Travel Tips

AIRLINES Seats, airport lounges, airline services, and flights are all rated by visitors to, a site created by international aviation consultants Skytrax, who also run, the definitive guide to first and business class on more than 60 airlines.

AIRPORTS Click on any of the 56 worldwide airports on to get the latest terminal news, plus shop and restaurant directories and ground transportation options.

AUCTION SITE On you can bid on resort stays and packaged luxury vacations at discounted rates.

BLOG has an astounding number of posts from 400,000 members in 200 countries, on subjects ranging from diving in Oman to bird-watching in Mauritania.

CRUISES has photos, tours, and last-minute deals on 124 ships; try for very candid reviews from die-hard cruisers.

CURRENCY‘s universal currency converter calculates foreign exchange rates for 184 currencies.

DIALING CODES Find international dialing codes, search a worldwide database of country and city codes, or reverse-search an international number on

ECO-TRAVEL A carefully vetted collection of trips, activities, and 170 tour operators that benefit the environment and local communities can be found at

ELECTRIC will also help you figure out which electrical system your destination uses and which plugs to pack.

FOOD is rolling out sections on specific countries for its international posts. However, you still need patience to filter through the endless messages by foodies.

HEALTH CLUBS Find 5,600 gyms around the world (maps and driving directions included) at

HEALTH SITE The travel section of the Centers for Disease Control’s has been revamped. In addition to giving health updates by regions, it now organizes advisories into four levels of importance.

INSURANCE COMPARISON provides quotes from its 14 travel insurance partners in an easy-to-read format.

LAST-MINUTE SITE will e-mail you airfare deals once a week.‘s weekly top 20 deals can be either last minute or advance sale; either way, they sell out fast.

LOYALTY PROGRAMS will manage your mileage programs and keep you abreast of the latest air, hotel, and car-rental programs. It also has a mileage tool to help you consolidate points.

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