WebRing link to sites concerning
travel and photography now appears in the Front
- Based in Seattle, Washington, Blue Earth Alliance supports
photographic projects around the world that inform the public about endangered cultures,
threatened environments and social issues.
- Whether or not you are a citizen of United States, it's a good idea to
check on what the US State Department thinks of your particular international
destination. Western Europe seems a world away from the troubled borders of
Afghanistan or the treacherous jungles of Mindanao Island, but it has its share of recent alarms:
witness ETA bombings in
Spain and the foot-and-mouth epidemic throughout rural Britain. No matter
where you go, be aware of the situation, know your surroundings, and keep a
- Similar in function to the US State Department site above,
this is Internet presence of the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
Everyone will benefit from the information here, but UK travelers can also
get help for applying their visas.
- This is the link to the Australian Department of
Foreign Affairs and Trade. Once you've reviewed the information here and are
ready to plan a trip to (or within) Australia, you may go to the country's
travel portal, listed just below.
- The URL and the site itself are characteristically
Aussie -- as straightforward as they get. Here I found my 9-day
tour along the Great Ocean Road, from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island.
- Island Packers are the official (and only) concessionaire
to the Channel Islands off the coast of southern California. They
brought me and my kayak to Anacapa and Santa Cruz
Islands on numerous occasions.
- North Star organizes camping and kayaking tours in Alaska
and Baja California. I joined a tour to Blackstone Bay in Prince William
Sound in 1997.
- This is one of the several Internet gateways to the English
Lake District. It's where I began planning my trip
- More than a ferry service or a cruise line, the Norwegian
Coastal Steamer is a paradigm of Nordic travel.
- This is the North American portal of the website for the
Swiss Bureau of Tourism. Through this site, I ordered my 8-day Eurail Pass
and booked three hotel rooms for my Swiss holiday
in summer 2002. Though the site is nicely presented in English, I found it
quicker to complete my online transactions in German.