The Reader

Spring 2005  Page 6

Web Sitings - Travel Favorites and Search Engine News

If in February there be no rain, 'tis neither good for hay nor grain.

Travel Favorites

All that rain does make for good surfing - web surfing, that is.  Try this selection of links to kick the blues, plan a weekend, spring or summer escape, or just dream.

Air, Hotels, Cars - Flights, hotels, cars, packages, cruises, activities - More of same ... - And more ... - And more ... - And a new site that does the same. - Compare prices for flights, hotels and car rentals. - Search for better prices on airfare.


Events, tours and attractions - Buy tickets and passes to attractions in hundreds of cities.


Travel megasites  
- Click “Talk” for a forum on destinations, hotels, airlines, and more.  Post a question and you’re sure to get an answer. - The "Deals and News" section has information on cheap travel, such as airfare wars and consolidators' specials, from the magazine "Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel."
- "Holidays that give the world a break." - Travel services, travel advisories, blogs, and books to buy.  Get your travel ideas here.  


Of special interest - Online travel magazine. -Vacation rentals around the world (and a whole lot more).  - Get opinions on hotels and restaurants, find links to published articles and reviews, and search the web for user opinions in message boards.  


Search Engine News

Ready to give Google a rest?  Try these two new tools: clusters your results into categories so you can see what you've got.
has loaded it's own search engine and it's reputed to be more powerful. 

Yahoo Local now reports traffic information for major metropolitan areas, including Sacramento. Go to Yahoo maps, enter your city, and when the map loads, click on the "View Traffic on Map." 

* BTW, if you're looking for quotes, hop on over to the SCC library databases where you'll find Oxford Reference Online, which contains quotation books, dictionaries, thesauruses, maps, timelines, and more.

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