Travel Advice Country Information Climate Currency Driving Adapters Size chart Tipping Travelling with Pets Miscellaneous
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Foreign Office Travel Advice
US government travel advice: for a second opinion
Health & Vaccination Advice
BBC Country Profiles
What the CIA thinks. Or at least what it wants you to think it thinks...
Worldwide climate information starts in °F, but can be changed to °C
Foreign Office Advice on driving abroad
AA advice on driving abroad for individual countries
AA again for countries where UK licence holders need an International Driving Permit and if so, how to apply for an IDP. Some of the countries on the list are quite surprising.
Here is a brilliant site for Roadworks in England. Unfortunately it doesn't cover Scotland, Wales or N. Ireland (although it does seem to cover sme major routes) and it doesn't cover 100% of England, but where it does, it seems to be very good.
Brilliant website for all things electrical for the traveller, including adapters, voltages and frequencies: travel adapters. Unfortunately it is an American website, so the adapters cannot be used directly, but there is a photograph of the various plug types available. There is also information on telephone adapters
For those of you who want to do some clothes shopping, here is a conversion chart
Often one of the biggest questions on holiday is how much to tip. Here are some suggestions:
BBC: International Tipping Etiquette
From Condé Nast Traveller: Worldwide Tipping Guide
Travelling with Pets
A Guide to Good Petiquette, dogs mostly
More information on taking pets abroard: gov.uk website on taking your pet abroard
Travel & Tourism Directory - UK directory of travel companies and tourism websites.
If you have anymore suggestions for links that might be useful to other travellers, please let us know.