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General Information

CIA World Fact Book Facts and figures for every country.
Embassy Worldwide Embassies & Consulates of the World
Risk Assessment - CIFP Quality reports written more with an eye towards foreign policy and investment decisions than short term travel concerns.
Travel Advisories - Australia's Foreign Affairs Department
Travel Advisories - Britain's Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Travel Advisories - Canada's Consular Service
Travel Advisories - U.S. Department of State: Basic information, most read very much the same.

Foreign Exchange Rates

Foreign Exchange Rates (Olsen & Assoc)  (very complete list of exchange rates)
Foreign Exchange Rates (Pacific) (provides exchange rates and a variety of other financial information)
Foreign Exchange Rates (XE) (Comprehensive list of currencies and a variety of tools)

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Online mapping tools:

  • Map24
  • Bing Maps and Directions (US/Canada/Europe/ Australia)
  • ViaMichelin (Europe/U.S./Canada)
  • Rand McNally (U.S. only)
  • Mappy (Europe Coverage)
  • AA Route Planner (Europe Coverage)
  • ANWB Routeplanner (Europe Coverage)
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