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    Default Useful travel links and tips

    I figure it may be useful to put together a thread for travellers with some helpful links.

    Please feel free to add, but let's keep links to travel agencies, cheap airfares, etc... out of this thread. This is meant to be an information thread, not a deal hunters thread. However links that rate hotels, airlines, accomodations, etc.. are welcomed. Credible sources are always good, especially government ones.


    Consular Affairs
    - Information and Assistance for Canadians Abroad (Country Travel Reports). If you're heading out the country, it may be useful to know what to expect where you're going (ie: law/customs, weather, crime, travel, currency, etc...)


    Canadian Embassies and Consulates
    - List of Canadian Embassies and Consulates around the world


    Canadian Automobile Association: International Driving Permit
    - Information about special drivers licence for tourists if you are planning on doing any driving while travelling internationally


    Passport Canada: Applying for a Passport


    Do I need a passport to travel to the United States?


    World Weather Information Service

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    What agency would have information about obtaining an overseas work visa? Would it be a Canadian organization or one in the country of interest?

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    http://www.travelindependent.info/

    For first time and even experienced backpackers, lots of useful info here. Check it all out.

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    Travel sites

    I love going to lonleyplanet.com and for good deals check out travelzoo.com signup for all the best deals.

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    http://www.virtualtourist.com/ IMO the best site for travel on the net.

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    Originally posted by kaput
    What agency would have information about obtaining an overseas work visa? Would it be a Canadian organization or one in the country of interest?
    I'm with this guy

    Jay

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    How about personal reviews?

    personally:

    i flew with korea-air (to korea) and their on flight food was 7.5X better than thomas cook (to london) on board food.
    Korea-air also had more comfortable seats.

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    Originally posted by kaput
    What agency would have information about obtaining an overseas work visa? Would it be a Canadian organization or one in the country of interest?
    www.swap.ca lists some opportunites, I'm not sure if the program is only open to students/under 26's though.

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    www.timetogobackpacking.com

    This website has a pretty cool trip planning app.

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    Way to bump a 2 year old thread, hoorah!

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    Don't bother with the IDP. I've gotten one 3 years in a row and I've never once been asked to see it anywhere in the world. I just mainly get it to snap goofy ID photos in it.

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    Another useful site to check out is:

    www.pardonwaiver.com

    You will get information on what to do if you have a criminal record and want to travel.

    Get the information before you book a trip so you are not disappointed if you cannot travel!

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    Originally posted by Gorilla

    I love going to lonleyplanet.com
    I find http://www.roughguides.com/ far more useful than the LP site, but the ThornTree forums can be quite helpful to search. Wikitravel.org tends to be one of my favourite places to begin researching cities as well.

    I'm going to give my own travel blog a bit of a plug here as well: http://baldpacker.com/

    If you have any comments or questions please leave them on the blog!

    I have traveled ~80 countries now but haven't had a chance to update content for all of them yet, so if you are looking for information on a specific place let me know and I will try to prioritize posting about it (or point you in the right direction for quality info).

    I just got my Thailand travel guide up (http://baldpacker.com/thailand-backpacker-guide) as Thailand always seems to be a favourite amongst travelers.

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    Originally posted by davidI


    I find http://www.roughguides.com/ far more useful than the LP site, but the ThornTree forums can be quite helpful to search. Wikitravel.org tends to be one of my favourite places to begin researching cities as well.

    I'm going to give my own travel blog a bit of a plug here as well: http://baldpacker.com/

    If you have any comments or questions please leave them on the blog!

    I have traveled ~80 countries now but haven't had a chance to update content for all of them yet, so if you are looking for information on a specific place let me know and I will try to prioritize posting about it (or point you in the right direction for quality info).

    I just got my Thailand travel guide up (http://baldpacker.com/thailand-backpacker-guide) as Thailand always seems to be a favourite amongst travelers.
    Lonely Planet sucks now. I use a combination of FlyerTalk, and blogs around Wordpress using keywords for the places I'm traveling to.

    I'll also plug my blog, www.doncommando.com to which I'll be adding tips on finding flights, strategies I found that worked, and many more. Plus, cool pics!

    David, how did you do the travel blog map on your site?
    Last edited by flipstah; 11-12-2014 at 11:19 AM.

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    Originally posted by flipstah


    Lonely Planet sucks now. I use a combination of FlyerTalk, and blogs around Wordpress using keywords for the places I'm traveling to.

    I'll also plug my blog, www.doncommando.com to which I'll be adding tips on finding flights, strategies I found that worked, and many more. Plus, cool pics!

    David, how did you do the travel blog map on your site?
    Great Blog. keep it up!

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    For any travel to Europe:

    https://www.ricksteves.com/

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    For everything you need to know to enter any country in the world with a vehicle or motorbike:

    http://wikioverland.org

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    Travbuddy is good. Lots of average Joe's asking average questions about everything. Can even meet up with randoms for a drink etc

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