Frequently used Sites
The CIA World Fact Book. Basic information on countries.
U.S. Department of State. General information and background notes. http://www.state.gov/countries/
Google directory. http://directory.google.com/Top/Regional/ Choose the country you want and explore. Once you choose a country, you might want to check out the Travel Guide links for city information.
TRAVEL MEDICAL ADVISORIES:
If you travel to some parts of the world, you NEED to have vaccinations or knowledge of local diseases. Go to the Centers for Disease Control and look at the Travel Advisories. http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/
Look at the individual country studies and look for a link to environment, climate, climate averages or weather. Also try World Weather Almanac. http://www.usatoday.com/weather/resources/climate/worldcli.htm
ETHNIC RECIPES: Lots of recipes listed by country at: http://www.recipesource.com/.
Also look in the country studies sites for this information. World Geography is a good place to start since it has a section on Cuisine in the Culture section.
http://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/ Convert your U. S. dollars into foreign currency.
http://www.x-rates.com/ Free foreign exchange rates and tools including a currency conversion calculator, historical rates and graphs, and a monthly exchange rate average.
Go to http://www.google.com/. For a city, do a string search with the name of the city and country. Add a keyword to further refine the search. Example:
Havana Cuba +tourism or Kingston Jamaica +museums
Lonely Planet Guide to Norway.
OLSO, Norway by Lonely planet Guides
What to do and Where to go. Find museums, parks, etc.
Norway's first capital may be the country's most scenic city, and it's easy to reach by ferry from Newcastle, England. http://europeforvisitors.com/europe/articles/bergen.htm
A 24-page Web guide with photos and links on topics that range from Copenhagen hotels to counterculture to amusement parks. http://europeforvisitors.com/europe/articles/copenhagen.htm scroll down and use the Copehagen main index:
Denmark by Lonely Planet Guides
Copenhagen's downtown amusement park has been a magical place for Danes and foreigners since 1843.
Just think what you could do with 33,000,000 Lego blocks!
Welcome to Copenhagen Pictures! Spend time enjoying the first, comprehensive Copenhagen photo web site. Photos of, and the background info on, the tourist sites in the greater Copenhagen, Denmark area. http://www.copenhagenpictures.dk/
Lonely planet Guide to Finland
Virtual Finland Your Window on Finland
Official City of Helsinki web page. http://www.hel.fi/english/ Check out the links on the left side.
Sweden's official website for tourism and travel information
Lonely planet Guide to Sweden
The Sweden Information Smorgasbord is the web's largest single source of info in English on Sweden, Swedish provinces, nature, culture, lifestyle, society and industry
Durant Imboden's Europe for Visitors
ONLINE TRAVEL AGENCIES. Get your air flight; hotel and car rental plans here.