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Travel Websites

Kayak.com
Travel search engine automatically searches over 200 websites for the best price -- flights, hotels, cars, packages, and more.

Hipmunk.com
Compares top airlines, hotels, and travel sites; ranks hotels by a combination of price, stars, and location, plus overlays heat maps of tourist sites, restaurants, and more.

RouteHappy.com
Prioritizes itineraries that are shorter, simple layovers, best prices, available amenities, etc.

TravelZoo.com
Find discounted prices for airfares, resorts, vacation packages and cruises. Sign up for a weekly top 20 deals newsletter.

 

Travel Guides

About.com/travel
Articles on destinations, travelers, and activities.

TripAdvisor.com
Backed by 45 million traveler reviews, it covers over 500,000 hotels and attractions.

xe.com
Get the current exchange rate for the U.S. dollar and foreign currencies.

 

Cruises

CruiseCompete.com
Over 300 travel agents vie to give you the lowest price for you cruise.

CruiseCritic.com
Reviews, advice, forums, features, port profiles, plus monitor price drop alerts.

 

Local Destinations

Galena
Visit scenic Galena, Illinois along the Mississippi River.

Illinois Bureau of Tourism
Find out what there is to do in Illinois including information about Illinois State Parks like Starved Rock, Illinois Beach, White Pines and other state parks within a two hour drive.

Indiana Amish Country
Many Amish settlements call Indiana home, especially near Goshen, Nappanee and Shipshewana.

Indianapolis
Learn what to see and do in this city which is just over a three hour drive.

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Beaches, biking, boating, horseback riding, fishing, kayaking, hot air balloon rides, wineries, dinner theatres, festivals and more.

Madison, Wisconsin
The Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau has just what visitors need.

Michigan Lakeshore
Southeastern Michigan is home to many beautiful towns and beaches including Grand Haven, Holland, Saugatuck, South Haven, St. Joseph and Warren Dunes State Park.

Milwaukee
Learn about attractions, lodging, dining and events from the Greater Milwaukee Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Rockford
Rockford, Illinois is just a stone's throw away.

Springfield
Visit our state's capitol.

Wisconsin Dells
Water parks, tours and other attractions abound at Wisconsin Dells, just under a 3 1/2 hour drive.

 

Vacation Rentals

Airbnb.com
Connects travelers with locals who are offering a place to stay. Currently has over 800,000 listings in over 190 countries.

HomeAway.com
Search for homes in a particular destination, read reviews, and check availablity of a property.