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Government Travel Sites
CIA World Factbook-Country Profiles
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.
U.S. State Department-International Travel Info
Visiting other countries can be a great experience. Whether you are traveling for work or pleasure, solo or in a group, staying for a few days or several years, planning ahead can help ensure your time abroad is both enjoyable and safe. The first step to an international trip is to read our Traveler’s Checklist to find out things to consider before you go. Pay special attention to our safety and security information and assess for yourself the risk of traveling to a particular country or region. Some U.S. citizens with special considerations – such as students, women, and LGBTI travelers – may face additional challenges when abroad. If you do decide to travel, make a plan for what to do if something goes wrong overseas.
State Tourism Sites
State and Local Govt. Tourism Offices
The mission of most state departments or offices of tourism is to promote vacationing in the state by residents and visitors and to contribute to the state's economy by supporting the state's tourism industry. A few tourism offices also manage state parks.
USA.Gov: State Travel & Tourism Info
Find travel and tourism information from each state. Learn about events, attractions, activities, lodging, food, and more.
USA State Tourism Offices
Each state has a tourism office
Unfortunately the US does not maintain a single tourist office for the whole country. Each state operates its own individual office to promote tourism in that state only. If you are planning a trip to the US, it is best to contact the offices in the states that you wish to visit. They will be happy to send you information including brochures on popular attractions, road maps, and dining and lodging guides. Below is a list of links for the tourist offices in each state.
Popular Travel Guidebooks
Fodors Travel Guide
For 80 years, Fodor’s Travel has been a trusted resource offering expert travel advice for every stage of a traveler’s trip. We hire local writers who know their destinations better than anyone else, allowing us to provide the best travel recommendations for all tastes and budget in over 7,500 worldwide destinations. And we deliver our expertise in every format that travelers need, from print guidebooks and eBooks, to Fodors.com and our mobile apps, even across our social media platforms.
Frommer's Travel Guides
Frommer's has been in continuous annual publication since the 1957 debut of Arthur Frommer's revolutionary Europe on $5 a Day, which changed the way the world traveled. The Frommer's collection of travel products has expanded to include nearly 100 guidebooks as well as this popular Frommers.com Web site, reaffirming Frommer's as the most trusted name in travel today.
Ever since company founders Tony and Maureen Wheeler stapled together their first guidebook after an epic trip across Asia, Lonely Planet has put travellers at the heart of everything we do, informing and inspiring them with trusted content for print and digital from experts who visit every destination.
Rick Steves: Europe: Tours, Travels...
Our mission is to inspire, inform, and equip Americans to have European trips that are fun, affordable, and culturally broadening. We value travel as a powerful way to better understand and contribute to the world in which we live. We strive to keep our own travel style, our world outlook, and our business practices consistent with these values.
50-State Demographics Data Generator
Use the 50-State Demographics Data Generator to create custom tables of national- and state-level statistics about low-income or poor children. Choose areas of interest, such as parental education, parental employment, marital status, and race/ethnicity—among many other variables.
The U.S. Census Bureau has been headquartered in Suitland, Md. since 1942, and currently employs about 4,285 staff members. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The U.S. Census Bureau is overseen by the Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) within the Department of Commerce. The Economics and Statistics Administration provides high-quality economic analysis and fosters the missions of the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
City-Data: Stats about U.S. Cities
By collecting and analyzing data from a variety of government and private sources, we're able to create detailed, informative profiles for every city in the United States. From crime rates to weather patterns, you’ll find the data you're looking for on City-Data.com.
Cost of Living Comparison
Using this tool you can compare cost of living and it's indicators (Cost of Living index, Cost of Living Plus Rent Index, Groceries Index, Restaurants Index, Local Purchasing Power...) for two cities supported by our dataset.