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STI TRAVEL TIPS:

The list of links below covers a majority of the topics that will arise as you get ready to leave home.

As you plan for your Special Tour India adventure, you will most likely have a gazillion of questions such as ... What's the time in Lhasa ? Can I use my visa card in Bhutan ? What's the currency rate in Tibet ? Where do I buy a wicking T-shirt? We hope the below sites will give you answers to some (if not all) of your questions.

If you can't find the information you're looking for, or require further advice, please remember you can always Contact Us - one of our experienced staff will be happy to help you.

Destination Information
U.S. State Department information and other sites that provide an "a to z" on countries everywhere.

The US State Department
The US State Department site with current travel warnings, public announcements, and consular information sheets.

The CIA Factbook
The CIA Factbook is an encyclopedic summary of every country's key statistics and details (geography, politics, climate, economy, demographics, communications, etc.)

Geographia
Published by Interknowledge, this site contains concise profiles of major countries in Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, and Latin America .

Country Watch
Country Watch is an information provider for individuals who need up-to-date information and news on the countries of the world.

World Time Server
Find out what time it is, just about anywhere on the planet.

Money Matters
Sites to help you convert currencies and locate automated teller machines (ATM's) worldwide.

Currency Converter
Universal Currency Conveter for just about every currency in the world.

Visa
Locations of Visa Card ATM's worldwide.

MasterCard
Locations of Mastercard ATM's worldwide.

Health Information
Information on vaccines and advice on how to stay healthy while traveling.

Center for Disease Control
Travel health information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Includes reference material, recommendations by geographic region, and much more.

High Altitude Medicine
The High Altitude Medicine Guide provides current medical information on the prevention, recognition, and treatment of altitude illness, as well as other health issues affecting travellers to high mountainous regions of the world.

Travel Health Online
This site will help you have a safe, healthy adventure. Loads of useful information organized into three categories: Destination Information; Traveler Information; and Travel Medicine Providers.

News & Weather
The latest world and national news plus weather conditions worldwide.

CNN World News
CNN's portal with world news, travel, health, etc.

BBC World News
BBC's portal with world news, travel, health, etc.

The Weather Channel
The Weather Channel's site has forcasts and maps galore.

Intellicast Weather Site
Intellicast bills itself as the weather site for active travelers.

Clothing & Gear
Happy shopping!

Patagonia
Patagonia is world famous for its quality clothing and gear. Visit their online store, read thought provoking articles, gaze at some fabulous photos.

The NorthFace
The North Face provides an extensive line of performance clothing, equipment and footwear.

ExOfficio
Ex Officio's adventure travel and urban travel clothing collections are designed to play an active role in your comfort when traveling. The perfect blend of function, low maintenance and multi-climate comfort for everything from hiking, rafting, fly-fishing, safaris and cultural tours.

Altrec
The number one source for all your favorite outdoor adventure brands including Mountain Hardwear, Arc'Teryx, Nike ACG, Mountainsmith, Oakley, Marmot and many more! Unparalleled customer service, exceptional delivery and a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee are just a few of the reasons why Altrec.com remains among the leaders in online shopping..

Salomonsports.com
Salomon Boots is the official hiking boot of Mountain Travel Sobek. Find out why our boots are the best in the business.

Teva Footwear
Teva Footwear. Buy your Tevas direct from Teva.com. Select from over 100 models.

Dana Design
At Dana Design, we seek comfort for those who travel far. It's why serious trekkers aren't just partial to Dana Design. They're devoted.

EagleCreek
Eagle Creek offers the most comprehensive selection of packs, wheeled luggage, duffels, packing, and travel accessories.

Kelty
Manufacturer of quality outdoor apparel, backpacks, tents, sleeping bags, travel gear and child carriers.

Books & Maps
Getting to know the destination and prepare for your adventure is (almost) as fun as being there.

Longitude Books
Longitude books has expert book and map recommendations, featuring hard-to-find maps, field guides, classic accounts of exploration, travel narratives, books on art and archaeology, novels, and essays.

Longitude/MTS Custom Reading Lists
Longitude also provides us with custom made reading lists for all our adventure.

Lonely Planet
With content sections labeled The Thorn Tree, World Guide, On the Road, and The Scoop, you know Lonely Planet's site is much more than just their terrifc guidebooks.

Time Out
If you like shopping, dining out, sightseeing, and exploring the different neighborhoods in some of the world's most exciting cities, rely on the excellent Time Out city guides.

Odyssey Guides
Odyssey Publications makes guide books of little-known destinations as well as more familiar ones, and take the reader to the heart of a country, region or city.

Frommer's
Explore your travel destinations the way locals do. The Frommer's collection of travel products has expanded to include over 300 guidebooks.

Maps
An online World Atlas which covers 7 continents, 12 regions, 190 countries, and 50 US States. Maps, flags, statistics, and more.

 

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Recycling information centre

The one-stop recycling information centre. You will find help and advice on all aspects of recycling at home, at school and in the workplace on their website .

 

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