Traveler Resources - Travel Tools

Travel Tools All the Essentials for Trip Planning

Traveler Resources - Travel Tools

Enjoy our FREE traveller resources and travel tools – from travel maps, currency conversions, weather and frequent flyer information, our many traveller resources and free travel tools will help make planning your trip a smooth ride.

Planning a vacation can be stressful so we have put everything in one place to save you time!

A well planned family vacation will be more relaxing and fun for everyone so be sure to do your homework and use these traveller resources before you go and you will be much more stress free when you arrive.

Simply select the appropriate link(s) and you’ll be on your way to a great family beach vacation in no time!

Travel Tools for Before you Go

Trip Advisor

Unbiased hotel reviews, photos and travel advice for hotels and vacations. TripAdvisor’s travel community has written millions of reviews describing their best and worst vacations, so you can decide where to go and what to avoid.


The only independent Canadian site of hotel reviews for Canadian travellers. Reviews by authenticated and certified true Canadian Travellers

Virtual Tourist

Hotel Reviews on VirtualTourist are provided by real travellers who share the inside scoop about their trips

Global Hotel review

Are you tired of Ad Advisor? Then look no more, enjoy an ad free travel review experience the way the internet once was.


With a database of over 300,000 hotels it is easy for potential travelers to find their perfect hotel. Many hotels have already been reviewed, providing an authentic image of the hotel.

Resort maps

The largest collection of hotel and resort maps on the web. Seeing the layout of your resort will help you make better room requests.

World Airline Star Rating® from Skytrax

The world’s largest Airline and Airport review site – over 675 airlines and 700 airports. Passenger trip reports, flight reviews, airline seat and lounge Reviews. Check airline standards in the Airline Star Ranking guide.

Cruise Critic

Complete guide to cruises, cruise lines and exclusive cruise deals. Over 50,000 cruise reviews, ship ratings and the largest cruise forum.

Cruise Report

The world’s leading cruise information and social networking site with reviews, sailing dates, ship information and special offers.

Cruises Only – User reviews and ratings

Find out what fellow Cruise Lovers have to say about their ships! Let experienced cruisers help you compare and select a ship.


A complete cruise guide with cruise line and cruise reviews, cruise news and regular feature articles by cruise experts.

Travel Tools for Getting There


Use MapQuest for driving directions and maps. See local traffic and road conditions, find nearby businesses and restaurants, plus explore street maps and satellite photos.

Google Maps

Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps.

Rand McNally Maps

Get online driving directions from Rand McNally. Download maps, plan trips and vacations, and view our travel guides and videos.

Travel Distance calculator

MapCrow – Travel Distance calculator calculates distance and map between world cities

Track flight status, departures, arrivals, airport delays, and other US flight and airport information in real time.

Look up the flight status info of any flight in North America and see live flight tracking maps with FlightView’s real time flight tracker.

Track arriving or departing flights, get flight maps, 3D seat maps, aircraft info, image gallery and more.

Track the status of any flight arriving or departing the United States or Canada. Get updates on flight arrival and delay times, and remaining time en route for departed flights, updated every 5 minutes.

Flight Distance Calculator

Calculate your flight mileage between airports, cities, or countries to estimate frequent flyer miles and travel distances.

Airline Contact Information

Need airline information? Get web site, email, phone, address details and more here.

OAG Airline websites

A comprehensive list of airline website links in alphabetical order.

Airline and Airport Links

An exhaustive and cross-referenced database of links to airline and airport websites of the world, including three-letter airport codes and two-letter airline codes.

SeatGuru Airline Seating charts

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

The Airline Codes Web site

This web site has been setup to help you cut through the jungle of all those codes and abbreviations used in and around the Airline Industry.

Information about the worlds airports. Information about parking, arrivals, departures, taxi, bus, train, security, and much more.

Airports Maps

Airport Terminal Maps.

OneWorld Airports and Terminal Maps

Information about the location of airline transfer desks and lounges, ground transport and other facilities at key airports across the oneworld alliance network.

Cruise Lines International Association

CLIA is the world´s largest cruise association and is dedicated to the promotion and growth of the cruise industry.

Travel Tools for Getting Ready

Wikipedia – Travel Documents

General information about passports, visas and other travel documents.

Wikipedia – Passports by country

Passport information for all countries.


Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Passport Canada

Official website for Passport Canada.

VisaHQ – Visa Requirements by Citizenship

Global visa requirements for all nations around the world: accurate, comprehensive, up to date.

Project Visa

Where we aim to keep you up to date with visa and embassy information for all countries.

U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs

The State Department’s Office of American Citizens Services and Crisis Management (ACS) administers 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. .

Foreign Affairs Canada

Consular Services and Emergency Management Branch, essential Information and Assistance for Canadians Abroad.

UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office

In depth advice for every country in the world, updated regularly for all British travellers.

CDC – Travelers’ Health

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Your Online Source for Credible Health Information for travelers (vaccinations, outbreaks, etc.)

World Health Organization

The WHO provides information about outbreaks of infectious diseases abroad.


Information about Health Issues for US citizens travelling abroad.

Health Agency of canada

Monitors, verifies, and disseminates travel health information. Produces recommendations for international travellers and health professionals.

TSA – Permitted & Prohibited Items

An extensive list of What you can and cannot pack in your carry-on bag or checked baggage.

One Bag

The Art ans Science of Travelling Light. .

AirSafe Baggage Basics

Checked and carry-on baggage information for airline passengers.

TravellersPoint Packing List

Packing list created by Travellerspoint members to help you with your trip planning. Prints nicely or downloadable in Excel, Word and PDF formats.

Trip Resource Travel Checklist

Need an international travel check list or a travel packing list before you go on your next trip? Be sure to use our travel check-list to make sure you don’t forget to pack a needed item.

Interactive Packing List

See what to pack for your next trip with this travel packing list. Check off the items you need for your trip and get a packing list customized just for you. It’s easy to print, save and share..

Google Translate

Google free online language translation service instantly translates text and web pages.

World Lingo Free Translation

Free on-line translation in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Greek, Japanese, Chinese and Korean..

Yahoo Babel Fish Translator

Yahoo! Babel Fish provides free online text and web page language translation tools.

Frengly Online Translator

Free Online Translator

Fodor’s Language for Travelers

Get started learning over 150 key travel phrases in seven languages

Travel Tools for More Information

The Weather Channel

he Weather Channel and provide a national and local weather forecast for cities, as well as weather radar, report and hurricane coverage.

Weather Underground

Weather Underground provides weather information for worldwide locations, including current conditions, hourly forecasts, radar and satellite maps.

AccuWeather Hurricane center’s Hurricane Center offers everything you need for tracking hurricane season..

Time Zones of the World Map

View a large world map showing all the time zones of the world.

Time and Date

This site includes lots of information that is time and date related, such as yearly and monthly calendars, countdown counters and the world clock which shows current time in cities all over the world.

World Time Zone

Time and World Time Zones and time map with current time around the World and countries operating Daylight Savings Time sunclock map shows what part of the world is in darkness and what part is in daylight .

World Time Server

World Time Server shows current local time and date in cities and countries in all time zones, adjusted for Daylight Saving Time rules automatically.

Time Ticker

Timeticker – The exact time of the world. A full featured Multimedia-Site created with Flash by Martin Zwernemann.

XE – Universal Currency Converter

Get free live currency rates, tools, and analysis using the most accurate data.

OANDA Currency Converter

Free currency converter and traveler’s cheatsheet using daily OANDA Rates.

Go Currency

The Go Currency Converter has been the default exchange rate feed for 100’s of sites on the web for the last 10 years. We’ve powered the currency calculator for large sites that one up to date information on currency exchange rates and demand accuracy.

CIA – The World Factbook

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.

World Atlas

A geography website that aids students, teachers, travelers and parents with their geography, map and travel questions.

FactMonster – World Facts and Stats

Find facts about the world: United Nations, countries, territories, populations, governments, corruption, and more.

Country Calling Codes

Find the international dialing code or time zone for any country. Online tool will instantly show you ALL telephone prefixes needed to call from one area code to another.

Country Code

Country Codes, Phone Codes, Dialing Codes, Telephone Codes, ISO Country Codes.

Electricity Around the World

Information on the electrical systems in use in most countries of the world, including Voltage, Frequency, Plug, and other information for travelers

Voltage valet

Electricity Guide – Directory of Foreign Electrical Information, voltage converters and adaptor plugs.

List of holidays by country

Extensive list of holidays by country.

Online Conversion Clothing

Convert clothing sizes, shoe sizes and ring sizes between many different countries.


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