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Welcome to my TRAVEL Page. One of the things I really enjoy is getting out of town to see some of the rest of the world. Here are some links that will help you do the same.

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(No Longer) Maintained by Doug Wilson, MakaiGuy@iname.com
Last update: 15 July 2001

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General TRAVEL Information

Last full link address verification: 9 July 2001
TIMESHARING
Timeshare Users Group
An organization made up of timeshare owners.   Provides extensive library of member reviews of timeshare properties, forum for direct trading, etc.  Web site includes an active and extensive bulletin board where members and visitors can exchange information on properties and destinations, and all aspects of timesharing.

Information on Joining TUG

Exchange organizations
Resort Condominiums, Inc (RCI)
Interval International (II)
San Francisco Exchange Company (SFX) - small independent outfit

Holiday Resales - Timeshare resale broker
Timeshare Webring - link up with timeshare related sites

PARKS
PARKNET - US National Park Service
State Parks Online
Links to pages for park systems in the various U.S. states, official and otherwise
Park Search (tm)
Search thru state and national parks, forests, etc.
A service of L.L.Bean, wouldn't you know?

OTHER STUFF
Trip Buzz
An interesting resource to help you find things to do near your chosen destination
Rules of the Air from Onetravel.com
Information about how different airlines handle things like overbooking, checked luggage limitations, delayed flights, etc.
Official Travel Information from International Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus
Links to offical Travel, Visitor, and Convention bureaus around the world.
Travlang.com "Your Travel and Language Supersite"
Includes numerous online foreign language dictionaries
Breezenet's Guide to Airport Rental Cars
Check prices, make reservations, etc.
United States Climate Page - Climate info by cities
Arthur Frommer's OUTSPOKEN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TRAVEL
Fodor's Travel Online
Roadside America - Fun guide to offbeat stuff along the way
Vacation Rentals by Owner -
Connect directly with owners of vacation rental properties
Vacation Villa Referral Center
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
Excite! Travel (formerly City.Net) - Nice index of city/tourist info.
The USA CityLink Project Similar concept to City.net
GORP - Great Outdoor Recreation Pages
Resort Sports Network - Many resorts with Online resources
Condé Nast TRAVELER Magazine- Online Edition at Concierge.com
The Connected Traveler Multimedia magazine featuring travel articles, sounds and photos.
Lonely Planet Travel Centre
Nice site from the publisher of Lonely Planet travel guides.
CyberRentals Vacation rentals in U.S. States and around the world
AMI News Recreational Network
- All sorts of ski-related info
TravelWeb - Hotel and airline booking service
Good all-around source. Also has links to weather, maps, car rentals, etc.
Business Traveler OnLine
Reservation and info service catering to the frequent traveler
TravelGram Travel newsletter with hints, tips, and bargains
Airlines of the WEB - Extensive list of airline-related WWW sites
Travel Channel Online
Split - online travel magazine
RVRent
Would you consider renting someone's personal RV? Or would you like to rent yours out to others? This site can help bring renters together with rentees.
No Sh*tting in the Toilet
"A celebration of everything that is perverse about travel" from a travel writer with a sense of the bizarre. There's even a photo of the sign in a Chinese cafe that inspired the name of the site.
World Wide Wanderer - Guide to Really Cheap Airline Tickets
Learn about 'Bucket shops' and save some bucks
Practical Guide: Travel
Online travel section from Practical Guide to Almost Everything from Random House Open Book Systems
Special Places - An association of lodging, restaurant, and recreation providers

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HOT SPOTS - Some of my favorite GETAWAYS

Hawaii || Hilton Head || U.S. Southwest || Canadian Rockies || Boundary Waters / Quetico || Other neat places



HAWAII

Last full link address verification for Hawaii section: 2 Aug 2000

  NORTH SHORE KAUAI
  Pictorial visit by yours truly

ALTERNATIVE HAWAII
A very attractive site giving good information about the various islands that make up Hawaii. BEAUTIFULLY illustrated with outstanding photographs by Ann Cecil.
The Makai Guy recommends you take time to explore this one!
THINGS TO DO
Hawaii Luau List
Scuba on Maui and Lanai
Bubbles Below Scuba Charters Dive around Kaua`i and Ni`ihau
Hawaiian Island Golf Network- Nifty site! Don't forget your sticks!
Hawai`i Golf Courses Extensive list for all the Islands. Some with scorecards and/or maps.
Air Kauai - Helicopter Tour operator on my FAVORITE Hawaiian island.
Above it All! - Big Island air tour operator. Nice site with some good pix.
Captain Zodiac - The originator of the Hawaiian zodiac raft tour
NAPALI Adventures Catamaran sightseeing and snorkeling trips from Hanalei, Kauai
Kayak Kauai Outbound - Guided kayaking, hiking, and sightseeing on the Garden Isle.
Hawaii Movie Tours - "See Kauai through Hollywood's Eyes"
The Makai Gal and I took this tour on our last visit and enjoyed it a LOT!!
PLACES TO STAY
Timeshare Resales Hawaii
If you are interested in timeshares, you can purchase units much more affordably on the resale market than you can from the resort developers. We have dealt with TRH personally, and found them to be hard working, helpful, fair and trustworthy.
Emmalani Kai - Deluxe vacation rental in Princeville, Kauai
Hale Mai Tai - gotta LOVE the name of this vacation rental in Princeville, Kauai!
Hanalei Vacations A passel of North Shore Kauai vacation rentals
Princeville, Kauai
"Our" Resort community on Kauai's North Shore.
Hale Ho'o Maha
Bed and breakfast on Kauai's North Shore
Hawaii Real Estate Network - Sister publication of Kauai Real Estate Magazine and Inside Kauai Magazine
Homes for rent and houses for sale on Kauai. They hope to expand to include other islands in the future.
Hawaii Vacation Rental Network
Hawaii Lodging Rentals - Vacation rentals, several islands
Anini vacation rental - Rent a house on Kauai
Destination Resorts - Condos on Maui: Wailea/Makena
Hale Kipa Golf Course Home - Vacation rental home in Princeville, Kauai.
Puanani Bed and Breakfast - B&B in Kailua-Kona on The Big Island
INDEXES OF HAWAIIAN LINKS
Hawaii Home Page - from Honolulu Community College and U of Hawaii
Yahoo Hawaii Listings
UNIVERSE HAWAII
Maintained by Mark and Donna Damron whose goal is to collect links to all the Hawaiian net sites that are out there... and they've found a TON of them!
NEWS FROM THE ISLANDS
The Maui News
HAWAIIAN RECIPES
Sam Choy's Weekly Recipes
The owner of Sam Choy's Restaurants, Honolulu, and author of Hawaiian cookbooks, including The Choy of Cooking (ouch!), provides weekly recipes, sponsored by Honolulu TV-8 and Sure Save Markets.
The Hawaiian Electric Kitchen
Web site for The Electric Kitchen, a cooking show on Hawaiian Public Television, sposored by the Hawaiian Electric Company
HAWAIIAN MUSIC
Hawaiian Jamz [RealAudio]
"Dedicated to promoting and preserving Hawaiian music and culture."
Stevo's Guide to Hawaiian Music Radio Shows
Lists Hawaiian music sources on the net.
Hawaiian Slack Key Music Hour
Aloha Joe brings you one hour programs featuring the best of Hawaiian slack key guitar music
OTHER SITES WITH THEIR OWN CONTENT
Explore Kauai
Travel tips and vacation secrets from the publisher of the Kauai Underground Guide
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory - Official site run by US Geological Survey
West Kauai Community Development Corporation
Driving and Discovering H@W@II Electronic Magazine
Online guide from the publishers of Driving and Discovering H@W@II guidebooks.
Andrea Hackman's Christmas in Hawai'i
An attractive and interesting site dealing with Christmas, kids, and Hawaii in general.
Hawaii Vacation Planner
A commercial site with lots of information about the major islands, where to stay, what to do, and how to spend your money there.
Hawaii Data Book Series
Series of online data books with lots of non-tourist oriented information about each of the islands.
H4 - Hawai`i's Data SuperHighway!
Great place to start exploring, and home of Internet Radio Hawaii, to boot.
Kauai - From the eyes of a local boy - A resident's 'take' on paradise.
HoKeo - better known to us Mainlanders as the Hawaii Visitor Bureau
Internet Island - Claims to be "Your surfboard to Hawaii's virtual island"
Planet Hawaii
Maui On-Line
Maui.net Home Page
Virtually Hawaii- Satellite images of Hawaii
The Hawaii Show
Brought to you by the publishers of This Week Hawaii Tourist Magazine
Bubba's Burgers Kauai's favorite burgers come to the net!
Kauai Vacation Planner
Concierge.com Hawaii section
KONAWEB - Good info source for The Big Island, especially the Kona side.
Aloha from Maui
Visit Maui with the Maui Visitors Bureau and if you're lucky, win a free vacation (yeah, right!)
Some of the nicer Hawaiian pix I've seen on the net
Learn to Speak a Little Hawaiian - Fun intro to the language
Aloha from Hawaii!
State of Hawaii Home Page What's on the governor's mind today?
Mauna Kea Summit Adventures Explore Mauna Kea on the Big Island
Discover Kauai - Offical site of the County of Kauai
This could be the ULTIMATE web site for Kauai.. after my own NORTH SHORE site, of course! <grin>
Hawai'i Skindiver Magazine - Online version.
Tom Barefoot's Cashback Tours
Tom is a discount tour broker who handles all sorts of interesting tours and activities, mostly on Maui.

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND
Last full link address verification for Hilton Head section: 2 Aug 2000

hiltonheadisland.com - Extensive source of online info.
Hilton Head Connections
Hilton Head OnLine
Hilton Head Coupons - save money online
The Low Country Regional info about coastal South Carolina
Hyatt Regency Hilton Head
Hilton Head Golf Planner- Interactive course info
Hilton Head - The Golf Island - Golf themed site with good general island information too.
Hilton Head National Golf Club - Course by Gary Player - one of our faves!
Shoreline Rentals - Good island info and condo/villa rentals too!

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AMERICAN SOUTHWEST

AREA-WIDE

DesertUSA
An extensive guide to the US Southwest desert areas. Loads of information on places to go and things to do, plus a boatload of online maps, message boards, gorgeous monthly calendars, etc.
"A real find for those, like me, enthralled with the deserts of the American Southwest" - The Makai Guy

Desert Pleasures
An excellent place to visit if you are interested in the natural beauty of the Colorado Plateau of Utah and Arizona. Formerly dedicated to trip reports and photos of the slot canyons in the area, Phil Hatch has recently expanded the site considerably to encompass National Parks and other scenic areas, whether or not they contain slot canyons, and some really nice links. (Don't worry - the slot canyon stuff is still there).
"This one is well worth your time" - The Makai Guy

Slickrock Gallery Nice images and Southwest resources

ARIZONA

Arizona Highways Online
You know, that magazine from Arizona Transportation Department with all the great desert pix? Now there's an online version!

Arizona Photographers Gallery
Arizona Information Center
Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum
Arizona TravelGuide Official site of the State Office of Tourism

SEDONA, AZ    isn't just a place, it's an Experience!

With all these online guides available, if you can't find what you're looking for, it's your own darn fault!
Sedona Online
Web site by a (the?) Sedona ISP, with LOTS of information about the Sedona area.
Sedona's Best Online
Another good overall index for the Sedona area.
Sedona Visitors Guide
(NOTE: Could not get connection to sedonaguide.com 15 July 2001)
AreaGuide Sedona

Tlaquepaque ("Ta-LACK-a-packy")
A fine arts shopping village in a Mexican motif
Red Rock Balloon Adventures
We flew with these guys in June 96, and it was fantastic!
Pink Jeep Tours
Okay, so pink is not the color you'd choose for YOUR jeep. It's still a great way to see the scenic Sedona backcountry!
Sedona Reservations
Free online reservation service for hotels/motels, resorts, bed and breakfasts, recreation.
Sedona Internet Yellow Pages
TimeShare Resale Brokers


Grand Canyon Explorer
An extensive 'labor of love' with lots of great pix and info.

UTAH

Max Bertola's Southern Utah
An attractive site with lotsa good pix and info.
Don't miss THIS one!!!

InfoWest
A southern Utah server with a SUPER collection of links statewide.

Utah Adventure Travel - Official Site of the State of Utah

MOAB, UTAH and environs
Moab is a small town on the Colorado River that happens to be located in the middle of Utah's slickrock canyon country. Both Arches and Canyonlands National Parks are located here, as well as gazillions of acres of public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management. It is a great base of operations for your visit to the Canyon Country, and has inspired some nice net sites as well:

Moab's Places of Interest
An internet 'brochure rack' of info on the Moab region/community.
Virtual Moab
Entrada Ranch Guest ranch near Moab - good regional links
Canyonlands National Park Info from National Park Service
Basic Info Page
Expanded pages with more detailed information
Arches National Park Info from National Park Service
Basic Info Page
Expanded pages with more detailed information
Terra's Hike in Canyonlands
A charming account with pictures by an eleven year old girl from Edmonton. And her Dad, Ray Rasmussen, has a nice page of canyon country info and links, too!
The Moab Home Page
The Moab Utah Official Home Page - from Moab Area Chamber of Commerce

Fry Canyon Lodge
Only lodging available near Natural Bridges National Monument. Wish I'd known about it a few years back when we about ran our van out of gas and had to go 40 miles coasting down all the hills in neutral...

OTHER

Mesa Verde Country - Southwest Colorado

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Canadian ROCKIES

British Columbia Tourism
Banff, Alberta
Banff National Park - Official ParksCanada site
Banff Townsite
Digital Banff
Bowron Lake Park and Murtle Lake - Canoeing in central British Columbia
Wish I'd known about this in my pre-arthritis days
Jasper Inn - Hotel in Jasper Nat'l Park
Moraine Lake Lodge - Worth a visit if only for the opening picture!

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Boundary Waters / Quetico
The Boundary Waters / Quetico area is comprised of scores of glacially scoured lakes on the U.S. (Minnesota) - Canada (Ontario) border. This area has been reserved by its respective governments as a wilderness area, set aside for exploration by canoe.

BOUNDARY WATERS CANOE AREA WILDERNESS (Minnesota)
BWCAW - National Recreation Reservation Service
Reservation service, info on permits, etc.
Steve Nguyen's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
Good privately-maintained site with lots of information.
CANOE COUNTRY

QUETICO PROVINCIAL PARK (Ontario)
Quetico Provincial Park - Official site maintained by Ontario Parks
Quetico Info - from the Atikokan, Ontario town site
Voyageur - Outdoor Adventure and Recreation for all of Ontario
Check out their 'Area 12' for info on Quetico outfitters, etc.

Other Neat Spots

Welcome to Montana! - Bozeman Daily Chronicle Online

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