Travel

Greater Outdoor Recreation Pages : Gives information on parks, weekend guides, hiking, camping, and gear. Illuminates hidden spots, the best hikes and top forests.

United States National Parks Guide by Gorp.com: Browse a list of all US National Parks or search for a park by geographic region.

National Park Service: Find U.S. National parks by name, location, activity or topic.

Expedia: Look up flight, hotel, car, activities, and cruise rates.

Orbitz: Look up flight, hotel, car, activities, and cruise rates.

Travelocity: Look up flight, hotel and cruise rates.

New York Times TravelTravel news, tips and photography from destinations all over the globe.

Transportation Security AdministrationOfficial website of the Department of Homeland Security. Review security procedures and up-to-date information on items prohibited for air travel.

U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs: Find U.S. embassies and consulates, review information on applying for a passport, obtaining a travel visa, and travel alerts for U.S. citizens visiting foreign countries.

Geography

CIA World Factbook: Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

Geography.com: Information on GIS software and geography.

USGS Geological Survey: Gives information on climate and land use change, core science systems, ecosystems, energy and minerals, environmental health, natural hazards, science quality, and water.

50States.comProvides information about the fifty United States of America.

Countries of the WorldCountry profiles provide information on geography, maps, flags, history, population, cities, ethnicity, literacy, economics, government, current rulers, and statistics.

Michigan Travel Websites

Michigan Big Green Gym: Promotes Michigan's parks, trails and outdoor spaces as places to get active and stay healthy.

Michigan Activity Pass: Allows library cardholders throughout the state to gain free or discounted access to 385 sites, including state parks.

Travel Michigan: Allows you to select a city/region and look for places to stay, outdoor activities, things to do, events, deals, and featured destinations.

The Michigan Travel Companion:Search for accommodations by region and type.

West Michigan Tourist Association: Search places to stay, events, experience, regions and travel tools.

Upper Peninsula: Look for attractions, places to stay, recreation, events, and shopping and dining in the Upper Peninsula.

Western Upper Peninsula: Research Lodging, attractions, snowmobiling and skiing in the Western U.P.

Michigan Lake to Lake Bed & Breakfast Guide: Find Bed and Breakfasts throughout Michigan by searching by region, city, activity, and name. The website also features packages and specials offered at B & B's.

Michigan Vacation Guide: Look through qualified listings of Michigan vacation getaways, cottages, resorts, B & B's by the writers of the Michigan Vacation Guide.

Michigan Wilderness Areas: Lists and describes different wilderness areas in Michigan.

Michigan Private Campgrounds Directory: Features information on RV camping, tent camping, cabins and rentals.

Travel and Recreation (from michigan.gov): Features things to do and see in Michigan, trip planning tools, maps, and a list of great destinations recommendations.

Pure Michigan: Michigan TourismInformation and resources for traveling around Michigan.

Michigan State Parks & Trails - Michigan Department of Natural ResourcesSearch for a Michigan state park, campground, or trail to suit your travel needs.

UP Michigan TravelTravel and recreation in Michigan's upper peninsula. Information on lodging, hotels, camping, hunting, fishing, skiing, and special events.