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I've found the following travel-related websites resourceful and/or entertaining. Whether you're planning a trip or just looking for some interesting travel writing, there's something for everybody here.


Welcome to a world of rough roads, rum, world history, ecology, geography and human nature. Welcome to Notes from the Road. Notes from the Road is a project in experimental travel writing - it is about subjective travel; the kind of real world of random things and real people.

Notes from the Road stories are sketched on the road, with only one or two edits afterwords. I am an untrained traveler - everything that seems to come naturally to people in Outside Magazine ads is always a learning process for me. Camping is uncomfortable, hotels are overpriced, and there is nothing glamorous about travel.

I draw the maps with a Micron .005 pen, watercolors, Pantone pens, acrylics and pastel chalk crayons on bristol paper. I write my notes with a small Moleskine journal, and I carry a small bag....


Based on our travels through the Southwest, we were inspired to write a compilation of simple, helpful tips for others who are planning to visit this part of the United States that we view as our national treasure. These tips are personal opinions that have been derived from our experiences. Our guide includes many photographs and will help you plan your trip so that you can witness the natural wonders of this region for yourself.


Ever wish there were one site that listed every possible link to other travel-related Web sites? JohnnyJet.com does just that, and more. The site has links to practically everything you need to know that's travel-related. The site has been featured in over 500 major publications including: USA Today, Time, Fortune, New York Times, CNBC, MSNBC, and has been named "One of the top best money-saving Web sites for travel" by Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel Magazine. Sign up for Johnny Jet's free newsletter that has the week's travel news, tips, webcams, Web sites, and "Where's Johnny Jet."


We at Frommer's want to help you explore your travel destinations the way locals do. Whether you're venturing close to home or across the globe, whether your budget is limited or limitless, we strive to live up to your discerning approach to travel by delivering the most candid and reliable information on this Web site and in our guidebooks and products.

Since the 1957 publication of Arthur Frommer's revolutionary Europe on $5 a Day, the Frommer's collection of travel products has expanded to include over 300 guidebooks as well as this popular Frommers.com Web site, reaffirming Frommer's as the most trusted name in travel today.

Frommers.com is an essential online destination for those planning the perfect travel excursion. Not only can Frommers.com visitors easily find candid, timely articles written by Frommers.com experts, they also can read excerpts from and purchase Frommer's Guidebooks, while gaining additional insights from our lively message boards and purchasing travel products and services from our high-quality booking partners.


Rand McNally & Company offers the most trusted tools to discover, map and navigate your world.

From America's number-one-selling Road Atlas, The Thomas Guide®, and Goode's World Atlas to wireless Mobile Travel Tools™ and IntelliRoute™ trucking database, Rand McNally dominates the mapping, routing, geographic reference, and trip-planning tool marketplace. We're in more than 50,000 retail outlets and distribute to 98% of schools across the U.S.

Founded in 1856 and headquartered in Skokie, IL, just outside of Chicago, the company's majority owner is Leonard Green & Partners, LLC. They have investments in Petco, Rite Aid, Sports Authority, FTD, and more. Chief Executive Officer Robert Apatoff, a Chicago native, leads the Rand McNally team.

Rand McNally … the most trusted name on the map.


Cargo Van Conversion

I am in my fifties now and I would like to return to the hiking/backpacking days of yesteryear. In my pursuit of mountains and canyons, I need some transportation and shelter. Being single and an amateur woodworker, I set out to transform a new cargo van into my home away from home.

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