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Travel Information

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Travel Sites

American Automobile Association (AAA)
This website for AAA Northern California (formerly CSAA) provides lots of free information on automotive topics, including emergency information. For Club members there is access to travel services such as Triptik information and travel packages.

Kayak
Comparison shop over a hundred travel sites for cheap fares and other deals on air travel, hotels, event tickets, and more.

Consumer World's Travel Page
Badly organized but has some real gems here - information on ticketing, travel destinations, air carrier regulations, travel publishers, and more.

Concierge.com
Condé Nast's gateway travel site.

Arthur Frommer's Online Budget Travel
If you love to travel cheaply, this site is the place to start. You can subscribe to a daily mailer for up-to-the-minute travel bargains. You'll also find reviews, vacation ideas, and travel tips.

Hotels and Travel on the Net
Hotels, airlines, airports, references, and services (rentals, exchanges, business travel, tours, travel agencies, etc.) There's a great collection of links to maps for each geographic site.

Expedia.com
Microsoft spinoff company provides resources for planning and booking travel.

Travelocity.com
Another gateway site for planning, reservations and discount ticketing.

Yahoo Travel
Check flight times and schedules. You can also book discount travel reservations.

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Government Travel Information

National Park Service
Maps, historical information, visitor information for all of the National Parks, National Historic Sites and National Preservation Areas. Most, if not all, of the information you need to plan your trip. Many park descriptions include links to reservation services for campgrounds, tours, or lodging.

Passports
Courtesy of the U.S. Department of State, this efficient online government service lets you download a passport application, get a list of passport office locations, and find out what else you need to get that little blue booklet.

Travel Warnings & Consular Information Sheets
Travel Warnings are issued when the State Department decides, based on all relevant information, to recommend that Americans avoid travel to a certain country. Consular Information Sheets are available for every country of the world.

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Travel Guides

Often a mine of travel information in themselves, you can also order books from them.

Local Transit Information

Bay Area Transit Information from 511.org
Ferries, Buses, Trains, and more -- including Golden Gate Transit, Santa Rosa, Cloverdale, and Petaluma buses. Route maps and schedule information on all local transit services for the Bay Area, which is broadly defined to include most of Northern California. Highly recommended.

Sonoma County Transit
Purchase your bus pass online. Bus routes and schedules, customer service, and lost & found information. Learn about the paratransit service and bikes on buses too.

Santa Rosa Transit & Parking
Santa Rosa CityBus, city parking garages, Bike or Walk to Work Week.

Golden Gate Transit
Bus, ferry, and Golden Gate Bridge information.

Sonoma County Transportation Authority
Bike, rail, road, and transit information for Sonoma-Marin.

Caltrans
Information on road work, road closings, seismic retrofits, current road conditions.

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