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Google Maps
Provides directions and interactive maps of the United States. Can also search bykeyword such as type of business.

Google Maps Distance Calculator
You can use the Google Maps Distance Calculator to find out the distance between two or more points anywhere on the earth. In other words, the distance between A and B.

Map of TRL Libraries & Washington State Parks
See a map with all TRL libraries and Washington State Parks in TRL's five counties: Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific and Thurston.

MapBlast!
Site allows creation of free maps that pinpoint almost any location in the United States.

MapQuest
Interactive atlas provides maps for locations worldwide. Maps in the News - maps related to top national and worldwide news stories, for the past several years.

Maps On Us
This site offers really nice street maps of addresses as well as directions. Another nice feature of this site is that you can choose a category of buisness or attraction and have it mapped out in relation to the address you have just looked up.

National Geographic Map Machine
The National Geographic Society offers antique, political, relief and physical maps.

Perry-CastaƱeda Library Map Collection
Maps of the world, countries, cities and historical maps.

U.S. Census Bureau Map Stats
U.S. Census Bureau statistics, with a searchable map.

USGS Topographic maps
Discover a small sample of the millions of maps produced by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in its mission to map the Nation and survey its resources at this site. The USGS provides a wide variety of maps, from topographic maps showing the geographic relief and thematic maps displaying the geology and water resources of the United States, to special studies of the moon and planets.

Washington State Park Maps
The park maps show facilities, campsites and activities available at the different parks. Some parks have more than one map due to the size of the park or to show details like campsites or hiking trails. Then look at detailed park maps to help you plan activities and make campground reservations. All maps are sized to print on 8.5" x 11" paper. Maps are in PDF format.

World Atlas Maps and Geography of the World
This site contains links to maps and geographic information for most countries of the world, the 50 U.S. States, the Continents, and the Oceans. One special feature is that it offers blank maps that can be printed out and filled in.


California official state visitor's guide
Lodging, wildlife, campgrounds and general tourist information are offered.

Canada: a world web travel guide
A searchable site including provincial information, maps, weather, hotels and driving tours.

Discover Idaho: the official idaho Travel Guide
Outdoor adventures, accomodations and regional information are featured.

Hawaii: the Islands of Aloha
The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau offers information on events, transportation, tourist sites and more.

Montana Official State Travel site
The official travel site for the state of Montana produced by the Montana Office of Tourism offers advice on places to stay, things to do, transportation and wildfire updates.

Nature of the Northwest
The Nature of the Northwest and its Virtual Visitor Center offers links to National Forest home pages and provides information on trails, campgrounds and much more.

The Official Oregon Tourism site
Information on culture, cities, the outdoors invites visitors to vacation in Oregon.

Tide Predictions
National Ocean Service give a daily prediction for the next six months for all main coastal stations in the United States, with variations for smaller stations.

TravelAlaska.com
Destination and vacation information provided by the Alaska Travel Industry Association.

Washington State online travel information
State information, fun things to see and do, accomodations and miscellaneous travel links are included in this official site.

Washington State Parks
Information, including maps and reservations information.

Washington Trails Association
Information on hikes and trails.


Access-Able Travel
Provides access information to mature and disabled travelers, including information on accessible attractions, lodging, access guides, transportation, van rentals, equipment rental and repairs.

Bed and Breakfast.com
Directory of inns and B&B's in the U.S., Canada and around the world.

CDC Travelers' Health
Health resources for travelers in U.S. and abroad.

Classic 164 Currency Converter
Simple currency converter, including an historical table from 1969.

CNN Travel Guide
What to see, where to stay, how to travel in the U.S. and internationally.

Discounted Hotels
A commercial site offering low room rates U.S. and international cities.

Elderhostel
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 Travel
Expedia, Microsoft's travel agency, has flight, accomodation and vacation information and more.

Fodor's Travel Online
Fodor's famous guide is now available on the web. Look for destinations, hotels, restaurants and more.

Frommer's Budget Travel Online
Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel Online gives information on destinations, tips for travelers and booking options.

International Home Exchange Network
Public listing of homes available for exchange or private rental.

Rail Europe
Rail Europe provides schedules and fares for European trains and is a source of rail passes. Other travel services are also provided.

Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door
Rick Steves' ETBD is a commercial site that provides information to budget-minded travelers as well as rail passes, tours and travel materials.

Statewide Traveler Information
The Washington State Department of Transportation pulls together lots of highway information on one page, with links to flow maps, traffic cameras, construction reports and closures. You'll also find an online version of the State Highway Map, aerial photThe Washington State Department of Transportation pulls together lots of hi

Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory
The TOWD is your guide to official tourism information, an index listing only official government tourism offices, convention and visitors bureaus, and similar agencies. No travel agents, no tour operators, no hotels.

Travelocity
Commercial site that compares travel fares; includes destination guides.

U.S. State Dept. (Visas, Passports, Travel Advisories)
Information on visas, passports, travel advisories and country Background Notes.


 Database Links


A to Z World Travel
Comprehensive travel database with tourist and cultural information on more than 160 of the top travel destinations in North America and around the globe.

CultureGrams
Peoples, lands, customs and lifestyles throughout the world.

Global Road Warrior
175 country handbook for the International traveler, with a focus on business travel.

Travel eBooks from Gale
DK Eyewitness Travel Guides and DK Top 10 travel ebooks. View these electronic travel guides online 24/7 or download them to your eReader Device or tablet.


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