Explore the Far
- This guy's great. Our favorite books of
his include Europe 101, History
and Art for the Traveler, Mona
Winks, and Europe
Through the Back Door. Many have probably seen
his series on PBS and heard about his 'Through the
Backdoor' series of books which are also excellent. After
using his books for a year and a half, and through a
wonderful twist of fate, we were able to meet Steve the
day after we returned from Europe at WTTW, PBS Channel
11, Chicago. (Don't we look like groupies?!)
Shore and Patty Campbell
- David Shore and Patty
Campbell have made a lifestyle out of traveling Europe
in camper vans during their summers. They authored the book Europe
by Van and Motorhome, which gives
great scoop on the necessaries of camper life. They've
also give updates to this book which they'll gladly send
- An extensive online resource for travel
Frontier Airline Tickets
- We use this site to buy our travel
tickets as it allows excellent comparison of rates, itineraries, etc.
Sidestep, the Traveler's Search Engine that finds airline tickets, cheap
airline tickets, cheap airfare, discount hotels, car rentals, travel
deals, hotel reservations from multiple sites.
- Your on-line portal to Romania! This is a directory of
reviewed Web sites and pages in English about Romania. One of the best
online sites on Romania and Romanians accessible to an English-speaking
- Anyone who wants to
hire a van in Europe like we did might want to contact
these folks. Even if it's for only a week or a month, we
can vouch for the quality of the van we got and the
friendliness of the service we received.
- These guys have great advice on how to
van-camp all over the UK. And while they're at it, they make wicked surf
& boards and test them all over the Kingdom.
- A travel portal geared toward Generation
X, with useful sections such as 'Ask the Experts,' 'Travel Tips,' various
Guides, and our favorite: the Product Reviews.
- If you want a taste of what a Nobleman's
life in the Carpathians must have been like during the Austro-Hungarian
empire, spend your vacation at Kálnoky Castle near Brasov in
Transylvania. There you can witness and contribute to the worthy work of
restoring a proud architectural heritage which was neglected under the
reign of communism and nationalism. Their website is rich with
information and pictures.
- Vindolanda Trust
- Site for those
interested in Hadrian's wall
and other Roman sites in
England. They've got some general information for those
planning to visit, and a store where you can buy books
and games and jewelry and other fun stuff.
- Sacred Sites Map
- A beautiful tour of
the sacred sites from eight millennia ago. There's a
clickable map of the Sacred Sites in the north half of
the Irish Republic. It lets you explore the country, and
as you go you'll get evocative photos from the various
- Knowth Site/ County of Meath
- These folks have a
comprehensive list of the major megalithic tombs in the
County of Meath. They have lovely pictures, explanations
of each site, and excellent tourism information if you
need a guide or a place to stay or a book to understand
more. Really cool are their pictures of the Soltice
at Loughcrew, which we visited
- Danish Translation of our Pages
- A fellow fan of Romanian culture
from Denmark has translated much of our material into Danish. You can
visit his site here.
Storyteller and Artist
- Asbjorn Lonvig's bright and bold art plus
a wonderful eclectic collection of links to artistic inspiration.
- The US State Department
- Information on
trouble spots around the world.
- National Geographic Society
- Those folks who bring
us the magazine and the Explorers show have a fabulous
web site. You can follow expeditions as they are
happening. There's cool kid stuff here too.
- NPR Online
- If you don't already
know about public radio, you're in for a real treat. It's
like public TV for your ears.
- Car Talk
- Get daily trivia,
"Virtually Useful Data," free stuff, and engage
in Shameless Commerce! Oh, and you can explore
automotivity as well.
- The Saraphina Mosey Travelogue
- If you like what
we're doing, follow another couple as they travel Europe.
They've been at it longer and have a fantastic site. Sara
is a Canadian artist and shares her drawings and journal
- Carndonagh, Co.
- This is a site
serving the Inishowen area. If you're traveling there or
interested in what they're up to, this is a great place
- Romanian Links Page
- This place has more
links than you can follow in a lifetime, all dealing with Romania, the place we spent most
of our time in Europe.
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Museum of Natural History
- They are well on the way to completing
digitization of possibly "the largest collection of fossil
vertebrates in the world." Click on RESEARCH and prepare to devote
the rest of your life.... (From the Research page, don't miss navigating
to the museums different disciplines using the menu on the right hand
under 'Visitor Information:' Anthropology, Zoology, Paleontology, etc..)
Our favorite were perusing old notebooks, though the resolution on some of
them could be larger.
Museum of Natural History
- Another universe of research
possibilities. They have searchable indexes as well as on-line exhibitions
organized by curators.
- A Moment in Time
- A different vignette
on history every day. Dan Roberts is a professor at our
local Richmond University, and his radio spot is heard on
public radio world wide.
- Fine Arts Museums of San
- This museum had to
shut down for renovations, and during that time they
imaged almost their entire archive. Their claim to
fame with this site is that the whole thing is on-line,
not just a small selection.
Open Courseware Project
- The good people of MIT have decided to
put their course outlines on the web for the benefit of all humanity. It's
a massive undertaking and still in progress, but this is their home
- The Quotations Page
- Just as the name
implies, a new quotation every day.
- The e-Reference collection here is very
- Library of
- This is the closest thing that exists to
a card catalog for the world. If a book was ever published and you're
trying to track it down, this is a good place to start.
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