Online Travel and Languages
Travel Planning Guides. By all means,
buy a good Web Travel Planning Guide.
Guides. Although there are plenty of
online travel guides, and almost all the online travel agencies have a section on their
sites that cover destinations and other travel information, you still can't beat
a paperback travel guide. Whether you buy a
travel guide online or at your local bookstore, you do need a real book to fully
understand your options. Check out our Travel
Guides section for some of the more popular travel guides both on and off the
web. Some of the paperback travel guides are now offering updates via
their web site.
Agencies. There are thousands of
online travel agencies. Even some of your local travel agents may have web sites. Our Travel
Agencies section lists the most popular ones. But there are still a lot
of benefits from using a local travel agent. Especially when you run into problems.
more and more people are using an Internet travel agent to get a feel for the lowest
airfares, cruise prices and vacation package deals. Then, when you talk to a local agent,
you are more knowledgeable about deals and the lowest fares possible. (The online fare
quotes are also nice because they tell you all the restrictions.)
Strategies. A good online Travel
Planning Guide will explain the best way to go about using portals and search engines to
find specific information on a travel destination or travel topic.
Travel. Also known as Adventure
travel and by other names. If you have some special interests, besides buying a travel
guide devoted to this subject or sending away for adventure company brochures, there is a
wealth of information on the web. Try our Adventure
Travel page listed on the
Travel Topics Index for some online sites with extensive lists
of adventure travel companies.
Tips. The web is a good source of
travel tips, both general tips from travel experts, as well as, first-hand, recent accounts of people who have been to
the place you plan to visit or on that cruise you want to take. Almost all travel
agencies and travel guides have a section devoted to travel tips and feedback from people
who have recently visited a place. Our Travel
Tips page will also lead you to some good travel tips web sites.
Any travel guide will tell you the
major languages spoken in a country. Some even include some basic
phrases. You can almost always find someone who
speaks English especially when you are at tourist sites in the country or
are at places that
cater to tourists.
But you can enhance your experience by being able to say a few things
in the local language. We suggest you buy a phrasebook that covers the language or all the
languages of a region of the world you are visiting. It is best to buy the book at a local
bookstore so you can look at the book first. Make sure you like the way they show the
phonetic pronunciation. A combined phrasebook and dictionary is nice. Otherwise go ahead
and buy a separate dictionary for the language. Most dictionaries are
If you want to quickly see what languages are spoken in a city or country, just go
to our World
Links section. If you want to try some online language lessons, go to our Languages
section. If you want to take along 50 words and phrases on a pocket-sized
PhraseCards that you can download and print on your printer, consider buying
one of our Pocket
Modules. See our
Language Primer for more
information on learning a language and choosing a language product .