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Geography & Travel

CURRENCY CONVERTER

 

Oanda Converter                                 

OANDA's currency calculator tools are the touchstone foreign exchange rates compiled from leading market data contributors. Our rates are trusted and used by major corporations, tax authorities, auditing firms, and individuals around the world.

 

LANGUAGES

 

Mango Languages                   

This is a language tool that utilizes a proprietary methodology, engaging interface, and easy, intuitive interactive tools to deliver practical conversational skills and valuable cultural insight for a foreign language. Lessons include strategically placed memory-building exercises to help users remember what they are learning in addition to critical thinking exercises, which help them to intuitively understand the language and adapt it to similar conversations. This database is provided by OPLIN, the Ohio Public Library Information Network.

 

TRAVEL GUIDES & REFERENCE

 

AAA-Akron Club                               

Here is a link to the local Akron chapter of the AAA.

           

Fodors' Online                         

The online presence of the popular travel book series. Learn all about the top destinations.        

 

Library of Congress- Country Studies  

This Web site contains the online versions of books previously published (1988-98) in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook.

 

Rick Steves' Europe                            

This is the online presence of the popular travel consultant. Learn all about planning a trip, news and articles, and much more.

 

SeatGuru- Airline Seating Charts                      

The ultimate source for airplane seating, in-flight amenities, and airline information.

 

U.S. State Department- Background Notes     

Background Notes provide information on geographic entities and international organizations and are updated periodically. Background Notes for some countries are currently unavailable.

 

U.S. State Department- Passports       

Here’s a link to get information about getting your passport.

 

World Factbook- CIA            

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for world entities.

           

TRAVEL SAFETY TIPS 

 

Conde Nast Traveler- Travel Tips        

Here is a link to expert travel tips from the popular travel magazine.

 

U.S. State Department- International Travel Tips          

The State Department’s Office of American Citizens Services and Crisis Management (ACS) administer the Consular Information Program, which informs the public of conditions abroad that may affect their safety and security. Country Specific Information, Travel Alerts, and Travel Warnings are vital parts of this program.

 

U.S. State Department- Travel Alerts   

Travel alerts are issued to disseminate information about short-term conditions, either transnational or within a particular country, that pose significant risks to the security of U.S. citizens.

 

TRAVEL SAVINGS

 

Here are links to a few of the most popular travel savings websites.

 

AirGorilla                                

CheapFlights                           

Expedia                                   

GasBuddy                               

Kayak                                     

Travelocity