Bon voyage!

Well, here it is, July, the heart of the vacation season. Do you have your annual trip with the family all planned yet? Whether you`ve completed your plans or you`re still trying to figure out where to go and what to do, I have some wonderful and useful sites for you. The World Wide Web is an excellent source of information for you to plan that perfect trip.

Jeffrey B. Dalin, DDS

Well, here it is, July, the heart of the vacation season. Do you have your annual trip with the family all planned yet? Whether you`ve completed your plans or you`re still trying to figure out where to go and what to do, I have some wonderful and useful sites for you. The World Wide Web is an excellent source of information for you to plan that perfect trip.

First, let`s discuss the general guide sites. These will do everything for you - from giving you ideas about where to go and what to do, to booking your flights, hotel rooms, and rental cars. Visit as many of these sites as you can. There are always new and exciting ideas out there waiting for you.

Fodors:

www.fodors.com

Expedia:

www.expedia.msn. com

Travelocity:

www.travelocity. com

CityNet:

www.excite.com/ travel

Concierge.com:

www.concierge. com

Trip.com:

www.trip.com

Frommers:

www.frommers.com

Digital City:

www.digitalcity.com

Kasbah:

www.kasbah.com

Travel with Kids:

travelwithkids.miningco.com

City Search:

www.citysearch.com

About.com Travel:

www.about. com/travel

Timeout:

www.timeout.com

Gorp:

www.gorp.com

Are you a bargain hunter? These sites are just the place for you to visit:

Cheaptickets:

www.cheaptickets. com

1Travel.com:

www.1travel.com

Travelscape:

www.travelscape. com

Best Fares:

www.bestfares.com

Be sure to check the weather forecast before you leave:

Weather Channel:

www.weather. com

Yahoo Weather:

weather.yahoo.com

Intellicast:

www.intellicast.com

You finally have your trip planned and you are ready to leave your house. Do you have directions? If not, access these sites and print out your own great, time-saving maps:

MapsOnUs:

www.mapsonus.com

How Far:

www.indo.com/cgi-bin/dist

Mapquest:

www.mapquest.com

Mapblast:

www.mapblast.com

Once you arrive at your destination and need ideas for meals, try the following sites:

Restaurant Row:

www.restaurantrow.com

Dine.com:

www.dine.com

Savvy Diner:

www.dineresource. com

Zagat:

www.zagat.com

CuisineNet:

www.cuisinenet.com

Let`s say you are out of town and you want to access your e-mail or just do some surfing on the Web. The following sites will give you listings of cybercafes - places to go where you can log onto the Internet:

Netcafe:

netcafeguide.com/frames.html

Cybercafe:

www.cybercaptive. com

Mail Start:

www.mailstart.com

Happy traveling, courtesy of the Internet!

Jeffrey B. Dalin, DDS, FACD, FAGD, practices general dentistry in St. Louis. He also is the editor of St. Louis Dentistry Magazine and spokesperson and critical-issue-response-team chairperson for the Greater St. Louis Dental Society. His address on the Internet is www.dfdasmiles.com. Contact him by e-mail at jeff@dfdasmiles.com, by phone at (314) 567-5612, or fax at (314) 567-9047.

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