Whether you are cruising the open road, going away on business, or taking the family on a vacation maps.com and Rand McNally are two sites you must check out.
maps.com provides printable maps, driving directions, address finding and has a large reference section.
Rand McNally provides driving directions, road construction maps, airport maps, travel tips and lots of help planning your road trip. Their On the Road with Kids sections gives lots of ideas for kid-oriented travel. Plus there are lots of ideas on how you can Explore America.
America’s National Parks
National Park Network – this site provides tons of information on all the U.S. National Parks. Each National Park is organized by park name, by state, and by regional area.
National Park Service – here you can learn about each of the National Parks as well as nature and science in the parks plus histories and cultures of the parks.
Whether you travel for business or pleasure, use the Travel Links pages to find websites for airlines, car rentals, accommodations, buses, cruise lines, and train travel.
Travelers Motor Club offers discounts at several motel chains and car rental companies. Be sure to review your member handbook for all discount information. And so you have something to do once you reach your destination. Remember to contact our touring department before you travel and we will be happy to provide you with local information and guides to help make your trip more enjoyable.
Our discount partner Care Free Vacations can provide you with discount savings on cruises, airlines tickets, tour vacations and resort getaways. Refer to your member handbook for instructions on how to receive your discounts.
To start your travel planning visit www.travelnewsletter.com. This site is packed with all kinds of travel news and information, deals, links, and special offers! Find links to airlines (major, regional, low fare), airports (U.S. and International), cruise lines (major and regional cruise lines in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, and Africa), tour operators (luxury tours, deluxe, first class, budget, youth, and specialty), car rentals (major companies, local and regional companies),and bus companies (U.S. and Canada, major companies, local and regional companies). This is a great site with lots of information.
U.S Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration has a good site
National Traffic and Road Closure Information. This site has a map of the U.S. and you can click on the state you want information on and from there you go directly to that states DOT page with listings of road conditions, construction areas and more. Also listed is the new Federal Highway 511 program and the states that have this service. Plus you will find lots of other helpful information. And for fun – check out the web site for the National Scenic Byways Program.
Good Places to Eat Along The Way
roadfood.com is a site “devoted exclusively to finding the most memorable local eateries along the highways and back roads of America.”
Things To Do
Interested in outdoor recreation then you must visit
recreation.gov. The clickable U.S. state map on this site will take you to links for various recreation activities (biking, water sports, auto touring, and lots more), state tourism sites, National Recreation Trails, maps, and weather advisories from weather.gov, NOAA’s National Weather Service site.
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