With the exception of Lonely Planet books, most of
what I've learned about my destinations comes from the web. For
both my benefit and yours, here are some of the better travel sites
Amtrak Adventure: My friend Mark takes an epic rail journey
with his Dad. Their daily journal and photos as they circumnavigated
A guy from Indiana who's starting just a few weeks before me. He's
headed for Southeast Asia first.
Another round-the-world traveler who's just starting. A pretty ambitions
A travelogue by a guy named Matt Lerner. He did a solo RTW adventure.
I read this almost every day for inspiration. He finished his trip
just before I started.
A nice site with all you ever wanted to know about planning and
going on a Round-the-World trip.
With the disappearance of JustLikeBeingThere, this is another decent
place to satiate your need for travel photography.
Online: Almost as good as the books. Guides to every country
in the world, along with the best travel bulletin board I've seen.
of Texas Map Collection: A great collection of maps from all
over the world divided by continent.
Now that the Times of Central Asia has gone to a subscription service,
these guys will have to do. Pretty good coverage of the most fascinating
part of the world.
The State Department's
Travel Site: I've heard and observed that they're very cautious,
but the travel warnings are at least a good read. Maybe even good
reason to change plans.