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Hi. This is my lame travel page. Sorry that it's really lame right now, because I haven't gotten around to putting anything in it yet. But check back some time soon; there may be something interesting to see (essays and pictures and links, oh my!) some time real soon!

Contents of this section:

  • China, Hongkong, and Taiwan
  • Italy
  • Spain

  • Bookmarks: General Travel Information
  • Bookmarks: Chicago and New Orleans
  • Bookmarks: Canada and Argentina
  • Bookmarks: China and East Asia
  • Bookmarks: Italy and Spain
  • Bookmarks: France and the United Kingdom
  • Bookmarks: Turkey
  • Where relevant, all links are to English-language sites, because in general, their English is better than my Chinese, Italian, Spanish, etc. Other foreign language links are also usually available.

    General Travel Links

  • Amtrak (US trains)
  • Greyhound (US buses)
  • Peter Pan (US buses)
  • European Travel Commmission
  • Rail Europe
  • NYCSubway.org (history of New York's subway system and links to other worldwide subways)
  • TheMetroRailGuy (news and construction updates on light rail around the world)
  • UrbanRail.net (photos, maps, and links to subway and light rail sites)

  • US Department of State travel page
  • CDC Travel Health Page
  • Currency conversion
  • FlightsFrom (database of all direct flights with timetables out of any airport)
  • Tips on travel insurance
  • Time and Date World Clock
  • Official U.S. Time
  • U.S. tide and current observations and predictions
  • WordReference (multiple translating dictionaries)
  • Travlang's Multilingual Dictionaries
  • Radio Station Database(searchable by location or for unused frequencies)
  • World Weather Information Service
  • BBC Weather Centre
  • Weather.com
  • Clear and dark sky forecasts throughout North America
  • Free Wireless Internet Hotspots
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    Bargain Hunting and Travel Guides

  • Booking.com
  • Expedia.com (includes Hotels.com and VRBO.com)
  • Kayak Explore (see where you can go from a given origin with price estimates)
  • Orbitz.com
  • Priceline.com

  • U.S. State Department Country Fact Sheets
  • CIA World Factbook
  • Anglo Info (practical travel details for expats in 30 countries)
  • 50 Tips for Traveling
  • Columbus World Travel Guide (destination info, climate, health)
  • Eater.com(guides to the best food of multiple cities)
  • HomeAdvisor Local Guides and Histories
  • Insight Guides
  • Lonely Planet
  • Rough Guides
  • TimeOut (city and country guides)
  • Trip Advisor (reviews of hotels etc.)
  • Via Michelin (European maps, Green Guide, weather)
  • Chicago-Related Links

    Tourism, Travel, and Listings
  • City of Chicago official site
  • Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau
  • State of Illinois Bureau of Tourism
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Chicago Reader (arts listings)
  • Chicago Transit Authority ("L" and Commuter Rail)

    Museums and Places to Visit
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • A range of background links for the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Chicago Architecture Center
  • Chicago Public Library
  • Field Museum of Natural History
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Trust
  • Museum of Science and Industry

  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Buddy Guy's Legends
  • Chicago B.L.U.E.S. (possibly closed permanently)
  • Kingston Mines

  • Greater North Michigan Avenue Association (guide to the Magnificent Mile)
  • Merchandise Mart
  • Powell's Bookstores Chicago
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    New Orleans-Related Links

    Tourism, Travel, and Listings
  • City of New Orleans official site
    (includes the Vieux Carré Historical Commission)
  • New Orleans official tourism site
  • Louisiana Dept of Culture, Recreation and Tourism
  • New Orleans Times-Picayune (news and calendar listings)
  • Gambit Weekly (arts listings)
  • New Orleans Regional Transit Authority

  • New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
  • New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
  • Kermit Ruffins's Treme Mother-in-Law Lounge
  • Snug Harbor
  • Vaughan's Lounge

  • The Gumbo Pages
    Chuck Taggart's labor of love pages on all things Louisiana, including recommended activities in New Orleans, an index of Louisiana recipes, and a set of links on Cajun culture.
  • Canada Related Links

  • Canadian Tourism Commission (official site)
  • Air Canada
  • VIA Rail Canada
  • Ferries to and from Nova Scotia

    Official Province Tourism Sites
  • British Columbia
  • New Brunswick
  • Nova Scotia
  • Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Québec

    Official City Tourism Sites
  • Montréal
  • Montréal Métro

  • Toronto
  • Toronto Transit Commission

  • Vancouver
  • TransLink Vancouver public transit

  • Tide Charts throughout Canada, by station,
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    Argentina related links

  • Argentina Official Travel Page
  • Wines of Argentina
  • Trains of Argentina (maps and timetables)

  • Buenos Aires
  • City of Buenos Aires official site
  • Buenos Aires official tourism site
  • Buenos Aires Herald
  • Buenos Aires Times
  • Metrovías (subway)
  • China and Taiwan-Related Links

  • China Ministry of Culture and Tourism
  • Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the U.S.
  • China Train Guide
  • AsiaSoft (Chinese language software)
  • China Books (importer of Chinese language books)
  • Hong Kong Tourism Board
  • South China Morning Post: China news
  • Travel China: city and province guide
  • U.S. Embassy and Consulates in China
  • Zhongwen.com (on-line etymologic dictionary)
  • Taiwan Economic and Cultural Offices in the USA
  • Taiwan Tourism Bureau
  • American Institute in Taiwan
  • EVA Airlines
  • Taiwan Rail
  • TaoYuan International Airport (Taiwan's largest airport)
  • TaoYuan MRT (high speed train link from airport to downtown)
  • Taipei MRT (Subway) System
  • Taipei City Bus System
  • Din Tai Fung
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    East Asia-Related Links

  • Japan National Tourism Organization
  • Japan Airlines
  • Japan Rail

  • Tokyo Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Tokyo Metro

  • Korea Tourism Organization
  • Korean Airlines
  • Korea National Railway
  • Seoul Tourism Organization

  • Singapore Tourism Board
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Italy-Related Links

  • Italy Ministry of Tourism
  • Italy National Tourist Board
  • Italian Government Tourist Board-North America
  • In Italy.com
  • ITA Airways
  • Trenitalia (national rail system)
  • MuseoItalia

  • Tuscany official tourism website
  • Discover Tuscany
  • About Florence loaded with practical details
  • Florence art guide
  • Florence art museums and monuments
  • Galleria degli Uffizi
  • Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze

  • Rome Tourism Board
  • ATAC (Rome public transportation)
  • Romeing Magazine (packed with content for travelers and expat residents)
  • Churches of Rome (Bill Taylor)
  • Capitoline Museums
  • Galleria Borghese
  • Galleria Doria Pamphilij
  • Vatican Museums
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    Spain-Related Links

  • Spain Institute of Tourism Office
  • Tour España (official tourism site)
  • Ideal Spain comprehensive resources for travelers and expats
  • Iberia Airlines
  • Paradors (state-run hotel system in historic buildings)
  • RENFE (national rail system)
  • Ministry of Culture services and programs

  • Andalucía.org (official tourism site)
  • Andalucía.com (unofficial site; a bit more fluent in English)
  • Alhambra and Generalife (official web site)
  • Great Mosque of Córdoba
  • Consejo Regulador de Vinos de Jerez
  • Manzanilla Sherry home page

  • Madrid official tourism site
  • Madrid Metro
  • Museo Nacional del Prado
  • Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
  • Manzanilla Sherry home page

  • Toledo office of tourism
  • Toledo Cathedral
  • Monuments of Toledo (includes Santo Tomé and its El Greco masterpiece, The Burial of Count Orgaz)
  • France-Related Links

  • France official tourism site
  • French National Monuments
  • Curiositel.com (guide to professions of arts and decoration in France)
  • Air France
  • SNCF (national rail system)
  • French Wine official site

  • City of Paris Official Web Site
  • Paris Tourism Office
  • The Paris Pages (resources for tourists and expats)
  • RATP (Paris public transportation)
  • Bicycling in Paris
  • Paris Museum Pass
  • Musée du Louvre
  • Médiathèque Musicale Mahler
  • Musée d'Orsay
  • Chartres Cathedral (and tours in English of its architecture and rose windows)
  • La Sainte-Chapelle
  • Berthillon
  • Eater's guide to the best bakeries in Paris
  • La Tour d'Argent

  • Paris Shopping
  • Open markets of Paris
  • Shopping in Paris
  • Le Bazaar de l'Hôtel de Ville
  • Le Bon Marché
  • FNAC
  • Galeries Lafayette
  • Marché aux Puces de Paris-Saint-Ouen
  • Printemps
  • Maître Parfumeur et Gantier

  • La Flûte de Pan (sheet music)
  • Le Jacquard Français
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    United Kingdom-Related Links

  • Visit Britain (official tourist site)
  • British National Rail

  • Visit London (official tourist site)
  • LondonTown.com
  • Transport for London (public transportation including the Tube)
  • Art and exhibitions in London
  • National Gallery, London
  • Tate Gallery
  • London Theatre Guide
  • Royal Shakespeare Company

  • Shakespeare's London: a walking tour
  • Harry Potter's London: a free walking tour (Richard Jones)
  • Tour of historical London pubs
  • An anthropologist's guide to British pub etiquette

  • Forever Edinburgh (official travel site)
  • Edinburgh's secret gardens
  • Turkey-Related Links

  • Turkey official tourism site
  • Turkish Cultural Foundation
  • Go Türkiye (official guide with emphasis on sustainable travel)
  • Turkey Travel Planner (Tom Bresnahan's impressively thorough site)
  • Istanbul official tourism site
  • Istanbul.com (commercial tourism and guide site)
  • Turkish American Cultural Society of New England

  • Turkish Airlines
  • Turkish State Railway
  • Trains of Turkey (unofficial appreciation site)
  • Rail Turkey En (Turkish railway journal and review)
  • Major bus companies in Turkey
  • Istanbul Metro
  • Sailing Cruises in Comfort (gület boat Aegean cruises)
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    Last updated: August 26, 2023 by James C.S. Liu

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