Travel Links

Duncan has spent most of his life exploring at home and abroad, and transforming his impressions into words and pictures for others to enjoy.

Along the way he has amassed much useful reference material on places and people, travel and travel writing.

Always happy to share his findings, Duncan is gradually building an online resource for fellow explorers.

Whether you're looking for tips on individual travel, exploring the Middle East, discovering the cities of Central Europe, or even becoming a travel writer yourself, this wide-ranging selection of links will hopefully provide enlightenment and inspiration.

Please feel free to contact Duncan with further links of interest.

Travel Links

Duncan's other sites

www.onlyinguides.com
Discover unique, hidden and unusual cities with these ground-breaking guidebooks
www.penguincerisetravel.com
A celebration of Penguin Books' vintage travel writing series
www.philipgmdickinson.com
A celebration of the life and work of Duncan's historian grandfather

Exploring the UK

www.towd.com
Tourism offices worldwide directory
www.tripadvisor.com
Unbiased travel advice
www.whichbudget.com
Cheap flights with low cost, charter and other airlines
www.raileurope.co.uk
Ticket specialists for European rail travel
www.hiddeneurope.co.uk
An English language magazine exploring the cultural diversity of modern Europe
www.eurocheapo.com
Budget hotels throughout Europe
www.dev.europeana.eu
European digital library, museum and archive
www.ricksteves.com
Rick Steves‘ Europe through the back door
www.steane.com
European train travel
www.seat61.com
Idiosyncratic travels through Europe by train
www.gohistoric.com
Encyclopaedic travel guide to history and art
www.sacred-destinations.com
Sacred sites, ancient wonders, and religious places
www.minorsights.com
Amazing places overlooked by guidebooks and crowds
www.offbeattravel.com
Offbeat places and unusual destinations
www.hidden-britain.co.uk
Visiting Britain‘s undiscovered countryside
www.railwayramblers.org.uk
Exploring disused railway lines in the UK
www.follies.org.uk
The Folly Fellowship
http://follyfancier.wordpress.com/
The Folly Fancier
http://www.mausolea-monuments.org.uk/index.php?&width=1280&height=800
The Mausolea & Monuments Trust
http://www.hackfall.org.uk/
Hackfall Wood Follies, Yorkshire

Exploring London

www.visitlondon.com
Official visitor guide (formerly London Tourist Board)
www.cityoflondon.gov.uk
City of London visitor guide
www.londonhut.com
Everything London under one roof
www.londonunveiled.com
Great places to visit off the beaten path
www.londonopenhouse.org
Visiting buildings rarely open to the public
www.opensquares.org
Visiting gardens rarely open to the public
www.walks.com
Award-winning London walking tours
www.insider-london.co.uk
Award-winning alternative London walking tours
www.alternativeldn.co.uk
East End alternative walking tours
www.londonist.com
A celebration of London old and new
www.unseentours.co.uk
Unseen Tours led by the homeless
www.hidden-london.com
Hidden places in London
www.secret-london.co.uk
Hidden corners of London
www.leglondon.co.uk
London Explorers’ Group monthly walks
www.londonhistorians.org
All of London's history
www.discoveringsecretlondon.co.uk
London's secrets exposed

Exploring Edinburgh

www.thisisedinburgh.com
Official guide to Edinburgh
www.onlyinedinburgh.com
Edinburgh's only social review website
www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk
All the museums and galleries administered by the council
www.doorsopendays.org.uk
Edinburgh Doors Open Day, when buildings not normally accessible to the public are opened
www.secretedinburghguideblogspot.com
Secret and hidden Edinburgh
www.edinburghgems.com
More hidden Edinburgh
www.greenyondertours.com
Secret Gardens and other Edinburgh walking tours
www.edinburgharchitecture.co.uk
Architecture tours of Edinburgh
www.visitscotland.com
National Tourism Organisation
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk
Encyclopaedic survey of little-known locations
www.travelinescotland.com
Online journey planner
www.lothianbuses.com
Bus timetables and route maps

Exploring Europe

www.towd.com
Tourism offices worldwide directory
www.tripadvisor.com
Unbiased travel advice
www.whichbudget.com
Cheap flights with low cost, charter and other airlines
www.raileurope.co.uk
Ticket specialists for European rail travel
www.hiddeneurope.co.uk
English language bi-monthly exploring the cultural diversity of modern Europe
www.atlasobscura.com
A compendium of the world‘s wonders, curiosities and esoterica
www.eurocheapo.com
Budget hotels throughout Europe
www.euromentravel.com
Men's travel magazine
www.dev.europeana.eu
European digital library, museum and archive
www.ricksteves.com
Rick Steves‘ Europe through the back door
www.steane.com
European train travel
www.seat61.com
Idiosyncratic travels through Europe by train
www.gohistoric.com
Encyclopaedic travel guide to history and art

www.sacred-destinations.com
Sacred sites, ancient wonders, and religious places
www.minorsights.com
Amazing places overlooked by guidebooks and crowds

www.offbeattravel.com
Offbeat places and unusual destinations
www.hidden-britain.co.uk
Visiting Britain‘s undiscovered countryside
www.blue-badge-guides.com
Tourist guides throughout the United Kingdom

Exploring Vienna

www.metropole.at
Vienna in English
www.virtualvienna.net
Vienna news and views for expatriates
www.spottedbylocals.com/vienna/
Experience the city like a local
www.viennawalks.com

Guided walks including the Third Man tour
www.wienguide.at

Walking tours of Vienna
www.steinedererinnerung.net
The Path of Remembrance through Jewish Leopoldstadt
www.spaceandplace.at
Vienna Coffeehouse Conversations
www.elisabeth-joe-harriet.com

Literary walks through Vienna
www.experience-vienna.at

A selection of personalised walking tours with an approved guide
www.wien.gv.at

City of Vienna official web service
www.vienna.info

Vienna Tourist Board
www.vienna.at

Vienna online city listings
www.vienna4u.at

Comprehensive Vienna study and city guide
www.wien-vienna.at

Vienna culture and entertainment listings
www.3mpc.net

Third Man Private Collection museum
www.wienerlinien.at

Vienna‘s public transport system

Exploring Budapest

www.budapestinfo.hu
The official website of the Budapest tourism office
www.budapest.hu

City listings portal
www.budapestinfo.org

Visitor information
www.bkv.hu

Budapest public transport system
www.welovebudapest.com
Expats in Budapest
www.museum.hu

The museums of Budapest and Hungary
www.spottedbylocals.com/budapest/

Experience the city like a local
www.beyondbudapest.hu

A unique socio-cultural walking tour through Budapest‘s fascinating District VII
www.disappearingbudapest.blogspot.com/
Disappearing Budapest Blog

Exploring Prague

www.praha.eu
Prague Tourism Office
www.praguewelcome.cz
Prague Information Service
www.radio.cz
Radio Praha, the international service of Czech Radio
www.schengenvisainfo.com/czech-republic-visa/
Czech Republiv visa requirements
www.praguer.com
City Walks & Tours of Prague
www.walks.cz
Daily Walks of Prague
www.praguetravel.cz
Prague Walking Tours
www.praguewalks.com
Prague Walks
www.legacytours.cz
Jewish Prague Walks
www.spottedbylocals.com/prague
Useful and entertaining city Blog
www.praguepost.com
English language online newspaper
www.dpp.cz
Prague‘s public transport system
www.czechtourism.com
Czech Republic tourism

Exploring Berlin

www.berlin.de
Berlin‘s official website
www.visitberlin.de
Official Berlin tourist office
www.berlin-info.de
Berlin tourist information
www.berlin-stadtfuehrung.de
Berlin tourist information
www.berlinstory.de
Berlin books and more
www.smb.spk-berlin.de
Museums in Berlin
www.berlin-judentum.de
Jewish Berlin
www.dailysoft.com/berlinwall
Everything about the Berlin Wall
www.unter-berlin.de
Underground Berlin
www.berliner-unterwelten.de
More underground Berlin
www.berlin-hidden-places.de
Unusual places open to the public
www.spottedbylocals.com/berlin/
Experience the city like a local
www.berlin-enjoy.com
How and where to enjoy Berlin
www.slowtravelberlin.com
Hidden corners, local businesses, slow travel
www.abandonedberlin.com
If it's verboten it's got to be fun!
www.bvg.de
Berlin Transit Authority
www.thirdreichruins.com
Extensive photographic archive of Third Reich locations in Europe
www.lostplaces.de
Unusual and little-known historic locations in Germany
www.germany.travel
German Tourist Board

Exploring Munich

www.muenchen.de
Munich Tourist Office
www.muenchen-touristeninformation.de
Munich Tourist Information
www.stadt-muenchen.net
German-language city portal
www.best-of-munich.com
Munich Tourist Information, including museums
www.inside-munich.com
Explore this fascinating city
www.spottedbylocals.com/munich/
Experience the city like a local
www.mvv-muenchen.de
Munich Public Transport Network
www.mvg-mobil.de
Munich Public Transport Network
www.stattreisen-muenchen.de
Munich City Walks
www.spurwechsel-muenchen.de
Munich tours on foot, and by bike, tram and bus
www.radiusmunich.com
The original Third Reich walking tour
www.munich-insider.de
Third Reich and Dachau Concentration Camp tours
www.stolpersteine-muenchen.de
Jewish memorial stones initiative
www.toytowngermany.com/munich
English-language community website for Germany
http://quizzymuc.wordpress.com/
Insider tips from a Munich tour guide
www.thirdreichruins.com

Extensive photographic archive of Third Reich locations in Europe
www.lostplaces.de
Unusual and little-known historic locations in Germany
www.germany.travel
German Tourist Board

Exploring Hamburg

www.hamburg-tourism.de
Hamburg Tourist Board
www.hamburg.de
Official City Portal
www.kulturkarte.de
Extensive culture listings with maps
www.hamburgerunterwelten.de
Society for the Exploration and Documentation of Underground Places
www.unter-hamburg.de
Under Hamburg Association
www.stattreisen-hamburg.de
Thematic walking tours of Hamburg
www.alternative-stadtrundfahrten.de
Tours of sites where Nazi persecution and civil resistance occurred
www.hojobeck.de
Comprehensive survey of wartime bunkers and shelters in Hamburg
www.spottedbylocals.com/hamburg
Experience the city like a local
www.hvv.de
Hamburg Public Transport
www.thirdreichruins.com
Extensive photographic archive of Third Reich locations in Europe
www.lostplaces.de
Unusual and little-known historic locations in Germany
www.germany.travel
German Tourist Board

Exploring Cologne

www.koelntourismus.de
Official Tourist Board
www.koeln.de
City Portal for Cologne
www.stadt-koeln.de
Official website of the Mayor
www.stattreisen-koeln.de
City walks away from the tourist routes
http://expedition-colonia.e-tv.de
Expedition Colonia – The City Exploration Festival
www.romanische-kirchen-koeln.de
Friends of the Romanesque Churches of Cologne
www.bilderbuch-koeln.de
Archive of images old and new
www.kvb-koeln.de
Cologne Transit Company
www.germany.travel
German Tourist Board

Exploring Zurich

www.stadt-zuerich.ch
Home page of the City of Zurich
www.zuerich.com
Official website of Zurich tourism
www.ghostwalk.ch
Ghost walk of Zurich
www.spottedbylocals.com/zurich
Experience the city like a local
www.zvv.ch
Zurich Public Transport
www.myswitzerland.com
Swiss Tourist Board

Exploring Paris

www.parisinfo.com
Paris Convention & Visitors‘ Bureau
www.paris.fr
Official Paris website
www.ratp.fr
Paris public transport authority
www.parisinconnu.com
Walks in unknown Paris
www.spottedbylocals.com/paris/
Experience the city like a local
www.understandfrance.org
Unknown Paris for American visitors
http://parisisinvisible.blogspot.com/
Invisible Paris blog
www.paris-walks.com

Guided Paris walks
www.bonial.fr/Paris
Essential services at a glance for Paris visitors
www.francetourism.com

French Tourist Authority

Exploring America

www.insuremytrip.com/travel-alerts-and-travel-warnings/
Travel alerts and warnings

Exploring Boston

www.boston.com
Boston Globe news, listings & reviews
www.bostonusa.com
Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.bostonblogs.com
Boston’s blog network
www.museumsofboston.org
Boston’s museums at a glance
www.bostonhistory.org
Bostonian Historical Society
www.bwht.org
Boston Women’s Heritage Trail
www.mysecretboston.com
Insiders’ Boston travel blog
www.universalhub.com
Boston news, gifts and Boston English dictionary
www.bostonpedicab.com
Green three-wheeled tours
www.thephoenix.com
Arts listings and restaurant reviews
www.mbta.com
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
www.massvacation.com
Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism

Exploring Africa

www.towd.com
Tourism offices worldwide directory
www.tripadvisor.com
Unbiased travel advice
www.whichbudget.com
Cheap flights with low cost, charter and other airlines
www.masta-travel-health.com
Travel health and vaccination advice
www.gohistoric.com
Encyclopaedic travel guide to history and art

www.sacred-destinations.com
Sacred sites, ancient wonders, and religious places
www.katokenya.org
Kenya Association of Tour Operators
www.customsafaris.com
Tailormade safaris in the "Out of Africa" tradition
www.maratriangle.org
Mara Triangle Maasai Villages Association
www.saintgabrielhome.net
Offering humanitarian assistance to the children of Tanzania
www.bornfree.org.uk
Born Free Foundation international wildlife charity
www.getts.com.et
Grant Express Travel & Tours Service (GETTS) Ethiopia
www.arkno.com
Libyan tour operator
www.itmb.com
The best maps of Africa

Exploring the Middle East

www.hinterlandtravel.com
Overland tours of the Middle East, Iraq and Afghanistan
www.middleeast.com

Lebanon specialist
www.towd.com
Tourism offices worldwide directory
www.tripadvisor.com
Unbiased travel advice
www.whichbudget.com
Cheap flights with low cost, charter and other airlines
www.masta-travel-health.com
Travel health and vaccination advice
www.gohistoric.com
Encyclopaedic travel guide to history and art

www.sacred-destinations.com
Sacred sites, ancient wonders, and religious places
www.simoontravel.com
Middle East specialists
www.syriana.com
A leading tour operator in Syria, lebanon and Jordan
www.atlastours.net
Recommended tour company specialising in Jordan, Holy Land, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Sinai (Egypt)
www.jasmintours.com
Cultural, religious and hiking tours in Syria
www.itmb.com
The best maps of the Middle East

Exploring Asia

www.srilankawidetours.com
Explore Sri Lanka with a local family firm
www.china-tour.com

Silk Road Tours
www.gohistoric.com
Encyclopaedic travel guide to history and art

www.sacred-destinations.com
Sacred sites, ancient wonders, and religious places

Forgotten Travellers

www.penguincerisetravel.com/
An online celebration of Penguin Books‘ early ‘Travel & Adventure‘ series
www.travelbrochuregraphics.com
Travel-related ephemera from the 1920s and 30s
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percy_Fawcett
Lt.-Col. Percy Harrison Fawcett, biography
www.fawcettadventure.com/
Lt.-Col. Percy Harrison Fawcett, journey to the lost city
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Kingdon-Ward
F. Kingdon Ward, biography
www.french4tots.co.uk/kingdon-ward/index.php
F. Kingdon Ward, botanical explorer
www.janandcoragordon.co.uk
Jan and Cora Gordon, unique partners in palette and prose
www.pbase.com/hajar/art_of_jan_and_cora_gordon
The art of Jan and Cora Gordon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosita_Forbes
Rosita Forbes, biography
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Gandar-Dower
K. C. Gandar Dower, biography
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gino_Watkins
Gino Watkins, biography

Walking and Travel Companies

www.viennawalks.com
Guided walks including the Third Man tour
www.martinrandall.com
Award-winng expert-led cultural tours
www.contexttravel.com
Scholar-led walking tours
www.juliabradbury.com
The BBC‘s walking wonder woman
www.tripadvisor.com
Comprehensive vacation planner with customer reviews
www.northstartravelmedia.com
Business travel experts
www.daphnesclub.com
Holidays in the Peloponnese, Greece
www.airbnb.com
Unique places to stay in 200 countries

Travel, Exploration, Adventure

www.rgs.org/HomePage
Royal Geographical Society
www.hiddenjourneys.co.uk
Explore the world from the air
www.nationalgeographic.com
National Geographic Society
travel.nationalgeographic.com
National Geographic Travel
www.sochistdisc.org
Society for the History of Discoveries
http://explorion.net/
Online historical accounts of travel and exploration
www.explorersweb.com
The Pioneers‘ Checkpoint
http://theadventureblog.blogspot.co.at/
News, commentary, and insights on adventures, and adventurers, from around the globe
www.globetrotters.co.uk
Informal independent travellers‘ club
www.ses-explore.org

Scientific Exploration Society
www.explorers.org
The Explorers Club
www.thetravelellersclub.org.uk

The Travellers Club
www.thetravelfoundation.org.uk
Caring for places we love to visit
www.bbc.com/travel
Travel the world with the BBC
www.telegraph.co.uk
Travel with The Telegraph
www.nytimes.com
Travel with The New York Times
www.palinstravels.co.uk

BBC TV traveller and comedian extraordinaire
www.mikaelstrandberg.com
Swedish explorer and motivational speaker
www.benedictallen.com

BBC TV explorer and motivational speaker
www.timcopejourneys.com
Australian adventurer, author and film-maker
www.urbanexplorers.net
Urban Explorers‘ Network
www.theurbanologist.com

Analysing the urban condition, American-style
www.lrgaf.org

The Long Riders‘ Guild Academic Foundation
www.patrickleighfermorsociety.org
Everything connected with his life and work

Travel Writing

www.penguincerisetravel.com
An online celebration of Penguin Books‘ early ‘Travel & Adventure‘ series
www.travellerstales.org
Travel writing and photography courses
www.travelworkshops.co.uk
Travel writing workshops
www.tripbase.com
Breaking into travel writing
www.opencolleges.edu.au/careers/blog/how-to-be-a-travel-blogger-people-love
How to be a travel blogger
www.bgtw.org
British Guild of Travel Writers
www.travelwriters.co.uk
UK travel writers' website
www.owpg.org.uk
Outdoor Writers' and Photographers' Guild
www.travelwriters.com
US travel writers‘ website
www.laurencemitchell.com
Excellent pictures and prose from a fellow traveller

Travel Guide Publishers

www.brandstaetter-verlag.at
High quality art and culture books
www.keletnyugat.hu
Guide books for independent travellers to Central & Eastern Europe
www.dovecotepress.com
Good books about English counties
www.bradtguides.com
Bradt Guides: take the road less travelled
www.interlinkbooks.com
Changing the way people think about the world
www.companionguides.com

Highly readable history, art and culture
www.blueguides.com
The ultimate English-language cultural guides
www.classictravelbooks.com
Classics of travel writing old and new
www.travelbooks.co.uk
Classic travel literature from Eland Books
www.editionsjonglez.com
Secret and forbidden places

Travel Publications

www.hiddeneurope.co.uk
An English language magazine exploring the cultural diversity of modern Europe
www.timeless-travels.co.uk
Travel, archaeology and art magazine
www.afar.com
The experiential travel guide
www.geographical.co.uk
Magazine of the Royal Geographical Society
www.cntraveller.com/magazine
Conde Nast Traveller
www.outsideonline.com/magazine/
Live bravely with Outside magazine
www.wanderlust.co.uk/
For people with a passion for travel
www.travelandleisure.com
Travel & Leisure Magazine
www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/public/travel_magazine/
Sunday Times Travel Magazine
natgeotraveller.co.uk/
National Geographic Traveller Magazine

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