Best European Travel Web Sites: 2004
What Web sites have helped you plan your trip? What do you like about the various sites? Anything missing that we could add to ours?
Directions in Holland
Oh, plus - For getting directions anywhere in Holland, this web site works just like "Mapquest" or "Yahoo". It's in Dutch but it's easy to figure out. Just type in the address:http://www.locatienet.nl/
Asheville, NC USA Sat 12/11/2004
Web Sites, Holland
Interesting photo site of Amsterdam, keyed to map of city:http://www.zien.info/adam.ukb/Good for coffeeshop reviews, Hollandhttp://www.coffeeshop.freeuk.com/ACDfrmGu.html
Asheville, NC USA Sat 12/11/2004
Arles/Provence and Paris France
I found a couple of fun websites with really useful tips for Arles and Paris France.
USA Tue 11/30/2004
I highly reccomend the site:http://thorntree.lonelyplanet.com/Besides every other part of the world they have 5 branches dedicated to Europe, including one for shoestring travellers.
Vancouver BC, Canada Sun 11/21/2004
Cheap Flights Within Europe
If you want to visit several major cities, look at Easyjet.com. If you plan in advance and don't mind flying early in the day, you will not find cheaper transportation in Europe. They are somewhat limited in where they fly to/from, but they are a bargain!
Leysin, Switzerland Mon 10/25/2004
3 Decent websites
www.bugeurope.com was by far the best hostel review website I have ever come across. Many reviews for MANY, MANY cities.Currently I am using www.irelandexpert.com to help plan my irish honeymoon. It is very extensive as well.www.Tripadvisor.com is great for hotel reviews.
Washington, DC USA Fri 10/08/2004
I used www.londontownhotels.com last spring and was pleased to find a single with bath in London for 39GBP. The website has many hotels and other stuff, some with internet discounts.
USA Sat 09/04/2004
travel for kids website
A useful resource if you are travelling with children (in addition to the book "take your kids to europe", is the website www.travelforkids.com. They have information on quite a few countries major cities as well as other areas. The site also suggests children's books as pretrip reading. Well worth a visit! maybe even if you aren't travelling with children.
kingston, ON canada Thu 09/02/2004
I have used this website numerous times. There are photos for each hotel. Check out www.worldinabag.com
Ft. Collins, CO USA Sat 07/17/2004
English pubs and London walks
Interested in English pubs? Try www.fancyapint.com. Provides maps as well as a primer on proper etiquette (tipping, etc.). Another useful site is www.london-footprints.co.uk/. Cheers!
USA Thu 07/08/2004
Pickerington, oh USA Tue 07/06/2004
Italy Travel site
Great travel planning site for Italy & lovers of Italy click on link http://www.italywithus.biz/
SF, CA USA Sat 07/03/2004
Budget everything in London
USA Mon 06/14/2004
Going to London? Get the insiders' information: look at the London website of the BBC at http://www.bbc.co.uk/london/
You'll find links to events, places, and background history. You can also use this site to check the current state of the tube, rail and roads.
Edmonton, AB Canada Mon 06/14/2004
I feel lucky to have stumbled upon the website and the message boards at www.irelandyes.com. I was helped tremendously by the wonderful advice about Ireland. I would not have had half as great a trip if it were not for Michelle and her book.
Concord, MA USA Sat 05/29/2004
Dingle Peninsula Ireland
When planning my trip to Ireland, the best website with the most information concerning Dingle had to be www.dingle-region.com
New York, NY USA Mon 05/17/2004
Paris / France website
bonjourparis.com is a great website for Paris and France in general.
St. Louis, MO USA Thu 05/13/2004
France / Paris
I liked VisitParis.com because of the travelogues and the Trip Planning section.
Seattle, WA USA Tue 05/11/2004
Hi from NYC,
We did a private tapas cooking class & meal in English with charming Rosa Ferrer and then 3 day private guided van trip to explore medieval white villages, castles, olive oil mills & exotic Cordoba(underated by Rick) led by, American Dan O'Beirne. We found Rosa & Dan in Rick's book at www.magicalspain.com & there is also some good basic Spanish food, wine & language pages on this web that may be helpful to review before a Spain trip at http://www.magicalspain.com/about/index.htm
We later heard about thew new Picasso Museum in Malaca but didn't have time for it...maybe in 2006 after we learn some more Spanish!
NYC, USA Tue 05/11/2004
Web for London
www.londontown.com covers all things in London, including bargain hotel rates. I stayed at a hotel I found thru them, 39 GBP for a single in the Earl's Court area. Nice place.
Calistoga, CA USA Mon 05/03/2004
Spanish Language Schools
Hello travellers, I found a great page to learn Spanish at Spanish language schools in Spain: http://www.Spanish4students.com It appears to be very objective and concise information about the Spanish language schools in Spain and Latin America, and they even offer discounts for everyone who wants to learn Spanish abroad. Hope that helps some people! Cheers, Luphil
Toronto, ON CA Mon 04/19/2004
I found www.lastminute.com had the best accomodation and car rental prices for the larger cities in Ireland and England. Ryan Air had the best prices on flights between the two countries and especially on flights from London to European cities. Ryan Air also has cheap car rental rates but www.lastminute.com outdid them.
Toronto, Canada Mon 04/19/2004
Driving in Europe
The best site I have found for leasing is www.eurotourbycar.com. They do Peugeots. Renault has their sites as well. Whatever you do, go by car. You are so much freer and you'll see so much more of Europe that way. The guy started the idea that it's hard to drive in Europe has never been out of Milwaukee!
Montvale, NJ USA Mon 04/05/2004
Find excellent travel reviews at www.tripadvisor.com. Hotel, city and sightseeing reviews from actual travelers.
Seattle, WA USA Thu 04/01/2004
Good General Travel Websites
These are links that we have used with great success!
Hfx, NS Can Sun 02/22/2004
Hotels in Europe
We have travelled to Europe (med cruise) as well as throughout North america and find that Travelnow is a great site to book through. It is accessed through affiliate sites like http://nameweb.net/hotels.htm Good luck with your travels.
Halifax, NS Can Sun 02/22/2004
All Travel Cheap
Search and compare prices on hotels, motels, rental cars, cruises, airline tickets and vacation rentals at this discount travel portal. http://www.travel-ascending.com/
London, GB Fri 02/20/2004
Cycling in Europe
Here are some useful web sites for planning a cycling trip in Europe including itineraries and great photos.
Cycling in Switzerland at: www.angelfire.com/trek/eurobiketravel/bern.html and at: www.angelfire.com/oh4/eurobike2000
Cycling in Alsace, France at: www.angelfire.com/oh5/france2001
Cycling in Austria at:
Cleveland, OH USA Mon 02/16/2004
Website for subway and
For subway and metro maps of over 70 European cities, go to http://www.urbanrail.net/eu/euromet.htm. They used to be metropla.net, but many of those URLs no longer work.
Washington DC now Belgium, USA Tue 02/03/2004
Before my Europe trip last summer driving a car, I mapped out routes using www.viamichelin.com. This site gives you specific directions and alternate routes if you wish, as well as lodging and restaurants along the way. They turned out to be accuate and extremely useful in finding my way.
Pleasanton, CA USA Sat 01/03/2004