Hospitality, Tourism, and Leisure Collection
Includes content from industry journals, travel guides and magazines. this collection provides coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field – including cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities, economic aspects of tourism, and more.
Includes restaurant and hotel reviews in cities around the world.
Travel articles and excerpts from Frommer’s guidebooks.
Adventure travel and outdoor recreation.
Online version of the popular off-the-beaten-track guides.
Reviews of hotels, destinations, and attractions.
*The Library does not endorse any particular travel service or company.
511NY-Get Connected To Go
New York State’s official traffic and travel information source features real-time New York State roadway conditions, transit info and travel links.
“Compares hundreds of travel sites at once.”
Site includes maps, photos, helpful current information and historical information on public transportation for major cities around the world.
BBC Country Profiles
Get the latest news, maps and video about countries around the world. Site also delves into history, economy and politics with timelines, news clips and past articles.
This site converts over 164 foreign currencies.
Travel and Living Abroad
From the U.S. Department of State. Includes passport, visa, and U.S. customs information.
From the U.S. Department of State
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention health recommendations for traveling.
City profiles, a cost of living calculator, and a “Find Your Best Place” tool.
Cities and Buildings Database
A collection of images of cities and buildings from around the world. Search for buildings by country, city, style, title, architect, or date of construction.
Profiles of cities and counties that include census data, genealogical resources, and historical images. Each search then provides links to local information such as the chamber of commerce, media, government, weather past and present, military installations, obituaries, museums, attractions, and more.
Detailed information, including demographics, economic indicators, schools, transportation, and more for over 2600 U.S. cities.
World Chamber of Commerce Directory
Includes tourist information bureaus and embassies.
Maps and profiles of countries of the world.
Country profiles from the U.S. Department of State.
50 States and Capitals
An extensive listing of facts on each state. Includes links to other sites for more information.
Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
Identifies place names throughout the world.
Library of Congress Country Studies
Note: “Studies included here were published between 1988 and 1998. Information on some countries may no longer be up to date.”
A computational knowledge engine covering 29 diverse areas, including socioeconomic data, statistics and data analysis. Useful for all education levels.
The World Factbook
Country profiles and reference maps from the CIA.
Microsoft Research Maps
Topographic and aerial maps online. Search by street, city, state; zoom in and out.
National Atlas of the United States
National maps and geographic information, including printable reference and outline maps of the U.S. and individual states.
Interactive maps, driving directions, and business finders.