First Trip to Europe? What to Expect: Article by Rick Steves
European Travel Websites
Go Europe: www.goeurope.about.com This website is filled with beneficial travel information. You can sign up for a regular newsletter.
Europe E Travel: www.europeetravel.com General European travel information with lots of maps and specific country detail.
European Travel Commission: www.visiteurope.com. Lots of detailed information about European travel. You can sign up for a regular newsletter.
Europe for Visitors: www.europeforvisitors. This website also has lots of travel resources, with a focus on Paris, Venice, Switzerland, Germany and cruises.
Rick Steves – Europe Through the Back Door: www.ricksteves.com. Extensive website from the famous guidebook writer and travel show host. If you live near Edmonds, Washington, Rick’s company offers free travel classes.
Reid’s Guides: www.reidsguides.com This extensive website developed by a travel writer has an emphasis on money saving tips and alternatives to traditional European travel.
Frommers: www.frommers.com Extensive website offered by a trusted company primarily known for guidebooks. Most of their guidebook content is actually available on their website. (See “Destinations”) Frommers also has the website Budget Travel with more emphasis on economical travel deals and approaches.
Fodors: www.fodors.com This is another well-known guidebook publisher. They also have an extensive travel website and a very active message board (Listed under “Forums”).
National Geographic Travel: This website includes some of the content from National Geographic Traveler magazine.
Virtual Pilot: Lufthansa to Europe destination game. Another fun quiz that tests your knowledge of the location of European cities. (Adobe Flash Player required)
Sporcle: This website has a wide variety of geography quizzes.
Your Travel Style or Personality
Which Travel Style are You? Pro’s and Con’s of different styles of traveling.
Travel Personality Quiz: A fifteen-question quiz that classifies you into one of six “travel personality” types. The website then suggests destinations that match your type.
Travel Personality Quiz: A fast five-question quiz to help identify your travel personality.
Special Needs and Issues
Sage Traveling: A website with useful information for disabled travelers.