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Travel-websites.jpgNeed a public-transport map for international cities that is downloadable to your cell- phone ? Or even perhaps an ATM machine locator anywhere around the world? Or even just a toilet finder for the emergency situation ….

Here are a bunch of websites that are diverse, interesting and even just quirky for anyone that is planning a trip or is simply a travel-addict.

MetrOPublic Transport Guide for your mobile phone

Métro is a free worldwide public transport guide can be used on the web and on most existing smart phones. Download the program for over 250 cities wordlwide and have an easy subway, bus and tram station guide rite on your phone. It lets you calculate travel time, major landmarks (in major cities), shortest distances and of-course travel direction between any stations.

Highlights include:

In case you need a printable Metro map for a city you’re about to visit, also check out SubwayMap in MUO directory.

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TripItTravel Itinerary planner

TripIt is a handy itinerary planner for those going on an independent trip. Simply forward your individual booking confirmations, reservation emails etc. TripIt recognizes these emails and creates a master itinerary that puts together all the individual pieces, provides extra information where appropriate (maps, weather information etc), enables the user to add notes and ultimately share and collaborate on this master itinerary with others.

TripIt - Tavel Planner

For more details and a review see ‘TripIt: Travel Itinerary Planner and Organizer

ATMLocatorGlobal ATM locator

A free service from VISA that lets you instantly locate ATM cash machines in your vicinity. Simply select country and city name, enter pincode (optional) and get address details and map for each ATM. Also access it while on the move from any web-enabled device. Over 170 countries covered.

ATM Locator

[NO LONGER WORKS] CyroFindersReal-time worldwide flight arrival and departure information

Get real-time information on flight arrival and departures for all major airports in the world. View airport location on a map, check weather information, and more.

YaptaFlight-ticket price tracker

Yapta is neat service that allows users to track the price of the flight-ticket that they want to purchase or have already purchased . For people yet to buy a ticket, Yapta allows you to purchase the ticket when prices drop. If you have already bought a ticket, Yapta still allows you to track and see if prices drop. Many airlines have policies that allow for travelers to get refunds/vouchers (of the price difference) if the price of the ticket that they have purchased drops.

See full features list @ Yapta: Get Refund on Flight Tickets

AirlineMealsHuge directory of airline meals from around the world

Fascinating user-contributed database of airline meals (over 5000 images of airline meals). Users submit photographs, rate, provide meal details (airline, class of travel, flight details etc) for each meal. Browse meals by airline, peak into crew meals, special meals, meals from the past (1970’s, 80’s), behind the scene images, airport lounge meals etc.

SleepingInAirportsGuide for camping overnight or a few hours in an airport

Ever needed to camp overnight in an airport either out of low funds or simply bad flight connections? This is the perfect website for such a situation. Browse and read through brief overview of the airport along with user-submitted review on safety, facility, photos (where available), etc. A must for solo or women travelers who may have to experience such a situation. I personally have used it a couple of times when I had to camp overnight at airports ranging from Paris- Charles de Gaulle to Hamburg International airport and wanted to make sure that the airport even allows people to camp over.

Sleeping in Airports

SeatGuruExtensive guide on airplane seating, in-flight amenities etc.

Provides detailed information or a seat map (best to worst seats on the plane), amenities (power chords, bathrooms, tv’s) for different aircraft models of over 40 different major commercial airlines. Simply select the airline followed by the aircraft model, and you are provided with general information on the airline (website, frequent flier partners etc) along with a seat map (you get a map of the seating structure of the plane- the best seats, what amenities are available on which seats etc).


TheBathroomDiaries“Search the globe for a clean bathroom”

Submit, rate and search through over 12000 bathrooms across the globe, read about the world’s best-rated bathrooms etc. It gets even better, you can access the website rite from your cell phone. For readers based in the US, see MizPee.

Did we miss something? Let us know in comments. Enjoy!

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    January 28, 2010 at 3:17 pm

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  5. Pierre van Eck
    February 26, 2009 at 6:44 am

    Thanks for a most interesting list. For price comparisons and unbiased reviews of both hotels and tourist attractions I find the most user-friendly site to be There are also a wealth of photos ;-)

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  7. Kim
    August 7, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Thanks very much for this list. I especially love the bathroom diaries. k

  8. Raymond Lopez
    March 5, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    You need to add Destination Compare to your list. It is at
    I get everything I need for myself and my family for my vacations at that site...luggage too! Take a look and you will see what I am talking about, and what I also like is that I get to compare all of the big names in travel in one central location.

    • Aibek
      March 23, 2008 at 4:20 pm

      I am not sure if you can really rely on that site, it's full of referral links. Are you the owner by any chance ?

  9. kaly
    January 19, 2008 at 8:32 am

    Cool stuff.

  10. Joni McDougall
    January 18, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Yapta saved me $104 on my trip to Orlando. It may sound like it's too good to be true, but it really does work.

    • Aibek
      January 20, 2008 at 9:50 am

      I wish it worked for European flights as well

  11. Zia
    January 18, 2008 at 4:17 am

    Many thanks for these!

  12. Fadli Wilihandarwo
    January 18, 2008 at 3:20 am

    Good post. Internet can help us to go anywhere, not just virtually but in the real world... Now, if I go to somewhere that I never go there, I must search it via internet. Firstly the maps..

  13. Salve
    January 17, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    Nice List, but dont forget

    • Aibek
      January 20, 2008 at 9:49 am

      Thanks, looks pretty good.

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