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Best Travel Portals and Worldwide Websites

CNN Travel Guide, www.cnn.com/travel. Provides travel news, destination information, as well as booking information.

Fodors.com, Fodors.com, is the website for the ubiquitous guidebook company and provides great destination-oriented travel resources, and also features a very active message board.

Frommers, www.frommers.com, is a huge companion site for the budget travel magazine and guidebook empire started by Arthur Frommer 45 years ago. The site contains much useful information for the budget and independent traveler— albeit with a very commercial bent.

Johnny Jet Portal: www.johnnyjet.com. This website offers everything designed to help point travelers to what the web has to offer—from transportation tips and packing lists to travel news.

Lonely Planet. This site remains popular for a reason—it offers practical planning information for all aspects of travel, travel advisories, and it boasts one of the best online sources for travelers, the Thorn Tree Travel Forum.

National Geographic Traveler, www.nationalgeographic.com/traveler, quality travel writing and resources with all the slickness you would expect.

New York Times Travel section. Travel sections from the Times, the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times as well as many other metropolitan and national newspapers have started to include far more comprehensive and practical travel information, along with the excellent writing you would expect. Many articles require registration.

Rough Guides, www.roughguides.com, is a rich a travel portal based upon its guidebook series, but with significant additional online information, community, and tools.

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