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.
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.
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.
Online language courses with free basic function and premium contracts.
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:
Further links on the subject of long-term travel:
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