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Interesting Places to Visit
The WWW is a huge place. The following are a few personal
recommendations for sites that we have found interesting or useful.
Your mileage may vary.
- Virtual References
The Web contains links to everywhere. We show you a few sites that
have a lot of excellent reference materials.
- Travel Resources
Finding good travel information is a challenge. Here are a few
suggestions for WWW travel resources.
- Searching WWW
So much information is available via the WWW that finding the answer
to a specific question can be hard. Here are some WWW search engines
that help you to search the Web.
Yahoo contains links to many
Internet resources organized into subject catagories.
If you have ever had trouble finding someone's e-mail address, try the
Four 11 Directory Services or WhoWhere? instead. You can also
add your own e-mail address and other information about yourself to
the Four11 or WhoWhere? directories.
Curious about a city, a region, or a country? Planning for that big
trip across Europe or Asia? You might first want to check out one of
these travel resources.
We have found the
Rec.Travel Library to be useful. The travel library is based on
discussions from the rec.travel newsgroup.
O'Reilly and Associations publish
technical books, especially about UNIX. O'Reilly was one of the first
companies to publish an on-line magazine called The Global Network Navigator.
Included in GNN, is the GNN Travel Center
with current travel information and links to many Internet travel
Internet travel resources tend to be organized into major areas (e.g.,
Canada and the US, Europe, Asia). You often have to be patient when
accessing their indexes, since they cover all countries and cities in
an area. Keep in mind that England, Scotland, and Wales are usually
indexed under United Kingdom, which is at the end of any
listing for Europe.
Users have invented robots
to search the Web for documents. Since searches take a long time,
these robots usually index everything they find into a database. The
server provides the tools to search these databases. For example, InfoSeek, Lycos, Alta Vista from Digital, WebCrawler Search Database, or Architext Excite are all
good. Because these databases are indexed from the entire WWW, you
usually have to qualify your searches in order to find what you are
looking for. For example, if you search for "travel" you will likely
have too many choices, but if you search for "travel Alaska" the list
may be just what you want. Each database is different, so be sure to
try two or three before giving up on your search for information on
MetaCrawler will search many of the popular search databases at