travel postcards, practical advice, images and snippets of randomness

Health and Visa

Visa Check – for all countries

Fit for travel – NHS site, health advice for travellers

The Travel Doctor

 

Travel Guides & Information

Rome2Rio –  Not a booking site but great for checking available options and routes, Rome 2Rio will check times and busses door to door. If not sure of your route options, start here.Best time to visit – put in your preferred travel month destination or required temperature and this will work out the best time to go

Weather 2 Travel – weather now and whenever you plan to travel, very useful if you are not familiar with hurricane seasons, will also work out best months for any destination

What’s On When – Just what is says, but also ‘snap shot’ guides so useful for quick checking what to do/ see

Jooboli – another what’s on when and where

In Your Pocket Guides – European (mainly Eastern European), excellent and updated guides with downloadable versions.

TravelFish – Asian guides mainly – great detail

World Travel Guide – Title says it all

The Weekenders – looking for inspiration for a UK weekend trip? – start here

CIA Site

UK Government Advice

Spotted By Locals – European city tips, by people who live there

City Guides & Maps – In Your Pocket, seems to be mostly Eastern Europe at the moment

Cosas en Espana – Guia de Ocio

Howard Hillman’s World of Wonders

Atlas Obscura – curiosities around the world

Arsy Camel – Luxury travel reviews…

The National Trust – special sites in the UK

 

Social Media for travellers

Dine with the locals – exactly what it says

Eat with a local – spot the cunning difference…

Planely – matches flights for meeting up/ sharing cabs etc

Couchsurfing – accommodation/ stay with the locals

Stuff your rucksack – your chance to put something back, some parts of the world lack basic items; if you are going there take some stuff with you

 

General

Discount London Theatre Bookings

Seat Plan – for London theatres, where to sit and where to avoid

Theatre Monkey – Reviews, advice and seating plans for London theatres, including seats to avoid

UK airport parking comparison site

Ark3 Euro Blagger – 100 top words and phrases for travel in Europe

 

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