procrastinators. Site links you directly to airline, hotel and cruise lines.

www.LateRooms.com For the overseas traveler. Offers discount “late deals” at over 37,000 locations. Worldwide lodging includes hotels, cottages, villas and bed and breakfasts.

www.Mobissimo.com 80 airline, car rental, hotel, agency and consolidator sites, including Travelocity. Strong international presence.

www.orbitz.com Orbitz is a leading online travel company offering leisure and business travelers a wide selection of low airfares, as well as deals on lodging, car rentals, cruises, vacation packages and other travel.

www.Priceline.com Name your own discount travel site. Rooms can be booked as late as 6 p.m. for that night's arrival, cars within four hours of pickup.

www.Reserveamerica.com The largest provider of campsite reservations in North America facilitating over 4 million transactions per year.

www.SideStep.com More than 100 airline, hotel, car rental, and consolidator sites, plus Orbitz; includes Southwest.

www.Site59.com Name for the 59th minute Site59 is the industry leader for last minute online travel.

www.SkyAuction.com This travel auction site offers everything from timeshares in Florida to flights to South Africa.

www.travelocity.com Travelocity – Born of leading travel innovator Sabre (the world’s largest travel agent reservation system) offering leisure and business travelers a wide selection of low airfares, as well as deals on lodging, car rentals, cruises, vacation packages and other travel.

www.travelzoo.com SuperSearch. 65 airlines, car rental, hotel, agency, and consolidator sites, including Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity and Southwest. Incorporates consumer feedback.

http://vacationstogo.com/ - Vacations to Go - clearinghouse for discount cruises. 

http://www.vpike.com/ Your virtual turnpike - vPike.com provides Google street views, driving directions, local traffic conditions, maps, and local area photos from Panoramio and Picasa. You can use vPike.com to acquaint yourself with an area before you go there or you can call up places from your past to see what they look like now. vPike.com includes a driving simulator that enables you to simulate a drive-by of an area while you watch the scenery.

www.Vayama.com - Globetrotter should be sure to check Vayama, which specializes in international travel.

EVENTS

http://33rd.americascup.com/ The America's Cup is a challenge-based competition where the winning Yacht Club makes the rules and hosts the subsequent event, often making it more difficult for the challenging Club(s) to take the Cup home.