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MapQuest includes maps (street maps, world atlas, road atlas) and driving directions for U.S. & Canada and Europe, live traffic reports, yellow & white pages, travel guides, and city guides.

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AARP : Trips N Travel is filled with travelogues and discount offers for senior travelers.

Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel Online highlights excellent off-season deals, travel-industry specials and various tips for saving money on trips. It includes specialized bargain vacation help for honeymooners, seniors, and singles.
Citysearch covers more than 40 U.S. Cities and gives local information about restaurants, parking, etc.
Elderhostel helps seniors find thousands of exciting travel programs designed the challenge and educate. Elderhostel, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization with 25 years of experience providing high-quality, affordable, educational adventures for adults who are 55 and older.  
Expedia.com helps you found discount airfare, flights, hotels, cars, vacation packages, etc. Site includes MileageMiner, currency converter, weather information, etc. 
Fodors.com provides miniguides for various destinations around the world. Travel news, bookings, and travel talk are some of the features of the site.
LastMinuteTravel.com is packed with links to last-minute offers on vacation packages, airfare, hotels, cruises and car rentals, usually for those willing to travel within the month. You can register for "Travel Minder" for free to receive e-mails when deals are in your price range.
RoadsideAmerica.com includes special and unique attractions on highways across the country.
Rough Guide to Travel Online offers up-to-the minute details and commentary on thousands of destinations and travel-related happenings world-wide. Each destination guide includes the basics; the best of ...; eating, accommodation, and entertainment; spotlights, etc.

Travelocity.com offers flight information & booking options, electronic ticketing, car rentals, hotel information and pictures, etc. Travelocity is the leading online travel Web site, providing reservations capabilities for 95 percent of all airline seats sold, more than 47,000 hotels, more than 50 car rental companies, and more than 5,000 vacation and cruise packages. 

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Amtrak : The official website of Amtrak provides train schedules, routes, and fares.
Long Island Bus provides convenient service throughout Nassau county, western Suffolk County, and into eastern Queens.  It is part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.  Site includes schedules, fares, etc.

Long Island Rail Road is the busiest railroad in North America, carrying an average of 290,000 passengers each weekday on 735 daily trains. It is part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.Site includes LIRR map, schedules, fares, etc.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority is the largest transportation network in North America, serving 13.2 million people from New York City through Long Island, southeastern New York State, and Connecticut. It consists of NYC Transit, Long Island Bus, Long Island Railr Road, Metro-North Railroad, etc.
Transportation Security Administration Travel Site : Includes information about Air Travel, Passenger Rail, Passenger Vessels, Highway Travel, Mass Transit, Travel Tips, etc.

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The Exploratorium website is as good as an actual visit to this hands-on San Francisco children's museum. A changing number of virtual exhibits, various science activities for school or home use, and a digital library of past webcasts are available on this award-winning site.

L.L. Bean's Park Search helps you choose and search parks according to geographic location and activity. All featured parks contain brief descriptions, photographs, maps, and contact information. Best suited for family travel planning and interdisciplinary school activities.
U.S. Capitol Virtual Tour is a multi-media tour that allows you to visit the old Supreme Court Chamber, the original and current Senate Chambers, and other limited-public-access areas. Each room includes links to various historic facts, stories, and objects.
Welcome to Grand Canyon Explorer is endorsed by the Grand Canyon Trust and the Grand Canyon Pioneers Society. Filled with useful information, it includes virtual tours, superb visuals, and geography, weather, and hiking information.
The Virtual Cave, developed by two spelunkers, is a top-notch site that takes visitors through a superb image map menu that introduces 40 minerals "unique to the cave environment." Each option contains marvelous pictures and good descriptions.
 

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©2005 Henry Waldinger Memorial Library - Revised 09/29/2008