Here are a few Web sites for you to explore - click the links and you'll get an up-to-date list of library items on that subject. To find travel-related items at DPPL, use our online catalog. I'll be the first to admit, searching for travel in the catalog isn't always easy. Try a combination of keywords, like "travel AND Illinois," "pets AND travel," (use the word AND to combine separate words or phrases) etc.
- Or, just call Reference at 847-376-2841,
- email us at ReferenceServicesDesk@dppl.org
- or text us at 66746, typing dppl in the body of your text.
Best Midwest Travel - The radio ads for this Web site (featuring notable Chicago personality Bill Kurtis) are ubiquitous this summer. What do you think of their site? Are you staying in the Midwest this summer?
Budget Travel - The companion Web site to Budget Travel magazine, promising lots of real deals.
Another magazine option with great ideas for local travel: the Web site for Midwest Living.
Article, "50 Best Travel Sites You Probably Never Heard Of." Okay, so the grammar in the title is awful. This is a compelling and quirky list of all types of travel Web site. If you're eager to move beyond Expedia and Travelocity, try some of these.
Another alternative to the big names, like Orbitz: Kayak.com Kayak claims to search hundreds of Web sites at the same so you can get the best prices. Try it - do you like it?
Another travel tip: look for travel companies on Twitter and for tweets with the tag: #traveltuesday. Then watch for low airfare and hotel deals, plus customer service information. Today on United Airlines on Twitter, there is information about slow Internet issues, how to file a customer service complaint and how to find items left at a gate.
Happy, safe and frugal travels this summer and all year 'round!