April 28, 2010

Hostel Video Guide

Hostel Video Guide is a site that provides video tours of hostels worldwide to help in deciding where to stay.
Wherever you are planning to go, watch on Hostel Video Guide up to five videos of each hostel, guesthouse, budget accommodation or lodge, so you can plan your trip and check-out where you stay before you leave on your journey. The advanced search function allows you to find videos for your destination or use the world map on the homepage.

April 21, 2010

Who has their vacation planned?

Summer vacation time will soon be here and many of us are already planning for it.
Have you discovered an awesome vacation spot?
Comment on this post - we would love to share your recommendations!

Monastery Stays

Yes, there are convent hotels - but did you know, you can stay in genuine monastery & convent accommodations in Italy?
Since the 5th Century, monasteries, convents and abbeys have been hosting guests who call at the door.
Unlike a 'convent hotel', the monastery and convent accommodation made accessible to you is genuine - warm hospitality from the order that hosts you.

Monastery Stays is a worldwide web-based booking service for monastery and convent accommodation in Italy.
Information taken from and found at monasterystays.com

The Library also has guides on accommodations at monasteries around the world.
-Lodging in France's monasteries: inexpensive accommodations, remarkable historic buildings, memorable settings
-Europe's monastery and convent guesthouses
-Good night & God bless: a guide to convent and monastery accommodation in Europe Volume one, Austria, Czech Republic, Italy
-Lodging in Britain's monasteries : inexpensive accommodations, remarkable historic buildings, legendary locations
-The guide to lodging in Italy's Monasteries

New Sites Added!

We have added some new sites for you to use when planning and booking a trip.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Travelers' Health
The CDC provides alerts, news, and general information about domestic and international travel.

Eurotrip offers an online travel planner for European travel destinations.

Go Green Travel Green
From green hotels and public transportation to local food and eco-tours, Go Green Travel Green is your source for eco travel tips, reviews, and news.

Luxury Link
Vacation packages, hotels, and cruises are available for auction or purchase and include only properties that meet strict criteria for quality, service, and price.

MomsMinivan offers "101" ideas to keep kids and toddlers entertained on those long car rides.

New York Times Travel
The New York Times Travel section offers informative articles, professional photographs, videos, and destination guides for cities all around the world.

SeatGuru provides more than 700 airplane seatmaps from nearly 100 different airlines.

TripAdvisor® provides recommendations for hotels, resorts, inns, vacations, travel packages, vacation packages, travel guides and lots more.