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General Travel Information

Convention & Visitors Bureaus
Family Travel Forum
Lonely Planet
Rough Guides
Tourism Office Worldwide Directory
MasterCard/Cirrus/ATM Locator
VISA ATM Locator  


All Timeshares Services, Inc.  
Time shares for rent and for sale.  Also advertise your time share.

Bed & Breakfast Inns Online  
Not only can you locate a bed and breakfast but also register to win monthly holidays. Also provides recipes and cookbooks from your favorite bed & breakfast.

Bed &  
Locations of bed & breakfasts and inns. Also offers gift shop information and describes available innkeeper services.

Discounted Hotels  
Offers hotel/motel reservations by hotel chain or by any city, worldwide.

Resorts and  
Site lists 7,000 resorts around the world. Choose from the type of lodge you’re interested in (beach resort or dude ranch) or by the type of activity.

Worldwide Hostel Guide  
Complete directory of hostels in 150 regions throughout the world. A virtual bulletin board offers stories and advice from people who have been there.
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Air Travel

Specializes in discount airfares. Highlights seasonal best buys.  
Book airline, hotel, and/or car reservations. Offers mailing list sign up for airfare specials. Affiliate program available for those with their own web site.  
Airline costs are very competitive. Also offers packaged vacations and cruise information.  
Site uses ITN (International Travel Network) to book flights, hotels, and/or rental cars. Also has links to web sites of the major airlines.  
Site Specializes in selling consolidator tickets purchased from airlines.  Great site for purchasing tickets for international routes.  
Auction house where you may bid for your airline tickets.

Smarter Living  
Site offers reservation system and links to state travel and tourism departments. Also features columns with helpful travel hints and suggestions.  
Site offers some of the cheaper flights on the Internet. Provides many ads to help you plan your vacation.  
Specials, sales, and low fares on airline tickets, cruises, lodging, vacations, and so much more.
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Camping & Hiking

GORP -- Great Outdoors Recreation Page  
Site highlights attractions, activities, and locations of many outdoor adventures. A "Features" column, highlights some of the worlds most beautiful and unknown places. Purchase outdoor recreational items or book package tours in their marketplace or check out free screen savers.

National Forests of Oregon and Washington  
Information about the National Forests in Oregon and Washington including ranger districts, local geology, maps, volunteer and employment opportunities and much more. is North America's largest camping reservation service, offering over 49,500 camping facilities at 1,700 different locations managed by the USDA Forest Service and the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Nature of the Northwest  
A virtual visitor center with maps and publications you can view online or purchase.

Offers information on the history and natural resources in our national park lands. Includes visitor information packets and online reservations.

Park Search 
Sponsored by L.L. Bean, this site is a good place to begin planning your outdoor holiday. Or if you’re not sure where you want to go, find suggestions searching by your favorite outdoor activity.

Woodall’s Campground Directory
14,500 commercially and/or government owned park listings. Also offers information on where to buy RVs and where to get service, parts, or accessories.
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International Travel

Bureau of Consular Affairs  
Bureau of Consular Affairs has detailed visa requirements for each country as well as travel warnings. It also lists US consulates and US embassies in each country and has visa application forms.

Classic 164 Currency Converter  
Simple currency converter, also includes a historical table from 1969.

Country Library  
Provides country overviews, background notes, trade information, travel advisories and more.  
Diplomacy database with over 50,000 addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of diplomatic posts worldwide. Spotlights web sites maintained by foreign representations all over the world.

Foreign Consular Offices in the United States
A complete and official listing of the foreign consular offices in the U.S. and recognized consular officers.

National Center for Infectious Diseases, Traveler's Health  
National Center for Infectious Diseases alerts travelers to health risks when traveling abroad.

Passport Services and Information  
This US State Department site provides forms, explains fees, and answers questions about passports.

Rail Europe  
Rail Europe provides schedules and fares for European trains and is a source for rail passes. Other travel services are also provided.

U.S. Customs Services, Traveler Information  
Offers information about going through customs, FDA requirements, duty-free allowances, pet requirements and prohibitions, and much more.
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Local and Regional Attractions

Central Oregon Visitors Association
Cascades Lakes Highway
Crater Lake National Park
Fort Rock Museum
High Desert Museum
John Day Fossil Beds and Painted Hills
Lava Lands Visitor Center and Lava Butte, Newberry National Volcanic Monument
McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass Scenic Byway
Mt. Bachelor
Museum at Warm Springs
Smith Rock State Park
Sunriver Nature Center
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Direct-line Distance Calculator 
Calculate the distance between major cities in the US and worldwide.

Google Maps

Map Machine
Includes country maps, facts, flags and profiles; political and physical maps created by National Geographic.


Maps On Us
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Motor & Rail Travel

Online access to the Automobile Association of America. Type in your zip code to find your local affiliation.

Make reservations online as well as view fare and schedule information.

Federal Highway Administration
Link to state departments of transportation to determine road conditions, road closings, and alerts.

Full bus fare and schedule information for its US routes. Does not offer reservation bookings.

National Historic Route 66 Federation
A worldwide nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Route 66 across the country.

National Scenic Byways
All the information you need to locate and visit America's Scenic Byways.

NMRA Directory of World Rail Sites
Access to international passenger and freight railroad listings.
Online guide to unique and interesting roadside attractions across the United States.

Speed Trap Exchange  
This site lists speed traps that have been reported from travelers throughout the United States.
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Oregon Travel Sites

National Forests of Oregon and Washington  
Information about the National Forests in Oregon and Washington including ranger districts, local geology, maps, volunteer and employment opportunities and much more.

Oregon State Parks
Everything you need to know about the Oregon State Park system, including access to online reservations for camp sites.

This award winning site from the Oregon Department of Transportation alerts drivers to road closures and repairs, laws and safety, news releases, traffic cams, and much more.

Travel Oregon  
Plan your next Oregon vacation using information from this site. Resorts, outdoor adventures, culture, calendar of’s all here.
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Specialty Travel

Access-Able Travel  
Wealth of information about travel resources available for mature and/or disabled travelers.  
Definitive source for locating four-leg-friendly hotels, motels, resorts, B&Bs, and travel agents throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Ecotourism Society’s Eco-Travelers 
This site is designed to help tourists travel in a responsible manner. Offers information on environmentally responsible travel tours operators and advice for the lone traveler.

Elderhostel Home Page 
This site specializes in affordable and educational adventures for adults 55 or over.

International Home Exchange Network  
Featured CNN travel site in which you swap your home for another in a different state or country.  
Lists thousands of study abroad programs in more than 100 countries.
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Water Travel

Carnival Cruise Lines  
Book a cruise or find out what discount cruises are available.

Cruise Lines International Association
Official site of the cruise industry.

Expedia Cruises  
Package deals for cruises and last minute vacation deals.

Youra Ferry Guide  
Links to ferry company sites and schedules worldwide.
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National Weather Service  

Weather Channel Home Page
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Last modified on Friday, October 23, 2009