Tips: Travel guides & multimedia

Good travel preparation includes gathering information about the destination area. Many travel guides give detailed answers to questions about the region you are visiting; travel stories make you want to know more and are also informative.

Travel guides & travel stories

Lonely Planet »
Good, informative travel guides to (almost) all regions of the world.

Rough Guides »
For over 40 years, Rough Guides has provided travel advice and offers to plan and book tailor-made trips for independent-minded travelers.

Fodor’s travel »
The worldwide travel guides take the travelers to over 7,500 global destinations.

If you would like to learn the local language but do not have time for a face-to-face course, you can find learning opportunities on the Internet and with language publishers.

Self-study courses »
Multi-award winning, free online learning method with a choice of eleven languages. Those who pay for an additional Premium Membership can use additional learning features such as grammar units, video lessons, etc.

Rosettastone »
Tried and tested, but not quite cheap, method for learning more than 20 languages – as a CD-ROM, for download or as a 12-month online course.

Babbel »
Online language courses with free basic function and premium contracts.

Online dictionaries

Apps with good online dictionaries are a must on every journey – as long as internet is available. If you’re going to remote areas, you should take a classic dictionary with you to be on the safe side.

Check out one of the following online dictionaries:

Cambridge Dictionary »

Pons »

Collins »

Further links on the subject of long-term travel:
Planning & preparation »
Practical preparation of your long-term travel »