51 Free Travel Sites for Backpackers

by / Monday, 10 November 2008 / Published in Backpacking USA

Here are 51 free online tools that you can use to plan your trip!
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Cheap Flights

1. Kayak.com – search many airlines at once
2. JetBlue.com – cheap flights in the USA
3. Southwest.com – cheap flights in the USA
4. Ryanair – cheap flights in Europe
5. Worldwide list of low cost airlines
6. Airtech – cheap flights to Europe & Hawaii for people with flexible travel dates

Free Travel Guides

7. Bug Destination Guides
8. Wikitravel.org
9. Lonely Planet worldguides
10. National Geographic Travel
11. World Reviewer Guides
12. Travelfish.org Southeast Asia Guides
13. Songlines world music city guides
14. World Music Central travel guides

Wifi Hotspot Finders

15. Worldwide hotspot finder
16. Jiwire.com hotspot finder
17. Free wifi in NYC parks
18. Free NYC wifi map

Travel Forums

19. Bug Travel Forums
20. Thorntree Forum
21. Slow Travel Talk
22. Travellerspoint
23. Open Travel Info
24. Rick Steve’s Graffiti Wall (Europe)

Outdoor Activities

25. Geocaching – the high tech GPS treasure hunting game
26. GORP guide to outdoor activities

National Parks

27. US national parks guide
28. US National Parks website
29. Route 66 planner

Safety & Travel Advisories

30. US Government travel advisories

Free Maps

31. Google Maps
32. Map of world heritage sites

Currency Exchange

33. XE.com currency exchange rates
34. Yahoo currency exchange rates

Work Abroad

35. Transitions Abroad
36. Jobs Abroad Bulletin
37. Coolworks national park and seasonal jobs

Weather

38. Weatherbonk
39. Wunderground weather

Travel Videos

40. Travelistic
41. LonelyPlanet.tv
42. OpenRoad.tv US Southwest travel videos

Find Hostels

43. tfthostels.com

Find Restaurants & Pubs

44. Chowhound
45. Yelp.com – USA
46. Barfinder – USA
47. Free beer – USA

Free Programs and Tools

48. Google Earth -  travel the world on your desktop
49. Skype – free and cheap phone calls
50. Free Geography Quizzes
51. World time zones

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