Monday, May 11, 2009

New Travel Resources from the Forthcoming Healthy Highways (Second ed.)

Here's an advance look at the updated Resources from the forthcoming Healthy Highways (Second ed.)

RESOURCES (In no particular order.)

AAA: Emergency number in all fifty states. 1-800-AAA-HELP
Better World Club: Environment-oriented automobile association. www.betterworldclub.com 866-304-7540
Disability Travel and Recreation Resources: www.makoa.org/travel.htm
State and Local Governments On The Net: All state, county and local town websites. www.statelocalgov.net/index.cfm
Recreation.gov: Recreational activities to weather maps. www.recreation.gov
Road Closures: Construction, weather, road conditions, traffic, etc. www.fhwa.dot.gov/trafficinfo/
Rail Travel: www.traintraveling.com/usa/
Hostelling International-USA: Hostels, educational programs and travel advice. www.hiusa.org/index.shtml 301-495-1240
Green Hotels Association: Find hotels with an environmental viewpoint. www.greenhotels.com 713-789-8889
Reserve America: Online reservations for federal, state and private campgrounds. www.reserveamerica.com
RV Travel: RV campgrounds and more. www.allcampgrounds.com
The National Park Service: www.nps.gov/ Headquarters 202-208-6843
Traveling with Pets: Dog-friendly lodgings, restaurants, beaches, attractions, and more. www.dogfriendly.com 877-475-2275
National Public Radio: Find public radio stations for your trip. www.NPR.org
Farmers’ Markets: Farm markets throughout the US. www.ams.usda.gov/farmersmarkets
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy: National network of public recreation trails from former rail lines. www.railtrails.org 202-331-9696
Entertain the family en route: old-fashioned traveling games. www.travelwithkids.about.com/cs/printgames/a/gamesprint.htm.
Festival Fun: Online information about festivals and events throughout the US. www.fulltiming-america.com/festivals/index.html
Quirky America: Museums, festivals and destinations on the fringes of mainstream tourism. www.eccentricamerica.com
Swimmer’s Guide: An international directory of full-size, year-round swimming pools open to the public. www.swimmersguide.com
Yoga Finder: Find a yoga class, retreat center or event. www.yogafinder.com
Conversation cafes: Plug in to the local scene. www.conversationcafe.org
Weather: Current US weather or 5-day forecast. http://cirrus.sprl.umich.edu/wxnet

ORGANIZATIONS OF INTEREST TO RESTAURANTS
Greening Ethnic Restaurants: Helps ethnic restaurants adopt environmental principals. www.thimmakka.org 510-655-5566
Green Restaurant Association: Encourages ecologically sustainable restaurant industry and certifies restaurants that meet certain criteria. www.dinegreen.com 858-452-7378

For more travel resources visit us at HealthyHighways.com